Chicago Cubs News: MLB Pipeline Top 100 update, Javy Baez, and more

Chicago Cubs prospects flooded the latest version of MLB Pipeline's Top 100 list including a debut on the list for outfielder Owen Caissie.

Iowa Cubs' Pete Crow-Armstrong runs in the outfield during a game against the Toledo Mud Hens on
Iowa Cubs' Pete Crow-Armstrong runs in the outfield during a game against the Toledo Mud Hens on / Lily Smith/The Register / USA TODAY

Chicago Cubs prospects littered among latest MLB Pipeline's Top 100 list

The Chicago Cubs farm system is loaded with talent right now and look no further than MLB Pipeline's latest Top 100 prospect list for confirmation.

The latest version of the list was released on Thursday night and the Cubs now have 5 prospects that are considered to be among the top 100 prospects in all of Major League Baseball.

12. Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF
30. Cade Horton, RHP
69. Owen Caissie, OF
77. Kevin Alcantara, OF
92. Ben Brown, RHP

Caissie is in the middle of a breakout season with Double-A Tennessee and it is no real surprise to see him not only ascend to being the second-best position prospect in the Cubs' system but also make his first appearance on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 list.

For those wondering, 2023 first-round pick, Matt Shaw, is currently listed as the sixth-best prospect in the Cubs' system.

Enough can not be said about where President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer has the team. The team is in the middle of contending for a post-season spot at the Major League level while also having a Top-5 farm system in all of Major League Baseball. That is crazy to believe considering that the Cubs' top prospects have yet to reach the Major League level and that will mark the true opening of their contention window.

Former Chicago Cubs superstar Javier Baez is down bad

To any Chicago Cubs fan that is still clamoring for the false hope of Javier Baez returning to the team, watch this video.

The catcher was set up in the left-handed hitter's batter box and the ball was well on the way to the third base dugout and despite those two facts, Baez still swung at the pitch.

Baez's second season with the Detroit Tigers has been miserable as he is currently slashing .222/.261/.322 with a wRC+ of 60.

Pete Crow-Armstrong had adjusted well to Triple-A pitching

To no one's surprise, Chicago Cubs top prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong adapted quickly to Triple-A pitching.

The idea of Crow-Armstrong being a September call-up for the Cubs is gaining more credibility with each passing day.

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