It's no secret that the Chicago Cubs possess more exciting players in the minor leagues than they do in the major leagues. As sad as it is, most of the core of the team's future hasn't played a major league game yet.
While the Cubs have gotten mixed results from their top prospects, there are a select few who deserve a shot at the big leagues this season.
If nothing else, calling up a couple of top prospects who are expected to be ready by Opening Day next season will let them take their lumps when it doesn't really matter. That isn't to say that they won't take their lumps in 2015, but it could really ease the transition process.
For these five prospects, promotions are in order by September at the latest.