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Chicago Cubs preliminary prospect grade distribution

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Jorge Soler
Jorge Soler
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I am working on the Chicago Cubs Top 20 Prospects for 2015 list. Here is the current grade break down of the 45 players under study:

Grade A:   Two
Grade A-:   Two
Grade B+:   Two
Grade B:    Two
Grade B-:   Five
Grade C+:   13
Grade C:    19

There is considerable play there with some of the half-grades, particularly at the B-/C+ boundary.

Feel free to speculate!

Here are the 45 guys under study in case you missed the latest update:

Chicago Cubs 45 players

Albert Almora OF
Gioskar Amaya 2B-C
Jeffrey Baez OF
Dallas Beeler RHP
Corey Black RHP
Paul Blackburn RHP
Kris Bryant 3B
Victor Caratini C-3B
Jeimer Candelario 3B
Dylan Cease RHP
Trevor Clifton RHP
Rashad Crawford OF
Shawon Dunston JR OF
C.J. Edwards RHP
Jake Hannemann OF
Marco Hernandez SS
Eloy Jimenez OF
Eric Jokisch LHP
Pierce Johnson RHP
Erick Leal RHP
Rafael Lopez C
Jonathan Martinez RHP
Billy McKinney OF
Jefferson Mejia RHP
Kevonte Mitchell OF
James Norwood RHP
Juan Carlos Paniagua RHP
Starling Peralta RHP
Bijan Rademacher OF
Armando Rivero RHP
Donn Roach RHP
Addison Russell SS
Carson Sands LHP
Kyle Schwarber C-OF
Jorge Soler OF
Justin Steele LHP
Jake Stinnett RHP
Matt Szczur OF
Gleyber Torres SS
Jen-Ho Tseng RHP
Duane Underwood RHP
Christian Villanueva 3B
Dan Vogelbach 1B
Mark Zagunis C-OF
Rob Zastrynzny LHP