4 players the Chicago Cubs should keep and 4 they should trade

Which Chicago Cubs players should be kept and which should be traded? Find out here

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4 players the Cubs should keep/trade - Matt Shaw (keep)

My favorite prospect in the Cubs' organization is Matt Shaw. He will be an extremely successful hitter at the highest level, just as he has shown he can be thus far. For his three-year college career, Shaw slashed .320/.413/.623. After being drafted in the first round of the 2023 draft by the Cubs, he recorded a line of .357/.400/.618 across three levels of the minor leagues. Defensively, he has the versatility to find a spot on the Cubs but will likely need to succeed at 3B to find an everyday role in the field.

Taking reps at 3rd all winter is precisely what he has been doing, so with the Cubs potentially losing interest in Matt Chapman this winter due to a high price tag, Shaw's path to the majors becomes transparent. I expect him to play the first third of the season at Double-A Tennessee next season and continue his fast track to Triple-A Iowa, where he will be one step away from the show.