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Some Cubs Prospects Make Big Jumps

Athletic Guyer opens at Double-A (WENDY SMITH)

Of the 100 total players on the Chicago Cubs full-season minor league rosters to begin 2009, there is litany of players who made the jump to a higher level of competition from last season, including some who skipped a level.

Of them, outfielder Brandon Guyer spent all of 2009 at Class-A Peoria but will be in Jacksonville Thursday on opening day for Double-A Tennessee. Dan McDaniel, a 14th-round selection in the 2008 draft, didn't pitch above short-season Class A ball a season ago, but will open 2009 at High-A Daytona. The same holds true for LHP James Leverton, Chicago's eighth-round pick from Texas Tech; RHP...

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