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 […]

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 2015 MiLB Organization All-Stars

MiLB.com posted its organizational All-Stars for the Cubs which is always an interesting read. MiLB.com honors players not based on age or prospect status but the players that had the best season at each position. The Cubs system has a lot of depth, and at each level. The years of waiting, and in most cases […]

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 2015 Position Review – Shortstop

There was a changing of the guard at the shortstop position this past season. Starlin Castro was switched to second base after struggles at the plate and in the field helped usher in Addison Russell as the likely starter for years to come. Let’s take a look back and what led to this decision. There […]

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 […]

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

Position Analysis – Shortstop Even with three shortstops on the Major League roster there is still a lot of talent at the position throughout the organization. Next up in the position analysis series is a look at the other shortstops in the Cubs system. Shortstop There was a changing of the guard at the Major […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Strong Finish to the Marathon, Arrieta Makes History, Rizzo Passes RBI Mark

The Cubs wrapped up the 2015 regular season with three wins in Milwaukee as Joe Maddon prepared his team for the post-season. The Cubs went into play Sunday with a chance to host the Wild Card game but it was not meant to be and the one-game playoff will be at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. […]

Cubs Gleyber Torres Tops Baseball America’s Midwest League Prospect Ranking

Baseball America continued its series of ranking the top prospects in each minor league and the best position player in the Cubs’ system topped Baseball America’s Midwest League list. Gleyber Torres is considered the top prospect in a deep Cubs’ farm system and the 18-year old shortstop was ranked as the No. 1 player in […]