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The Cubs 40 Man Roster, Per  The Team Site

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Adbert Alzolay
Eddie Butler
Tyler Chatwood
Steve Cishek
Oscar De La Cruz
Brian Duensing
Carl Edwards, Jr.
Luke Farrell
Kyle Hendricks
Jon Lester
Dillon Maples
Alec Mills
Mike Montgomery
Brandon Morrow
Jose Quintana
Hector Rondon
Randy Rosario
Pedro Strop
Jen-Ho Tseng
Duane Underwood
Justin Wilson
Rob Zastryzny
Victor Caratini
Willson Contreras

Javier Baez
David Bote
Kris Bryant
Tommy La Stella 
Efren Navarro
Anthony Rizzo
Addison Russell
Ben Zobrist
Albert Almora, JR
Ian Happ
Jason Heyward
Kyle Schwarber
Mark Zagunis
  1. Donnie Dewees
  2. Title 2
  3. Title 3
  4. Title 4
  5. Title 5
Top-21 Hitting Prospects
The Details
Hitters are evaluated on their likelihood to reach 3000 at-bats at the major league level. Age, advancement, position played, power, speed, and anything else can play into the decision-making.
1.  Victor Caratini C
2. Mark Zagunis OF 
3.  Aramis Ademan SS
4. Miguel Amaya C
5.  Chesny Young IF
6.  Jason Vosler IF
7.  P J Higgins C
8.  David Bote IF
9.  DJ Wilson OF
10.  Eddy Martinez OF
11.  Wladimir Galindo 3B
12.  Nelson Velasquez OF
13. Vimael Machin IF
13.  Charcer Burks OF
14.   Brandon Hughes OF
15.  Trent Giambrone ZO
16.  Zack Short IF
17.  Austin Upshaw IF
18.  Kevonte Mitchell OF
19.  Jhonny Pereda C
20. Jonathan Sierra OF

Starting Pitchers

25 Pitchers Most Likely To Reach 1000 IP

August 14, 2017

1. Adbert Alzolay
2. Trevor Clifton
3. Tom Hatch
4. Alex Lange
5. Jen-Ho Tseng
6. Jose Albertos
7. Brendon Little
8. Oscar De La Cruz
9. Justin Steele
10. Rob Zastryzny
11. Michael Rucker
12. Alec Mills
13. Duane Underwood
14. Manuel Rondon
15. Cory Abbott
16. Keegan Thompson
17. Erling Moreno
18. Jeremiah Estrada
19. Ryan Kellogg
20. Jose Paulino
21. Duncan Robinson
22. Zach Hedges
23. Didier Vargas

Relief Pitchers

Five Other P Most Likely To Reach 300 IP

August 14, 2017

1. Dillon Maples
2. Luke Farrell
3. Cory Mazzoni
4. Justin Hancock
5. Randy Rosario

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Current Cubs Rankings

1.0 General Closer
2.0 General Set-Up Man
3.0 Leverage Reliever
4.0 Above-Average Reliever
5.0 Specialist
6.0 Innings Eater
7.0 Triple-A Shuttle Rider
8.0 Raw Prospect