• Full name James Douglas Triantos
  • Born 01/29/2003 in Fairfax, VA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Madison
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (56th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2021 (signed for $2,100,000).
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    Triantos wasn’t scouted heavily last summer because at the time he was a member of the 2022 high school class, ranking as a top-50 prospect in the prep group. In the fall, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound shortstop reclassified for 2021 and he’s had an excellent season for an impressive Madison High club in Vienna, Va. Triantos is a North Carolina commit, but there’s a chance he doesn’t make it to Chapel Hill given his performance this spring, though the industry does seem a bit split on him, perhaps because of his more limited scouting history. Triantos is a bat-first infielder whom scouts think could develop into a plus hitter with solid power potential. He swings with intent, has solid bat speed and has improved his body over the offseason, though he’s filled out at the moment and doesn’t project for a ton more physically. He’s a solid athlete and a plus runner now, though that run grade could back up as he continues to mature. Defensively, he has plus arm strength that would work for shortstop, but most scouts seem to think he’ll be a better fit at second or third base, where he’ll provide solid glovework. Triantos has touched 96 mph on the mound with a good breaking ball and below-average changeup and cutter, but most teams prefer his upside as a hitter. For teams high on his bat, he could be picked among the top-two rounds.

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Career Transactions

  • 3B James Triantos assigned to Chicago Cubs.
  • South Bend Cubs activated 3B James Triantos from the 7-day injured list.
  • South Bend Cubs placed 3B James Triantos on the 7-day injured list.
  • 3B James Triantos assigned to South Bend Cubs from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
  • 3B James Triantos roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
  • 3B James Triantos assigned to Chicago Cubs.

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