It has been a wild last few days for the Chicago Cubs and MLB free agency. Even though the winter meetings have concluded, there certainly only figures to be more of the same in terms of free-agent contracts and the speed at which they're being signed. All the top-tier in Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander, and Aaron Judge have signed. Two top shortstops are now off the board: Trea Turner and Xander Bogaerts, who both have received colossal contracts. For the Cubs, shortstop remains the priority but they will have to turn out their pockets if they wish to acquire one.
Luckily, several options are still available if the Cubs miss on either Carlos Correa or Dansby Swanson. It's no secret the Cubs need more offensive production in their lineup. Hoerner, Happ, Suzuki, and Bellinger are solid places to start, especially if the latter finds his swing again. Ahead, we've accumulated stats, analytics, and a better understanding of 10 of the best remaining position players available that could benefit the Cubs in 2023. Let's dive right in and take a look.