ANAHEIM CA - JULY 11: U.S. Futures All-Star Brett Jackson #13 of the Chicago Cubs fields a pop fly during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 11 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

MLB Top Prospects 2012: Cubs, White Sox In Bottom Ten Of Keith Law's Organizational Rankings

A trio of Cubs earn the honors as top prospects in the MLB.

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Cubs Roster 2012: Anthony Rizzo To Remain In Minor Leagues For Interleague Games

The newest word from the Chicago Cubs is the old word: Top prospect 1B Anthony Rizzo will remain in the minor leagues. According to Cubs manager Dale Sveum, the Cubs will not summon Rizzo to play designated hitter in the upcoming interleague matchups:

Rizzo has been dominating the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, hitting an overwhelming .474 weighted on-base average (wOBA) with 17 home runs. Meanwhile, the Cubs offense has struggled to score runs in the 2012 MLB season and has hit a .301 wOBA collectively as a team -- good for fifth worst in the MLB.

For more on the Chicago Cubs, check out the Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. And to learn more about the latest MLB prospect news and ratings, drop by Minor League Ball with John Sickels.

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Anthony Rizzo Update: Cubs Prospect Sits With Wrist Soreness

The Chicago Cubs' top prospect, 1B Anthony Rizzo left his most recent Triple-A game in the sixth inning with wrist soreness. The hot-hitting first base prospect is now day-to-day, but his sudden absence from the game had Cubs fans on Twitter speculating that the Cubs front office had called up the 22-year-old.

On Monday, GM Jed Hoyer put those speculations to rest:

The Chicago Cubs are currently mired in a 12-game losing streak and have fallen to a 15-23 record, good for worst in the MLB, tied only with the Minnesota Twin who are also at 15-23.

For more on the Chicago Cubs, check out the Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. And to learn more about the latest MLB prospect news and ratings, drop by Minor League Ball with John Sickels.

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2012 MLB Top Prospects: Chicago Cubs Have 4 Top Prospects According To Baseball America

Baseball America has just released their highly anticipated ranking of the Top 100 MLB Prospects.The Washington Nationals phenom OF Bryce Harper comes in with the No. 1 overall ranking, closely followed by the Tampa Bay Rays' top pitching young gun, SP Matt Moore.

The Cubs do not make an appearance until No. 32 with their young, seemingly MLB-ready OF Brett Jackson:

32 Brett Jackson of, Cubs Age: 23. ETA: 2012.
Steadily moving up the charts (38th on last year's Top 100) like a Foo Fighters song.

Jackson spent the 2011 season split between Double-A and Triple-A, hitting a combined .274/.379/.490 through 512 PAs. He is currently blocked by LF Alfonso Soraino, CF Marlon Byrd and RF David DeJesus, but he is still expected find his way into some playing time in 2012.

The other three Cubs prospects in the Top 100 include No. 47 1B Anthony Rizzo, the 22-year-old slugger acquired in the RHP Andrew Cashner trade, No. 61 SS Javier Baez, the Cubs' top pick in the 2011 Rule 4 Draft, and No. 64 OF Matt Szczur, a former football star at Villanova University.

For more on the Cubs prospects and world of minor league baseball, drop by Minor League Ball with John Sickels. Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more Cubs news and notes.

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