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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  • I got the first one! Second one I'm not even sure what even/odd betting is.

    johann 7 min 3 sec ago view
  • any opponent preference for NLDS?

    Mets are down to 1 great pitcher instead of 4. Syndegaard may pitch Sunday which means if Mets win the WC game, he'd be set up for Game 1. There's a chance they clinch a spot by Sunday so he'd pitch the WC and then we'd probably get Colon for Game 1. They've certainly had the hottest bats over the last week and month out of the WC options.

    Rob G. 28 min 42 sec ago view
  • Rob Richardson 5 hours 32 min ago view
  • Can't teach height and thinness

    jacos 7 hours 27 min ago view
  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 16 hours 58 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 17 hours 5 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 17 hours 21 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 17 hours 23 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 18 hours 10 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 18 hours 48 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 19 hours 52 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 19 hours 55 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 20 hours 9 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 20 hours 26 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 20 hours 27 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 20 hours 27 min ago view