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 […]

Cubs Minor League Projections and News from Down on the Farm’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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cubs Prospect Billy McKinney Healthy, Ready for Spring Training

Billy McKinney is one of the top young players in the organization. Baseball America ranked McKinney as the seventh best prospect in the system and FanGraphs thinks he is the fifth best player and top outfielder in the Cubs’ system. McKinney is coming off a very good season, but one that was cut short in […]

The CCO Talks Cubs Outfield Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U began the first of a five week series talking minor league prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. The first program addressed the outfield prospects in the Cubs’ system. Here are some excerpts from that […]

FanGraphs Top Cubs Prospect List for 2016

FanGraphs posted its look at the Cubs organization on Thursday. And Dan Farnsworth included a ranking of the top prospects in the system in his report. The Cubs have a loaded farm system. Even with last season’s promotions it is still considered one of the 10 best in the game. Gleyber Torres tops FanGraphs list […]