Cubs’ Former Top Prospect Javier Baez Is One of MLB’s Biggest Wild Cards of 2016

February 23, 2016 by  

Once an elite prospect destined to help the Chicago Cubs become relevant again, Javier Baez is now a former prospect hoping to latch onto a Cubs team that became relevant without him.

But there's a line between "former prospect" and "afterthought." Baez is still only 23, and he still has the talent that made him a top prospect in the first place. He also has what most afterthoughts don't.

An opportunity.

Coming off a 97-win season that took them to the National League Championship Series, the Cubs don't have a starting role for Baez in 2016. He's a natural shortstop,...

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