Cubs Development of International Free Agents Recognized in Baseball America’s Prospect List

Eight of Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs prospects were signed as International free agents A recent report from Baseball America highlighted the most productive International programs in the game based on the number of prospects in the 2016 Prospect Handbook the team signed. Ben Badler said “it can be a challenge to evaluate how teams […]

Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2016

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook arrived Friday with a new Cubs prospect list and a comprehensive look at the farm system. Baseball America released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs’ system in November. A 19-year old shortstop and the best catching prospect in the minor leagues were ranked one-two in the […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2016

Minor League Ball released its ranking of the prospects in the Cubs’ organization. And to no surprise, SS Gleyber Torres topped John Sickels list of the young players down on the farm. One thing that sticks out about John Sickels’ list is that 10 of the top 20 prospects in the system are pitchers, seven […]

Cubs Prospects News: Gleyber Torres Set to Start Season with Myrtle Beach, Eloy Jimenez in South Bend

Cubs’ farm director Jaron Madison gave an indication Sunday on where two of the organization’s top prospects will begin the 2016 season. Madison told Carrie Muskat that SS Gleyber Torres will begin the year with High-A Myrtle Beach and OF Eloy Jimenez will start the season with Low-A South Bend. Torres and Jimenez took steps forward […]

The CCO Talks Cubs Outfield Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U began the first of a five week series talking minor league prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. The first program addressed the outfield prospects in the Cubs’ system. Here are some excerpts from that […]

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 […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/29/15

Position Analysis – Left Field The position analysis series moves from the infield to the outfield, first up one of the corner spots. Today, the CCO takes a look at a position that has a lot of promise: Left Field. Left Field It was a mixed bag for the Cubs in left field at the […]

Baseball America’s Northwest League Top 20 Prospect List Includes Seven Cubs

Baseball America’s ranking of the best players in each minor league continued Monday with the Northwest League Top 20 Prospects list. Short-Season Class-A Eugene Emeralds featured several of the organization’s youngest players with the brightest futures at one point this year. First round pick OF/2B Ian Happ started his pro career with the Emeralds and […]

The CCO’s Cubs All-Prospect Team – Position Players

The depth in the Cubs system has been well documented. And over the last four years, the prospects in the organization became more well-known the players on the big league team. The hard work and player development that has been done by the front office, minor league staffs and coordinators since June 2011 have started […]

Cubs 2015 Instructional League Roster

Baseball America posted the Cubs roster for the upcoming Instructional League that begins on Sept. 21. And the roster features several of the organization’s top prospects as well as recent International free agent signings. RHP Dylan Cease, LHP Carson Sands, LHP Justin Steele, LHP Bryan Hudson and RHP Oscar De La Cruz are among the […]