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 […]

Cubs System Ranked No. 20 in Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook is out and the best system in the game prior to last season dropped to 20th in baseball after graduating four impact players to the Major Leagues. The Cubs system is ranked No. 20 in the newest handbook, about 10-15 spots lower than the front office’s view of the organization. […]

Cubs Minor League Projections and News from Down on the Farm’s Prospect Projections series shifted to the NL Central Division. Sam Dykstra took a look at the players that could have an impact in the Cubs’ division during the upcoming season and Major League projections for the teams’ top prospects. Dykstra is basing his series on Steamer600 projections from FanGraphs. Dykstra explained, “Steamer600 takes previous […]

Six Cubs Prospects Land in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 List for 2016

MLB Pipeline released its ranking of the Top 100 Prospects in the game. And for the second straight year, six Cubs cracked the list. SS Gleyber Torres (28), C Willson Contreras (50), 2B/OF Ian Happ (76), RHP Duane Underwood Jr. (77), OF Albert Almora Jr. (86) and OF Billy McKinney (88) were included in MLB Pipeline’s Top […]

The CCO Talks Cubs Middle Infield Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U gave the third of a five week series of interviews 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. Wednesday’s program addressed the middle infield prospects in the Cubs’ system. Here are some excerpts […]

MLB Pipeline Ranks Cubs Gleyber Torres Ninth Best Shortstop Prospect

MLB Pipeline shifted back to the middle infield Wednesday and posted its ranking of the top 10 shortstop prospects in the game. And the rather stacked list included Gleyber Torres, the Cubs No. 1 prospect in the pre-season rankings. Gleyber Torres was ranked ninth by Jim Callis and MLB Pipeline, which is quite the accomplishment […]

Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 Includes Six Cubs Prospects

Baseball Prospectus released its ranking of the top 101 prospects in baseball. And for the third straight year, a lot of the young players in the Cubs system landed on the list. Six players from the Cubs system cracked Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101, but not one made it in the top 40. Baseball Prospectus had […]

Cubs Prospect Ian Happ Converting to Full-Time Second Baseman

The Cubs selected Ian Happ with the ninth overall pick in last June’s Draft. After the Cubs signed him, the front office said the plan for Happ was to have him play outfield and just hit over the last two-plus months of the minor league season. The Cubs thought Happ’s future was at second base […]

Farm Director Jaron Madison Runs Down Cubs System with Myrtle Beach’s Scott Kornberg

Scott Kornberg, Myrtle Beach’s new play-by-play broadcaster, caught up with Cubs farm director Jaron Madison during the Convention. Jaron Madison talked about more in the Cubs’ system than the prospects during his informative conversation with Scott Kornberg. On the Cubs coming off a 97-win season spurred by young players such as Kris Bryant and Kyle […]

Cubs-Rays Update: Discussions Reportedly Include Six to Seven Player Deals

The Cubs and Rays have been talking about potential deals since at least December. The two teams have acknowledged publicly they match-up well, but a trade is not imminent. The Cubs have young, controllable position players and the Rays have young, controllable pitchers they would be willing to move in the right deal to add […]