These are players that Cub fans should watch for in 2010. Players in the minors. I will state when or if he will get called up in the 2010 season.
1) SS Starlin Castro: Every Cubs fan would like for him to come up as soon as possible. Even be in the majors out of spring training. Castro has top of the order speed, a good throwing arm and above average defense. When he does in fact get the call to come to the majors. he will be the Cubs starting SS and leadoff man. They would then move Theriot to 2nd. A move that has to be made and probably is overdue. Prediction: He will be called up before the 2010 trade deadline and will be the Cubs starting SS.
2) 3B Josh Vitters: People say he could be the starting 3B when Ramirez leaves after next season (I do not see him opting out after this season.) Or he could be move to 1B when Lee leaves, if he does sign an extension after 2010 season. Vitters is not the best contact hitter but does have power for a middle of the order bat. He plays average defense and a little bit above average speed. I say when he does get called up, he will be there 3B and bat anywhere from 3-6 in the lineup. Prediction: I say he will get the call to come up in 2011, not his year. He could be a September call-up this year or even maybe if someone gets injured. But would have to be playing good in the minors.
3) P Andrew Cashner: People do not know what he should be, a closer or a starter but all people do know he will be in the majors with the Cubs at some point in his career. As of right now, I do not think Cashner is going to be a ace. He has some command issues, well at least in spring training he did. I think he could be a good number 2 pitcher. He has a good fastball with OK second pitches. Prediction: He will be a 2010 September call-up.
Honorable Mentions: OF Brett Jackson, P Jay Jackson, OF James Adducii, and SS Hak-Ju Lee.
Those are some names to watch for down the road.