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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
Rex Brothers
Burl Carraway
Tyler Chatwood
Jharel Cotton
Matt Dermody
Yu Darvish
Juan Gamez
Kyle Hendricks
Danny Hultzen
Jeremy Jeffress
Craig Kimbrel
Jon Lester
Dillon Maples
Brailyn Marquez
Trevor Megill
Dakota Mekkes
Tyson Miller
Alec Mills
James Norwood
Jack Patterson
Jose Quintana
Colin Rea
Manuel Rodriguez
Michael Rucker
Kyle Ryan
Casey Sadler
Justin Steele
Ryan Tepera
Keegan Thompson
Duane Underwood Jr.
Rowan Wick
Brad Wieck
Dan Winkler
Miguel Amaya
Victor Caratini
Willson Contreras
P.J. Higgins
Jose Lobaton
Javier Baez
David Bote
Kris Bryant
Daniel Descalso
Nico Hoerner
Jason Kipnis
Jose Martinez
Christopher Morel
Jason Kipnis
Hernan Perez
Anthony Rizzo
Zack Short
Patrick Wisdom
Albert Almora
Brennen Davis
Ian Happ
Jason Heyward
Ryan LaMarre
Ian Miller
Kyle Schwarber
Steven Souza Jr.

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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