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 […]

Prospects the Cubs Could Lose in the Rule 5 Draft

Prior to last Friday’s deadline to set reserve rosters at the Major and Minor League levels, the Cubs selected the contracts of C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario, RHP Pierce Johnson and 1B Dan Vogelbach from Double-A Tennessee and added them to the 40-man roster. In the process, the Cubs protected those players from being […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/12/15

Position Analysis – Right Field The organizational position analysis continues with a look at a position that may hold the key to how the system is shaped for 2016: Right Field. Right Field While its number 9 on your scorecard, right field is not a position of least importance as most teams look for major […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

The CCO’s Minor League Player of the Year for 2015 – Chesny Young

With the minor league season coming to an end Monday, it is time for the post-season awards. All position players that started the season in April with Low-A South Bend Cubs, High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Double-A Tennessee Smokies and Triple-A Iowa Cubs were considered. Only players remaining in the minors for the entire season were […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/07/15

Happy Labor Day! The traditional last day of the minor league season will see us back where we started as Eugene completed their season falling one game short of the playoffs despite the hot hitting of P.J. Higgins. Both Myrtle Beach and Tennessee are creating a buzz as Willson Contreras could take home a batting […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/04/15

The week ended in extremes as Eugene held on to a first place lead with big pitching performances from Justin Steele and Oscar De La Cruz. South Bend’s reshuffled line-up produced a blow out win and a big game from Angelo Amendolare. Myrtle Beach and Tennessee are the home of two hitting leaders as Chesny […]