Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/17/14

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

FanGraphs Top 100 and More Ink for the Cubs Prospects

FanGraphs posted its ranking of the top 100 prospects in the game this past week and has been the case with most publications, the Cubs are heavily represented. The top two prospects in the Cubs system, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, made it into FanGraphs top 10. Baez was ranked No. 4 behind Byron Buxton […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects and the Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Power Alley (MLB Network Radio/XM Radio) Tuesday as part of their look at the farm systems across the league. Outside of the standard questions about Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora, in which McLeod gave a little more detail on each player, he […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/10/14

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 fourth year, the Down on the Farm Report returns to a popular feature entitled Bubble Players and Bubble Busters. […]

Cubs Prospects Named to a Dream Team and Other News from Down on the Farm

Bernie Pleskoff released his prospect dream teams for the National League and American League this week. And four Cubs farmhands made his NL squad, along with two Pirates and two Cardinals prospects. At first base is the Cubs’ slugger Dan Vogelbach and the 21-year old can flat out hit according to Pleskoff, and everyone else […]

Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2014

Baseball America’s 2014 Prospect Handbook arrived Wednesday with the Twins’ Miguel Sano on the cover and more positive news about the Cubs’ farm system. Like Baseball Prospectus (No. 2) and Keith Law (No. 4), Baseball America ranked the Cubs’ organization in the top five in baseball. The Cubs system came in at No. 4 in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/03/14

Winter League Wrap-up It seems the winter leagues opened just yesterday, but we are already at the Caribbean World Series and the Australian Baseball League playoffs. Altogether, 28 players that belonged to the Cubs system at one time or another during the 2013-2014 off-season played winter ball. The notable performers, along with a recap of […]

Keith Law’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2014

ESPN’s Keith Law concluded his week-long look at the best prospects in the game Friday with his top 10 lists for each of the National League teams. Keith Law, as has been the case with nearly every Cubs prospects list, ranked Javier Baez at the best young player in the Cubs’ system followed by Kris […]

Six Cubs Land in Keith Law’s Ranking of the Top 100 Prospects

Keith Law’s week long look at the minor league system continued Wednesday morning with his list of the top 100 prospects in the game and to no surprise the Twins’ Byron Buxton topped his ranking. Six of the top players in the Cubs’ system made it into his ranking of the top prospects in the […]

Keith Law Ranks Cubs System Fourth Best in Baseball

The Cubs farm system received more accolades on Tuesday morning when Keith Law released his ranking of the 30 farm systems. Baseball Prospectus recently placed the Cubs behind the Twins and ahead of the Pirates for the second best system in the game. Keith Law thinks the Cubs have the fourth best system in baseball […]