A Look at the Cubs’ Top Prospects

A Look at the Cubs' Top Prospects

MLB writers have plenty of extra time on their hands these days as the labor agreement talks continue to stall. It sounds like a delay in the start of Spring Training is coming, which could also lead to a slow start to the Minor Leagues.

Keith Law is one of the most respected baseball minds, and he just recently released hit top 20 prospects in the Cubs organization. The front office has done a great job of building up the farm system once again, and there is plenty of depth at some key positions. 

There is always a chance that you will see some of these prospects playing at Wrigley Field sooner rather than later, especially with the team’s current status. 

Here are some of the biggest names to keep an eye on in the minor leagues over the next few years.

 

Loaded in the Outfield

Outfielder Brennen Davis is clearly the top prospect for the Cubs, and he also showed up at number 28 on the Top 100 list. Davis spent the final few weeks of 2021 at Triple-A, and he has put on a ton of weight and muscle over the last few years. 

A Look at the Cubs' Top Prospects
According to Keith Law, outfielder Brennan Davis is the Chicago Cubs’ best prospect.

It appears as if Davis is going to be the first prospect to break into the major leagues with the Cubs, but there are two other outfielders to keep an eye on as well. 

Owen Caissie and Pete Crow-Armstrong come in at numbers two and three on the list. 

Caissie came over to the Cubs in the Yu Darvish trade, and Crow-Armstrong was brought in when the Cubs traded away Javier Baez. These three players are not expected to be at the same level in 2022, but this could be the future outfield in Chicago. 

 

Surprise at Shortstop

The most casual Cubs fan probably thinks they could predict which player is the top shortstop prospect in the minor league system. Ed Howard was chosen with the No. 16 overall pick in 2020, and most Cubs fans already have big expectations for the 20-year-old.

Howard is currently at No. 16 on the prospect rankings for the Cubs, but there are actually some other shortstops ahead of him. It’s never a bad idea to load up on shortstop prospects, and the Cubs are definitely loaded at that position. 

Cristian Hernandez is the first shortstop on the list, and he actually checks in all the way up at No. five. Hernandez is just 18 years old, and there is plenty of hope that he could eventually become a superstar at the major league level.

There are two 19 year-olds, James Triantos and Reggie Preciado, that can be found at numbers seven-eight on the list. Kevin Made is another shortstop ahead of Howard on the rankings as he can be found at the No. 12 spot. 

This is actually the first time there is a long list of pitchers available as sound prospects, but all eyes will be on the positional players. 

 


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