Baez Tops End of Season Prospect List

MILB.com gets the gold star for getting their homework done first and has put out a Top 20 Cubs prospect list based off the end of the 2012 season. It's actually a fairly in-depth look at the system so I encourage folks to check it out. But as for the names, check after the jump...

  1. Javier Baez
  2. Albert Almora
  3. Brett Jackson
  4. Arodys Vizcaino
  5. Jorge Soler
  6. Matt Szczur
  7. Trey McNutt
  8. Junior Lake
  9. Pierce Johnson
  10. Josh Vitters
  11. Dillon Maples
  12. Robert Whitenack
  13. Dan Vogelbach
  14. Ben Wells
  15. Paul Blackburn
  16. Jeimar Candelario
  17. Gioskar Amaya
  18. Tony Zych
  19. Alberto Cabrera
  20. Marcus Hatley

Even with the Rizzo graduation, the Cubs go from what I considered 3 "B" or higher prospects (Rizzo, Jackson and Vitters) to 5 (Baez, Almora, Jackson, Vizcaino, Soler). I'd personally put Soler second in that list and everyone else down a notch, but that's neither here nor there.

They also released a new Top 100 major league ranking and it goes: Baez (#24), Almora (#52), Jackson (#74), Vizcaino (#76) and Soler (#77). The 5 Cubs rank for the fourth most among the 30 organizations: Blue Jays (7), Pirates (6), Padres (6).

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  • Well I assume Ross is going to catch Lester in the playoffs, and it looks like Contreras is going to catch everyone else. I could see the Cubs keeping three catchers on the playoff roster as it would give them flexibility and Montero would have a left handed bat with some pop (at least historically) off the bench.

    Rob Richardson 28 min 25 sec ago view
  • Aren't Montero and Ross already in a tie for third catcher?

    Charlie 35 min 23 sec ago view
  • Higher than Chris Perez's mailbox.

    John Beasley 42 min 44 sec ago view
  • Contreras starting at catcher for a day game after he caught the night before. What do people think the odds are that Montero is left off the post-season roster, or is at best the third catcher?

    Rob Richardson 1 hour 10 min ago view
  • Does he project as a starter, a relief pitcher, or is it too soon to tell?

    Rob Richardson 1 hour 25 min ago view
  • Rizzo getting a well deserved breather today with Bryant at 1B. Soler back in lineup batting cleanup and playing LF, otherwise all of the all-stars batting 1-5 again (what a luxury)

    Eric S 1 hour 32 min ago view
  • in his last 11 innings, he has 21K, 6BB, 4 hits and one ER. Nice!

    billybucks 1 hour 58 min ago view
  • Yes!!!

    Thanks crunch!!

    It's mesmerizing

    jacos 6 hours 33 min ago view
  • 5 HR in his last 5 games (3, 1 run...1, 2 run)

    sure, 3 HR were in colorado, but 2 were in night games in SD. that evens out somehow.

    crunch 7 hours 22 min ago view
  • Good work!

    John Beasley 8 hours 55 min ago view
  • crunch 15 hours 33 min ago view
  • My guy Addy

    jacos 15 hours 33 min ago view
  • oh, another a.russell HR...whatever.

    crunch 15 hours 48 min ago view
  • Dylan Cease throwing gas tonight for the Emeralds. In first three innings, has hit 100 mph six times, averaging 98 mph

    Eric S 16 hours 6 min ago view
  • Can I get a gif of Joe West's jowls waving as he chews gum?

    /Asking for a friend

    jacos 16 hours 30 min ago view
  • my gawd...that castillo-to-bryant pickoff was a thing of beauty. the knock on him in the minors being slow out of the crouch is looking less like a thing.

    crunch 16 hours 42 min ago view