Cub fans love their prospects.
Kerry Wood and Mark Prior were supposed to anchor the pitching staff until at least 2015.
Kosuke Fukudome was no kid, but the team had high hopes as soon as he left the Tokyo airport.
The latest future star in the eyes of Northsiders is Starlin Castro. The youngster from the Dominican Republic made a beeline for the Major Leagues and drove in six runs in his debut outing earlier this month. Saturday, he homered to help the Cubs beat Texas.
Castro was born in 1990. (1990!) He’s barely 20…but his rookie cards are helping power the newly-released 2010 Bowman set.
Castro Mania got one columnist thinking about the business of prospecting.