Projecting a Chicago Cubs 26-man roster with top prospects

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1. Luke Little
2. DJ Herz
3. Jeremiah Estrada
4. Walker Powell
5. Calen Kilian
6. Bailey Horn
7. Cade Horton
8. Jackson Ferris

A bullpen that consists of the Cub's top prospects is stacked. You have the depth Jed Hoyer emphasizes with potential pitchers that can spot-start across the board, except for Jeremiah Estrada and Bailey Horn. Elsewhere, Luke Little's 2.47 ERA between High-A and South Bend puts him in a position for a strong breakout season this year. Walker Powell's 2.76 between three levels, and more importantly, saw his best success at Double-A with a 1.96 ERA in 41.1 IP.

It will be exciting to see how 2022 draft picks Cade Horton and Jackson Ferris perform this upcoming season. Both are listed on Cubs reporter as starting pitchers for Low-A Myrtle Beach to begin the year, and the hope is they will excel up the ladder to High-A before long. Nevertheless, the future of the Cubs looks fantastic. Here's to hoping most of these guys are in the majors before long.

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