For those of you who were not around last year, this is where I search the internet to find as many Top 10 Prospect lists for the Cubs as I can. Then, using a formula of 10 points for 1st, 9 points for 2nd, etc. I assign points for each of the lists, add them up and sort the total points from highest to lowest to give me a composite Top 10.
For this, the 2012 version 1.0, I found 8 websites with 9 different lists. You can find links to each listing at the Cubs Composite Top Prospects page. I will update this list in late January or early February, as I expect at least a couple more lists to be posted by then.
So, without further ado, here they are your 2012 Composite Top 10 Cubs Prospects:
|2012 Composite Top Prospects|
|Others earning points:|
|Chris Carpenter (13), Junior Lake (12), Rafael Dolis (8), Reggie Golden (6), Zeke DeVoss (5), Jae-Hoon Ha (3), Pin-Chieh Chen (3), Austin Kirk (2), Anthony Zych (2), Marco Hernandez (2), Dae-Eun Rhee (1).|
A few interesting tidbits from this exercise:
- Either Brett Jackson or Javier Baez was the top prospect on all 9 lists, with Jackson receiving 6 first place votes and Baez 3.
- After the top 2, only Matt Szczur was named on all 9 lists, receiving six 3rds, a 5th, a 7th and an 8th.
- 8 players (from Reggie Golden to Dae-Eun Rhee on the others receiving points list) were named on only one list, showing just how diversified the opinions are regarding top prospects.