Friday, August 30, 2013

The Cubs Minor League System

The Chicago Cubs have one of the deepest farm systems in baseball. They have a "Big Four" which is Javier Baez, Albert AlmoraKris Bryant, and Jorge Soler. They are also among the Top 100, maybe even the Top 50 prospects in baseball. The Cubs have something special in each of them. Baez has unbelievable bat speed and that generates tremendous power. Jorge Soler has great power as well. Albert Almora isn't known for power but has potential to be a .300 hitter with plus defense in the outfield. Kris Bryant has plus-plus power potential.

The Cubs came into the 2011 season with a farm system that includes only Brett Jackson as the only prospect that stood out and he has turned out to be a bust. In 2 short seasons the Cubs have completely strengthened their system and it is now one of the best in baseball.

Javier Baez has had an incredible 2013 season hitting .284 with 34 homers and 106 RBIs combined between Daytona and Tennessee. Including a four homer game while he was with Daytona

Albert Almora had an injury riddled campaign with the Kane County Cougars playing in 61 games but he managed to hit .329 with solid defense and 4 steals.

Jorge Soler struggled through injury as well but hit .281 with 8 homers and 5 steals in 55 games. He was suspended for an incident where he charged an opposing teams dugout with a bat.

Kris Bryant has hit .331 with 9 homers between the Mesa Cubs, Boise Hawks, and Daytona Cubs. He only played in 34 games but that is because he was drafted his year and signed late.

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