The Chicago Cubs’ farm system has really done a 180 in the past two years. Maligned since the days of Prior and Patterson, the Cubs now boast one of the better, deeper systems in baseball.
In fact, Baseball America just released its Top 100 prospect list for all of baseball, and the Cubs are well-represented.
Shortstop prospect Starlin Castro comes in at 16, third baseman Josh Vitters at 70, center fielder Brett Jackson at 74, pitcher Andrew Cashner at 95, and pitcher Jay Jackson at 98. Together with shortstop Hak-Ju Lee, those are considered by every service to be the Cubs’ top prospects. All except Jay Jackson and Lee will be in big league camp this year, so it will be exciting to see the youngsters play.