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2023 Chicago Cubs Top MLB Prospects

Pete Crow Armstrong (Larry Kave, Myrtle Beach Pelicans)
Pete Crow-Armstrong (Larry Kave, Myrtle Beach Pelicans)


Recent trade acquisitions and draft picks have bolstered the Cubs system at the top, and outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong leads an exciting collection of talent.

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in Chicago's system as it enters 2023.

Kyle Glaser chatted regarding the Cubs system. You can read the transcript here.

Here's how we project their lineup in 2026, with their 2026 ages in parentheses.


Catcher: Miguel Amaya (27)
First Base: Matt Mervis (28)
Second Base: Nick Madrigal (29)
Third Base: Christopher Morel (27)
Shortstop: Nico Hoerner (29)
Left Field: Kevin Alcantara (23)
Center Field: Pete Crow-Armstrong (24)
Right Field: Brennen Davis (26)
Designated Hitter: Seiya Suzuki (31)

No. 1 Starter: Cade Horton (24)
No. 2 Starter: Justin Steele (30)
No. 3 Starter: Ben Brown (26)
No. 4 Starter: Hayden Wesneski (28)
No. 5 Starter: Caleb Kilian (29)
Closer: Keegan Thompson (31)

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: Pete Crow-Armstrong
Best Power Hitter: Alexander Canario
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Matt Mervis
Fastest Baserunner: Pete Crow-Armstrong
Best Athlete: Kevin Alcantara
Best Fastball: Daniel Palencia
Best Curveball: Ben Brown
Best Slider: Hayden Wesneski
Best Changeup: Jordan Wicks
Best Control: Luis Devers
Best Defensive Catcher: Pablo Aliendo
Best Defensive Infielder: Ed Howard
Best Infield Arm: Kevin Made
Best Defensive Outfielder: Pete Crow-Armstrong
Best Outfield Arm: Brennen Davis

Pete Crow Armstrong Photo By David Durochik Diamond Images Via Getty Images

2023 Cubs Top 10 Prospects Podcast

Kyle Glaser and Geoff Pontes break down the Cubs farm system.

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