Last year, I quipped that Fangraphs produced the prospect list your mother warned you about. This year, Eric Longenhagen continued the tradition of creating a list different from the mainstream. The list, which came out Thursday, contains detailed analysis of upwards of 50 Cubs prospects.
Although he only ranks 22, there is still plenty of information to go through and dissect. Overall, we’ve got a selection of young, athletic, and unproven prospects in the top 10. We’ll look at a few of them below, but I recommend checking out the link above to get the straight dope on all the various players included.
Like Baseball America, Fangraphs placed shortstop Aramis Ademan at No. 1, followed by pitchers Adbert Alzolay and Jose Albertos. While I would probably have them in inverse order as a top three, I really can’t quibble with Longenhagen’s reasoning. For the next 18 picks, though, it is all about potential, as the author states.
Trades and graduations have sliced off the head of this system, but I remain fond of its “fruit on the bottom” composition. It features a wide swath of young talent at the lower levels, mostly from Latin …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider