2012 Chicago Cubs Top Prospects: Keith Law Ranks 1B Anthony Rizzo No. 1

Keith Law of ESPN has released his latest top prospect rankings, number the top ten Chicago Cubs, starting with one of their newest Cubs:

Chicago Cubs
1. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (36)
2. Brett Jackson, OF (89)
3. Javier Baez, SS (95)
4. Trey McNutt, RHP
5. Zach Cates, RHP
6. Welington Castillo, C
7. Dillon Maples, RHP
8. Josh Vitters, 3B
9. Reggie Golden, OF
10. Matt Szczur, CF

As we can see, the newly-acquired Anthony Rizzo is ranked 36th among the top MLB prospects -- not great for being the team's best prospect. The Cubs traded for Rizzo on January 26th, sending Andrew Cashner and Kyung-Min Na to the San Diego Padres.


Related: Chicago Cubs Top 20 Prospects for 2012

The Cubs also have a new face at No. 3, Javier Baez whom the club drafted in the 1st round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. The 19-year-old shortstop has only played in 5 games during his young pro career, yet his raw potential has him ranked not only as the Cubs' No. 3 prospect, but as the 95th overall prospect.

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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