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2022 Chicago Cubs Top MLB Prospects

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The greatest run of success in Cubs history came to an end in 2021. Now comes the challenge of once again trying to build a championship contender from the ground up.

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in Chicago's system as it enters 2022.

We'll be chatting the Cubs farm system at 2 p.m. ET. You can submit your questions ahead of time here

Here's how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses.


Catcher: Miguel Amaya (26)
First Base: Frank Schwindel (33)
Second Base: Nick Madrigal (28)
Third Base: Patrick Wisdom (33)
Shortstop: Nico Hoerner (28)
Left Field: Owen Caissie (22)
Center Field: Pete Crow-Armstrong (23)
Right Field: Brennen Davis (25)
Designated Hitter: Ian Happ (30)

No. 1 Starter: Brailyn Marquez (26)
No. 2 Starter: Adbert Alzolay (30)
No. 3 Starter: Jordan Wicks (25)
No. 4 Starter: Caleb Kilian (28)
No. 5 Starter:D.J. Herz (24)
Closer: Codi Heuer (28)

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: Yohendrick Pinango
Best Power Hitter: Owen Caissie
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Miguel Amaya
Fastest Baserunner: Ismael Mena
Best Athlete: Brennen Davis
Best Fastball: Ryan Jensen
Best Curveball: Riley Thompson
Best Slider: Manuel Rodriguez
Best Changeup: Jordan Wicks
Best Control: Caleb Kilian
Best Defensive Catcher: Pablo Aliendo
Best Defensive Infielder: Ed Howard IV
Best Infield Arm: Christopher Morel
Best Defensive Outfielder: Pete Crow-Armstrong
Best Outfield Arm: Nelson Velazquez

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2023 Chicago Cubs Top MLB Prospects

Ranking the best prospects in the Chicago Cubs farm system, projecting their 2026 lineup, rotation and more.

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