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I'd completely missed that they acquired Arodys Vizcaino (it was in July 2012's Paul Maholm trade, in case I'm not the only one).
Candelario is a bit of a surprise on this list. Other than youth, what's he got going for himself?
TOP PROSPECTS OF THE DECADEYear Player, Pos. 2013 Org.2004 Angel Guzman, rhp Out of baseball2005 Brian Dopirak, 1b Out of baseball2006 Felix Pie, of Pirates2007 Felix Pie, of Pirates2008 Josh Vitters, 3b Cubs2009 Josh Vitters, 3b Cubs2010 Starlin Castro, ss Cubs2011 Chris Archer, rhp Rays2012 Brett Jackson, of Cubs2013 Javier Baez, ss Cubs
2004 Grant Johnson, rhp (2nd round) Out of baseball2005 Mark Pawelek, lhp Out of baseball2006 Tyler Colvin, of Rockies2007 Josh Vitters, 3b Cubs2008 Andrew Cashner, rhp Padres2009 Brett Jackson, of Cubs2010 Hayden Simpson, rhp So. Illinois (Frontier)2011 Javier Baez, ss Cubs2012 Albert Almora, of Cubs2013 Kris Bryant, 3b Cubs
The biggest surprise of the list in #5 is that Felix Pie is with the Pirates.
Except the Cubs were highly touted back then because of their position players and they all flopped while the pitchers were the ones that came through.
The only quibble I would have rating Edwards above Soler. i just don't have much faith in short right handers.
They were allowed to play service time games with Rizzo because Bryan LaHair was an actual thing for a brief half season in time.
EDIT: Remember Brian Dopirak? Did injuries do him in or did he just have the one glorious season and lose it?
Baseball America loved the Cubs positional players.
I had Kelton as a farm pick in my Roto league for a couple of years, had good [half] year in AA in 2001 (age 21) and trouble was... he never developed
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