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Cubs Have a Top 5 System?


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#1 jh03

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:59 AM

Jason Parks, upon being asked, just tweeted that the Cubs have a top 5 system in baseball.

 

 "Yes. Cardinals still very strong as well, despite losing talent to ML level. RT @ohnemusj @ProfessorParks #Cubs have to be top 5 don't they?"

 

 

Followed by stating that they are #2 in all of baseball:

 

 

Twins, Cubs, Cards, Padres, Astros. RT @ohnemusj @ProfessorParks So is that your take on the top 3? Twins then Cubs, Cards in any order?



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:12 AM

Man, FUCK THE CARDINALS.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:31 AM

i almost spit out my coffee when i saw this. nice to see that things really are changing.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:35 AM

Happy the Astros left the NL central.  Good news about the Cubs being #2.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:54 PM

i almost spit out my coffee when i saw this. nice to see that things really are changing.

 

Barring a blockbuster trade or two this offseason, if the Cubs do not have the #1 farm system this time next year, I'm gonna quit.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:33 PM

I am glad that we have such a good system now a days.  Our system used to be quite a joke.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:48 PM

The same guy had them ranked 12th at the start of the season, crazy jump here.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:57 PM

The same guy had them ranked 12th at the start of the season, crazy jump here.

Could the addition of Bryant have made the difference there?



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:03 PM

Makes sense here's what has happened to the teams ranked ahead of the Cubs

 

#2 Texas called up Profar and a bunch of their pitchers.

#5 Mariners called up Zunino and Nick Franklin

#6 Pirates called up Cole

#7 Royals - Idk about this one since the ranking was post trade they haven't called up many of their guys because the top ones like Starling are in A-ball

#8 Rays archer and colome called up

#10 Mets - they're the mets

#11 Marlins top prospect Fernandez broke camp with the team.

 

The ones I omitted were in the top five with the Cubs (the fact that the Cards are there after calling up Miller, Rosenthal, and Wacha makes me sick) so basically all but two of these teams (Mets and Royals) have called up at least one of their top prospects thus dropping them a little back while the Cubs haven't called up a single top prospect.  So maybe it's not a reflection on him being higher on the Cubs (though the addition of Bryant helps), but other teams weakening their systems.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:08 PM

Makes sense here's what has happened to the teams ranked ahead of the Cubs

 

#2 Texas called up Profar and a bunch of their pitchers.

#5 Mariners called up Zunino and Nick Franklin

#6 Pirates called up Cole

#7 Royals - Idk about this one since the ranking was post trade they haven't called up many of their guys because the top ones like Starling are in A-ball

#8 Rays archer and colome called up

#10 Mets - they're the mets

#11 Marlins top prospect Fernandez broke camp with the team.

 

The ones I omitted were in the top five with the Cubs (the fact that the Cards are there after calling up Miller, Rosenthal, and Wacha makes me sick) so basically all but two of these teams (Mets and Royals) have called up at least one of their top prospects thus dropping them a little back while the Cubs haven't called up a single top prospect.  So maybe it's not a reflection on him being higher on the Cubs (though the addition of Bryant helps), but other teams weakening their systems.

I hate that we have no one to call up.  I wish our team had some solid higher A prospects.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:08 PM

Mittens makes a lot of good points.  I also think that it's reflective of a few guys stepping up and getting off to hot starts.   Soler and Baez might be even more highly regarded, Pierce Johnson has looked good, Alcantara has emerged, and there are some younger guys who have displaced previous top prospects like Jackson and Vitters who aren't as highly regarded now. 



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:12 PM

Are any of the younger guys going to be promoted yet?  I was hearing things about Baez possibly.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:25 PM

I'm guessing it comes after the Cubs sell off and guys from AAA like Booger, Coleman, Rusin, and (ugh) Sappelt get called up.  It'll cause a chain reaction throughout the system



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:14 PM

I'm guessing it comes after the Cubs sell off and guys from AAA like Booger, Coleman, Rusin, and (ugh) Sappelt get called up.  It'll cause a chain reaction throughout the system

I hope so.  It would suck to keep good players waiting.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:21 PM

Parks further clarified that the Cubs are definitely in the 2-3 range in all of baseball, and that once Bryant signs they'll have 4 guys in the top 25. Awesome.






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