3 Cubs prospects that deserve a second-half promotion

These 3 Cubs prospects deserve a crack at playing at a higher level before the curtain falls on the 2023 Minor League Baseball season.
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As the 2023 season rolls on, the Chicago Cubs, at the major league level, are trending toward being sellers at the trade deadline. It will take a hot streak at the most critical juncture of the season for the team to even consider buying, and even if they do, don't expect the front office to go all-in on a roster that's clearly not built just yet for World Series contention. Especially with a newly revamped farm system, Jed Hoyer will want to keep as much of it together for as long as possible moving forward.

Therefore, It's important to understand who those assets currently are. Although the Cubs have several prospects working out for them, including four top 100 prospects according to MLB Pipeline, several still need the recognition they deserve. Multiple players deserve a promotion, and we will address three you should see move up before long.

3 Cubs prospects that deserve a promotion - 3: Yovanny Cabrera

After a down season last year, Yovanny Cabrera struggled with a combined 5.23 ERA between 31 innings of rookie ball and time spent with the Low-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Still currently in Low-A, Cabrera has broken out this season, being used in a multi-inning relief role and recording an impressive 2.59 ERA and 54 punchouts in 48.2 frames. Still just 22 years old, the 6'2", 180 lb righty has made his case to be sent to South Bend with the Cubs High-A affiliate.

A big chunk of Cabrera's success has come from lowering his BB/9 from 7.0 last year to 4.8 this year and overall limiting his WHIP to 1.295 this season vs. 1.636 his previous season. The Cubs should soon give Cabrera the nod to move up, as home-grown relievers at the major league level can't come quickly enough for the Cubs right now. Of course, roster spots must be opened accordingly, which is perfect since the next player on this list is a pitcher at the High-A level.