Cubs: Prospect rankings provide more hope for the future

Cubs: Prospect rankings provide more hope for the future
January 27, 2014, 2:15 pm
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Tony Andracki

It's that time of the year: MLB prospect rankings are out in full force.

A couple days after released their Top 100 prospects, Baseball Prospectus unveiled their Top 101 list Monday.

Javier Baez headlined the Cubs' players on the rankings, coming in at No. 4 behind only Byron Buxton (Minnesota Twins), Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox) and Oscar Taveras (St. Louis Cardinals).

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Kris Bryant (17th) and Albert Almora (25th) were also among the Top 25. Jorge Soler (45), C.J. Edwards (81), Arismendy Alcantara (83) and Pierce Johnson (91) rounded out the Cubs players on the list.

The Cubs tied with the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates for the second-most prospects among MLB teams. Only the Twins (8) had more.

Among positions, Alcantara was the sixth second baseman, Baez the second shortstop, Bryant the second third baseman, Almora the sixth and Soler the eighth outfielder. Edwards and Johnson were among the Top 35 right-handed pitchers in the game.

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BP's Top 10 Cubs prospects are as follows:

1. Baez
2. Bryant
3. Almora
4. Soler
5. Edwards
6. Alcantara
7. Johnson
8. Dan Vogelbach
9. Christian Villanueva
10. Jeimer Candelario