This article is part of our Farm Futures series.
For the third year in a row, I will be going division by division, providing analysis on every fantasy-relevant prospect in baseball while also ranking those prospects in their respective systems. This means there will be 20-plus prospects ranked in certain systems and less than 10 prospects ranked in others. There is no point in listing an irrelevant prospect just to reach an arbitrary total of 10, 20 or 30. Similarly, it is unfortunate to not include information on highly relevant prospects just because that prospect was not one of his team's 10 or 20 best.
The fifth installment takes us to the 105 prospects you need to know in the National League Central.
I wrote the outlooks for most of the guys in the top 250 or so of the top 400 prospect rankings, so if you want more in depth analysis on someone, check out their player profile. Feel free to ask me any prospect-related questions in the comments section or on Twitter.
This is one of those systems where I could have written up just a dozen or so guys and had my bases pretty well covered, but there were a handful of guys I'm lower on who could be in the big leagues fairly soon that I wanted to touch on. It's the mark of a bad farm system when the top guys are all from the most recent draft class, and that is the case with the Cubs. To be fair, they nailed