Originally posted on Razzball  |  Last updated 1/30/13
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2012 (14) | 2011 (16) | 2010 (14) | 2009 (27) | 2008 (18) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [61-101] NL Central AAA: [53-87] Pacific Coast League – Iowa AA: [72-68] Southern League – Tennessee A+: [59-74] Florida State League – Daytona A: [63-75] Midwest League – Peoria (Kane County beginning 2013) A(ss): [37-39] Northwest League -- Boise Arizona Fall League Players — Mesa Solar Sox Dae-Eun Rhee (RHP); Kevin Rhoderick (RHP); Nick Struck (RHP); Tony Zych (RHP); Logan Watkins (2B); Rubi Silva (OF); Matt Szczur (OF) Graduated Prospects Anthony Rizzo (1B); Steve Clevenger (C); Welington Castillo (C) The Run Down Since Theo and his gang arrived, it's been evident that the Cubs are on a better track. They traded for Anthony Rizzo, they signed Jorge Soler, they drafted well (it seems that way, at least), and they've added much-needed depth to their farm system via deals with Atlanta and Texas. In just one year's time, it's quite impressive how improved this system is. Of course, it doesn't hurt when 2011 draftees, Javier Baez and Dan Vogelbach, break out with huge statistical years. Still, the bottom-up impact that the Epstein-Hoyer regime has had on this organization cannot be denied. If it's lacking anywhere, it's in the starting pitching department -- there simply aren't many high-impact arms coming up. But the Cubs have ample dough to work around that shortcoming with signings at the big league level. It might be a few more years until they're contenders in the NL Central, but it's clear that that they're headed in that direction. Oh, and there's quite a bit of fantasy impact in the names below.The post 2013 Minor League Preview: Chicago Cubs appeared first on Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com.
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