3 early Chicago Cubs candidates poised for the All-Star Game

These three Chicago Cubs are playing at an elite level to begin the 2024 campaign.
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2. Michael Busch

Another acquisition made this past winter by Jed Hoyer was Michael Busch. At the time, before signing Bellinger, Busch was the team's lone offensive addition, but Hoyer deserves all the credit. Busch has been a revelation through the early part of the season. Busch was one step away from breaking out, and the Cubs scooped him up via trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers just in time. Busch's tear has been historic, and he currently leads the Cubs in home runs and RBIs.

These are no cheap homers, either. This one blasted with Merrill Kelly, a solid veteran pitcher, on the mound, and another off of Seattle Mariners ace Luis Castillo the night before is proof enough that Busch is putting it all together at the major league level. The best part is that he isn't just slugging, as his slash line is about the same as he had in Triple-A a season ago. These are All-Star numbers, and though he won't hit one out every night, his production will catapult him to stardom this season.