Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/12/15

Position Analysis – Right Field The organizational position analysis continues with a look at a position that may hold the key to how the system is shaped for 2016: Right Field. Right Field While its number 9 on your scorecard, right field is not a position of least importance as most teams look for major […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/09/15

It was a week of comings and goings for Cubs’ prospects as Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year Carlos Pimentel made his winter debut in the DWL. In Arizona, catcher Willson Contreras had to be shut down for the rest of the off-season with an injury. Pitching dominated the rest of the leagues as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/05/15

Position Analysis – Center Field The position analysis series has moved back to the middle and continues with look at a position that is just loaded with prospects: Center field. Center Field The front office made a good deal in the off-season, trading two unwanted players for a one-year rental in veteran Dexter Fowler. The […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/02/15

The Iowa Cubs take center stage for this week as outfielder Adron Chambers and pitcher Armando Rivero made their winter debuts in Venezuela. In Mexico, Christian Villanueva is still shredding LMP pitching while Ryan Buchter is emerging as a reliable closer. And in the Dominican Republic, Arismendy Alcantara remains consistent. In the Arizona Fall League, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/29/15

Position Analysis – Left Field The position analysis series moves from the infield to the outfield, first up one of the corner spots. Today, the CCO takes a look at a position that has a lot of promise: Left Field. Left Field It was a mixed bag for the Cubs in left field at the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/26/15

With the Cubs’ 2015 season unfortunately in the rear view mirror, the focus now turns to warmer climes where baseball is still being played. Tennessee’s Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario remain among the league leaders in the Arizona Fall League. Myrtle Beach reliever David Garner has now joined the Smokies’ duo in putting up good […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/22/15

Position Analysis – Third Base The position analysis series continues with a look at a position which is still rich in talent after the promotion of the potential National League Rookie of the Year: Third Base. Third Base After everything that has transpired with the Cubs this season, it is hard to believe that Rookie […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/19/15

Welcome to the CCO’s coverage of off-season baseball! In today’s edition we focus on third base and hot starts. Jeimer Candelario is so far taking the Arizona Fall League by storm, while Christian Villanueva has been hard to stop in the Mexican Pacific League. And down in Venezuela, infielder Bryant Flete has not only excelled […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/15/15

Position Analysis – Shortstop Even with three shortstops on the Major League roster there is still a lot of talent at the position throughout the organization. Next up in the position analysis series is a look at the other shortstops in the Cubs system. Shortstop There was a changing of the guard at the Major […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/12/15

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: Pitchers This is the second of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2015 Arizona Fall League, which begins on Oct. 13. The first report focused on the position players and manager Mark Johnson. Today, the CCO will be looking at the pitchers the Cubs have […]