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Cubs shortstop Junior Lake is leading the Dominican Winter League in hitting. He was batting .361
through Thursday's game. Lake, who is coming off a solid year with Double-A Tennessee, has a .940 OPS in 22 games for Estrellas. He's the shortstop everyone overlooks -- a very interesting prospect stuck between Starlin Castro and Javier Baez. Yet another Cubs shortstop, the switch-hitting Arismendy Alcantara, is playing off the bench for Licey this winter. He's not getting much playing time but showed lots of promise with high-A Daytona last season, especially at the plate (.302, 25 stolen bases in 82 games).