Baseball America, the oldest and most respected of all the baseball rankings, will release their rankings of the Top 100 prospects in all of baseball on Wednesday. Baseball America has told us at BCB that one Cubs minor leaguer made the 2019 list. This is an improvement over 2018, when the Cubs organization was completely shut out of the list.
We don’t know yet who the prospect is, but it is most likely shortstop Nico Hoerner, who was named as the Cubs number-one prospect by Baseball America earlier this offseason. However, this is not guaranteed. The Cubs list is made up by one person (in this case, it was Josh Norris) whereas the Top 100 list is decided jointly by the entire editorial staff at BA. It may be that the other writers decided that catcher Miguel Amaya or even left-handed pitcher pitcher Brailyn Marquez is the one that should end up in the Top 100.
Hoerner was my number one Cubs prospect on my Top 20 prospects list last week even though he only played 14 regular-season minor league games last summer. However, he played in the Arizona Fall League and more than held his own against players from Double-A and Triple-A with years more experience than he had. In fact, Hoerner played 21 games for the Mesa Solar Sox and hit .337/.362/.506 with four doubles, four triples and one home run.
So do you think that Nico Hoerner will be the Cubs player in the Baseball America Top 100? And how high do you think he’ll rank? We’ll have all the answers on Wednesday, both here at BCB and at baseballamerica.com.
Cubs prospect in the BA Top 100 will be ranked . . .
This poll is closed
in the top 40
between 41 and 60
between 61 and 80
between 81 and 100