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BP's Cubs top 11 prospects

Five-Star Prospects
1. Josh Vitters, 3B
Four-Star Prospects
2. Jeff Samardzija, RHP
3. Jose Ceda, RHP
Three-Star Prospects
4. Hak-Ju Lee, SS
5. Andrew Cashner, RHP
6. Tyler Colvin, OF
7. Dae-Eun Rhee, LHP
8. Ryan Flaherty,
Two-Star Prospects
9. Welington Castillo, C
10. Donald Veal, LHP
11. Micah Hoffpauir, 1B

The full article is only for subscribers but the list can be seen by everyone so that is all I will post.

Summary: Yup, that's about it. The Cubs are not a team based on youth; even Soto turns 26 in January. They are also not a team in need of a youth movement, and that's a good thing, because this is a weak system in which finding any future Cub stars requires quite a bit of dreaming.

Not a lot of talent there especially if Vitters gets traded for Peavy.  I'm not really a fan of Samardzjia and I see him as bullpen material for the future.  Their summary of saying the Cubs don't need a deep system at this point is right on but I can't help but wonder what will happen as everyone ages.

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