Chicago Cubs: Breaking down the team’s top prospects entering the season

Apr 4, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. (5) celebrates with catcher Willson Contreras (40) after the Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Cubs won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 4, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. (5) celebrates with catcher Willson Contreras (40) after the Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Cubs won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein waves to the crowd during the World Series victory parade on Michigan Avenue. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein waves to the crowd during the World Series victory parade on Michigan Avenue. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /

The times are a-changing; and that’s a good thing.

The Chicago Cubs have reaped the rewards of their hard work. After rebuilding this franchise the right way, Theo Epstein and company have set this team up for success over the next five years. The talent does not stop with the players on the major league roster.

While some of these prospects are still a few years away from reaching the majors, the Cubs are in no hurry to get these players ready. The North Siders are set at just about every position, making most of the remaining players expendable.

Not all of the prospects listed above will make it to the majors with the Cubs. That is not to say they won’t make it to the big leagues, it just means the Cubs are so deep that they may be traded to fill holes at higher levels.

The Cubs are overflowing with talent, and that’s the way Cubs fans like it.