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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  • Rizzo: 2-3, homer, double, 2 walks - meh

    Eric S 1 min 26 sec ago view
  • in other news, the site seems to be eating about 50% of my comments...which is probably a good thing in hindsight.

    Rob G. 3 min 8 sec ago view
  • The Tucker Barnhart reactions after each Kris Bryant HR are kind of priceless.

    Rob G. 6 min 37 sec ago view
  • ...but, he's also good at home runs, too.

    also, rizzo.

    crunch 10 min 38 sec ago view
  • technically a wp...that said, a good catcher can turn a good amount of wp into blocked balls that don't show up on the stats.

    schwarber, for instance, was really bad at stopping wild pitches because of how stiff he was behind the plate.

    crunch 11 min 45 sec ago view
  • Was that a wp or pb really? Unbelievable turn-around with this club. 8 runs will not be enough to win this game.

    The E-Man 15 min 19 sec ago view
  • The Rich Harden Experience 2.0

    Rob G. 28 min 48 sec ago view
  • 35sb, 2cs...3pb...playing in his 36th start (39th total)...

    miggy is not having a good time behind the plate this season.

    crunch 43 min 16 sec ago view
  • He hasn't been able to consistently throw his off speed for strikes since the beginning of the season and batters are starting to wait him out. He said this week on the radio that he hasn't had a feel for the off speed stuff all season but he was the same way last season and was better the second part so...hopefully? I'm a bit worried.

    Also I seem to be a bad jinx lately where when I start watching the Cubs start losing and once I stop watching they score runs. So I am sorry everyone.

    johann 47 min 55 sec ago view
  • fair point.

    Rob G. 49 min 6 sec ago view
  • Yes

    johann 52 min 21 sec ago view
  • bryant is good at doubles.

    crunch 57 min 19 sec ago view
  • is Arrieta staying in to try and get him the win or because the bullpen has been the sucks?

    Rob G. 1 hour 3 sec ago view
  • well duh...

    fwiw, Arrieta is the 2nd easiest pitcher in baseball to steal off of behind Lester.

    *edit* at least for this year, actually Syndergaard is by far the easiest to steal off of (23 SB allowed...now 28 after tonight's game). Lester just 10 so far (no one is getting on-base anyway and Ross has 6 CS for him...and I don't even know if that counts the pick-offs by Ross).  Arrieta with 10 allowed so far ...I think 12 now with tonight's game.

    Rob G. 1 hour 6 min ago view
  • that's an opposite field HR by Arrieta....Stephen A. Smith hot take coming soon.

    Rob G. 1 hour 13 min ago view
  • arrieta gets his 2nd HR on the year...2 hit day.

    crunch 1 hour 14 min ago view