10.) Carson Sands – Left Hand Pitcher
Date of Birth: 3/28/1995
Acquired: Drafted 4th Round in 2014
Sands made tremendous strides in 2015 with his development on the mound. His strikeout to walk ratio was solid, and did not allow a single home run in 76.1 innings of work. With his big frame and ability to throw strikes, Sands could project as a back-end starter or reliever.
9.) Willson Contreras – Catcher
Date of Birth: 5/13/1992
Acquired: Signed in 2009
Contreras is showing some sparks of brilliance going into 2016, doing well at the plate. He’s been in the Cubs organization for six years now and may reach Triple-A this season if he’s still progressing as nicely as he did in the second half of 2015.