The Cubs are still in the process of retooling their farm system. The organization has some decent prospects at the higher levels of minor league baseball, but most of their best prospects are plying their trade at the lower levels.
There are a handful of Cubs minor leaguers that you will see in Mesa, but in all likelihood the more notable prospects—Junior Lake, Jorge Soler, Christian Villanueva, Javier Baez, Arodys Vizcaino—will not make the Opening Day roster.
That is, however, not to say that once Spring Training concludes they will return to the teams with which they finished the 2012 season. Nor should it be expected the teams they begin the 2013 season will be the same when the year wraps up.
The following is where you should expect to see the top five of the Cubs’ Top 10 Prospects list finish the 2013 season.