Profile: Josh Vitters, 3B, Cubs

Updated: August 6, 2012, 12:35 PM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

The situation: With Ian Stewart out for the year and Luis Valbuena proving not to be a suitable stopgap, the Cubs decided to give former first-round pick Josh Vitters a look, rewarding him for a breakout year at Triple-A Iowa, where he was batting .304/.356/.513 in 110 games with 17 home runs.

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Kyle Terada/US PresswireJosh Vitters is expected to man third base for the Cubs.