Baseball America’s Updated Top 10 Cubs Prospect List

Baseball America updated their top 10 prospects lists for all 30 big league teams. With all of the movement throughout baseball this winter, BA’s lists were already dated by the time they shipped their 2012 Prospect Handbook.

The top 10 prospects in the Cubs’ system shifted just slightly with the addition of Anthony Rizzo. Brett Jackson is still tops in the system with Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo rounding out the top three.

Baseball America’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2012
(Original list published on November 14, 2011; 2011 Ranking in Parenthesis)

1. Brett Jackson, OF (1)
2. Javier Baez, SS (NA)
3. Matt Szczur, OF (7)
4. Trey McNutt, RHP (3)
5. Dillon Maples, RHP (NA)
6. Welington Castillo, C (17)
7. Rafael Dolis, RHP (9)
8. Junior Lake, SS (27)
9. Josh Vitters, 3B/1B (5)
10. Dan Vogelbach, 1B (NA)

Baseball America’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2012
(Updated January 31, 2012; 2011 Ranking in Parenthesis)

1. Brett Jackson, OF (1)
2. Javier Baez, SS (NA)
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (NA)
4. Matt Szczur, OF (7)
5. Trey McNutt, RHP (3)
6. Dillon Maples, RHP (NA)
7. Welington Castillo, C (17)
8. Rafael Dolis, RHP (9)
9. Junior Lake, SS (27)
10. Josh Vitters, 3B/1B (5)

The addition of Anthony Rizzo bumped Dan Vogelbach out of the top 10 and slid everyone else down a spot.

Baseball America expanded their scouting reports in the 2012 Prospect Handbook to include a grading scale and risk factor. Click here for the full list, including grades and risk factors, for each of the top 31 prospects in the Cubs’ system.

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2012

The CCO’s off-season look at the top prospects in the Cubs’ system will continue soon with our own list of the top minor league players in the Cubs’ organization.

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