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Seven Cubs On Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects List

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More honors for the Cubs farm system

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Baseball Prospectus today released their Top 101 prospects list and it's just more confirmation that the Cubs have one of the best farm systems in the game today. Seven Cubs made their top 101, headlined by their number two prospect, shortstop Addison Russell.

The seven Cubs who made the list were

2. Addison Russll

5. Kris Bryant

19. Jorge Soler

38. Albert Almora

77. Kyle Schwarber

81. Billy McKinney

83. Pierce Johnson

The seven Cubs on the list were, believe it or not, second to the eight Twins who made the list, headlined by number one prospect Byron Buxton. Additionally, Baseball Prospectus has made no secret of their love for Russell over Bryant, which makes sense if the list is going to emphasize defense. That Albert Almora is at 38 despite a mediocre season at the plate indicates that they really do put a great deal of emphasis on defense.

Unlike recent lists produced by Baseball America and's Keith Law, this list puts McKinney and Johnson among the top prospects in baseball. It's nice to see those two less-heralded prospects getting some attention.

Prospects fail all the time, but with this many prospects among the top in baseball, it seems highly likely that at least a few of them will become quality major leaguers and at least one all-star or two. This list is just more confirmation that the future looks bright on the North Side for years to come.