Re-Ranking the Chicago Cubs’ Top 15 Prospects Post-Trade Deadline

August 10, 2012 by  

The trade deadline was supposed to bring a plethora of prospects into the Chicago Cubs dry farm system, but July 31 came and went with less-than-expected fireworks from the Cubs' front.

Bad luck had plenty to do with the results, whether it was Ryan Dempster's veto or Matt Garza's injury, but Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer didn't come away empty handed, landing starting pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and third baseman Christian Villanueva.

With those two additions, the farm system is beginning to show some life. There are a few impressive performances in the minors, as well as the recent promotion of Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters.<...

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