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Bill James Top 50 Young Players - No Cubs

On SI.com, Bill James today listed who he thinks are the top-50 young players (under age 29) in baseball today.

Not a single Cub made the list, and Prince Fielder was ranked number one. Argh!

Seriously, what does it say about the Cubs' system of talent hunting that not a single player was in the top 50? Nothing good. I could try to quibble with James, and say that Carlos Zambrano should be on the list (he's 26 and deserved a place, in my opinion), but other than that, it's hard to think of a young Cub who deserves to be here.

James also breaks down the young talent team by team, and the Cubs finish 29th. Zambrano is the only A-class young talent on the team, according to James, while Rich Hill and Carlos Marmol get "B"s and Theriot, Marshall and Murton rate Cs.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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