Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/09/15

It was a week of comings and goings for Cubs’ prospects as Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year Carlos Pimentel made his winter debut in the DWL. In Arizona, catcher Willson Contreras had to be shut down for the rest of the off-season with an injury. Pitching dominated the rest of the leagues as […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Price, Samardzija Updates, Qualifying Offers, BA Prospect Ranking and Rumors

It was a very busy first full weekend in November for the Chicago Cubs that started with the release of a new logo to celebrate the franchise playing 100 years at Wrigley Field. Friday was the deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to free agents. Dexter Fowler received an offer and he’s expected to […]

Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Doubles In a Run in AFL Fall Stars Game

The West Stars topped the East Stars 8-3 in the 10th annual Arizona League Fall Stars Game. The West squad hit three long homers, one each by Gary Sanchez, Austin Meadows and Alex Blandino. For the East team, the Marlins’ Austin Dean had a two-run inside the park home run. The West just had too […]

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 Prospect Jeimer Candelario Voted into AFL Fall Stars Game

There will be three Cubs’ prospects on the East Division squad in the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game. Jeimer Candelario was voted into the Fall Stars Game joining teammates Willson Contreras and Corey Black. Jeimer Candelario received 27.8 percent of the votes to grab the final spot on the East Division team. The Brewers’ […]

Cubs Prospects Willson Contreras, Corey Black Named to AFL Fall Stars Roster

Two of the Cubs prospects participating in the Arizona Fall League were named to the East Division squad for the Fall Stars Game. C Willson Contreras and RHP Corey Black will represent the Cubs in the Fall Stars Game this Saturday. Willson Contreras has played in 11 games this fall. Contreras is hitting .302/.380/.605 with […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/02/15

The Iowa Cubs take center stage for this week as outfielder Adron Chambers and pitcher Armando Rivero made their winter debuts in Venezuela. In Mexico, Christian Villanueva is still shredding LMP pitching while Ryan Buchter is emerging as a reliable closer. And in the Dominican Republic, Arismendy Alcantara remains consistent. In the Arizona Fall League, […]

The Daily CCO: Another Good Day for Cubs Prospects in the Arizona Fall League

The Mesa Solar Sox scored eight runs in their final two at bats Wednesday and beat Surprise 11-10 at Salt River Fields. And three Cubs’ prospects had their hands in the victory. Mark Zagunis delivered a three-run homer in the top of the ninth, his first longball of the fall, and broke an 8-8 tie. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/26/15

With the Cubs’ 2015 season unfortunately in the rear view mirror, the focus now turns to warmer climes where baseball is still being played. Tennessee’s Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario remain among the league leaders in the Arizona Fall League. Myrtle Beach reliever David Garner has now joined the Smokies’ duo in putting up good […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/22/15

Position Analysis – Third Base The position analysis series continues with a look at a position which is still rich in talent after the promotion of the potential National League Rookie of the Year: Third Base. Third Base After everything that has transpired with the Cubs this season, it is hard to believe that Rookie […]