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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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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