Cubs Prospects Willson Contreras, Corey Black Named to AFL Fall Stars Roster

Two of the Cubs prospects participating in the Arizona Fall League were named to the East Division squad for the Fall Stars Game. C Willson Contreras and RHP Corey Black will represent the Cubs in the Fall Stars Game this Saturday. Willson Contreras has played in 11 games this fall. Contreras is hitting .302/.380/.605 with […]

The Daily CCO: Another Good Day for Cubs Prospects in the Arizona Fall League

The Mesa Solar Sox scored eight runs in their final two at bats Wednesday and beat Surprise 11-10 at Salt River Fields. And three Cubs’ prospects had their hands in the victory. Mark Zagunis delivered a three-run homer in the top of the ninth, his first longball of the fall, and broke an 8-8 tie. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/26/15

With the Cubs’ 2015 season unfortunately in the rear view mirror, the focus now turns to warmer climes where baseball is still being played. Tennessee’s Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario remain among the league leaders in the Arizona Fall League. Myrtle Beach reliever David Garner has now joined the Smokies’ duo in putting up good […]

Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Named Co-Player of the Week in the AFL and News from the Farm

Cubs prospect Jeimer Candelario has gotten off to an excellent start in the Arizona Fall League. And the 21-year old switch hitting third baseman was named Co-Player of the Week on Tuesday, splitting the recognition with the Tigers’ JaCoby Jones. Jeimer Candelario went 5-for-5 with three doubles, two home runs, four RBI and two runs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/19/15

Welcome to the CCO’s coverage of off-season baseball! In today’s edition we focus on third base and hot starts. Jeimer Candelario is so far taking the Arizona Fall League by storm, while Christian Villanueva has been hard to stop in the Mexican Pacific League. And down in Venezuela, infielder Bryant Flete has not only excelled […]

Cubs Prospects Jeimer Candelario, Willson Contreras Staying Hot in the Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League got underway last Tuesday. The Cubs have eight players participating in the AFL and two of the organization’s top prospects had a good first week. Jeimer Candelario went 5-for-5 with three doubles, two home runs, four RBI and two runs scored on Friday. Candelario started at third base and batted third […]

Arizona Fall League Update and News from the Cubs Farm

The Arizona Fall League started Tuesday and the Cubs have eight prospects playing for the Mesa Solar Sox. RHP Corey Black, RHP David Garner, RHP Pierce Johnson, LHP Ron Zastryzny, C/1B Cael Brockmeyer, C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario and OF Mark Zagunis are spending the fall in Arizona with manager Mark Johnson. Mesa is […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/12/15

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: Pitchers This is the second of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2015 Arizona Fall League, which begins on Oct. 13. The first report focused on the position players and manager Mark Johnson. Today, the CCO will be looking at the pitchers the Cubs have […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/08/15

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: Position Players and Coaches This is the first of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2015 Arizona Fall League, which begins on Oct. 13. Today, the CCO will be looking at the position players and coaches the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Reportedly Planning to Give Dexter Fowler Qualifying Offer and Other News

The Cubs improved their standing in the NL Wild Card race with comeback win over the Reds Tuesday night. The Cubs gained ground on the Pirates and are within 4 ½ games of Pittsburgh for the top Wild Card spot. The Pirates lost 7-4 to the Brewers. And the Cubs’ lead over the Giants increased […]