Outfielder Brett Jackson is considered by many to be the Cubs' top prospect.
Baseball America released their annual farm system rankings today, and the Cubs came in at 14th. Last year, Baseball America ranked the Cubs' farm system two spots lower, at 16th.
14th is about what I would've guessed at the moment for the Cubs, but there's no doubt the farm system is going to continue to improve a ton with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod, and the rest of the Cubs' new front office superteam running the show. Heck, if they sign highly touted Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler - as they're considered the favorites to once he becomes a free agent -, you might as well move them up another spot or two in these rankings.
The main issue with the Cubs' farm system right now is without question their lack of starting pitching talent. There's not one guy you look at right now in the system and think, "He's going to be a front-of-the-rotation starter." If a couple starting pitchers can break out this year, expect the farm system to be ranked in the top 10 in Baseball America's 2013 rankings.
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