The CCO’s Top 20 Cubs Prospects for 2014

The Cubs farm system has improved dramatically over the last three years. As the current president of baseball operations said, the Cubs finally got it in 2011. And Tim Wilken’s last draft pointed the organization in the right direction. Over the last three years the Cubs have added projectable impact talent to what was considered […]

The Cubs Need More Jeff Samardzijas, Not Less and Other News from Spring Training

Theo Epstein would like Jeff Samardzija to stay with the Cubs. Jed Hoyer reiterated this week the Cubs need more Jeff Samardzijas on the team, not less. And Jeff Samardzija would like to stay with the team he has a lot invested in. But the two sides remain apart on a long term extension for […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/24/14

Five Players to Watch: Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona Last week, the CCO began our series of looking beyond the top 20 lists and exploring the other players in the Cubs organization that may have an impact on the Major League club. Over the years, the CCO has profiled players such as Arismendy Alcantara […]

Cubs Discuss the Present and Future on the First Day of Spring Training

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Rick Renteria met with the media Thursday at Cubs Park for the first time this spring. The President of Baseball Operations, General Manager and Skipper covered a variety of topics, announced two signings and provided updates on several of the players. The Cubs’ front office spent the two days leading […]

Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2014

Baseball America’s 2014 Prospect Handbook arrived Wednesday with the Twins’ Miguel Sano on the cover and more positive news about the Cubs’ farm system. Like Baseball Prospectus (No. 2) and Keith Law (No. 4), Baseball America ranked the Cubs’ organization in the top five in baseball. The Cubs system came in at No. 4 in […]

Keith Law’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2014

ESPN’s Keith Law concluded his week-long look at the best prospects in the game Friday with his top 10 lists for each of the National League teams. Keith Law, as has been the case with nearly every Cubs prospects list, ranked Javier Baez at the best young player in the Cubs’ system followed by Kris […]

FanGraphs Top 15 Cubs Prospects for 2014

The off-season look at the prospects in the Cubs; system continues today with FanGraphs ranking of the top young players in the Cubs organization. FanGraphs pointed out the Cubs’ system “is strong although somewhat top heavy” and the “top 10 list starts to taper off after no. 8.” FanGraphs thinks the overall depth in the […]

Baseball Prospectus Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2014

Baseball Prospectus released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs organization. Jason Parks has not made it a secret how much he likes the Cubs’ system. Baseball Prospectus thinks the Cubs have the second best system in baseball behind only the Minnesota Twins. Javier Baez topped Baseball Prospectus’ ranking of the Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/20/14

This week saw many of the round-robin phases of the Caribbean Leagues coming to a climax. Frank Batista and Cibaenas battled for a playoff spot in the DWL, while Jonathan Mota and Ponce tried to keep their hopes alive in the Roberto Clemente League. Meanwhile, Caracas improved their standing in the VWL, thanks to Yoanner […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2014

John Sickels released his list of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization on Wednesday. Javier Baez and Kris Bryant topped Sickels’ ranking of the best players in what he labeled a “dramatically improved system.” The Cubs’ front office has made improvements to the organization in a short amount of time. The Cubs have a […]