The long run for the Chicago Cubs at first base is wanting fairly brilliant.
MLB is placing collectively their prime 10 first base prospects, and the Cubs have one participant making the checklist.
Whereas the group made strikes so as to add some veterans to their roster on the place, they presently have a younger star able to take over the place.
This star is Matt Mervis, and his 2022 season within the minors has him rating excessive on the prospect checklist.
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Every thing he did on the plate final season was spectacular.
His .309/.379/.605 slash is sufficient to blow the socks off anybody watching him.
Add within the 36 house runs and 119 RBI from final season and it’s clear he’s a star within the making.
Nonetheless, his journey to the majors is likely to be placed on maintain, because the Cubs have signed Eric Hosmer and Trey Mancini.
Whereas Hosmer would be the beginning first baseman, Mancini additionally has expertise taking part in the place.
With each gamers on the 40-man roster, it delays Mervis’ name to the large leagues.
However MLB is projecting him to get a call-up in 2023, regardless of the Cubs having two gamers for his place.
The projection comes from Mancini being a DH for the group.
Whereas he isn’t a part of the defensive alignment, he can sub for Hosmer when wanted.
Nonetheless, it’s probably the Cubs will favor the younger stud over Mancini if Hosmer wants break day.
Whereas the Cubs have their guys set earlier than the season begins, in addition they know they’ve their future at first base in Mervis.