Who’s Behind the Dish?

The recent injury to Cubs’ catcher Dioner Navarro exposed a critical gap in the Cubs’ minor league system, the lack of quality catching prospects.  Team president Theo Epstein said that three players have been targeted to convert to catcher to improve the system’s overall depth. But which players have the front office targeted?

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/15/13

It was moving day for many of the Cubs’ prospects, as Kris Bryant and Dan Vogelbach now call Daytona home. Reliever Armando Rivero is now in Tennessee, while nomadic lefty Jeffry Antigua has returned to Iowa. Cael Brockmeyer is back in Boise and Trevor Gretzky has made his way to Kane County. Meanwhile, Javier Baez […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/12/13

The Cubs’ farm system went streaking at the end of the week. Kris Bryant ran his hitting streak to 15 games while the Boise Hawks won three games in a row. Iowa posted five consecutive victories and enjoyed a 13 game hit streak from Jae-Hoon Ha. Daytona broke their streak of being rained out as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/08/13

It has been another good week down on the farm. Eric Jokisch notched a no-hitter on Tuesday. Javier Baez stayed hot at the plate and Mike Olt went yard for the first time in an I-Cubs’ uniform. Kris Bryant ran his hitting streak to 10 games before Boise took a break for the All-Star game. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/05/13

As we enter August, the final push of the minor league season begins. Iowa will need to straighten things out after a nine-game losing streak pushed them back in the division. Tennessee clings to a half game lead in the Southern League as they ride the bats of Justin Bour and Javier Baez. The team […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/01/13

The Cubs’ system had mixed results this week. Kane County has started winning ballgames and the Smokies moved back into first place with Wednesday’s night victory. Iowa dropped their sixth game in a row on Wednesday despite a decent start from Justin Grimm. And Daytona rode an excellent outing from Ivan Pineyro to a win […]

Five Cubs Ranked Among the Top 100 Prospects in Baseball

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo released his mid-season list of the top 100 prospects in the game on Friday. The top three prospects in the Cubs’ system ended up in the top 30 on Mayo’s list while two newcomers to the Cubs’ organization also cracked the top 100. Javier Baez (11), Albert Almora (25), Jorge Soler (30), […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/29/13

All eyes were on the Cubs’ system this week after two trades added more inventory and talent to the organization. Mike Olt, Justin Grimm and C.J. Edwards were acquired in the Matt Garza deal with Texas and each player made their organizational debuts. Justin Grimm struggled in his first start while Mike Olt is 2-for-19 […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/25/13

The Cubs moved into a new era in their minor leagues as first round pick Kris Bryant joined many of his 2013 draftees in Boise. The Cubs also added pitchers Justin Grimm and C.J. Edwards, along with infielder Mike Olt in the trade for Matt Garza … and more players should be added to the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/22/13

“That’s Baseball” is usually the response when something out of the ordinary happens in the game we love, but even the most diehard fans couldn’t expect to see the declared tie Daytona experienced on Saturday. A slew of recently drafted pitchers have helped Boise to a seven game winning streak, while weather played havoc with […]