Found January 16, 2013 on Obstructed View:
This is something interesting to document that doesn't deserve a real post. I was curious to see what Cubs are "young" for their level. So, what I've done is gone through each minor league system the Cubs contribute to and looked to see if any Cubs are in the Top 10. Here are the results. Note: only prospects who had appreciable time at each level were counted, at my discretion. Also, they had to be in the top 100 in batting average for the league (which is why Brett Jackson is not on this list). It's dumb, but it made this a lot quicker. I'm also not torn up about it too much, because it helps separate the chaff "prospects".  Dominican Summer League Hitting None Pitching Carlos Rodriguez, Age-16 (71.2 IP, 2.01 ERA, 9.2 K/9, 2.5 BB/9) Arizona  Hitting None Pitching Paul Blackburn, Age-18 (20.2 IP, 3.48 ERA, 5.7 SO/9, 3.0 BB/9) Boise Hitting Jeimer Candelario, Age-18 (.281/.345/.396) Darien Martin, Age-18 (.270/.318/.377) LEAGUE LINE: .249/.331/.35...
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