Willson Contreras, Jeimer Candelario Ranked at the Top of the Best Prospects from the Arizona Fall League

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system had very good years. After a short break, Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario continued their breakout performances in the Arizona Fall League. Willson Contreras went from a relative unknown in the system to the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year. Among his accomplishments during the […]

Cubs Prospects Performed Well in the Arizona Fall League

The 2015 Arizona Fall League wrapped up play Saturday when the Scottsdale Scorpions beat the Surprise Saguaros 6-4 to win the Arizona Fall League Championship, the third league title for Scottsdale and first since 2010. Jeimer Candelario had a sensational fall in Arizona and was nominated for Most Valuable Player, an award Kris Bryant won […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/16/15

Hitting streaks and third basemen seem to go together as Christian Villanueva has hit safely in nine straight games in the LMP. Meanwhile, Jeimer Candelario has an eight-game hitting streak and is working his way into the conversation of MVP of the Arizona Fall League. In Venezuela, Armando Rivero is beginning to assert himself as […]

Cubs Prospect Pierce Johnson Shines in Arizona Fall League Outing

RHP Pierce Johnson is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the Cubs’ system. Johnson is spending the fall in Arizona making up innings he missed during the regular season. And it had been a rough go in the Arizona Fall League for Johnson prior to last Thursday. Pierce Johnson completed five shutout innings […]

Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Continues to Impress in the Arizona Fall League

Jeimer Candelario was rather impressive last weekend during the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game, in the field and at the plate, and he’s kept hitting this week in regular season AFL action. Candelario put together a good season with High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Tennessee and one of the top prospects in the Cubs’ […]

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 […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Shutdown Contreras, Martinez to Interview with Dodgers and Other News

The AFL Fall Stars Game is Saturday night (7:00pm CST). The game will be televised on MLB Network and MLB.com and Mike Ferrin will call the action on MLB Network. Jeimer Candelario and Corey Black are expected to play in the game. Unfortunately, the No. 2 prospect in the Cubs’ system will not be participating. […]

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 […]

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 […]