Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/24/15

Pitching Analysis – Lower Minors Today, the CCO completes its off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system. After reviewing the pitching staffs for Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, High-A Myrtle Beach, and Low-A South Bend, it’s time for the pitching prospects in the lower minor leagues. Lower Minors Starters and Relievers Moving to the Short […]

Notes from Jed Hoyer Radio Spots

Jed Hoyer spent time on 670 The Score and ESPN 1000 the Friday following the end of the Cubs season. Hoyer covered a lot of the same topics as Theo Epstein the day before while fielding questions on others. Hoyer and Epstein have been transparent since day one more than four years ago. A lot […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield at the top of the final half hour of Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). Jason McLeod talked about Pierce Johnson, David Garner, Carl Edwards Jr., Duane Underwood Jr. and many of the young pitchers […]

Cubs Would Like to Add at Least One Quality Starting Pitcher

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last fall the front office planned to add two impact starting pitchers over the next 12-18 months to an organization that was rather thin in the pitching department. The Cubs signed Jon Lester last winter and for the second off-season in a row pitching is a priority for the […]

Baseball America’s Northwest League Top 20 Prospect List Includes Seven Cubs

Baseball America’s ranking of the best players in each minor league continued Monday with the Northwest League Top 20 Prospects list. Short-Season Class-A Eugene Emeralds featured several of the organization’s youngest players with the brightest futures at one point this year. First round pick OF/2B Ian Happ started his pro career with the Emeralds and […]

Cubs 2015 Instructional League Roster

Baseball America posted the Cubs roster for the upcoming Instructional League that begins on Sept. 21. And the roster features several of the organization’s top prospects as well as recent International free agent signings. RHP Dylan Cease, LHP Carson Sands, LHP Justin Steele, LHP Bryan Hudson and RHP Oscar De La Cruz are among the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/07/15

Happy Labor Day! The traditional last day of the minor league season will see us back where we started as Eugene completed their season falling one game short of the playoffs despite the hot hitting of P.J. Higgins. Both Myrtle Beach and Tennessee are creating a buzz as Willson Contreras could take home a batting […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/31/15

Put all that anticipation of September call-ups on hold as the Iowa Cubs are back in playoff contention with a weekend sweep thanks to John Andreoli, Javier Baez, and newcomer Emilio Bonifacio. Tennessee also is on a roll, wining five straight with fine pitching from Andres Santiago and Pierce Johnson. Eugene had a rough weekend […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/15

Another star is rising out west as Eloy Jimenez is turning his potential into production for Eugene. Meanwhile, South Bend got a gutty performance from Erick Leal, and Jen-Ho Tseng set a career high for Myrtle Beach. In Tennessee, Willson Contreras continues to be a rock in the line-up, and Javier Baez is still streaking […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/21/15

The end of the week saw some highs and lows throughout the minor league system as first and second round picks Ian Happ and Donnie Dewees are heating up for South Bend and Eugene respectively. Chesny Young remains on top of the Carolina League in hitting as Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader, and Jacob Hannemann […]