The CCO Talks Cubs Pitching Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U gave the fourth 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. This past Wednesday’s program addressed the pitching prospects in the Cubs’ system. Here are excerpts from […]

Cubs Prospect Profile: RHP Ryan Williams

RHP Ryan Williams went from a tenth round draft pick to the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year in less than 18 months. Williams pitched his way into Baseball America’s Cubs prospect list and he could find himself pitching at Wrigley Field at some point during the upcoming season. Ryan Williams put together an […]

Keith Law’s Top 100 Prospects Includes Six Cubs, Gleyber Torres Checks in at No. 15

Keith Law released his ranking of the top prospects in the game. And the organization that Law thinks is the fourth best in baseball has six players in his top 100 prospect list. Gleyber Torres is considered the Cubs best prospect and he checked in at No. 15 on Law’s list. Willson Contreras made it […]

Cubs System Lands at No. 4 on Keith Law’s Organizational Rankings

The Cubs farm system doesn’t have the high-profile prospects it did this time last year. The Cubs have a lot of depth and talent at every level of the organization. The top system in the game entering last season, slipped three spots in Keith Law’s organizational rankings. According to Keith Law, the Cubs have the […]

Cubs Prospect Profile: RHP Andury Acevedo

One of the few under the radar moves the Cubs made this off-season was signing RHP Andury Acevedo in mid-November. Baseball America is high enough on Acevedo to rank him as the 29th best prospect in the Cubs’ system. Acevedo was a minor league free agent the Cubs scooped up and signed to a Major […]

Cubs Development of International Free Agents Recognized in Baseball America’s Prospect List

Eight of Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs prospects were signed as International free agents A recent report from Baseball America highlighted the most productive International programs in the game based on the number of prospects in the 2016 Prospect Handbook the team signed. Ben Badler said “it can be a challenge to evaluate how teams […]

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 detail about Gleyber Torres, Willson Contreras, Billy McKinney or ‘Billy Baseball’ as the Cubs call him, Duane […]

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. And INF Wes Darvill signed with a new team. Trey McNutt was the Cubs top pitching […]

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 Short-Season Eugene. After two appearances, posting a 1-0 record and picking […]

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 or another in the 2015-16 off-season would play winter ball. The notable performers, along with […]