Yesterday we took some time to look at some of the hitters I am following this season in the Minor League coverage on the site. Today we finish out the positional players with four more names to watch.
Ty Wright – OF
Yet another product of the 2007 draft, Wright was selected in the 7th round. He saw his numbers decline after a promotion to Peoria, but the setback isn’t enough to write home about. Look for him to return to Peoria to play for Ryno and continue to make a name for himself in the system.
Jake Fox – C
The time is starting to be right for Fox to make an impact with the team. He’s paid his dues and progressed through the system. His taste of the Majors didn’t go well last year, but rare is the time that it does go well for a rookie making their debut. Fox figures to be the Cubs 4th string catcher this season and get his time in Iowa behind the plate and as a DH.
Steven Clevenger – 1B
Clevenger was selected in the 7th round of the 2006 draft and had a great year between Boise and Daytona. Probably won’t amount to a star, but it would be nice to see him continue to find success in 2008.
Brian Dopirak – DH
The only reason Dopirak is on the list is for guilty pleasures. I really want to see this guy succeed. I can’t let him go, and neither can Jim Hendry. Please Brian, live up to the hype this year!