Faller: 1B Matt Mervis
Nobody was hotter in the Cubs farm system in 2022 than first baseman Matt Mervis, who signed with the Cubs as an undrafted free agent in 2020. Mervis crushed a whopping 36 home runs in three different levels of the Cubs' farm system in 2022, propelling him into the top 10 and earning himself a major league promotion in May. But he struggled to transfer his skills to the MLB, and Mervis was sent back down in June.
Mervis has continued to put up solid offensive numbers in his second stint in Iowa, with 7 home runs, 23 RBIs, and 30 walks since June 15th. Although he has fallen to 13th on the Cubs' top 30, he will likely get another chance to prove himself at the MLB level. But with the addition of Jeimer Candelario, Mervis likely won't get his next chance until 2024 unless a series of injuries hit the major league squad.