Keith Law’s midseason list just came out at ESPN, and it’s a premium article, so I won’t give you too much. I will say that the Cubs once again placed three on the list, and they’ve become something of a consensus top three in the Cubs’ system: Kyle Schwarber is at number 10, Gleyber Torres is at number 30, and Billy McKinney just makes the cut at number 47.
Ian Happ, the Cubs’ first round pick this year who was among Law’s favorite bats in the draft, gets an honorable mention, so you can figure that he’s currently viewed as the Cubs’ fourth best prospect to Law. Draft picks were included in Law’s list.
Again, you have to read the article for yourself for the particulars on each prospect, but Schwarber’s glove remains the only question on him, Torres is extremely well-praised, and McKinney sounds more and more like Chris Coghlan (and I mean that in a good way) every time I read about him. Indeed, McKinney could soon become a guy with Coghlan’s power, but a better hit tool, similar walk rate, and better defense in left field.