BJ Murray 3B
Age: 23 Years Old
Level: AA Tennessee Smokies
Joined the organization via: 15th Round Pick in 2021 MLB Draft
2023 Stats: .249/.377/.437 9 HR, 19 2B, 3 3B, 8 SB, 44 RBI 45 R
At the beginning of the season, I expected Murray to appear much higher on the list than 28th but he’s cooled off pretty significantly since that blazing start. That being said, there’s a lot to like here from the Florida Atlantic product.
The in-game power has been there, more in terms of doubles than homers, but he’s still got some projection to be a potential 20-home run player. As he continues to mature physically he’ll likely slow down a bit and won’t ever get to the 20/20 mark with his stolen bases but if he can play a solid third base and get on base at the clip he’s proven he can this season, then he can be a legitimate contributor to a 2024/2025 Chicago Cubs team.