9 of Chicago Cubs top 30 prospects make a stacked AA Tennessee Roster
2. LHP Jordan Wicks (Cubs # 6)
The Chicago Cubs drafted lefty Jordan Wicks in the first round (21st overall) of the 2021 draft. Standing at 6'3 and 220 pounds, the big southpaw is projected to be a big league starter as he boasts a five pitch mix highlighted by a plus changeup. The 23-year-old made tossed 94 innings last season between A+ South Bend and AA Tennessee with a 3.80 ERA and 121 strikeouts over 24 starts. If he can continue his development by throwing a full season in the minors this year, the Cubs could may finally develop their first big league starter in over a decade.
3. RHP Ben Brown (Cubs #8)
Ben Brown found himself in the Cubs organization after last year's trade deadline when the Phillies dealt him for closer David Robertson. At 6'6 with a mid 90s fastball, Brown has the tools to become a solid bullpen arm or even a closer. In 104 innings last year, Brown posted a 3.38 ERA with a whopping 149 strikeouts. In the very near future, Brown could be a part of that all-home grown bullpen that Jed Hoyer likes to dream about.