Category: Top Prospects Lists

Cubs Den Top Prospect Audit: Catcher

Cubs Den Top Prospect Audit: Catcher
Top Prospects Fans with even a mild interest in the farm system will be familiar with 20-year old Miguel Amaya. He’s hovered at the back of national Top 100 prospect lists the past two seasons. There is still a lot of inconsistency with his offensive game, and the occasional lapses on defense, but he is... Read more »

Cubs Den Top Prospects: Rookie Level Players to Watch

Cubs Den Top Prospects: Rookie Level Players to Watch
Right-Handed Pitchers When it comes to intriguing right-handed arms competing in extended spring training and the AZL for the Cubs the past few years, one of the trends has been that some of the pitchers that get most of the attention have ended up getting hurt after brief appearances. First, it was Jose Albertos in... Read more »

Cubs Den Top Prospects: 1-5

Cubs Den Top Prospects: 1-5
Take your pick at the top Call them 1A and 1B. Nico Hoerner and Miguel Amaya have a strong case as the top prospect in the system. Hoerner is the more advanced of the two and the older, safer bet to be a consistent MLB contributor and starter, but he may also end up at second... Read more »
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Cubs Den Top Prospects: 6-14

Cubs Den Top Prospects: 6-14
We’ve now reached a group of players who, barring injury or something unexpected, should receive more than just a cursory look in the Majors. They include versatile power arms that could develop into valuable mid-rotation starters or high-leverage relievers, a pair of premium defenders at shortstop with offensive upside, and a few high-probability backend starters... Read more »

Cubs Den Top Prospects: 15-24

Cubs Den Top Prospects: 15-24
Today we will cover a diverse cast of prospects. They all possess the talent to make an impact in the Majors but they are either raw or have some other major roadblock ahead on their development path. Several certainly fall into the boom-or-bust category. So, if you are risk averse or value production over potential most of... Read more »

Cubs Den Top Prospects: 25-40

Cubs Den Top Prospects: 25-40
We are finally here. After several delays (health, weather, MiLB’s frustrating decision to take down their 2018 video archive for maintenance) I am finally ready to begin unveiling the annual Cubs Den prospect rankings. It is also time for my annual disclaimer: I abhor prospect rankings. The reason I spent so much time and effort editing... Read more »
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Cubs Prospect 2018 Statistical Overview - The Pitchers

Cubs Prospect 2018 Statistical Overview - The Pitchers
The Top 15 The Middle The Youngsters The Olds The Fringe The Graduates The Departed

Cubs Prospect 2018 Statistical Overview - The Hitters

Cubs Prospect 2018 Statistical Overview - The Hitters
The Top Ten The Middle The Youngsters The Fringe The Graduates The Departed

Cubs Prospect Statistical Update - The Pitchers

Cubs Prospect Statistical Update - The Pitchers
While 2018 will go down as a disappointment for the club’s two of the most talented young arms (Adbert Alzolay and Jose Albertos) in the system, we are beginning to see positive signs from both of the team’s 1st round picks from last season, and a young lefty is starting to emerge as a power... Read more »
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Cubs Prospect Statistical Update - The Hitters

Cubs Prospect Statistical Update - The Hitters
Another month has passed and so it is time to take a peek at inside the stats and see how the Cubs prospects are faring. First, the top guys. This group has expanded since last we looked. The team used its 1st round selection in the draft on Stanford shortstop Nico Hoerner who shot up through... Read more »