Keith Law’s 2013 midseason top 50 prospects

Keith Law has just published his top 50 prospects at the midway point of the 2013 season. The Cubs have a number of players in that list. 

15. Kris Bryant
20. Jorge Soler
25. Albert Almora
27. Javier Baez
One of the honorable mentions is Arismendy Alcantara

That's a lot of talent in the minor leagues. Too bad Mark Appel wasn't available as he's the number 9 prospect in baseball. Not a whole lot of difference between 9 and 15, but Appel's path the big leagues is much clearer. 

The Cubs MLB team has sucked for awhile now, but the farm system has definitely improved. Unfortunately, there remains a lack of starting pitching talent in the system that the Cubs will need to address one way or another. 

For what it's worth, it sounds like Baseball America agrees that Kris Bryant is now the Cubs top prospect so Law isn't alone. 

UPDATE: Law's Top 50 is below

1. Byron Buxton, Twins
2. Oscar Taveras, Cardinals
3. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
4. Miguel Sano, Twins
5. Francisco Lindor, Indians
6. Addison Russsell, A's
7. Carlos Correa, Astros
8. Archie Bradley, Dbacks
9. Mark Appel, Astros
10. Taijuan Walker, M's
11. Dylan Bundy, O's
12. Christian Yelich, Marlins
13. Jameson Taillon, Pirates
14. Kyle Zimmer, Royals
15. Kris Bryant, Cubs
16. Corey Seager, Dodgers
17. Gregory Polanco, Pirates
18. Aaron Sanchez, Blue Jays
19. Kevin Gausman, O's
20. Jorge Soler, Cubs
20. Garin Cecchini, Red Sox
22. Nick Castellanos, Tigers
23, Jonathon Gray, Rockies
24. Jackie Bradley, Jr., Red Sox
25. Albert Almora, Cubs
26. Robert Stephenson, Reds
27. Javier Baez, Cubs
28. Eddie Butler, Rockies
29. George Springer, Astros
30. Kohl Stewart, Twins
31. Henry Owens, Red Sox
32. Michael Wacha, Cards
33. Jonathan Singleton, Astros
34. Noah Syndergaard, Mets
35. Taylor Guerrieri, Rays
36. Alen Hanson, Pirates
37. Kyle Crick, Giants
38. Alex Meyer, Twins
39. Jake Marisnick, Marlins
40. Raul Mondesi, Jr. Royals
41. Eddie Rosario, Twins
42. Jessie Biddle, Phillies
43. Luc Giolito, Nats
44. Eduardo Rodriguez, O's
45. Austin Hedges, Padres
46. Mike Foltynecwicz, Astros
47. Andrew Heaney, Marlins
48. Max Fried, Padres
49. Gary Sanchez, Yankees
50. Lucas Sims, Braves