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Posts in category "Top Prospects Lists"

Cubs Prospect Statistical Review - The Hitters

Cubs Prospect Statistical Review - The Hitters
I received plenty of positive feedback regarding the statistical updates for the top prospects throughout last season so I will continue to deliver them to you in the coming year as well. Before we move forward however and focus on any improvements we would like to see I thought now would be a good opportunity to review where these... Read more »

Cubs Top Prospects: 1-4

Cubs Top Prospects: 1-4
We finally get to the top 4 and at least 2 of these names should not be a surprise, but they’re both hitters and Cubs fans have to be getting pretty spoiled about how the Cubs draft and develop hitters.  The development that might be more exciting for some is that two of them are... Read more »

Cubs Top Prospects: 5 - 8

Cubs Top Prospects: 5 - 8
There is still one high ceiling high risk player and he shows up at #8, but after that we’re getting down to the prospects with higher probability of becoming major league regulars. 8. Jose Albertos Position: Pitcher Bats/Throws: R/R Age: 18 Last level reached: Rookie (AZL) Albertos just turned 18 last month.  He’s also coming... Read more »
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Top Cubs Prospects: 9-12

Top Cubs Prospects: 9-12
So one thing I wanted to clarify is that although this is just a Top 16 list in terms of rankings, I plan on making this the deepest in-person list I have made to date.  I have had the good fortune of living in close proximity to Sloan Field and I have seen just about... Read more »

The Cubs Top Prospects: 13-16

The Cubs Top Prospects: 13-16
The reality of knowledge is that the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.  I was thinking about how large I wanted to make this list…25? 30? 40? 50?…or even more? The more I thought about expanding, the more unwieldy the list became.  Then another thought hit me.  Just as Jason Heyward... Read more »

Cubs Midseason Top Prospect Report: Top 11, Eugene arms, middle of the field players, and more

Cubs Midseason Top Prospect Report: Top 11, Eugene arms, middle of the field players, and more
I am not too big into midseason prospects list because I think there is too much emphasis put on the statistics from the first few months of the season.   Jeimer Candelario didn’t suddenly forget how to hit — and he has shown that in AAA.  Billy McKinney isn’t a .260 hitter with no power,... Read more »
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Mid Season Prospect Report, part 1: Top 5, Stock up, and more

Mid Season Prospect Report, part 1: Top 5, Stock up, and more
With plenty of plate appearances, we are starting to see some performance stabilize and the cream is beginning to rise to the top. It’s mid-season at the minor-league level so it’s a good time to look back. The Top 5 Prospects  Kyle Schwarber, 22, C, Iowa: .311/.423/.573 with 14 HRs and 44 walks vs. 58... Read more »

15 Cubs Potential Breakout Prospects for 2015

15 Cubs Potential Breakout Prospects for 2015
Despite the progress made by the MLB club this offseason, I am still every bit as excited about covering prospects this year again.  We’ve already done our Top 25 heading into next season, but now I want to delve a little deeper into the prospects I feel have a chance to break out this year.... Read more »

Cubs Top 25 Prospects, Part 2: 11-25

Cubs Top 25 Prospects, Part 2: 11-25
UPDATED 012/10/14 to reflect Jefferson Mejia deal I have enjoyed the debate on the Top Ten and the feedback, especially after we get past the top 8, which I think are pretty clear at this point.  At rankings 9 and probably to about 16 or so, we will probably have more differing opinions — and... Read more »
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Cubs Top 25 Prospects, part 1: Intro and the Top Ten

Cubs Top 25 Prospects, part 1: Intro and the Top Ten
I thought maybe we could use a break today and with a busy offseason lurking around the corner,  we may not have a whole lot of time to do this later.  We aren’t going to do a countdown of 35 as we did before,  I want to do a Top 25 now because I just... Read more »