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Gems Among The Almosts

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Here is our annual all-star team of American League prospects who couldn't make the Top 10 cut. The squad has featured star-in-the-making Howie Kendrick (2004) and stud lefty Jake McGee (2006) in the past, while last year's edition included Chris Davis, who ranked second in the minors in homers (36) and RBIs (118) last year.

Minors | #2008#Column

Cubs Look To End Homegrown Bat Drought

Jim Callis -Premium Content

The Cubs look at Josh Vitters, Geovany Soto and Tyler Colvin, the first three names on our Chicago Top 10 Prospects list, and see the best high school hitter in the 2007 draft, a future all-star catcher and a five-tool outfielder. Cubs fans look at Vitters, Soto and Colvin and think, "We'll believe it when we see it."

Minors | #2007#Column