Cubs Prospect Videos and Images from Camp: Davis, Hernández, Alcántara, Wicks, Howard, Preciado, Palencia, More

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Cubs Prospect Videos and Images from Camp: Davis, Hernández, Alcántara, Wicks, Howard, Preciado, Palencia, More

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This weekend has seen an explosion in visuals coming out of Cubs camp, both because there are a lot more players in minor league Spring Training now, and because there have been a lot of media there covering it.

I figured, if you’re at all like me, you would want whatever visuals you could get. I like seeing the physical progress in the prospects – and, frankly, seeing some that I wasn’t even quite sure exactly what they looked like until now – and I also like the faint feeling like I’m there in Arizona. Because I am not. And it is sad.

I am really enjoying getting to see Cristian Hernández taking swings:

Top Cubs prospect Brennen Davis, looking as filled out as ever, is getting in his live BP:

“Is Kevin Alcántara the next Juan Soto?,” my column:

As Stan pointed out in this grab from one of Jordan Bastian’s sets of pictures, this visual on Ed Howard gives some context on his gains:

I think some of that is the forced perspective of the photo, but Howard does look pretty darn huge walking near Owen Caissie, who is really quite big. So, those eyeball reports that had Howard up to about 6’2″ and 200 pounds? Yeah, that’s looking pretty accurate. I had no idea that Howard that much physical projection available coming out of the draft, and although we know that the pitch recognition stuff is what will really decide his ability to contribute offensively, it’s not like being bigger and stronger is necessarily a bad thing …

Here’s how Howard is looking at the plate:

It’s fun to see Christian Franklin’s reaction to the get-me-over curve – it’s basically, “Ah, crap”:

More Wicks (and Luis Vazquez):

The stuff for Burl Carraway is as good as any reliever in the system, without question. The issue for him will be having enough control to be playable, and enough command to be excellent (and, yes, it’s the Dillon Maples question):

Don’t forget that Daniel Palencia was a pure scouting play from the Cubs in the Andrew Chafin trade, and was immediately popping with Myrtle Beach after the trade. He’s gotten a lot of chatter this offseason, too:

Reginald Preciado, shooting hoops:

Looks at Caleb Kilian and Christian Franklin:

Making fans:

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.