Chicago Cubs: 10 Exciting Prospects in the Low Minors

August 28, 2011 by  

The Chicago Cubs are bad.

Starlin Castro, Geovany Soto, Darwin Barney and Brett Jackson form a formidable up-the-middle core around which to build, but oof, do Tom Ricketts and company have much building to do.

The team will win 75 or fewer games this season, as it did in 2010, and it might well do the same in 2012.

Help is not close at hand. The high minors have been a tale of disappointments this season, from Josh Vitters still not really figuring things out to Trey McNutt scuffling with injuries and command problems. The parent club's injury problems have intruded on the development of Casey Coleman, Tony Campana and D.J. LeMahieu with ugly results.

But in th...

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