Kyle Schwarber: MLB Pipeline’s Third Best Catching Prospect, A Baseball America Top 20 Prospect

MLB Pipeline is rolling out its rankings of the top 10 prospects by position, and a familiar name checked in at No. 3 in its ranking of the best young catchers in the game, Kyle Schwarber. The Cubs first round pick from last June’s Draft impressed at the plate during his pro debut. Schwarber ripped […]


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The CCO Talks Outfield Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

Last Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U was invited to talk minor league outfield prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. Here are some excerpts from that interview. Darin Pritchett: We are going to focus on some of the better outfielders in the Chicago Cubs […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/19/15

The winter league playoffs are coming close to its championship conclusion, with the finals set in the Dominican League as Junior Lake and his Oriente team will face Cibao and Carlos Pimentel. Santurce leads the standings in Puerto Rico thanks to some good games from Javier Baez. Obregon is still fighting to continue in Mexico […]


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The CCO Talks Cubs Minor Leagues on South Bend Cubs Radio

Last Tuesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U was invited to talk minor league infield prospects with South Bend Cubs new play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT Sportsbeat program. Here are some excerpts from that interview. Darin Pritchett: We’ve got to start at third base, because, everybody that is a Chicago Cubs […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/12/15

The highs and lows of playoff baseball were experienced by Cubs’ prospects over the last seven days. Despite hitting two home runs over the last week, Christian Villanueva and Obregon lost the series in the opening round of the Mexican League playoffs. Over in Puerto Rico, Santurce is thriving thanks to a big night and some […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 01/07/15

A player that is performing under the radar that may have some impact on the Cubs’ Major League roster is Jonathan Herrera. Signed to a minor league contract this off-season, the 30- year old infielder is a six year Major League veteran, playing with Colorado and Boston. A switch-hitter, Herrera has a career batting average […]


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Baseball America’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Baseball America released its list Monday of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization. To no surprise, Kris Bryant, Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year and the player on the cover on the 2015 Prospect Handbook, topped the list. Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, Kyle Schwarber and C.J. Edwards complete the top five of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/05/15

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/05/15 A Happy New Year to all! The playoffs are in full swing in the Caribbean Leagues, with some surprising performances. Joseph Ortiz was able to close out his winter with three good outings, while Jonathan Herrera has been swinging a hot bat in Venezuela. In the Dominican […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/02/15

Position Analysis – Lower Minors Today, the CCO completes its off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, High-A Myrtle Beach, and Low-A South Bend, we now look at the prospects in the lower minor leagues. Starters and Relievers – Lower Minors As exciting […]


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Kris Bryant Wraps Up Year on the Cover of Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook

Kris Bryant was the best player in the minor leagues last season. And it might be easier to list the awards he did not receive than the ones he did after putting up, for lack of a better word, ridiculous numbers in 138 games between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. For the season, Kris Bryant […]


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