5 Cubs players who are putting up eye-catching numbers this spring

The early returns from key relievers have been impressive and a pair of potential bench bats are duking it out for a potential spot on the Opening Day roster.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
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Cubs' slugger Patrick Wisdom is what he is - but he does it well

At this point, you're kidding yourself if you think Patrick Wisdom is, all of a sudden, going to become a bat-to-ball guy. It's just not going to happen and we've seen his feast-or-famine production continue this spring.

High-level, he's done his job. He narrowly trails Cooper with a 1.188 OPS, also sending half of his hits for extra bases this spring. But the difference is how he's achieving that OPS. With Wisdom, it's all power - and no on-base prowess. He's struck out 5 times (31% K rate) and hasn't drawn a walk this spring.

Again, Wisdom has been impressive because we know what he can do when he barrels a ball up. He's especially dangerous when he gets locked in at the plate and has shown the ability to go on some impressive heaters at the dish. But the problem is when he's not locked in, there's a lot of swing-and-miss in his game. Too much, probably. If the decision had to be made today, despite his impressive overall performance, Wisdom feels like he could be left on the outside looking in.