Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Monday’s Power Alley (MLB Network Radio) to talk about the … [Read More...]

Report: Cubs Among the Nine Teams Showing Strong Interest in Lazarito Armenteros

Jesse Sanchez confirmed Tuesday what was reported at the end of last week. The Cubs are one of the nine teams with strong interest in signing 16-year old Lazaro ‘Lazarito’ Armenteros. The Cubs, … [Read More...]

Former Top Prospect Trey McNutt Signs Minor Deal with Padres, Cubs Release Kevin Encarnacion

There were several moves involving Cubs’ minor league players announced Monday. RHP Trey McNutt signed a minor league contract with the Padres. The Cubs released OF Kevin Encarnacion, LHP Carlos A. … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Arrieta Used Dry Deliveries as Part of Off-Season Program and Other Cubs News

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers: 10 Days Jake Arrieta changed his off-season routine coming off a career year in order to be better prepared for the upcoming season according to a report from the … [Read More...]

Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: Catchers

Catching depth was a major concern going into last year's Spring Training, but it could be argued that the Cubs have some of the best in the majors going into this year. The overall catching position … [Read More...]

Cubs to Embrace the Target, Embrace Expectations

As Joe Maddon celebrates his 62nd birthday and prepares for the start of his second Spring Training with the Cubs, expectations around his team have reached, and quite possibly surpassed, all-time … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospect Profile: RHP David Berg

One of the top 31 prospects in the Cubs’ system, according to Baseball America, is RHP David Berg. The Cubs selected Berg in the sixth round of last June’s Draft. Berg turns 23 in late March (March … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Long-Term Extension Still a Possibility for Jake Arrieta? And Other Cubs News and Notes

Jake Arrieta set a record Friday when he and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms on a one-year, $10.7 million contract for the upcoming season. Arrieta received the biggest contract ever … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/08/16

Winter League Wrap-up It seems as if the winter leagues opened just yesterday, and we are already concluded the Caribbean World Series and the Australian Baseball League playoffs. Altogether, 30 … [Read More...]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Arrieta Avoids Arbitration, Epstein and Hoyer Talk and BA Ranks the System

Congratulations to Peyton Manning, John Elway and the Denver Broncos for winning Super Bowl 50 … It was a pretty busy three days for the Cubs as the sports world focused on the Super Bowl and the … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Monday’s Power Alley (MLB Network Radio) to talk about the organization and top prospects. Jason McLeod went into … [Read More...]

Former Top Prospect Trey McNutt Signs Minor Deal with Padres, Cubs Release Kevin Encarnacion

There were several moves involving Cubs’ minor league players announced Monday. RHP Trey McNutt signed a minor league contract with the Padres. The Cubs released OF Kevin Encarnacion, LHP Carlos A. Rodriguez, 3B Carlos Jimenez and OF Kevin Brown. … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospect Profile: RHP David Berg

One of the top 31 prospects in the Cubs’ system, according to Baseball America, is RHP David Berg. The Cubs selected Berg in the sixth round of last June’s Draft. Berg turns 23 in late March (March 28). Berg started his pro career with … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/08/16

Winter League Wrap-up It seems as if the winter leagues opened just yesterday, and we are already concluded the Caribbean World Series and the Australian Baseball League playoffs. Altogether, 30 players that belonged to the Cubs system at one time … [Read More...]

Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2016

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook arrived Friday with a new Cubs prospect list and a comprehensive look at the farm system. Baseball America released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs’ system in November. A 19-year old shortstop … [Read More...]

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Cubs System Ranked No. 20 in Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook is out and the best system in the game prior to last season dropped to 20th in baseball after graduating four impact players to the Major Leagues. The Cubs system is ranked No. 20 in the newest handbook, … [Read More...]

Cubs Sign RHP Tommy Nance to Minor League Contract

The Cubs posted Thursday on the official transaction page that the team signed RHP Tommy Nance to a minor league contract on Feb. 1. Tommy Nance turns 25 on March 19 and pitched last season for the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier … [Read More...]

Cubs Minor League Projections and News from Down on the Farm

MiLB.com’s Prospect Projections series shifted to the NL Central Division. Sam Dykstra took a look at the players that could have an impact in the Cubs’ division during the upcoming season and Major League projections for the teams’ top … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/01/16

It’s Caribbean World Series time again, and the CCO provides a preview of all the participants. Making an appearance in the tournament will pitchers Fernando Cruz and Andres Santiago, who helped propel Santurce to an upset victory in the Mexican … [Read More...]

Six Cubs Prospects Land in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 List for 2016

MLB Pipeline released its ranking of the Top 100 Prospects in the game. And for the second straight year, six Cubs cracked the list. SS Gleyber Torres (28), C Willson Contreras (50), 2B/OF Ian Happ (76), RHP Duane Underwood Jr. (77), OF Albert … [Read More...]

The CCO Talks Cubs Middle Infield Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U gave the third of a five week series of interviews talking minor league prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. Wednesday’s … [Read More...]

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