Chicago Cubs: Several pitchers working their way up in the minors
The Chicago Cubs might not have the best farm system anymore, but it doesn’t mean it’s without talent. We take a look at four Cubs’ pitchers that hope to make a mark in 2018.
It was just a few short years ago that the Chicago Cubs had one of the top farm systems in baseball. Fast forward to 2018, and things have changed a bit. They’ve dropped a bit in the rankings, but not because of failed prospects. The top picks in the draft have all made their way up to the Cubs, leaving them with a gap in talent. At least, as far as major league ready potential is concerned. But with a roster full of talent, the system has changed its look. No longer are the Cubs pounding out hitters. It’s pitching that is the norm, and there’s plenty of it for the Cubs.
The first five prospects in the Cubs system are pitchers. You won’t find a position player until No. 6, and that’s Victor Caratini. For this piece, let us focus on the top four up and comers in the system. These are the guys that are making a name for themselves and hoping to make strides in 2018. While none of them are threatening to make the Opening Day roster (There merely no room for them), they all provide something that could be of importance to the Cubs this season.