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2015 Cubs Prospect List

Rank Name Projection
1 Kris Bryant Elite 3B
2 Addison Russell Elite SS
3 Jorge Soler Elite RF
4 Kyle Schwarber Elite 1B
5 Gleyber Torres 1st Div. SS
6 Duane Underwood #2 Starter
7 Albert Almora 1st Div. CF
8 C.J. Edwards #3 Starter
9 Dan Vogelbach 1st Div. 1B
10 Jen-Ho Tseng #3 Starter
11 Pierce Johnson Impact Reliever
12 Billy McKinney 1st Div. LF
13 Dylan Cease #3 Starter
14 Kevonte Mitchell 1st Div. LF
15 Carson Sands #4 Starter
16 Eloy Jimenez 1st Div. RF
17 Rob Zastryzny #4 Starter
18 Mark Zagunis 1st Div. C
19 Armando Rivero Impact Reliever
20 Dillon Maples #3 Starter
21 Justin Steele #4 Starter
22 Erling Moreno #3 Starter
23 Jake Stinnett #4 Starter
24 Wander Cabrera #3 Starter
25 Jeferson Mejia #3 Starter
26 Starling Peralta Impact Reliever
27 Paul Blackburn #4 Starter
28 Jacob Hannemann 2nd Div. RF
29 Victor Caratini 2nd Div. 3B
30 Corey Black #5 Starter
31 Ivan Pineyro #4 Starter
32 Trevor Clifton #5 Starter
33 Jeffrey Baez 2nd Div. CF
34 Eric Jokisch #5 Starter
35 Yeiler Peguero 2nd Div. SS
36 James Norwood #5 Starter
37 Jeimer Candelario 2nd Div. 3B
38 Erick Leal #5 Starter
39 Juan Carlos Paniagua #5 Starter
40 Christian Villanueva 2nd Div. 3B
41 Jonathan Martinez #5 Starter
42 Gioskar Amaya 2nd Div. 2B
43 Jordan Brink #5 Starter
44 Matt Szczur 2nd Div. CF
45 Bijan Rademacher Backup RF
46 Benjamin Wells Reliever
47 Stephen Bruno 2nd Div. 2B
48 Barret Loux Reliever
49 Shawon Dunston 2nd Div. LF
50 Rashad Crawford 2nd Div. CF
51 Drake Britton Reliever
52 Daury Torrez Reliever
53 Trey Martin Backup CF
54 Zac Rosscup Reliever
55 Tony Zych Reliever
56 Carlos Penalver Backup SS
57 Marco Hernandez 2nd Div. SS
58 Dallas Beeler Reliever
59 Blake Parker Reliever
60 Donn Roach Reliever
61 Ariel Ovando Reliever
62 Tyler Skulina Reliever
63 Tommy Thorpe Reliever
64 Logan Watkins Backup 2B
65 Jeremy Null Reliever
66 Zach Hedges Reliever
67 Zach Cates Reliever
68 Rubi Silva Backup LF
69 Chesny Young Backup 2B
70 Scott Frazier Reliever
71 Andin Diaz Reliever
72 Charcer Burks Backup LF
73 Danny Lockhart Backup 2B


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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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