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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Cubs Land Seven Players in Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 Prospect List

For the second year in a row, Baseball Prospectus placed seven players from the Cubs system in its Top 101 Prospect List. Addison Russell (2), Kris Bryant (5), Jorge Soler (19), Albert Almora (38), Kyle Schwarber (77), Billy McKinney (81) and Pierce Johnson (83) landed in the pre-season ranking. Last year, Javier Baez (4), Kris […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/09/15

Winter Leagues Wrap-Up It seems as if the winter leagues opened just yesterday, and they’ve already concluded the Caribbean World Series and the Australian Baseball League playoffs. Altogether, 28 players that belonged to the Cubs system at one time or another in the 2014-15 off-season wound up playing winter ball. The notable performers, along with […]


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Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Baseball America’s 2015 Prospect Handbook arrived Thursday with the Minor League Player of the Year, the Cubs’ Kris Bryant, on the cover. Baseball America posted its list of the top 10 prospects last month. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, Kyle Schwarber and C.J. Edwards comprise the top five. And Billy McKinney, Albert Almora, Gleyber […]


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Cubs System Ranked No. 1 by Baseball America

The Chicago Cubs have claimed the top spot in Baseball America’s talent rankings in the publication’s 2015 Prospect Handbook. The Cubs moved up three spots from last year’s ranking and will begin the season as the No. 1 system in the game according to Baseball America. Baseball America joins ESPN’s Keith Law and the Sporting […]


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Cubs Top The Sporting News Organizational Rankings

The accolades for the Cubs system continued Wednesday when the team topped the Sporting News’ organizational rankings. The Sporting News followed Keith Law in naming the Cubs the best organization in the game heading into the 2015 season. And the top spot was earned on because of the bats in the system such as Kris […]


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Jim Callis Includes OF Billy McKinney in Beyond Top 100 Prospect Report and Cubs News from the Farm

Six Cubs landed in MLB Pipeline’s top 100 prospect list that was released Friday. Kris Bryant (2), Addison Russell (5), Jorge Soler (22), C.J. Edwards (47), Kyle Schwarber (49) and Albert Almora (57) made it on the ranking compiled by Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo. And there was another player in the Cubs’ system that […]


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Kris Bryant’s Power is the Best in the Minors and Cubs News from the Farm

MLB Pipeline continued its look at the top prospects in the game Monday with Jim Callis’ list of the top tools in the minor leagues. The Cubs placed six players in MLB Pipeline’s top 100 prospect list that was released Friday. Kris Bryant (2), Addison Russell (5), Jorge Soler (22), C.J. Edwards (47), Kyle Schwarber […]


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