3 immediate roster moves the Chicago Cubs must make to turn things around

The Cubs need to make some changes before the season falls out from under them.
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Cubs need to find ways to get value from the top of their farm system

Given Seiya Suzuki's poor showing since returning from the IL and the overall lack of consistent run production from the Cubs in May, we're quickly approaching the point where you can't leave any stone unturned - including tapping into the farm system in a search for answers. One prospect who's mashed this year is young outfielder Owen Caissie.

Entering action Thursday, Caissie carried a solid .294/.421/.431 slash line at Triple-A, a promising showing in his first taste of the minor's highest level. The Cubs need to find a way to give him an everyday shot at the major league level, but that feels nearly impossible based on the roster construction at this point. The outfield is crowded and the first base picture isn't exactly uncertain with the Michael Busch-Cody Bellinger tandem holding things down.

But at some point, Jed Hoyer will have to figure out the best path forward for the team's top prospects, Caissie included. That could mean giving them extended looks at the big league level or using them as trade capital to pursue an impact piece at the trade deadline.

Caissie, in particular, looked very strong this spring with a .973 OPS in Cactus League play. He's a top 100 prospect for a reason (as was PCA before he graduated off the list) and giving him a chance to regularly impact the MLB roster is a 'must', especially given the team's struggles at the plate.