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Posts in category "Top Prospects Lists"

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 »

Post-Trade Update: Cubs Top 20 Prospects

Post-Trade Update: Cubs Top 20 Prospects
I made a midseason list earlier this month (1-6, 7-15, and fast risers), so I won’t get into two much detail, but I feel I at least need to update the list considering the Cubs got two top prospects in return for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Addison Russell is among the top prospects... Read more »

11 up and coming Cubs prospects to put on your radar

11 up and coming Cubs prospects to put on your radar
The Cubs system is so much better than it was just 3 years ago.  The progress can only be described as astonishing.   We have covered the first 15 prospects over 2 days but today we will look at a few prospects who look to join that status in the very near future. Sweet swinging... Read more »
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Cubs Midseason Prospect List, Part 2: Prospects 7-15

Cubs Midseason Prospect List, Part 2: Prospects 7-15
We did the creme de la creme yesterday but the Cubs prospect cache runs pretty deep.  There is both impact and depth in the system even beyond the top 6.  Not all of them will make it of course, but some of them will become role players, some will be traded, and some may step... Read more »

Cubs 2014 Mid-Season Top Prospect List, Part 1: The Top 6

Cubs 2014 Mid-Season Top Prospect List, Part 1:  The Top 6
As we head into July, it’s time to check in on our top Cubs prospect list.  I am not going to do a top 35 again, well, not until this winter or next spring, but we’ll take a quick look at the Cubs top 15 prospects and then a bonus of 10 prospects who are... Read more »

Cubs Prospect Breakout Candidates: The Position Players

Cubs Prospect Breakout Candidates: The Position Players
A while back I did a similar piece on pitchers, so it’s time to finally do part two on the position players.  The Cubs are loaded with position player talent, so picking breakthrough prospects is a little bit more tricky. First of all, I want to define what I mean by a break out candidate.... Read more »
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The Top 50 (ish) Prospects: The Best of the Rest: Bullpen Arms

The Top 50 (ish) Prospects:  The Best of the Rest:  Bullpen Arms
Relief Pitchers are hard to rank.  Many of the best relievers start out as starters and are able to maintain that until they get into the upper levels.  The reason?  It’s simple. The most talented pitchers — even if they have just two good pitches — can stay as starters longer.  But that’s not to... Read more »