5 internal options that could prevent a Cubs' prospect overpay at the trade deadline

The Chicago Cubs have the prospect currency to make a splash at the trade deadline, but they could just as easily solve their problems through promotions.
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A power-hitting left-handed bat that can play a corner infield position

Matt Mervis 1B Iowa Cubs

One of the top prospects to start the year, Matt Mervis obviously struggled to say the least in his first stint with the major league club. He batted just .167/.242/.289 with four times as many strikeouts as walks and just five extra-base hits. 

However, in July in Iowa Mervis has hit .309/.436/.481 with nearly as many walks (17) as strikeouts (25) and is working on his swing to not be overpowered by good left-handed pitching as easily. 

The team is looking for a player that matches Mervis’ profile to a T. I fully understand that he was hard to watch and truly terrible in his first taste of the majors, but he’s earned another shot and unless the Cubs intend to use Bellinger as their left-handed power bat that can play first base, he’s the best option they have without absolutely breaking the prospect bank.

The closest player to this profile that the Cubs could have acquired would have been CJ Cron, and he (along with Randal Grichuk) came with a price tag of two of the Los Angeles Angels' top-thirty prospects.