Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2013

The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ farm system continues with Baseball America’s ranking of the top 31 prospects in the organization. Baseball America’s 2013 Prospect Handbook arrived on Wednesday with the Rangers’ Jurickson Profar on the cover. Baseball American ranked the Cubs’ system 13th in baseball, up one spot from last year. Theo Epstein, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/03/12

Mid-Season Report Time has passed quickly, as we are now halfway through the minor league season. The system has endured a rash of injuries, as 16 players who were at Single-A or higher last season were either inactive or on the disabled list to start the year. Among the positions most depleted were catcher and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/16/12

Successes are from the top down this week as Welington Castillo, Luis Valbuena, Anthony Rizzo, and Josh Vitters have led Iowa to the best team batting average in the Pacific Coast League. Tennessee is third in the Southern League in pitching thanks to the efforts of Trey McNutt, Dallas Beeler, Dae-Eun Rhee, and Brooks Raley. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/12/12

Hot bats are what’s in this spring, but there have been some cold results. Anthony Rizzo flashed big power while Josh Vitters has shown he is ready to play in Iowa. Jae-Hoon Ha remains steady in Tennessee. Rubi Silva has impressed at Daytona, and Wes Darvill is a surprise in Peoria. However, pitching still needs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/09/12

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, timely hitting, great defense, and some fine pitching performances allowed Peoria to start out 2-1 for the season. Rubi Silva and Arismendy Alcantara came out swinging in Daytona. Nick Struck pitched an Opening Day gem in Tennessee, while Brett Jackson showed why he is the […]

The Peoria Chiefs Announce 2012 Opening Day Roster

The Cubs’ Low Class-A affiliate Peoria Chiefs announced their Opening Day roster Monday and will feature several of the top prospects in the organization. The Low Class-A Peoria Chiefs roster is highlighted by Zeke DeVoss, Marco Hernandez, Reggie Golden, Ben Wells, Jose Rosario and Taiwan Easterling. A majority of the Opening Day roster for the […]

Cubs Pitching Steps Up in the Split Squads – Cubs 2, Padres 0 – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 3

Spring Game Twenty-Six – Cubs (SS) 2, Padres 0 WP – Paul Maholm (1-1 LP – Tim Stauffer (1-2 Save – Rafael Dolis (2) Spring Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs (SS) 2, Diamondbacks 3 WP – Ian Kennedy (2-2) LP – Jay Jackson (1-1) Save – J.J. Putz (1) The Cubs played their fifth and final […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Ronald Torreyes Wins Fan Poll

The results of this year’s minor league fan poll are now in. The seventy players nominated surpassed last year’s poll by twenty-five, with one caveat. A vote for yet unsigned outfielder Jorge Soler was counted, just in case the Cubs did sign him prior to the beginning of the season. At this time, it appears […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/19/12

Minor League Preview – Low-A Peoria Chiefs and High-A Daytona Cubs Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! This is the second of a three part installment previewing the 2012 minor league season. Like in last week’s report about the Boise Hawks, another team that will benefit from great seasons by the DSL Cubs, AZL […]

Cubs Played Two … and Lost Two – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 12 – Cubs 5, Rockies 7

Spring Game Twelve – Cubs (SS) 2, Diamondbacks 12 WP – Ian Kennedy (1-2) LP – Ryan Dempster (1-1) Save – None Spring Game Thirteen – Cubs (SS) 5, Rockies 7 WP – Christian Friedrich (1-0) LP – Alberto Cabrera (0-1) Save – Rex Brothers (1) There were positives from both Cubs losses Thursday in […]