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The Cubs 40 Man Roster, Per  The Team Site

For options info, here is a link to AZ Phil's secion of The Cub Reporter
 
http://www.thecubreporter.com/cubs-40-man-roster
 
 
Pitchers
 

Jake Arrieta
Aaron Brooks 
Eddie Butler
Wade Davis
Brian Duensing
Carl Edwards, Jr.
Seth Frankoff
Justin Grimm
Kyle Hendricks
Pierce Johnson
John Lackey
Jack Leathersich
Jon Lester
Alec Mills
Mike Montgomery
Felix Pena
Jose Quintana
Hector Rondon
Jose Rosario
Pedro Strop
Koji Uehara
Duane Underwood
Rob Zastryzny
 
 
 
Catchers
 
Alex Avila
Victor Caratini
Willson Contreras
Kyle Schwarber 
 
 
Infielders
 
Javier Baez
Kris Bryant
Tommy La Stella 
Anthony Rizzo
Addison Russell
Ben Zobrist
 
Outfield
Albert Almora, JR
Jacob Hannemann
Ian Happ
Jason Heyward
Jon Jay
Matt Szczur
Mark Zagunis
  1. Donnie Dewees
  2. Title 2
  3. Title 3
  4. Title 4
  5. Title 5
Top-21 Hitting Prospects
The Details
Hitters are evaluated on their likelihood to reach 3000 at-bats at the major league level. Age, advancement, position played, power, speed, and anything else can play into the decision-making.
1.  Victor Caratini C
2. Mark Zagunis OF 
3.  Aramis Ademan SS
4. Miguel Amaya C
5.  Chesny Young IF
6.  Jason Vosler IF
7.  P J Higgins C
8.  David Bote IF
9.  DJ Wilson OF
10.  Eddy Martinez OF
11.  Wladimir Galindo 3B
12.  Vimael Machin IF
 
13.  Charcer Burks OF
14.  Jacob Hannemann OF
15.  Brandon Hughes OF
16.  Trent Giambrone ZO
17.  Zack Short IF
18.  Austin Upshaw IF
19.  Kevonte Mitchell OF
20.  Jhonny Pereda C
21. Jonathan Sierra OF



Starting Pitchers

25 Pitchers Most Likely To Reach 1000 IP

August 14, 2017

1. Adbert Alzolay
2. Trevor Clifton
3. Tom Hatch
4. Alex Lange
5. Jen-Ho Tseng
6. Jose Albertos
7. Brendon Little
8. Oscar De La Cruz
9. Justin Steele
10. Rob Zastryzny
11. Michael Rucker
12. Alec Mills
13. Duane Underwood
14. Manuel Rondon
15. Cory Abbott
16. Keegan Thompson
17. Erling Moreno
18. Jeremiah Estrada
19. Ryan Kellogg
20. Jose Paulino
21. Duncan Robinson
22. Zach Hedges
23. Didier Vargas



Relief Pitchers

Five Other P Most Likely To Reach 300 IP

August 14, 2017

1. Matt Carasiti
2. Pierce Johnson
3. Dillon Maples
4. Felix Pena
5. Justin Hancock
6. Jose Rosario
7. Craig Brooks

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With the 2016 season, The Zygote 50 is expanding its draft coverage. While the initial goal will be to mock the draft through the Cubs first pick, I might go through three rounds, which would include a pair of Cubs selections.
Follow the latest draft coverage where you see "Feeling A Draft" or "Mocking The Draft.

Bullpen Ratings

General Rankings

Current Cubs Rankings


1.0 General Closer
2.0 General Set-Up Man
3.0 Leverage Reliever
4.0 Above-Average Reliever
5.0 Specialist
6.0 Innings Eater
7.0 Triple-A Shuttle Rider
8.0 Raw Prospect