Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/18/14

Position Analysis – High-A Myrtle Beach Pitching Staff The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A Iowa and Double-A Tennessee, we now look at the pitching prospects for High-A Myrtle Beach. High-A Myrtle Beach Starters and Relievers A rotation that may go eight […]

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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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Baseball America Tabs Mark Johnson as Minor League Manager of the Year and Cubs News from the Farm

The Kane County Cougars had an excellent season that ended with a Midwest League Championship. While the players won the games (91-49 regular season record, 7-0 in post-season), Mark Johnson called the shots and was named Baseball America’s Minor League Manager of the Year. The former big league catcher dealt with roster turnover (51 different […]

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Kane County Wins the 2014 MiLBY for the Best Team in Minor League Baseball

The 2014 Midwest League Champions received another trophy Tuesday when the Kane County Cougars were awarded the MiLBY for the Best Team of the Year. The Cubs Low-A affiliate received both the staff and fan vote for top team of 2014. Low-A Kane County, led by manager Mark Johnson, won 91 games during the regular […]

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The 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year Goes to the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs organization has come a long way in three calendar years and Tuesday the staff of MiLB.com awarded the Cubs with a 2014 MiLBY for the Best Farm System in baseball. The fan vote for the 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year went to the New York Mets. Several of the […]

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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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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/07/14

Special Assignment – Kane County Cougars – Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 I had the pleasure of being able to attend the final regular season home series for the Kane County Cougars. I would like to thank Cougars Director of Public Relations Shawn Touney and my daughter Lauren Usiak, who was my photographer. A special […]

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Baseball America’s Midwest League Top 20 Includes Cubs Pitching Prospect Duane Underwood

Baseball America released its ranking of the top 20 prospects of the 2014 season in the Midwest League. And the Cubs Low-A roster placed only one player in the top 20, RHP Duane Underwood. Duane Underwood earned the ranking after putting together an excellent season, but it was somewhat surprising that RHP Jen-Ho Tseng did […]

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The Daily CCO: Rizzo Realizes the Cubs are a Work in Progress

Anthony Rizzo returned to the lineup Monday night and for the first time Rizzo, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler were in the Cubs’ starting nine. And while Rizzo’s walk off was the lone run scored against a Reds staff they’ve struggled against all season, the bottom line was the Cubs won the ballgame. […]

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