Chicago Cubs 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis

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ROSTER (Editor’s Note: This pool has been updated with the latest additions and subtractions)

Jason Adam
Cody Allen
Adbert Alzolay
Cory Abbott
Burl Carraway
Matt Dermody
Juan Gamez
Brailyn Marquez
Tyson Miller
Jack Patterson
Manuel Rodriguez
Justin Steele
Keegan Thompson
Jose Lobaton
Jason Kipnis
Jose Martinez
Hernan Perez
Zack Short
Patrick Wisdom
Ryan LaMarre

Just four of the Cubs’ Top 10 prospects from midseason are on the team’s player pool, but they’re the top four: LHP Brailyn Marquez, infielder Nico Hoerner (who has since graduated from prospect consideration), OF Brennen Davis and C Miguel Amaya. Most of the rest of the system’s prospects are grouped at the lower levels, which makes finding space for them a bit difficult.

In that context, the inclusion of 3B Christopher Morel is significant. He’s Rule 5-eligible this season and has missed significant time over the course of his career, so the Cubs can use this time to catch up on development and to see what they have with the youngster. 


Since the initial release of the player pool, the Cubs have made a few additions. Most notably, they added RHP Cory Abbott, their No. 11 prospect, and LHP Burl Carraway, their No. 12 prospect, to their group of pitchers. Lefty Jack Patterson (who checked in at No. 30 in the team’s preseason Top 30) also made the group, as did righthander Keegan Thompson, 2B Hernan Perez and C Jose Lobaton

The team also called on RHP Tyson Miller to make his big league debut, and on the Sunday before the trading deadline added lefty-mashing 1B Jose Martinez from the Rays for a pair of players to be named later. 

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