With the way this season has gone, you would think every big-time prospect the Chicago Cubs have is already in the majors.
I mean, the Cubs clearly had enough rookies for the not-super-young players to make them dress like princesses for the year’s final road trip.
And between Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Matt Sczur and Carl (CJ) Edwards – the Cubs probably have the best rookie contingent in baseball.
But today we were reminded that the Cubs have more good young hitters in the farm system. Obviously there are more important things going on in the world of Cubs baseball, (a.k.a. Playoffs) but this tweet from Baseball America’s Ben Badler was a nice little boost to the Friday morning.
Gleyber Torres is the top prospect in the Midwest League. Blue Jays, Padres, Twins, Astros, Rays, Dodgers behind him http://t.co/VI7PnJTPUn
— Ben Badler (@BenBadler) October 2, 2015
Gleyber Torres, in case you didn’t know, is an 18-year-old shortstop who signed with the Cubs as an international free agent out of Venezuela in 2013.
Two years later, he’s the top prospect in the Single-A Midwest League – and one of his teammates is only five spots down.
After hitting on the picks of Bryant and Schwarber, it appears Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer did so again with Ian Happ – who they took 9th overall in June’s MLB Draft.
Keep doing you, Theo and Jed.