Chicago Cubs Have a Stable of Impressive Young Studs

June 21, 2010 by  

The 2010 Cubs are a team I think of as being full of geezers, with Marlon Byrd, Mike Fontinot, Ryan Theriot, Kosuke Fukodome, Xavier Nady, Alfonso Soriano, Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee, Ted Lilly, Ryan Dempster and Carlos Silva all over 30.  However, the Cubs have been quietly slipping a number of promising rookies into the mix this year.

The position players are SS Starlin Castro and OF Tyler Colvin.  Castro is only 20 years old, and while I think he’s got a big learning curve ahead of him at the major league level, he looks like a major star of the future.  Colvin has positioned himself as a dark-horse rookie of the year candidate, but I am less certain about his long-term prospects.

Castro has made exp...

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