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5 responses to “Another Prospect List: John Sickels Ranks the Cubs’ Top Prospects”

  1. Mike S

    Elliot Soto also should be considered on this list somewhere. One of the best defensive gloves in the system and in just his first year in the minors was moved up to play next to Hak-Ju Lee. His bat needs work, but has good speed and could be a surprise canidate to play next to Starlin Castro if Hak-Ju Lee ends up getting traded for a pitcher (Garza??)

  2. pfk (Peter F. Kempf)

    No prospects considered “hot” or “can’t miss” like you see on the other team reviews of minor league prospects. So, while this might look impressive, its how it compares to the premier teams that counts. Most of these are more than a year away and the problem with that is, if we are building for 2012 we need to know who can perform at the major league level. And the only way of knowing that is to play them in 2011, which isn’t going to happen to any great degree except maybe some pitchers.

  3. Raymond Robert Koenig

    Good point. The Cubs have ZERO “can’t miss” prospects. That ultimately comes back to Hendry. He’s been there more than long enough. He needs to go.

  4. roughriider

    While there aren’t any “can’t miss” prospects in the Cubs system, the overall minor league operation has improved since Tim Wilkin has been running the draft. Remember that, for the most part, except for Vitters, the Cubs have been drafting further down in the draft. Anywhere from 13 to 31. There are a lot of “can’t miss prospects” that don’t make it. Right now the Cubs system is drafting better than it has been since Dallas Green left and the international signings appear to be better. It is up to the Cubs minor league managers, coaches and the players themselves to do their job and produce results that will culminate in a major league career for the players and successfull seasons for the Cubs.

    Don’t be surprised if you see Casey Harman on this list next year.