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Chicago Cubs Top Players Under 25

1 Starlin Castro SS
2 Brett Jackson OF
3 Javier Baez SS
4 Reggie Golden OF
5 Jeimer Candelario 3B
6 Daniel Vogelbach 1B
7 Josh Vitters 3B
8 D.J. Lemahieu 2B
9 Tony Zych RHP
10 Andrew Cashner RHP
11 Jin-Young Kim P
12 Dillon Maples RHP
13 Matthew Szczur OF
14 Jae-Hoon Ha OF
15 Junior Lake SS
16 Jay Jackson RHP
17 Carlos Penalver SS
18 Tayler Scott RHP
19 Trey McNutt RHP
20 Casey Coleman RHP
21 Oliver Zapata OF
22 Jeffrey Baez OF
23 Trey Martin OF
24 Aaron Kurcz RHP
25 Frank Del Valle LHP
26 Benjamin Wells RHP
27 Alberto Cabrera RHP
28 Roderick Shoulders 1B
29 Welington Castillo C
30 Trevor Gretzky 1B
31 Shawon Dunston OF
32 Dae-Eun Rhee RHP
33 Cameron Greathouse LHP
34 Austin Urban RHP
35 Micah Gibbs C
36 Arismendy Alcantara 3B
37 Warner Eusebio P
38 Brooks Raley LHP
39 Rafael Dolis RHP
40 Enrique Acosta SS
41 Neftali Rosario C
42 Aaron Shafer RHP
43 Logan Watkins 2B
44 Daury Torrez P
45 Jeffry Antigua LHP
46 Hayden Simpson RHP
47 David Cales RHP
48 Pin-Chieh Chen 2B
49 Gioskar Amaya 2B
50 Brett Wallach RHP
51 Delbis Arcila OF
52 Yilver Sanchez P
53 Kyle Smit RHP
54 Jeffry Puente 2B
55 Rubi Silva OF
56 Daniel Adrian P
57 Kyler Burke OF
58 Alberto Mineo C
59 Michael Jensen RHP
60 Brandon Guyer OF
61 Zeke DeVoss OF
62 Sergio Burruel C
63 Francisco Sanchez SS
64 Robinson Lopez RHP
65 Marco Hernandez SS
66 Taiwan Easterling OF
67 Yaniel Cabezas C
68 Hunter Ackerman LHP
69 Daniel Lockhart 2B
70 Garrett Schlecht OF
71 Jose Arias P
72 Dan Sanchez SS


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Name POS Schools
1 Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
10 Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
20 Stetson Allie 3B St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
22 Dylan Covey P Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
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24 DeAndre Smelter P Tattnall Square GA
25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
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