Top 10 young players important to the Chicago Cubs future

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6. RHP Ben Brown

Perhaps the best addition from the 2022 trade deadline has turned out to be Cubs' no. 6 prospect, Ben Brown. With an intimidating frame of 6'6 and 210 pounds, Brown brings a big fastball that tops out at 98mph and a power curveball that induces most of his swings and misses. Since he only has two-plus pitches, many think Brown is destined for the bullpen at the MLB level. However, there are starters in the league that produce at an elite level while using mostly two pitches. In fact, one of them is Justin Steele who primarily uses a fastball and slider combo. Another great example is Braves ace Spencer Strider who is destined to win a Cy Young award at some point.

Brown recently earned a promotion to Triple-A Iowa, where his production has decreased a bit but he still owns a 2.33 ERA on the year. He will probably make his way to the big league roster at some point this season where he will hopefully stay for years to come.