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The Cubs 40 Man Roster, Per  The Team Site

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Jake Arrieta
Aaron Brooks 
Wade Davis
Brian Duensing
Carl Edwards, Jr.
Justin Grimm
Kyle Hendricks
Pierce Johnson
John Lackey
Jack Leathersich
Jon Lester
Mike Montgomery
Felix Pena
Hector Rondon
Jose Rosario
Pedro Strop
Koji Uehara
Duane Underwood
Rob Zastryzny
Victor Caratini
Willson Contreras
Kyle Schwarber 
Javier Baez
Kris Bryant
Jeimer Candelario
Tommy La Stella 
Anthony Rizzo
Addison Russell
Ben Zobrist
Albert Almora, JR
Jacob Hannemann
Jason Heyward
Jon Jay
Matt Szczur
  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.  Chesny Young UT
4. Isaac Paredes SS
5.  Charcer Burks
6.  David Bote IF
7.  P J Higgins C
8.  Jason Vosler 3B
9.  Ian Rice  C
10.  Aramis Ademan SS
11.  Eddy Martinez  OF
12.  Miguel Amaya c
13.  Wladimir Galindo 3B
14.  DJ Wilson CF
15.  Jacob Hannemann CF
16. Wladimir Galindo 3B
17.  Jonathan Sierra OF
18.  Jhonny Pereda C
19.  Kevonte Mitchell OF
20.  Austin Upshaw IF
21. Yeiler Peguero 2B
22.  Zach Short IF
23. Trent Giambrone IF

Starting Pitchers

25 Pitchers Most Likely To Reach 1000 IP

December 5, 2015

1. Adbert Alzolay
2. Trevor Clifton
3. Tom Hatch
4. Alex Lange
5. Jose Albertos
6. Justin Steele
7. Jen-Ho Tseng
8. Brendon Little
9. Michael Rucker
10. Rob Zastryzny
11. Alec Mills
12. Oscar De La Cruz
13. Bryan Hudson
14. Preston Morrison
15. Duane Underwood
16. Ryan Kellogg
17. Jake Stinnett
18. Duncan Robinson
19. Manuel Rondon
20. Erling Moreno 
21. Jose Paulino
22. Zach Hedges
23. Tyson Miller
24. Ryan Williams
25. Bailey Clark
Relief Pitchers

Five Other P Most Likely To Reach 300 IP

December 5, 2015

1. Matt Carasiti
2. Pierce Johnson
3. Felix Pena
4. Daury Torrez
5. Ryan McNeil 
6.  Dillon Maples

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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