Tuesday, February 26, 2008

5 Cubs in Baseball America's 2008 Top 100 Prospects

From Baseball America:

30) Kosuke Fukudome - OF

43) Josh Vitters - 3B

47) Geovany Soto - C

75) Tyler Colvin - OF

82) Sean Gallagher - P

So what does this list really mean? Well, it depends on who you ask probably. I'm sure the Chicago White Sox don't care very much for list, considering they didn't have a single player on this list.

If Lou is deciding early to go with the Vets in the rotation, but Baseball America is recognizing the talent of Sean Gallagher by putting him on the list, is it only a matter of time in 2008 that Gallagher will enter the rotation? If the Vets faulter in Spring Training or early in the season, it's reassuring that the Cubs really have some talent waiting in the wings.

At least on paper, anyways.

5 Cubs in Top 100 Prospects List
[Baseball America]


Anonymous said...

The Cubs' system is more exciting now than it has been in recent memory. There are a lot of potential impact players in the low minors now thanks to Wilkin's last two drafts (especially the '07 crop). I like Taylor and Donaldson much better than Colvin--Colvin's going to need to develop some significant power at some point to justify his place in the top 100. To his credit, though, Colvin has handled moving quickly through the system and he's still quite young.
Don't forget about Donnie Veal, a lefty who should emerge as a fine pitcher immediately upon harnessing his control (as did Rich Hill). Jose Ceda, the Cubs' return from San Diego in the Todd Walker trade, looks like he might emerge as another Marmol--a hard throwing righty reliever with nasty stuff--but he's probably at least a year away.