Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2010

Baseball America is viewed as the leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems. While publications like Baseball Prospectus have garnered a lot more respect in recent years, Baseball America remains the industry leader. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth it’s weight in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/18/10

The Arizona Fall League and Venezuelan Winter League kick-off, while the Arizona Instructional League and the Pan American Qualifiers wind down. Several Cubs farmhands have bad first outings in Winter Ball. Chris Archer strikes out ten in six strong innings for team USA. Josh Vitters sees action at first and third and goes deep for […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/11/10

Brett Jackson and Chris Archer help Team USA Qualify for the 2011 Pan American Games. The Arizona Fall League season is set to get underway. Starlin Castro is expected to play winter ball in the Dominican. All that and more in the first Down on the Farm Report of the off-season!

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/17/10

One Cubs prospect hit for the cycle! Another was named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week. In Daytona, the Cubs are hoping for a second half that involves a lot more winning than their first half did. The Peoria Chiefs are looking forward to their All-Star break, which is about a week away. The […]

Vitters Tops Baseball Prospectus’ Cubs Prospect List

Baseball Prospectus’ Kevin Goldstein released his list of the top 11 prospects in the Cubs’ system. For the first time in several years the best of Cubs system did not receive a ranking below a three-star prospect. Goldstein pointed out that despite a disappointing 2009 at the big league level, the Cubs farm system had […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2010

John Sickels released his list of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization on Tuesday. Sickels provides grades for each of the prospects he ranks … and his annual Baseball Prospect Book is a must read to help keep track of the better prospects in the game. Sickels made some positive points about the Cubs’ […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/18/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. Josh Vitters is really heating up. Vitters hit two home runs over the weekend. Robinson Chirino’s strong start has been stopped by a broken wrist . The Smokies remain tied for first place and they are the only Cubs’ Minor League […]

10 Prospects to Watch

These are no particular order, just prospects to keep your eye on. I’m limiting this list to players with no Major League experience. So guys like Geovany Soto, Kevin Hart and Sean Gallagher are not going to be on it. Also, I divided up the slots so it would be 5 hitters and 5 pitchers. […]

The Usual Prospects?

The Cubs farm system garnered a lot of attention last year and figures to have an impact once again this season. The manor in which Lou Piniella handled his young players last year had a ripple effect throughout the organization. Baseball America and Scout.com are two of the most well respected publications in the business […]