3 Chicago Cubs prospects who have improved their stock and 2 who hurt it

The Chicago Cubs have an incredible farm system but so far this season, these prospects have separated themselves from the rest; for better or worse.
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James Triantos

Second Baseman (Double-A Tennessee)

.282/.313/.425 4 HR, 10 2B, 2 3B, 21 RBI, 25 R, 14/17 SB, 9/22 BB/K

Triantos is in a very similar position to Hernandez where he’s seen as a Nico Hoerner type middle-infielder that is very much hit over power and just an all around average player.

Prior to the 2024 season he began to receive some love from MLB Pipeline as he was not only ranked in their Top 100 Prospects, he was also named one of the top second base prospects in the game and he’s lived up to both this season. While the on-base percentage is surprisingly low, he’s made up for it by accessing a level of in-game power that he hadn’t previously shown, especially when he hit two homers in a game back in April.

Triantos is the kind of raw prospect that some teams love. He’s close enough to the Majors to conceivably make his debut when rosters expand later this year, and he plays solid enough up-the-middle defense that he could be an everyday starter as early as 2025.