FanGraphs Top Cubs Prospect List for 2016

FanGraphs posted its look at the Cubs organization on Thursday. And Dan Farnsworth included a ranking of the top prospects in the system in his report. The Cubs have a loaded farm system. Even with last season’s promotions it is still considered one of the 10 best in the game. Gleyber Torres tops FanGraphs list […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/10/15

Pitching Analysis – High-A Myrtle Beach After reviewing the pitching staffs for Triple-A Iowa and Double-A Tennessee, we now look at the prospects for High-A. With a rotation that goes eight deep, the pitching squad for Myrtle Beach in 2015 may be the best class ever produced by the Chicago Cubs. High-A Starters and Relievers […]

Baseball America’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2016

Baseball America released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs system. And the first ranking of the young players in the organization looks a lot different from a year ago. SS Gleyber Torres is the best young player in the system and John Manuel ranked him No. 1 on the Cubs list […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield at the top of the final half hour of Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). Jason McLeod talked about Pierce Johnson, David Garner, Carl Edwards Jr., Duane Underwood Jr. and many of the young pitchers […]

Cubs Would Like to Add at Least One Quality Starting Pitcher

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last fall the front office planned to add two impact starting pitchers over the next 12-18 months to an organization that was rather thin in the pitching department. The Cubs signed Jon Lester last winter and for the second off-season in a row pitching is a priority for the […]

MLB Pipeline Updates Cubs Prospect List to Include Eddy Julio Martinez

MLB Pipeline posted an update to its Cubs prospect list to include the recently signed 20-year old Cuban outfielder Eddy Julio Martinez. Eddy Julio Martinez was considered one of the top International prospects available during the current signing period. At least a dozen teams were interested in signing Martinez, who has been compared to Andruw […]

Baseball America Ranks Three Cubs in Carolina League Top 20 Prospect List

Baseball America’s series of ranking the top prospects in each minor league continued Monday with the Carolina League. And three contributors on the 2015 Carolina League Champions cracked the top 20 prospects list. Baseball America ranked RHP Duane Underwood Jr. as the seventh best prospect in the Carolina League. 3B Jeimer Candelario checked in at […]

The CCO’s Cubs All-Prospect Team – Pitchers

The Cubs system is known for the position players up and down the organization at each affiliate. There is more pitching in the system than is recognized by most publications. Duane Underwood Jr., Carl Edwards Jr. and Pierce Johnson may headline the young arms in the organization while pitchers such as Ryan Williams, Jonathan Martinez, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the 2015 Carolina League Champions

Welcome your 2015 Carolina League Champion Myrtle Beach Pelicans! In their first year as a Cubs affiliate, Myrtle Beach ended up with the best regular season record at 81-57 and went through the playoff 5-1, sweeping the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-0 in the title series to claim the Mills Cup. The deciding game three was […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/11/15

It’s playoff time and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans are taking on the Winston-Salem Dash, the High-A affiliate of the White Sox, in the Southern Division Championship Series. The Pelicans dropped the opener behind Duane Underwood Jr. Myrtle Beach forced a third and deciding game Thursday night with a 4-3 win over the Dash. Brad Markey […]