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 […]

Kris Bryant Wraps Up Year on the Cover of Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook

Kris Bryant was the best player in the minor leagues last season. And it might be easier to list the awards he did not receive than the ones he did after putting up, for lack of a better word, ridiculous numbers in 138 games between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. For the season, Kris Bryant […]

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2014

Baseball America is viewed by a majority of the game as the industry leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems despite publications like Baseball Prospectus narrowing the gap in recent years. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth its weight in gold, or […]

MLB Pipeline’s Top 20 Cubs Prospect List Updated to Include RHP Duane Underwood 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, […]

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 […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: News, Notes and Rumors from the Thanksgiving Holiday

It was a long, and rather busy holiday weekend for the Chicago Cubs. The biggest news was the Cubs putting together contingency plans in case the bleachers are not ready for Opening Night against the Cardinals. And the best news came from the Dominican Republic in that Pedro Strop required only five stitches to close […]

A Serving of Cubs Prospects Videos

For the Cubs, the minor league system garnered more headlines than the big league team early in the season. As the young talent began forcing its way to the big league team, the narrative began to change. The 2014 season saw Arismendy Alcantara, Dallas Beeler, Neil Ramirez, Tsuyoshi Wada, Jorge Soler, Matt Szczur, Rafael Lopez, […]

Bijan Rademacher Added to MLB Pipeline’s Top 20 Cubs Prospect List updated its ranking of the top 20 Cubs prospects after the trade with Atlanta that sent RHP Arodys Vizcaino back to the Braves for INF Tommy La Stella. had Vizcaino ranked as the eighth best prospect in the system. With Vizcaino out of the organization, OF Bijan Rademacher was added to the backend […]

FanGraphs Ranks the Top 31 Prospects in Cubs System

FanGraphs’ Kiley McDaniel posted a comprehensive look at the prospects from a Cubs system that could be the best in baseball, at the very least top five in the game. McDaniel pointed out the Cubs are the deepest system he has looked at to this point and he was holding off naming the Cubs the […]

The Farm System Could Have Made Things Less Painful For The Cubs

As a long time minor league observer, I have been thrilled not only with the Cubs promoting many minor league players since the middle of the season, but also with the reactions of the fans.  In an otherwise dismal season, the promotions have brought back a buzz of excitement to the Cubs. They have also […]