Picture of Brennen Davis by Todd Johnson

A week ago, I talked about how young my prospect list was and I was having second thoughts about it. After seeing Baseball Prospectus’ top 10 Cubs list ($) today, I don’t feel so bad.

Jeffrey PaternostroNathan Graham, and the BP Prospect Staff went really young. Because it is a subscription article, we can’t really give the exact details of the list as BP is pretty protective of their exclusive content.

But we can tell you this…

Brennen Davis is number one. No shocker there.

The rest of the top 10 is a mix of young players that have played stateside. That’s code for Cristian Hernandez did not make the top 10, which was a surprise. Owen Caissie, James Triantos, Alexander Canario, Pete Crow-Armstrong, Brailyn Maqrquez, Jordan Wicks, Reggie Preciado, Kevin Alcantara, and Caleb Kilian all made the list but we cannot tell you what order. It’s a list that is filled with prospects that have high upside, but definitely needing more experience.

What I liked about the list was that it actually had some interesting twists and was much more ceiling based. In other words, BP cared more about potential than performance. I liked the fact that Marquez and Kilian both made the top 10 as it shows the possibility of starting pitching reaching Wrigley this year.

As for Davis, this makes the third straight list he is at the top of and we at North Side Bound don’t see one coming without him. He should be the first consensus number one prospect since Eloy Jimenez in 2017.

The article also discusses up and coming prospects like DJ Herz, Zac Leigh, Ben Leeper, Ed Howard, Drew Gray, Kevin Made, Miguel Amaya, and Ryan Jensen. There’s no question BP acknowledges the depth.

However, BP stopped short of high praise of the system as the kids need plenty of experience and that continues with themes we have seen in other lists.

Talented but unproven.

Got it.

Be sure to check out our rankings while you are here to compare which prospects we have in our top 10.