Chicago Cubs Prospects

Chicago Cubs Minors: Checking in with talent down on the farm

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Oct 18, 2016; Mesa, AZ, USA; Mesa Solar Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez of the Chicago Cubs reacts against the Scottsdale Scorpions during an Arizona Fall League game at Sloan Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 18, 2016; Mesa, AZ, USA; Mesa Solar Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez of the Chicago Cubs reacts against the Scottsdale Scorpions during an Arizona Fall League game at Sloan Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 17, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; Chicago Cubs fans fly a W flag while tailgating before the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the USC Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 17, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; Chicago Cubs fans fly a W flag while tailgating before the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the USC Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports /

The Chicago Cubs have depth at just about every position. Most of that depth is made up of players already on the big league roster. That means most of these young prospects will have a hard time breaking into the majors with Chicago.

Instead of calling upon some of these prospects to perform at the major league level, the Cubs hope they can perform well to boost their trade value. Prospect value will be huge for the Cubs this summer if they hope to address key rotation gaps moving forward.

Right now, the Cubs have the luxury of having a deep and productive farm system. Even after big name players like Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber graduated from the system, the Cubs have maintained many good trade chips. The Cubs’ front office will likely use some of those trade chips this summer.

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Don’t get to attached to these prospects Cubs fans, because most of them will be on new teams this time next year.

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