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The Chicago Cubs’ Top Ten Prospects

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

As the Arizona Fall League winds down and the minor league season officially closes up show, it’s time to talk about Chicago Cubs prospects. Baseball America is out with its list of the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects, and if you’ve been following the system at all over the past few weeks, the top should not surprise you in the least.

1. Starlin Castro, ss

2. Brett Jackson, of

3. Josh Vitters, 3b

4. Andrew Cashner, rhp

5. Jay Jackson, rhp

6. Hak-Ju Lee, ss

7. Logan Watkins, 2b

8. Chris Carpenter, rhp

9. Ryan Flaherty, ss/2b/3b

10. D.J. LeMahieu, ss/2b

Baseball America, via Jim Callis, also provides a list of the best tools in the system:

Best Hitter for Average – Hak-Ju Lee

Best Power Hitter – Brett Jackson

Best Strike-Zone Discipline – Kyle Burke

Fastest Baserunner – Jose Valdez

Best Athlete – Brett Jackson

Best Fastball – Andrew Cashner

Best Curveball – Jay Jackson

Best Slider – Andrew Cashner

Best Changeup – Casey Coleman

Best Control – Casey Coleman

Best Defensive Catcher – Robinson Chirinos

Best Defensive Infielder – Starlin Castro

Best Infield Arm – Junior Lake

Best Defensive Outfielder – Sam Fuld

Best Outfield Arm – Kyler Burke


Brett Taylor

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