|WHERE THE TOP 10 PROSPECTS ARE|
|1||Javier Baez||12/1/1992||ss||Daytona Cubs (HiA)|
|2||*Albert Almora||4/16/1994||of||Disabled List|
|3||Jorge Soler||2/25/1992||of||Daytona Cubs (HiA)|
|4||*Arodys Vizcaino||11/13/1990||rhp||Chicago Cubs|
|5||Brett Jackson||8/2/1988||of||Iowa Cubs (AAA)|
|6||Pierce Johnson||5/10/1991||rhp||Kane County Cougars (LoA)|
|7||Dan Vogelbach||12/17/1992||1b||Kane County Cougars (LoA)|
|8||Jeimer Candelario||11/24/1993||3b||Kane County Cougars (LoA)|
|9||Kyuji Fujikawa||7/21/1980||rhp||Chicago Cubs|
|10||Arismendy Alcantara||10/29/1991||ss||Tennessee Smokies (AA)|
HE’S WHERE?: RHP Lendy Castillo spent most of 2012 in the majors after the Cubs plucked him from the Phillies in the Rule 5 draft, but now he’s beginning this season all the way down in low Class A Kane County. Another hard-throwing but raw RHP, Alberto Cabrera, spent the last two months of last season in Chicago’s bullpen yet is opening his third straight year at Double-A Tennessee.
WHO’S MISSING?: OF Albert Almora, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 draft, broke the hamate bone in his left hand while swinging a bat in mid-March, and may not report to Kane County until late May. The organization’s best pitching prospect, RHP Arodys Vizcaino, is on the 60-day disabled list as he continues his comeback from Tommy John surgery. Another of the Cubs’ top arms, RHP Juan Carlos Paniagua, still is trying to resolve visa issues.
GO SEE: High Class A Daytona will feature daily fireworks in batting practice as long as SS Javier Baez and OF Jorge Soler are on hand. The club could be an offensive powerhouse if INFs Stephen Bruno and Tim Saunders can live up to their 2012 pro debuts, in which they batted .361 and .381, respectively.