In the first part of this mini-series we brought you a look into the back end of the Chicago Cubs’ top fifteen prospects. Diving further down the pipeline, it’s time to spring into the clubs’ top ten guys to watch for in 2020.
The back end of the top fifteen Chicago Cubs prospects included a bevy of up-and-coming young arms, which should excite fans. Now, getting into the meat and potatoes, the next group up include mainly position players, some who are already making an impact.
In a fascinating article by Ken Schultz over at Baseball Prospectus (subscription required), he examined the fall from grace Chicago has suffered since their World Series championship three short seasons ago. In reading that piece it became apparent the need for hitters became more important than a need for pitching.
Within the past couple of years, Theo Epstein and company have definitely shifted that focus. By doing so, it has led to the organization to adding offensive talent and thus focusing on the future with a majority of the current core hitting free agency within the next couple of years. That being said, let’s jump into this next group of hopeful major league talent.