Exciting Young Player Cracks Cubs' Top-30 Prospects List
The Chicago Cubs boast one of the most talented farm systems in baseball. One player that went from prospect to legit pro this season is Christopher Morel, who made his debut on May 17 and has impressed since his call-up.
Morel's graduation has allowed a new face to officially crack MLB.com's list of the Cubs' top 30 prospects.
Moises Ballesteros Cubs
Catcher Moises Ballesteros now checks in at No. 30 among the Cubs' premier prospects. That's an impressive standing for the 18-year-old to earn at this very early point in his career, but it speaks to the potential everyone around the league sees in him.
Chicago inked Ballesteros to a whopping $1.2 million bonus before the 2021 season. The lefty hitter has been praised for an already advanced feel at the plate to go along with raw power that's waiting to be unleashed once he's fully developed.
Ballesteros went on to have a productive showing in the Domincan Summer League for Chicago, slashing .266/.396/.390 with 3 home runs and 25 RBIs in 2021. Currently playing in the Arizona Complex League, Ballesteros has hit 2 home runs and 5 RBIs in just 10 games.
The Venezuelan product is one of several young talents the Cubs are developing at catcher, as Pablo Aliendo (No. 21) and Miguel Amaya (No. 13) also represent the position in the top-30 list.
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