Regardless of what happens in the remainder of the 2014 season, Cubs fans should feel confident about the future of their lovable losers. Heck, the team may even be able to shed the nickname "lovable losers" in due time.
The reason for the hype surrounding a team that is 16 games below .500 is simple: talented prospects.
The Cubs are rich with talent in the minors, including some potential stars on the verge of being called up to the majors.
In fact, the Cubs have three of the top 10 prospects in baseball, including Kris Bryant, Addison Russel and Javier Baez, all of which are infielders capable of playing multiple positions.
The arrival of the the highly touted prospects in the Cubs minor league system is something that Cubs fans have been looking forward to since Cubs President Theo Epstein took over the team. Their arrivals will be a huge step in the rebuilding phase and signify the beginning of the Cubs' contention.
Here we break down five prospects sure to make a splash in 2015.