Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Ronald Torreyes Wins Fan Poll

The results of this year’s minor league fan poll are now in. The seventy players nominated surpassed last year’s poll by twenty-five, with one caveat. A vote for yet unsigned outfielder Jorge Soler was counted, just in case the Cubs did sign him prior to the beginning of the season. At this time, it appears that will not happen. With 236 votes cast, it easily outdistanced last season’s total of 126. In the end, second baseman Ronald Torreyes edged out 2011 First Round draft pick Javier Baez by one vote.

Here are the ten players I will track the progress of throughout the entire 2012 season …

The top ten vote-getters are:

  1. Ronald Torreyes, 2B – 13
  2. Javier Baez, IF – 12
  3. Matt Szczur, OF – 11
  4. Dan Vogelbach, 1B – 11
  5. Reggie Golden, OF – 10
  6. Dillon Maples, RHP – 10
  7. Josh Vitters, 3B/1B – 10
  8. Jeimer Candelario, IF – 9
  9. Zeke DeVoss, 2B /OF – 9
  10. Junior Lake, IF – 9

The breakdown of the players nominated was: 20 infielders, 20 right-handed pitchers, 13 outfielders, seven left-handed pitchers, seven multi-position players, and three catchers.

Here is a list of the nominees and the number of votes received, in descending order:

  1. Ronald Torreyes, 2B – 13
  2. Javier Baez, IF – 12
  3. Matt Szczur, OF – 11
  4. Dan Vogelbach, 1B – 11
  5. Reggie Golden, OF – 10
  6. Dillon Maples, RHP – 10
  7. Josh Vitters, 3B/1B – 10
  8. Jeimer Candelario, IF – 9
  9. Zeke DeVoss, 2B /OF – 9
  10. Junior Lake, IF – 9
  11. Robert Whitenack, RHP – 7
  12. Tony Zych, RHP – 7
  13. Trey McNutt. RHP – 6
  14. Zach Cates, RHP – 5
  15. Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP – 5
  16. Anthony Rizzo, 1B – 5
  17. Gioskar Amaya, IF – 4
  18. Shawon Dunston Jr., OF – 4
  19. Jae-Hoon Ha, OF – 4
  20. Ben Klafczynski, OF – 4
  21. Rebel Ridling, 1B – 4
  22. Hayden Simpson, RHP – 4
  23. Jeffry Antigua, LHP – 3
  24. Jeff Beliveau, LHP – 3
  25. Paul Hoilman, 1B – 3
  26. Brett Jackson, OF – 3
  27. Richard Jones, 1B – 3
  28. Aaron Kurcz, RHP – 3
  29. Ben Wells, RHP – 3
  30. Dallas Beeler, RHP – 2
  31. Justin Bour, 1B – 2 AA
  32. Wellington Castillo, C – 2
  33. Rafael Dolis, RHP – 2
  34. Dustin Geiger, 3B – 2
  35. Trevor Gretzky, 1B/OF – 2
  36. Marco Hernandez, IF – 2
  37. Austin Kirk, LHP – 2
  38. Mark Malave, 3B/1B/C – 2
  39. Greg Rohan, 3B/1B/OF – 2
  40. Chris Rusin, LHP – 2
  41. Rock Shoulders, 3B/1B/C – 2
  42. Tayler Scott, RHP – 2
  43. Elliot Soto, IF – 2
  44. Logan Watkins, 2B – 2
  45. Abner Abreu, OF – 1
  46. Arismendy Alcantara, IF – 1
  47. John Andreoli, OF – 1
  48. Kyler Burke, LHP – 1
  49. Matt Cerda, 3B/2B – 1
  50. Steve Clevenger, C – 1
  51. Casey Coleman, RHP – 1
  52. Wilson Contreras, 3B/C – 1
  53. Evan Crawford, OF – 1
  54. Willengton Cruz, LHP – 1
  55. Taiwan Easterling, OF – 1
  56. Anthony Giansanti, 3B/OF/C – 1
  57. Micah Gibbs, C – 1
  58. Jay Jackson, RHP -1
  59. Michael Jensen, RHP – 1
  60. Eric Jokisch, LHP – 1
  61. Pierre LePage, 2B – 1
  62. Luis Liria, RHP – 1
  63. Carlos Penalver, IF – 1
  64. Garrett Schlecht, OF – 1
  65. Ryan Searle, RHP – 1
  66. Jorge Soler, OF – 1
  67. Larry Suarez, RHP – 1
  68. Austin Urban, RHP – 1
  69. Casey Weathers, RHP – 1
  70. Oliver Zapata, OF – 1

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