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ESPN ranks Cubs #1 for Future Power Rankings

by - Senior Editor -

ESPN has released their latest article with the MLB Future Power Rankings on Thursday morning. The rankings measure how well each team is set up for sustained success for the next five seasons.

The main factors to determine the rankings were current talent (25%), future talent (45%), financial support (20%) and front office (10%).

The Chicago Cubs were ranked #1 in the rankings.

"What's truly amazing about the Cubs is they have done this all without being an ancient team that sacrificed its future for present gains," ESPN.com said. "Sure, Arodys Vizcaino would look nice in their bullpen right now, as would Zack Godley, but the Cubs built this roster retaining essentially all of their young talent. In fact, all top 10 players from Keith Law's top Cubs prospects heading into 2015 remain in the organization, as do eight of the 10 players on Law's 2014 list (Vizcaino and Arismendy Alcantara are the only ones missing). And that's just the farm system. In the majors are many graduated prospects with long major league careers ahead of them, players like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Javier Baez and the injured Kyle Schwarber."

The Top 10 teams in the rankings were the Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox, Rangers, Nationals, Mets, Cardinals, Indians, Pirates and Giants.

Cubs are currently 51-26 and lead the National League Central by 11 games over the St. Louis Cardinals.

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