Cubs Minor League Projections and News from Down on the Farm

MiLB.com’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 […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/03/15

Pitching Analysis – Double-A Tennessee The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A, we now turn to where the first pitching prospects of the current front office reside, the staff for Double-A Tennessee. Double-A Starters and Relievers There has never been a question […]

Prospects the Cubs Could Lose in the Rule 5 Draft

Prior to last Friday’s deadline to set reserve rosters at the Major and Minor League levels, the Cubs selected the contracts of C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario, RHP Pierce Johnson and 1B Dan Vogelbach from Double-A Tennessee and added them to the 40-man roster. In the process, the Cubs protected those players from being […]

Cubs Prospects Performed Well in the Arizona Fall League

The 2015 Arizona Fall League wrapped up play Saturday when the Scottsdale Scorpions beat the Surprise Saguaros 6-4 to win the Arizona Fall League Championship, the third league title for Scottsdale and first since 2010. Jeimer Candelario had a sensational fall in Arizona and was nominated for Most Valuable Player, an award Kris Bryant won […]

The Daily CCO: Topps Rookies, Cubs Win Esurance Awards and Other News and Rumors

Topps released its 2015 MLB All-Star Rookie Team on Friday and this year’s team includes three Cubs and a former farmhand. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Kyle Schwarber were all named to the Topps Rookie Team. The Cubs have more players on the team than any other organization followed by the Mets and Marlins. 2015 […]

From the Wire: Cubs Add Contreras, Candelario, Johnson and Vogelbach to 40-Man Roster

The Cubs selected the contracts of four players from Double-A Tennessee prior to Friday’s deadline to set the Major League reserve roster. C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario, RHP Pierce Johnson and 1B Dan Vogelbach were added to the 40-man roster, which now stands at 37 players. Willson Contreras, 23, was the organization’s Minor League […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/16/15

Hitting streaks and third basemen seem to go together as Christian Villanueva has hit safely in nine straight games in the LMP. Meanwhile, Jeimer Candelario has an eight-game hitting streak and is working his way into the conversation of MVP of the Arizona Fall League. In Venezuela, Armando Rivero is beginning to assert himself as […]

Cubs Prospect Pierce Johnson Shines in Arizona Fall League Outing

RHP Pierce Johnson is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the Cubs’ system. Johnson is spending the fall in Arizona making up innings he missed during the regular season. And it had been a rough go in the Arizona Fall League for Johnson prior to last Thursday. Pierce Johnson completed five shutout innings […]

The Daily CCO: It’s Major Awards Week and Other Cubs News and Notes

Major League Baseball’s second week of awards begins Monday and it could be a rather big week for the Chicago Cubs. Of the four major awards that will be handed out by the BBWAA, the Cubs have finalists in three of the four categories in the National League. Kris Bryant will be named NL Rookie […]

Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Continues to Impress in the Arizona Fall League

Jeimer Candelario was rather impressive last weekend during the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game, in the field and at the plate, and he’s kept hitting this week in regular season AFL action. Candelario put together a good season with High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Tennessee and one of the top prospects in the Cubs’ […]