The Cubs love them some college bats in the first round.
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The early considerations on the Cubs’ first round? Could be a lot of really exciting college arms available.
Let’s look at a range of Cubs prospects who might be on the bubble between levels.
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Here it is. The top of the crop. The guys we really, really like – including the top four, who are almost impossible to order.
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So much upside in this group. Taking some big swings.
Younger guys with huge ceilings, older guys with future reserve roles?
Starting the rankings of Cubs prospects heading into the 2020 season.
It’s gonna happen. The Cubs are going to get a big league reliever out of this group.
The Cubs have a whole lot of youngsters with upside, but they’re mighty far away at this point.
Bats that many will peg as future bench types – but it’s not like that would be a bad revelation at the big league level!
It’s a good thing! Just guys for whom I’ve got a particular affinity.
In total, we’ll be getting into 69 Cubs prospects through this process. There are a lot of names worth knowing!
Two infielders you’ll want to be watching (probably at Myrtle Beach).
The Cubs took a big swing on a big arm in the first round in 2019.
There’s a really solid bat in there, though the power is the big question, especially for a first baseman.
There’s so much to like about Roederer, but it’s really hard to project yet just what he’s going to be.
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Uelmen, Hudson, Swarmer, Little, Patterson, Sanders. Plenty of arm talent there, but when do you see what it looks like in relief?
Alzolay can be an important pitcher for the Cubs in 2020 in a variety of roles, but either way, the Cubs need to figure some things out.
It’s not at all hard to see the makings of a quality big league reliever.
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The Cubs are likely to make a selection (or trade up for one) today, which … hooray for extreme prospecting nerdery!
The Cubs have a lefty who sits in the mid-90s with elite spin. We should probably mention him again.
Tomorrow’s tender deadline also comes with roster considerations for pre-arbitration players.
The kind of guy who might not jump out at you on paper, but the Cubs were probably smart to protect.
Today is the day, and Miller might be the toughest call the Cubs make.
Does Zack Short need protection this week? Or does the presence of two other infielders sufficiently mitigate the risk?
Can the Cubs roster a guy who was so thoroughly crushed by lefties at AAA? Yeah, actually. Maybe so.
Amaya is going to be protected. Obviously. Let’s talk about the Cubs top catching prospect.
Two upside righties who flashed surprising immediate success in 2019.
The bats didn’t quite have a huge fall, but the pitching was just what you’d want to see.
The Cubs have a huge list of players who can depart for other organizations after the World Series.
Great contact skills are a benefit when deployed properly. But when experienced pitchers use it against you? Time to adjust.
Michael Rucker was big on the radar a couple years ago, then off the radar, and now back on the radar – thanks in part to the radar readings.
The Cubs are set already to have a good group for depth at Iowa, though they could always stand to bring in more.