Top 10 Prospects of Each NL Central Team

St.Louis Cardinals

One Sentence Summary: After the top two guys the system thins out fast and lacks star power, but should still produce its fair share of role players.

  1. Dylan Carlson, OF

  2. Nolan Gorman, 3B

  3. Andrew Knizner, C

  4. Ryan Helsley, RHP

  5. Elehuris Montero, 3B

  6. Zack Thompson, LHP

  7. Jhon Torres, OF

  8. Tommy Edman, INF

  9. Randy Arozarena, OF

  10. Lane Thomas, OF

Chicago Cubs

One Sentence Summary: One of the weaker systems in baseball could produce some flame-throwing relievers if the starting thing doesn’t work out, but the top two names are ones to watch very closely.

  1. Nico Hoerner, SS

  2. Brennen Davis, OF

  3. Miguel Amaya, C

  4. Adbert Alzolay, RHP

  5. Brailyn Marquez, LHP

  6. Cole Roederer, OF

  7. Chase Strumpf, 2B

  8. Aramis Ademan, SS

  9. Ryan Jensen, RHP

  10. Justin Steele, LHP

Pittsburgh Pirates

One Sentence Summary: This list would be less underwhelming without a certain Rays trade, but the upper half of the group all have everyday player upside.

  1. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B

  2. Mitch Keller, RHP

  3. Oneil Cruz, SS

  4. Travis Swaggerty, OF

  5. Calvin Mitchell, OF

  6. Lolo Sanchez, OF

  7. Quinn Priester, RHP

  8. Kevin Kramer, 2B

  9. Sammy Siani, OF

  10. Luis Escobar, RHP

Milwaukee Brewers

One Sentence Summary: The worst system in the game after the graduation of Hiura.

  1. Brice Turang, SS

  2. Trent Grisham, OF

  3. Tristen Lutz, OF

  4. Ethan Small, LHP

  5. Mario Feliciano, C

  6. Aaron Ashby, LHP

  7. Mauricio Dubon, SS/2B

  8. Corey Ray, OF

  9. Eduardo Garcia, SS

  10. Antoine Kelly, LHP

Cincinnati Reds

One Sentence Summary: While a lot of the value of the list relies on the top trio, there is some burgeoning upside on the latter half of the list.

  1. Jonathan India, 3B

  2. Taylor Trammell, OF

  3. Hunter Greene, RHP

  4. Tony Santillan, RHP

  5. Nick Lodolo, LHP

  6. Tyler Callihan, 2B/3B

  7. Jose Siri, OF

  8. Mike Siani, OF

  9. Tyler Stephenson, C

  10. Jose Garcia, SS

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