Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2016

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook arrived Friday with a new Cubs prospect list and a comprehensive look at the farm system. Baseball America released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs’ system in November. A 19-year old shortstop and the best catching prospect in the minor leagues were ranked one-two in the […]

The Daily CCO: The Reason Jason Heyward Wears No. 22, Albert Almora Jr. and Other Cubs News

Some players gladly take the number they are issued when they are called up to the big leagues or when a trade lands them with a new team. And there are players, like Jason Heyward, that has a reason for the number he wears. Shortly after the news hit the wire the Cubs agreed to […]

Cubs Minor League Projections and News from Down on the Farm

MiLB.com’s Prospect Projections series shifted to the NL Central Division. Sam Dykstra took a look at the players that could have an impact in the Cubs’ division during the upcoming season and Major League projections for the teams’ top prospects. Dykstra is basing his series on Steamer600 projections from FanGraphs. Dykstra explained, “Steamer600 takes previous […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Prospect Talk and Rankings, NRIs, David Ross and More Rumors

The final weekend in January started on a high note Friday for 18 players currently not on the Cubs’ 40-man roster when the Cubs announced the list of NRIs to Spring Training. And six of the non-roster invitees to big league camp are from the Cubs’ system. Six players made MLB Pipeline’s list of the […]

Six Cubs Prospects Land in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 List for 2016

MLB Pipeline released its ranking of the Top 100 Prospects in the game. And for the second straight year, six Cubs cracked the list. SS Gleyber Torres (28), C Willson Contreras (50), 2B/OF Ian Happ (76), RHP Duane Underwood Jr. (77), OF Albert Almora Jr. (86) and OF Billy McKinney (88) were included in MLB Pipeline’s Top […]

Cubs Invite 18 Non-Roster Players to Spring Training Including Almora, Underwood and Rivero

The Cubs released the list of non-roster invitees to Major League Spring Training. Joe Maddon will start with a 58-man Spring Training roster when pitchers and catchers report in three weeks. The Cubs have invited 18 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training, which begins Friday, Feb. 19 when pitchers and catchers are invited to […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes Three Weeks Before Pitchers and Catchers Report

It’s the last Friday in January. Monday is February 1 and exactly three weeks from today, pitchers and catchers report to Mesa to start preparing for the 2016 season. Rumors continued Thursday that the Cubs could re-sign Dexter Fowler, even after one of the pitchers the Cubs have been linked to rather heavily this winter […]

Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 Includes Six Cubs Prospects

Baseball Prospectus released its ranking of the top 101 prospects in baseball. And for the third straight year, a lot of the young players in the Cubs system landed on the list. Six players from the Cubs system cracked Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101, but not one made it in the top 40. Baseball Prospectus had […]

Report Links Cubs to Jonathan Lucroy

Jonathan Lucroy would like to be traded, and the Brewers’ price on the former on the All-Star catcher is reportedly very high. According to Phil Rogers, the Cubs “have been eyeing Lucroy throughout the Hot Stove season, hoping the Brewers would make him available.” Phil Rogers is not the first to link the Cubs to […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2016

Minor League Ball released its ranking of the prospects in the Cubs’ organization. And to no surprise, SS Gleyber Torres topped John Sickels list of the young players down on the farm. One thing that sticks out about John Sickels’ list is that 10 of the top 20 prospects in the system are pitchers, seven […]