MLB Pipeline Updates Cubs Prospect List to Include Eddy Julio Martinez

MLB Pipeline posted an update to its Cubs prospect list to include the recently signed 20-year old Cuban outfielder Eddy Julio Martinez. Eddy Julio Martinez was considered one of the top International prospects available during the current signing period. At least a dozen teams were interested in signing Martinez, who has been compared to Andruw […]

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 […]

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 – 10/12/15

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: Pitchers This is the second of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2015 Arizona Fall League, which begins on Oct. 13. The first report focused on the position players and manager Mark Johnson. Today, the CCO will be looking at the pitchers the Cubs have […]

The CCO’s Cubs All-Prospect Team – Pitchers

The Cubs system is known for the position players up and down the organization at each affiliate. There is more pitching in the system than is recognized by most publications. Duane Underwood Jr., Carl Edwards Jr. and Pierce Johnson may headline the young arms in the organization while pitchers such as Ryan Williams, Jonathan Martinez, […]

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 […]

Willson Contreras is a Post-Season Southern League All-Star and News from the Cubs Farm

Willson Contreras has had a very good year. And he is starting to be recognized as one of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system. With three games remaining in the regular season Contreras is leading the Southern League in hitting and is close to winning a batting title. Willson Contreras went 1-for-5 in the […]

Eight Cubs Prospects on Initial Mesa Solar Sox Roster for 2015 Arizona Fall League

Rosters for the 2015 Arizona Fall League were announced Tuesday and Mesa Solar Sox’s first roster consists of eight Cubs’ prospects. RHP Corey Black, RHP David Garner, RHP Pierce Johnson, LHP Rob Zastryzny, C/1B Cael Brockmeyer, C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario and OF Mark Zagunis. Mesa’s roster is constructed with players from the Cubs, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/31/15

Put all that anticipation of September call-ups on hold as the Iowa Cubs are back in playoff contention with a weekend sweep thanks to John Andreoli, Javier Baez, and newcomer Emilio Bonifacio. Tennessee also is on a roll, wining five straight with fine pitching from Andres Santiago and Pierce Johnson. Eugene had a rough weekend […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Set to Call-Up Javier Baez Tuesday as Part of First Wave of September Additions

The Cubs struggles on the six-game road trip continued Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. The offense could not come up with a hit with runners in scoring position. And Jon Lester gave up four runs in the seventh that ended up being the difference in the game. With the Giants losing to the Cardinals, the […]