The Chicago Cubs do not have a top-tier farm system in baseball. However, it does not take away from the fact of having guys who can still contribute. The question is, who is in the best position to do just that heading into 2020?
Riding the rollercoaster of which 2019 ultimately became, fans did have the fun experience of witnessing the new wave of talent in the Windy City. We saw the team call on their top overall prospect Nico Hoerner late in the season, as well as one of the Chicago Cubs top pitching prospects in Adbert Alzolay.
Hoerner kicked his career off in style with a four-RBI performance in his debut. Alzolay experienced much of the same, striking out five during a strong relief appearance during his debut. It was an exciting moment for the young prospects, the team, and the fans themselves.
Heading into 2020, the crop of potential prospects who could crack the major league roster is ever-growing. Hoerner and Alzolay each have a golden opportunity to build on their first go-around, but who else eagerly waiting in the pipeline could experience their golden moment next year?