Dan Vogelbach Wins Top Prospect Poll

Every year, the CCO puts together a top prospect watch of ten players based on the votes from you, the fans. This year, Chicago Cubs Online decided to spice things up. A primary poll was started at the beginning of the year and votes were received for the first time on the website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Three weeks ago, the voting was closed and a run-off poll of the top 20 qualifiers was started on the CCO website.

The results of this year’s minor league fan poll are now in. With 3,557 votes cast, Kane County first baseman Dan Vogelbach outdistanced the primary poll winner, infielder/outfielder Tim Saunders.

The final poll broke down this way:

  1. Dan Vogelbach, 1B – 366
  2. Tim Saunders, IF/OF – 329
  3. Jorge Soler, OF – 286
  4. Javier Baez, IF – 277
  5. Albert Almora, OF – 266
  6. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP – 234
  7. Pierce Johnson, RHP – 216
  8. Dillon Maples, RHP – 211
  9. Christian Villanueva, IF – 211
  10. Duane Underwood, RHP – 174
  11. Juan Carlos Paniagua, RHP – 170
  12. Logan Watkins, 2B – 141
  13. Paul Blackburn, RHP – 129
  14. Jeimer Candelario, IF – 106
  15. Barret Loux, RHP – 97
  16. Reggie Golden, OF – 92
  17. Trevor Gretzky, 1B/OF – 77
  18. Ronald Torreyes, 2B – 72
  19. Stephen Bruno, IF/OF/C – 61
  20. Jesse Hodges, 3B – 42

The top ten players will now be followed by the Cubs on the Horizon Minor League Bulletin, with updates every Monday as part of the Down on the Farm Report. However, as in the past, when a player is not eligible for play, due to injury or his season not starting, he will be substituted. Currently, Albert Almora, Arodys Vizcaino, Dillon Maples, and Duane Underwood are not eligible. They will be placed back in the feature when they are ready. The Substitutes will be Logan Watkins, Jeimer Candelario, Barret Loux, and Stephen Bruno to start the season.

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