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The top of the Cubs system is headlined by Pete Crow-Armstrong, who is a future top-of-the-order hitter. He has a fast, balanced lefthanded swing geared for contact and the ability to manipulate the barrel to all parts of the strike zone.
Today, we’re unveiling the 10 best prospects in the Cubs system entering 2024. Kyle Glaser is hosting a chat at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the state of Chicago’s farm system.
See the 10 best prospects in Chicago’s system, including brand new scouting reports for every player.
Below, you can also find a projected lineup in 2027 and the prospects with the best scouting tools in the system.
Projected 2027 Lineup
Catcher: Miguel Amaya (28)
First Base: Moises Ballesteros (23)
Second Base: Nico Hoerner (30)
Third Base: Matt Shaw (25)
Shortstop: Dansby Swanson (33)
Left Field: Owen Caissie (24)
Center Field: Pete Crow-Armstrong (25)
Right Field: Seiya Suzuki (32)
Designated Hitter: Christopher Morel (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: Moises Ballesteros
Best Power Hitter: Owen Caissie
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: B.J. Murray
Fastest Baserunner: Pete Crow-Armstrong
Best Athlete: Pete Crow-Armstrong
Best Fastball: Daniel Palencia
Best Curveball: Ben Brown
Best Slider: Cade Horton
Best Changeup: Jordan Wicks
Best Control: Jordan Wicks
Best Defensive Catcher: Pablo Aliendo
Best Defensive Infielder: Luis Vazquez
Best Infield Arm: Luis Vazquez
Best Defensive Outfielder: Pete Crow-Armstrong
Best Outfield Arm: Kevin Alcantara