Chicago Cubs re-assign several top prospects in latest Spring Training cuts
The Chicago Cubs continued the preparations of their Opening Day roster on Friday as the team announced their latest Spring Training cuts.
Of course, the big names included in this round of Spring Training cuts are the top prospects. Outfielders Pete Crow-Armstrong, Brennen Davis, and Kevin Alcantara were all included and that should come as no surprise given that each of the three were not going to begin the season with the Major League team.
Of the three, Davis may be the closest to being ready for the Major Leagues. Davis will begin the season with Triple-A Iowa as he begins the process of proving that the 2022 season can be flushed away due to the back ailment that plagued him for most of the year. Davis was fully healthy this Spring for the Cubs and showed signs of reverting back to top prospect form as he had 2 doubles in 13 at-bats with the Major League team.
Given the injury to Seiya Suzuki, there was an outside chance that Davis may be included in the mix of options for the Cubs in right field but it would appear that the team is going to move forward with Mike Tauchman as the additional outfielder on the roster to begin the season.
Alexander Canario did not appear in a Spring Training game as he continues to recover from both a shoulder and ankle injury but the expectation is that he will be cleared for baseball activity within the next week.
Crow-Armstrong is entering the 2023 season as the Cubs' top prospect and there is no question that he made an impression on the team during Spring Training. Crow-Amstrong compiled 4 stolen bases while appearing in 11 Spring Training games and made one of the best defensive plays we will see before Opening Day.