Loaded with many underrated prospects, the Chicago Cubs are set nicely for the future. As we head into June, it is time to dive into the prospective stars and what they have accomplished so far this season.
This week top prospect Nico Hoerner, unfortunately, went under the knife to repair a fractured wrist, shelving him for the next month. Hoerner, as Chicago Cubs fans know, has recently risen in the ranks to claim the coveted top spot. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of names fans should get to know soon.
In terms of average hitter age, the Cubs sit middle of the pack at 16th overall, with an average age of 28.3 years. Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Willson Contreras, the ‘big four,’ average 27 years of age. As these guys make up the core of the club, the team is sitting pretty for the next few years.
Concerning the team’s top five prospects, they average an impressive 21 years of age. Being that the group is stock full of underrated talent, it is an exciting thought that most of these guys will be around for the long haul.