Logan Watkins was sent down to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday for the second time in two years. He only came up to replace Starlin Castro, who had to deal with a death in his family. He played in four games, hitting .300 before going back down. He feels, however, that he can be a key piece in the Chicago Cubs’ rebuilding project.
Watkins’ chance to stick in the major leagues is by being a super utility player. He was drafted by the Cubs in 2008 as a second baseman. With all the super prospects the Cubs have had, he has moved around. He now can play every position on the diamond except pitcher and catcher.
All teams can use that utility player who can spell the starters. Speaking to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, Watkins spoke about his value. “I feel like I’ve increased my value this year because I played everywhere,” Watkins said. “I want to make myself a luxury for the manager. They’re building a championship team here. I want to be a part of it.”
Watkins has had a front row seat in seeing the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization, and he is excited to see the team’s future. “Like I said when I first came up, it’s one of the most talented teams I’ve played on,” Watkins said Sunday of the Cubs’ Triple-A Iowa team this season.
It would be nice to see Watkins have a good career in the majors. He won’t be a star in the league, but he will be an asset to any team he plays for.