Chicago Cubs Prospects: Mid-Season Top 30 Chicago Cubs Prospects (#30-21)

The Chicago Cubs have a minor league system that features some top-level talent and is also filled with players that project to be major league contributors.
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Number 26 

Caleb Kilian RHP

Age: 26 Years Old

Level: AAA Iowa Cubs

Joined the organization via: Kris Bryant Trade with San Francisco Giants

2023 Stats: 71.2 IP 4.27 ERA 55/23 K/BB

Kilian is the opposite of the previous three pitchers on this list. He’s a back-of-the-rotation type starter or middle/long-relief option because he simply doesn’t have the stuff to compete in high-leverage positions. 

That sentence may sound like an indictment that should keep him off of a top prospects list, but he has the ability to be a major league contributor and most organizations don’t have 30 guys like that at any given time. 

He’s the kind of depth arm that good teams keep in AAA for spot starts that won’t completely throw away games when he’s called upon (even if that’s exactly what he did in his one start this season against the Miami Marlins).