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2021 Chicago Cubs Instructional League Roster

If you like tooled-up prospects, the Cubs instructional league roster is for you. Their group is led by a glut of high-end shortstops, starting with Reginald Preciado, whom the team acquired from the Padres in the Yu Darvish deal. Preciado was exceptional in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League, where he slashed .333/.383/.511 with 16 extra-base hits and seven stolen bases.

The shortstop group also includes slick-fielding 2020 first-rounder Ed Howard, impressive 2021 second-rounder James Triantos and high-profile 2019 International signee Kevin Made. Howard and Made each spent time at Low-A Myrtle Beach this year, and Triantos was eye-opening in the ACL. Triantos ranked sixth on the ACL's Top 10 list.

The crown jewel of the infield group, however, might be Cristian Hernandez, the 17-year-old phenom whose outstanding tool set has already landed him on BA's Top 100 Prospect list. He's got the potential five average or better tools, including potential plusses for his power, speed and throwing arm.

High-upside outfielders Owen Caissie and Kevin Alcantara, landed in trades from the Padres and Yankees, respectively, are also among the Cubs' instructional league crew. Caissie and Alcantara ranked No. 3 and No. 4 on the ACL Top 10.

Yovanny CabreraRHP3/22/01
Burl CarrawayLHP5/27/99
Dakota ChalmersRHP10/8/96
Chris ClarkeRHP5/13/98
Luis DeversRHP4/24/00
Angel GonzalezRHP8/26/02
Drew GrayLHP5/9/03
Dominic HambleyRHP4/24/03
Porter HodgeLHP2/21/01
Bailey HornLHP1/15/98
Luke LittleLHP08/30/00
Michael McAveneRHP8/24/97
Koen MorenoRHP08/01/01
Eduarniel NunezRHP6/7/99
Nick PadillaRHP12/24/96
Daniel PalenciaRHP2/5/00
Eury RamosRHP10/10/97
Sheldon ReedRHP07/30/97
Benjamin RodriguezRHP7/27/99
Erian RodriguezRHP11/23/01
Luis RodriguezLHP9/10/99
Frankie ScalzoRHP11/25/99
Tyler SchlafferRHP5/24/01
Didier VargasLHP3/13/99
Dauris ValdezRHP10/22/95
Chase WatkinsLHP10/4/99
Pablo AliendoC5/29/01
Moises BallesterosC11/08/03
Miguel FabrizioC9/26/00
Casey OpitzC7/30/98
Malcom QuinteroC7/29/00
Ronnier QuinteroC11/13/02
Bryce Ball1B7/8/98
Cristian HernandezSS12/13/03
Ed Howard IVSS1/28/02
Kevin MadeSS9/10/02
Matt Mervis1B4/16/98
Rafael MorelSS11/22/01
BJ MurrayIF1/5/00
Christian OlivoSS10/29/03
Miguel PabonSS08/30/00
Reggie PreciadoSS5/16/03
Pedro RamirezSS4/1/04
Yeison SantanaSS12/7/00
Liam SpenceSS4/9/98
James TriantosSS1/29/03
Luis VerdugoSS10/12/00
Kevin AlcantaraOF7/12/02
Owen CaissieOF7/8/02
Parker ChaversOF7/25/98
Christian FranklinOF11/30/99
Peter MattOF5/22/98
Ismael MenaOF11/30/02
Ezequiel PaganOF08/07/00
Felix StevensOF7/30/99
Cristian Hernandez (Bill Mitchell)

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