John Vitters, Chicago Cubs: Know Your Prospects

Posted: 7th November 2009 by Dylan Sharek in MLB
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After the 2011 season, the Chicago Cubs will have to make a choice: keep third baseman Aramis Ramirez and purchase his club option for $16 million, or let him hit the market and buy the remainder of the contract for $2 million. Josh Vitters, the CubÆs 2007 first-round draft pick and indisputable No. 1 prospect, might be making that decision a little easier. In his first bout with full-season baseball in 2009, 19-year-old Vitters paced the low Class A Midwest League, compiling 15 home runs and 46 RBI along with a .316 batting average in 70 games. His dominant handling of the leagueÆs pitching soon led to a promotion to high Class A Daytona in the Florida State League. He struggled mightily after the call, however, hitting just .238 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 50 games. In the sho ...

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