While Alexei Ramirez's issues at the plate and on the field continue, his likely future successor has found his stroke at the plate in the minors.
Blake Hickman's pro career won't get off to the ideal start he was hoping for.
Fourth-rounder Zack Erwin is one of 26 draftees to have already signed with the White Sox.
Though many experts believed the Cubs, with a core of great young hitters, would go the pitching route with the No. 9 pick in this past week's MLB Draft, Ian Happ thought they wanted a bat.
First it was Chris Sale in 2010. Then it was Carlos Rodon in 2014.