Cubs Land Seven Players in Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 Prospect List

For the second year in a row, Baseball Prospectus placed seven players from the Cubs system in its Top 101 Prospect List. Addison Russell (2), Kris Bryant (5), Jorge Soler (19), Albert Almora (38), Kyle Schwarber (77), Billy McKinney (81) and Pierce Johnson (83) landed in the pre-season ranking. Last year, Javier Baez (4), Kris […]


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Cubs Top The Sporting News Organizational Rankings

The accolades for the Cubs system continued Wednesday when the team topped the Sporting News’ organizational rankings. The Sporting News followed Keith Law in naming the Cubs the best organization in the game heading into the 2015 season. And the top spot was earned on because of the bats in the system such as Kris […]


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Jim Callis Includes OF Billy McKinney in Beyond Top 100 Prospect Report and Cubs News from the Farm

Six Cubs landed in MLB Pipeline’s top 100 prospect list that was released Friday. Kris Bryant (2), Addison Russell (5), Jorge Soler (22), C.J. Edwards (47), Kyle Schwarber (49) and Albert Almora (57) made it on the ranking compiled by Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo. And there was another player in the Cubs’ system that […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs to Honor Ernie Banks During the Upcoming Season

Tom Ricketts spoke to the beat writers during Friday’s public visitation for Ernie Banks. And the Cubs’ Chairman said, according to a report from ESPN Chicago, that the upcoming season would be dedicated to Mr. Cub. Tom Ricketts said nothing is set yet on exactly how the team will honor Ernie Banks, but the season […]


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Keith Law’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Keith Law completed his week-long look at the minor leagues Friday with a top 10 prospect list for each organization. And to no surprise, baseball’s best system is led by Keith Law’s top prospect, Kris Bryant. Keith Law ranked Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber the top four prospects in the Cubs […]


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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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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 Receive Cash from Oakland to Complete Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel Trade

The Cubs received an undisclosed amount of cash from the Athletics on Monday to complete the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland last July 4 a team source confirmed Tuesday morning. The Cubs were expected to receive a player as the fourth piece in the deal in which Addison Russell, Billy […]


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MLB Pipeline’s Top 20 Cubs Prospect List Updated to Include RHP Duane Underwood

MLB.com updated its ranking of the prospects in the Cubs system after the trade with the Diamondbacks that sent RHP Jefferson Mejia and RHP Zack Godley to Arizona for Miguel Montero. And one of the better young arms in the system replaced Mejia on the top 20 list. RHP Duane Underwood cracked the top 20, […]


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Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2015

Prospect season continues with Minor League Ball’s ranking of the top 20 players and John Sickels look at the Cubs system. John Sickels thinks the Cubs probably have the best system in the game, and if it’s not No.1 it is a top two system in baseball. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler are […]


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