A day before the first full squad workout, a few of the Cubs’ top prospects, as well as a couple of the non-roster invitees impressed Lou Piniella.
Piniella told the Daily Herald that “some of the young kids can swing the bat” referring to Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters. Piniella also commented about the size of the players in Mesa this spring. “Last year’s camp, we had a lot of smaller players, but these kids have some size to them.”
As for the non-roster invitees, Bryan LaHair and Chad Tracy were two of the players that caught the skipper’s attention.
While a majority of the spots on the active roster may already be filled, the Cubs have done a better job this winter of adding quality depth.
There should be some good competition for the final spots on the roster.
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