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Chicago Cubs preliminary prospect grade distribution breakdown

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Joe Maddon
Joe Maddon
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Here is the first draft grade distribution for 35 Chicago Cubs prospects, listed below. There is considerable play here in the B/B-/C+ territory.

Grade A: Zero
Grade A-: Zero
Grade B+: One
Grade B: Three
Grade B-: Seven
Grade C+: 11
Grade C: 13

This may seem down compared to recent Cubs lists due to all the recent graduations, but a large number of the C+/B- guys could be much higher once they get more experience and we get more data. Overall I still like this system.

Chicago Cubs 35 players

Albert Almora OF
Pedro Araujo RHP
David Berg RHP
Corey Black RHP
Paul Blackburn RHP
Jeimer Candelario 3B
Victor Caratini C
Dylan Cease RHP
Trevor Clifton RHP
Willson Contreras C
Oscar De La Cruz RHP
Donnie Dewees OF
Carl Edwards, Jr RHP
Wladimir Galindo 3B
Ian Happ OF-2B
Bryan Hudson LHP
Eloy Jimenez OF
Pierce Johnson RHP
Ryan Kellogg LHP
Eddy Martinez OF
Billy McKinney OF
Preston Morrison RHP
Carson Sands LHP
Justin Steele LHP
Jake Stinnett RHP
Gleyber Torres SS
Jen-Ho Tseng RHP
Kyle Twomey LHP
Duane Underwood RHP
Christian Villanueva INF
Dan Vogelbach 1B
Ryan Williams RHP
Darryl Wilson OF
Chesny Young 2B
Mark Zagunis OF