Cubs’ AA broadcaster: reasons for fans to be optimistic

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Mick Gillespie, play-by-play man for the Tennessee Smokies, describes what’s so impressive about Javier Baez and why he’ll be the first of the big four prospects to make an impact at the major league level, areas Baez still needs to work on, which of the prospects is most likely to become the face of the franchise and more.

Javier Baez of the Mesa Solar Sox throws to first base during an Arizona Fall League game against the Peoria Javelinas at Hohokam Stadium Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Mesa. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)


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