Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/17/14

Five Players to Watch: Rookie and Short Season-A Ball It is time once again to look beyond the top 20 lists and explore the other players in the Cubs’ organization that may have an impact on the Major League club down the road. Over the years, the CCO has profiled players such as Arismendy Alcantara […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/10/14

Greetings to everyone at the CCO! With the Winter League seasons over and Opening Day for the Minor Leagues weeks away, it’s time to step away from reporting and move to more feature articles.  For the fourth year, the Down on the Farm Report returns to a popular feature entitled Bubble Players and Bubble Busters. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/03/14

Winter League Wrap-up It seems the winter leagues opened just yesterday, but we are already at the Caribbean World Series and the Australian Baseball League playoffs. Altogether, 28 players that belonged to the Cubs system at one time or another during the 2013-2014 off-season played winter ball. The notable performers, along with a recap of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/27/14

With winter leagues beginning to wrap up its seasons, the number of Cubs’ prospects still playing winter ball has dwindled down to just a few. Carlos Pimentel made an appearance in the Dominican League after a long hiatus. Meanwhile, Ryan Searle continues to remain among the league leaders in the Australian Baseball League. For more, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/20/14

This week saw many of the round-robin phases of the Caribbean Leagues coming to a climax. Frank Batista and Cibaenas battled for a playoff spot in the DWL, while Jonathan Mota and Ponce tried to keep their hopes alive in the Roberto Clemente League. Meanwhile, Caracas improved their standing in the VWL, thanks to Yoanner […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/13/14

Heading into the final weeks of round-robin play, the post-season is tightening up across the Caribbean. Ponce remained in contention in the Roberto Clemente League thanks to infielder Jonathan Mota, while pitchers Yoanner Negrin and Eduardo Figueroa helped keep their teams’ hopes afloat in Venezuela. Details are inside today’s report.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/06/14

A belated Happy New Year! The beginning of the New Year saw the return to action for Eduardo Figueroa and Yoanner Negrin after a long layoff, while Frank Batista and Jonathan Mota received steady work as their teams tried to advance in the playoffs. Find out how they did in today’s report. And two announcements […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/30/13

As is typical around the holidays, the action was pretty light for Cubs’ prospects in the Winter Leagues. The DWL started their playoffs and Frank Batista was able to make a positive impact. Meanwhile, the Mexican Pacific League, the Roberto Clemente League, and the VWL all look to close out their regular season. And, one […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/23/13

As we head into the holidays, the winter seasons begin to wind down and prepare for the playoffs. This past week pitching was still the story as several players who may have been thought to be done for the winter, such as Jeffry Antigua, Alberto Cabrera, and Eduardo Figueroa, resurfaced. Meanwhile, both Frank Batista and […]

Top Five Moments of the 2013 Season in the Cubs Minor League System

The Cubs’ farm system had a very memorable 2013 season. Several players, even the ones not making headlines, showed a lot of improvement on the field. Three of the Cubs’ affiliates made the post-season and the Daytona Cubs were the last team standing for the third time in six seasons. So with another year coming […]