8. Ryan Theriot

He is the first starting shortstop developed in the Cubs' farm system since Shawon Dunston. An overachiever that fans love to root for, Theriot is a career .288 hitter. His best season was in 2008 when he batted .307 and had a .387 on-base percentage. He has been solid defensively and durable the past three seasons, averaging 12 errors and 150 games played. (Jerry Lai/US Presswire)