Baseball America has a list of their top 10 Cubs prospects. But more disturbing is this paragraph from the accompanying article:
"Their only homegrown regular last year was Corey Patterson, once envisioned as a future cornerstone. But Patterson has proven a stubborn hitter who’s either unwilling or unable to make adjustments, and his .602 on-base plus slugging percentage was the second-worst among big leaguers with at least 450 at-bats. The only other proven big league regular signed by Chicago since 1998 is Eric Hinske, who was traded before he appeared in a game for the Cubs."
That's horrendous. On the pitching side, Ben Christensen never panned out. Prior has been great when he has been able to pitch. Zambrano is a stud. Angel Guzman had a nice run in the Arizona Fall League recently, but injuries have held him back. Other prospects have yet to produce. Felix Pie got hurt. Brian Dopirak went from bashing homers to to hitting only .235 with 16 homers. I can't even tell you what became of Luis Montanez. But Jon Garland sure turned it on didn't he?