2021 Chicago Cubs Top MLB Prospects
By Kyle Glaser
It wasn't long ago a youthful core led by Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo helped propel the Cubs to the World Series. But as that core now moves closer to free agency, the organization turns its eye to the next wave.
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Here's how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Miguel Amaya (25)
First Base: Anthony Rizzo (34)
Second Base: Nico Hoerner (27)
Third Base: David Bote (31)
Shortstop: Ed Howard IV (22)
Left Field: Cole Roederer (24)
Center Field: Ian Happ (29)
Right Field: Brennen Davis (24)
Designated Hitter: Victor Caratini (30)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Chicago's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Chase Strumpf
Best Power Hitter: Brennen Davis
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Miguel Amaya
Fastest Baserunner: Zach Davis
Best Athlete: Brennen Davis
Best Fastball: Brailyn Marquez
Best Curveball: Riley Thompson
Best Slider: Cory Abbott
Best Changeup: Kohl Franklin
Best Control: Keegan Thompson
Best Defensive Catcher: P.J. Higgins
Best Defensive Infielder: Ed Howard IV
Best Infield Arm: Christopher Morel
Best Defensive Outfielder: Cole Roederer
Best Outfield Arm: Eddy Martinez