Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Named Co-Player of the Week in the AFL and News from the Farm

Cubs prospect Jeimer Candelario has gotten off to an excellent start in the Arizona Fall League. And the 21-year old switch hitting third baseman was named Co-Player of the Week on Tuesday, splitting the recognition with the Tigers’ JaCoby Jones. Jeimer Candelario went 5-for-5 with three doubles, two home runs, four RBI and two runs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/19/15

Welcome to the CCO’s coverage of off-season baseball! In today’s edition we focus on third base and hot starts. Jeimer Candelario is so far taking the Arizona Fall League by storm, while Christian Villanueva has been hard to stop in the Mexican Pacific League. And down in Venezuela, infielder Bryant Flete has not only excelled […]

Cubs Prospects Jeimer Candelario, Willson Contreras Staying Hot in the Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League got underway last Tuesday. The Cubs have eight players participating in the AFL and two of the organization’s top prospects had a good first week. Jeimer Candelario went 5-for-5 with three doubles, two home runs, four RBI and two runs scored on Friday. Candelario started at third base and batted third […]

Arizona Fall League Update and News from the Cubs Farm

The Arizona Fall League started Tuesday and the Cubs have eight prospects playing for the Mesa Solar Sox. RHP Corey Black, RHP David Garner, RHP Pierce Johnson, LHP Ron Zastryzny, C/1B Cael Brockmeyer, C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario and OF Mark Zagunis are spending the fall in Arizona with manager Mark Johnson. Mesa is […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/08/15

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: Position Players and Coaches This is the first of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2015 Arizona Fall League, which begins on Oct. 13. Today, the CCO will be looking at the position players and coaches the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar […]

Baseball America Ranks Three Cubs in Carolina League Top 20 Prospect List

Baseball America’s series of ranking the top prospects in each minor league continued Monday with the Carolina League. And three contributors on the 2015 Carolina League Champions cracked the top 20 prospects list. Baseball America ranked RHP Duane Underwood Jr. as the seventh best prospect in the Carolina League. 3B Jeimer Candelario checked in at […]

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 – 09/09/15

After 830 games in which the Cubs system compiled a 444-386 record, the 2015 minor league regular season has ended for the Cubs’ affiliates. The Cubs had two teams, High-A Myrtle Beach and the AZL Cubs of the Rookie League, make the playoffs. The Cubs also had two players in the organization, Willson Contreras and […]

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 […]