4/2 Class A Daytona
Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, two of the Cubs top prospects, will start the 2013 season at Class A Daytona. Baez, 20, is ranked No. 1 among the Cubs’ top 20 prospects by MLB.com. Also joining Daytona will be third baseman Ben Carhart, who led the Stetson Hatters with a .339 batting average last year. The 2013 roster also includes four third-round draft choices: right-handed pitcher Zach Cates (San Diego, 2010), southpaw Austin Kirk (2009), second baseman/outfielder Zeke DeVoss (2011) and catcher Micah Gibbs (2010). Daytona will play an exhibition game Wednesday before the season opener Thursday under new manager Dave Keller.