Feature photo of Haydn McGeary by Todd Johnson

You’ve had all week long to critique the NSB team as we, one-by-one, released our midseason prospect rankings. While there were plenty of arguments to be made along the way (Haydn McGeary ranked 30th on my list has been quite the topic of conversation), it’s all fun and games because it’s YOUR turn now.

Last week, I opened up an opportunity for Cubs fans and prospect followers everywhere to participate in creating your own prospect list. Open Monday through Sunday, you guys cast nearly 70,000 (!) votes along the way. An incredible showing and one that proves to me the list is as thorough as I could have imagined it being.

The result below is your list. You put it together. Fan-created, fan-slanted, and hopefully fan-proud. If you are looking for a refresher on how the assembly of the list happened, be sure to check out the introductory post here. As for the rankings and names that follow, here’s a little info:

The number in parenthesis behind each players’ name is their overall score. The score is the estimated chance that he will be ranked higher than a randomly chosen player that you could choose from in the app. For example, a score of 100 means the player is predicted to be ranked higher every time and a score of 0 means the player is predicted to be ranked lower every time (in comparison to the other players given as options in the exercise).

Now here are your Midseason 2023 Cubs prospect rankings!

1. Pete Crow-Armstrong (98)

2. Ben Brown (92)

3. Cade Horton (92)

4. Kevin Alcántara (89)

5. Owen Caissie (89)

6. Jordan Wicks (87)

7. Miguel Amaya (86)

8. Matt Mervis (80)

9. Jackson Ferris (79)

10. Alexander Canario (78)

11. James Triantos (77)

12. Moises Ballesteros (76)

13. Cristian Hernández (70)

14. Brennen Davis (67)

15. Haydn McGeary (65)

16. Daniel Palencia (65)

17. DJ Herz (65)

18. Ed Howard (58)

19. Kohl Franklin (52)

20. Luke Little (52)

21. Pablo Aliendo (51)

22. BJ Murray (51)

23. Porter Hodge (51)

24. Bailey Horn (51)

25. Jefferson Rojas (49)

26. Yonathan Perlaza (49)

27. Jake Slaughter (49)

28. Kevin Made (48)

29. Caleb Kilian (47)

30. Drew Gray (46)

31. Luis Devers (46)

32. Luis Vazquez (45)

33. Chase Strumpf (45)

34. Brandon Birdsell (41)

35. Nazier Mulé (40)

36. Michael Arias (39)

37. Riley Thompson (37)

38. Cam Sanders (35)

39. Derniche Valdez (34)

40. Yohendrick Pinango (33)

A huge thank you to everyone that participated in this exercise. I’m considering it a huge success, especially for something that hasn’t been done before, as far as I’m aware. I expect it to be back again, don’t you worry!

For all the other rankings at NSB, follow the links below!

Greg Huss’ Top 40

Todd Johnson’s Top 40

Greg Zumach’s Top 40

North Side Bound Cumulative Top 40