MLB Pipeline Split on Cubs Organizational Ranking, Bryant and Soler Top Law’s List of 20 Impact Prospects

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo released their organizational rankings Tuesday, and Mayo took the Twins over the Cubs on his list while Callis chose the Cubs over the Twins. Callis and Mayo agree that the Cubs, Twins and Red Sox own the top three farm systems in the game. Jim Callis has been constant with […]


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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, spent time Monday with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette (Power Alley – MLB Network Radio) talking about the top prospects in the Cubs’ system. McLeod provided a little more information than usual on Addison Russell and Kris Bryant while stating the Cubs […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/23/15

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


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Baseball America Names Kris Bryant No. 1 Prospect, Six Cubs Land in Top 100 List

Baseball America released its list of the top 100 prospects in the game Thursday night, and Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year for 2014, Kris Bryant, was named the best prospect in the game. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell were two of the top three players on Baseball America’s top 100 and four […]


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Cubs Prospect Tim Saunders Set to Return in Spring Training

The CCO has learned directly from Tim Saunders that he will be reporting to Spring Training this year with the hopes of resuming his career. There had been some doubt as to whether Saunders would return after injuries cut short his past two seasons. Saunders was selected by the Cubs in the 32nd round of […]


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FanGraphs Ranking of Top 200 Prospects Includes 11 Cubs, Kris Bryant Tops the List

Prospect ranking season continued Tuesday with FanGraphs’ list of the top 200 prospects. Kris Bryant topped FanGraphs ranking and the Cubs landed 11 total players among the top 200 prospects. For comparison, Keith Law had four Cubs in his top 100, seven Cubs ended up in Baseball Prospectus’ top 101 list and MLB Pipeline placed […]


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The CCO Talks Pitching and Catching Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

Last Friday, the CCO’s very own Tom U was invited to talk minor league pitching and catching prospects with Rick Carter on WSBT on South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. Here are some excerpts from that interview. Rick Carter: Let’s talk some baseball. With pitchers and catchers set to report, the earliest clubs on February 18. The […]


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Baseball Prospectus Ranks Cubs System the Best in the Game

The Cubs completed the sweep Monday when Baseball Prospectus ranked its farm system the best in baseball. Baseball Prospectus released its rankings of the 30 organizations in the game. And the Cubs were ranked No. 1 followed by the Twins, Dodgers, Rangers and Mets. The Cubs system has been viewed as the best in baseball […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/16/15

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 fifth year, the Down on the Farm Reports returns to a popular feature entitled … Bubble Players and Bubble […]


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Cubs Have Built Catching Depth and News from Down on the Farm

The front office saw a major weakness in the farm system during the 2013 season and spent last year adding catching to the organization. And there is depth at the catching position behind the big league backstops and the well-known names in the organization. While there are questions if Kyle Schwarber, Victor Caratini and Mark […]


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