Chicago Cubs: Latest Baseball America prospect ranks should excite fans

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As is customary around this time, Baseball America releases its Top 100 prospects list for the upcoming year. While the Chicago Cubs did see one prospect drop from the ranks, the club landed three future stars on the list.

It’s the best time of the year. The time when we grow ever closer to pitchers and catchers reporting and the time when the newest, most up-to-date prospect list is dropped. For fans of the game and especially for those who love prospects, it is like Christmas in January. For the first time in a while, Chicago Cubs fans have something to be excited about.

In August of last year, Baseball America published its top organization talent rankings by team (subscription required). Not surprisingly, the Cubs landed at 29th overall, out of 30 franchises. While that part stings, especially in the wake of the rumors surrounding the current core, there is still a lot that should attract excited fans about the crop who are working their way through the pipeline.

Baseball America’s Top 100 list is a consortium of the best prospects in the game. So sure, the Cubs may not have the best prospect in baseball or even a prospect considered in the top ten, but that should not stop people from looking towards the future of this club and the talent waiting.