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Chicago Cubs: Top 10 prospects

Cubs outfield prospect Billy McKinney has the bat to contribute, but will there be an opening for him anytime soon? Cliff Welch/Icon SMI

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I've ranked every farm system, as well as the top 100 MLB prospects of 2016. Below, I've ranked at least the top 10 Cubs prospects, plus an overview of the system and any other names of note. I also discuss any prospects who might help the big league club in 2016, prospects whose stock has taken a big hit in the past year and a sleeper prospect (or two) I think can jump into the main top 100 list for 2017.

A few quick notes: (1) Just as in my other prospect files, I use the 20 to 80 grading scale when scouting these prospects; and (2) if the prospect is in my top 100, clicking on his ranking will take you to the page his scouting profile is on.

Non-Insider subscribers: Check out the free Baltimore Orioles top-10 prospects report to see what these entail.