28 year old Aramis Ramirez has been outstanding for the Cubs since arriving from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 23, 2003. Last season he played in 157 games and scored 93 runs, whacked 38 homers, drove in 119 runs and had a .912 OPS. Ramirez has improved a little bit on defense as he only made 13 errors in 156 games at 3B last season. Look for Ramirez to continue ripping the baseball as he has averaged 88 runs scored, 35 homers, 104.7 RBIs and a .304 batting average in his three full seasons for the Cubs.
33 year old Tomas Perez will likely be the back up 3B for the Cubs this season. He’s not much of a hitter but he’s a really good defensive third baseman. He played in 40 games there and only made 2 errors while showing outstanding range.
23 year old lefty swinging Scott Moore will battle for a back up job on the Cubs. He’ll more than likely start the season at AAA and be insurance for the Cubs in case Ramirez gets injured. Moore played in 133 games in the minors and he hit .276 with 22 homers, 75 RBIs and 12 steals. He got a cup of coffee with the Cubs last September as he played in 16 games and hit .263 with 2 homers. Moore will need to work on his defense as he doesn’t have a lot of range.