The Major League Baseball All-New England team

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Apr 22, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Olt hits a three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Third Baseman

  • Mike Olt (Chicago Cubs)– New Haven, CT

Once a top prospect for the Texas Rangers, Olt is still yet to establish himself as a Major Leaguer. The Cubs have given him the job as starting third baseman this season but he has struggled mightily in his age 25 season. Olt is slashing a mere .139/.222/.353 and, while his 12 home runs show some good power potential, he has struck out far too much with a 39.6% strikeout rate. However, given his career Minor League slash line of .261/.364/.487, there’s hope that Olt could one day develop into a legitimate Major League slugger.