MLB Pipeline Names Jorge Soler Third Best Outfield Prospect

MLB Pipeline wrapped up its positional rankings Thursday with the top 10 outfield prospects in the baseball … and Jorge Soler was ranked as the third best outfield prospect in the game. Jorge Soler slipped in behind the Twins’ Byron Buxton and the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson in MLB Pipeline’s ranking and ahead of the Reds’ […]


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Keith Law Tabs Kris Bryant No. 1 Minor League Prospect, Four Cubs Ranked in Top 100

Keith Law released his ranking of the top 100 prospects in the game Thursday. The Cubs landed four players on his list that started with Kris Bryant. According to ESPN’s Keith Law, the best farm system in baseball has the top prospect in the game, Kris Bryant. Addison Russell (4) and Jorge Soler (14) were […]


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Cubs Retain No. 1 Spot in Keith Law’s Farm System Ranking

Armed with arguably the best prospect in the game in Kris Bryant and four of the top 20 minor league players in baseball, the Cubs retained the top spot in Keith Law’s ranking of the farm systems. Last year, Keith Law ranked the Cubs as having the fourth best system in the game and by […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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MLB Pipeline’s Top 20 Cubs Prospect List Updated to Include RHP Duane Underwood

MLB.com 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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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