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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Alexis Hernandez SS

Age: 18 Years Old

Level: Rookie Ball

Joined the organization via: IFA Signing in 2022

2023 Stats: .364/.446/.557 1 HR, 8 2B, 3 3B, 8 SB, 18 RBI, 19 R 

That makes back-to-back 18-year-old shortstops and they won’t be the last one on the list. The Cubs have always excelled at finding young shortstop talent whether it was Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Gleyber Torres, or the guys they have in the system now, they’ve always been able to find impact guys and that gives me a level of confidence in these players that I might not have in some other positions.

Cristian Hernandez was the crown jewel of the IFA class in 2021 and in 2022 Alexis Hernandez is definitely giving him a run for his money. While he’s still in Rookie ball his K/BB ratio is impressive for a player of his age and he’s shown an ability to put the barrel on the ball with consistency for both average and power. Fangraphs also believes in his ability to stick at short long term and he could be an impact major leaguer by 2026/2027.