Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/03/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/03/13 It wasn’t a good end to the week as both Kane County and Iowa are on losing streaks while Tennessee had all sorts of problems in Birmingham. Daytona flexed their offensive muscles thanks to Javier Baez, Ben Carhart, Dustin Geiger, Chadd Krist, and Jorge Soler. Now, if […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/30/13

The longball was the center of attention at the start of the week, as Iowa ended up getting them from unexpected sources in Edwin Maysonet and Donnie Murphy. Arismendy Alcantara continues to amaze in Tennessee as he hit his seventh longball of the season. Meanwhile, Kane County’s Dan Vogelbach got himself back on track by […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/27/13

Happy Memorial Day from the CCO! No headline can be any bigger than the immediate splash made by Albert Almora at Kane County as the Cubs’ first round draft pick from a year ago has taken the Midwest League by storm. Almora’s start may be overshadowing a couple of his teammates as Rock Shoulders is […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/20/13

As we near the Memorial Day sign post, Kane County, Daytona, and Tennessee have  improved their records to around .500, with only Iowa lagging behind. Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher continue to be the compelling forces for the Cougars, while Matt Szczur, Christian Villanueva, and Rafael Lopez have stepped up their games for the Smokies. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/13 The lows seemed to outnumber the highs to start the week, as both Kane County and Daytona could not manage a win between them. Iowa wasn’t much better, taking only one out of three from Reno. Tennessee was the only Cubs’ affiliate to show some life as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/13 Signs that thing are starting to change in the minors arose at the end of the week as several players were promoted and traded. Kane County is starting to live up to some of their pre-season hype, due in large part to a nine-game hitting streak by […]

Dan Vogelbach Wins Top Prospect Poll

Every year, the CCO puts together a top prospect watch of ten players based on the votes from you, the fans. This year, Chicago Cubs Online decided to spice things up. A primary poll was started at the beginning of the year and votes were received for the first time on the website, on Facebook, […]

Tim Saunders Wins the CCO’s Fan Poll

The results of this year’s minor league fan poll are in … and the 86 players nominated surpassed last year’s poll by 16. With 362 votes cast, it easily outdistanced last season’s total of 236. In the end, infielder/ outfielder Tim Saunders pulled ahead of RHP Dillon Maples, OF Reggie Golden, and a last minute surge by […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/11/13

Minor League Preview – Rookie and Short Season-A Ball Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the first of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  A brief overall look at the system will precede the team summaries. We will be using a new format, discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, […]

The CCO’s Top 20 Cubs Prospects for 2013

The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ farm system concludes with our list of the top 20 prospects in the Cubs’ organization. The Cubs system as a whole is coming off a good year, the first under the new regime. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and Tim Wilken were able to add projectable talent […]