Player Profile: Josh Vitters of the Chicago Cubs

June 29, 2010 by  

Coming out of Cypress High School (Anaheim, CA), Josh Vitters was considered one of the most polished high school hitters in the 2007 draft.

His arm strength was excellent and considered his best defensive tool, but defense was his weakness. He had no range, was a below average fielder, and had no running speed.

Still, the Cubs selected him as their No. 1 pick in 2007, and Baseball America currently lists him as the No. 3 prospect in their organization.

That decision appears to be starting to pay off. Last summer Vitters hit for both average (.316) and power (15 home runs) in 70 games with Peoria. He advanced to High-A ball and played 50 games with Daytona but did not perform as well. He hit .238 and on...

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