The Chicago Cubs could end up being a halfway decent team in 2023. They added a lot of talent during this off-season and they are hoping that it at least makes them a respectable group.
Guys like Dansby Swanson, Cody Bellinger, and Trey Mancini amongst others will be trying to make a big-time impact on this team as they want to be much improved over what they’ve been since the short 2020 season ended.
At the same time, they are trying to build a bright future as well. That means making sure that their minor league system is staying up to par in the meantime.
This week, Major League Baseball Pipeline released its ranking of the top 100 prospect rankings in the world right now. There are some really good players on this list that are hoping to make an impact with the team one day.
The Chicago Cubs have a few top 100 MLB prospects in their pipeline.
The Chicago Cubs have three that made the list. Coming in at number 28 is Pete Crow-Armstrong who they acquired in the Javier Baez deal. He is an outstanding defensive outfielder that is becoming a very good hitter as well.
At number 87 is Kevin Alcantary who the Cubs landed in the trade for Anthony Rizzo. He is someone that is slowly rising and could end up being a very good Major League player someday soon.
At 92 is Brennan Davis who has taken a bit of a fall in the rankings because of some recent injuries that have slowed down his progression. He was supposed to make his MLB debut in 2022 but that never happened because of it.
Although there are a few questions, the Cubs could have some serious help in the outfield on the way with this group.
They have Ian Happ, Cody Bellinger, and Seiya Suzuki ready to play the majority of the games there this year (pending health) but those guys are coming. With Happ and Bellinger questionable beyond this year, anything can happen with their spots.
The Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are tied for the least amount of top 100 prospects on this list of any team in the NL Central. The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates each have four and the St. Louis Cardinals remarkably lead the way with five.
Regardless, it is a nice group for the Cubs and they are hoping for a lot from these three as the future appears to be bright for the outfield at Wrigley. Expect to see these guys soon.