Chicago Cubs Prospects: Mid-Season Top 30 Chicago Cubs Prospects (#30-21)

The Chicago Cubs have a minor league system that features some top-level talent and is also filled with players that project to be major league contributors.
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Number 28

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.