ESPN's top prospect analyst, Keith Law, has released his latest Top 50 Prospects ratings -- and among the prospect are three newly-acquired members of the Chicago Cubs.
Law ranks SS Javier Baez, the Cubs' first round pick in the 2011 Amateur Draft, at No. 35, saying his power and speed have impressed, though his lack of patience may be problem. He also rates OF Albert Almora, the Cubs' first 2012 draft pick, at No. 47, saying Almora should be able to hit and defend at the big league level.
He also dropped OF Jorge Soler into the No. 50 spot. The Cubs acquired Soler as an international free agent out of Cuba, and the young outfielder remains a high-ceiling wild card for the north side:
50. Jorge Soler, OF, Chicago Cubs (age 20)
Current level: TBD
Preseason ranking: N/A
The toolsy outfielder should make his pro debut next week, at which point we'll start to see how polished he is, or isn't, as a hitter.
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