Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/05/15

Position Analysis – Center Field The position analysis series has moved back to the middle and continues with look at a position that is just loaded with prospects: Center field. Center Field The front office made a good deal in the off-season, trading two unwanted players for a one-year rental in veteran Dexter Fowler. The […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/29/15

Position Analysis – Left Field The position analysis series moves from the infield to the outfield, first up one of the corner spots. Today, the CCO takes a look at a position that has a lot of promise: Left Field. Left Field It was a mixed bag for the Cubs in left field at the […]

MLB Pipeline Updates Cubs Prospect List to Include Eddy Julio Martinez

MLB Pipeline posted an update to its Cubs prospect list to include the recently signed 20-year old Cuban outfielder Eddy Julio Martinez. Eddy Julio Martinez was considered one of the top International prospects available during the current signing period. At least a dozen teams were interested in signing Martinez, who has been compared to Andruw […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: One Out of Two in St. Louis, Prospect Rankings and a Possible Impact Signing

It’s all about the post-season and the Cubs series with the Cardinals resumes Monday afternoon (5:07pm CDT) at Wrigley Field. The NLDS is tied at one with Jake Arrieta on the hill against Michael Wacha in Game 3. The trip to St. Louis over the weekend went well for the Cubs. Joe Maddon’s team used […]

Contreras, Almora Two of Three Cubs in Baseball America’s Southern League Top Prospects List

Baseball America continued its series of ranking the top prospects in each minor league. And three very familiar names from the Cubs system ended up in the Southern League Top 20 Prospects. C/OF Kyle Schwarber checked at No. 4 based on his performance in the first half of the season. Schwarber is no longer considered […]

The CCO’s Cubs All-Prospect Team – Position Players

The depth in the Cubs system has been well documented. And over the last four years, the prospects in the organization became more well-known the players on the big league team. The hard work and player development that has been done by the front office, minor league staffs and coordinators since June 2011 have started […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Four One-Game Winning Streaks, Big Flies Galore, Awards and Roster Moves

It was a very good Labor Day weekend for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks at Wrigley before hitting the road and winning game one in St. Louis behind Dan Haren. Joe Maddon wants his team focused on one day and one game at a time. And he would […]

The Daily CCO: Eleven Days in September, No Innings Limit on Arrieta, Albert Almora Jr. and Other Cubs News

Happy Labor Day! The Cubs hit the road following Sunday’s sweep of the Diamondbacks and were in St. Louis by the time the Pirates finished off the weekend series against the Cardinals with a 7-1 win. Joe Maddon’s team opens its longest road trip of the year Monday afternoon with the first of three in […]

Cubs Name OF Albert Almora Jr., RHP Oscar De La Cruz Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for August

The Cubs announced Thursday its Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for August. The Cubs tabbed Double-A Tennessee’s Albert Almora Jr. the player of the month and Short-Season Class-A Eugene’s RHP Oscar De La Cruz the top pitcher of the month. Albert Almora Jr., 21, batted .352 (44-for-125) with 14 doubles, one triple, […]

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

The week started with a very hot South Bend team as Jeffrey Baez was Grand and Rashad Crawford also went deep. Tennessee experienced highs and lows with Bijan Rademacher leading the way. Iowa played marathon baseball as Emilio Bonifacio ran wild, while Myrtle Beach ended on a sour note despite the efforts of Tyler Skulina. […]