Cubs Minor League Projections and News from Down on the Farm’s Prospect Projections series shifted to the NL Central Division. Sam Dykstra took a look at the players that could have an impact in the Cubs’ division during the upcoming season and Major League projections for the teams’ top prospects. Dykstra is basing his series on Steamer600 projections from FanGraphs. Dykstra explained, “Steamer600 takes previous […]

Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Since the start of their tenure in the front office, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have preached the importance of improving the Cubs’ starting pitching depth. This was even more apparent during the club’s first playoff berth in seven seasons where ace pitcher Jake Arrieta tired and backend starters Kyle Hendricks and Jason Hammel struggled […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/03/15

Pitching Analysis – Double-A Tennessee The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A, we now turn to where the first pitching prospects of the current front office reside, the staff for Double-A Tennessee. Double-A Starters and Relievers There has never been a question […]

Cubs 2015 MiLB Organization All-Stars posted its organizational All-Stars for the Cubs which is always an interesting read. honors players not based on age or prospect status but the players that had the best season at each position. The Cubs system has a lot of depth, and at each level. The years of waiting, and in most cases […]

Cubs Farm System Nominated for a 2105 MiLBY

The nominations are out for the 2015 MiLBYs and for the second year in a row the Cubs are up for the best farm system. The Cubs received several nominations for 2015 MiLBYs. The Cubs organization was considered the No. 1 system in the game before the season by just about every publication. Kris Bryant, […]

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, […]

Willson Contreras and Ryan Williams Named the Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year

The Cubs announced Monday afternoon C Willson Contreras and RHP Ryan Williams is the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year for 2015. Willson Contreras and Ryan Williams will be honored next Monday at Wrigley Field prior to the Cubs’ game against the Royals. Willson Contreras, 23, signed with the Cubs as a […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Two Wins and a Victory for Joe Maddon

It was a good weekend for the North Side Nine at Wrigley Field that had a disappointing ending. The Cubs beat the Cardinals on Friday and Saturday as the rivalry kicked back into high gear after Anthony Rizzo was thrown at late in Friday’s game. The Cubs took two of three from the Cardinals, the […]

MLB Pipeline Names Ryan Williams, Kyle Schwarber the Cubs Pitching and Hitting Prospects of the Year

MLB Pipeline named its pitching and hitting prospects of the year for all 30 organizations on Thursday afternoon. And according to MLB Pipeline, RHP Ryan Williams is the Cubs’ pitching prospect of the year and C/OF Kyle Schwarber was the organization’s top hitting prospect. Kyle Schwarber was tabbed as MLB Pipeline’s Position Player Prospect of […]

The CCO’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year for 2015 – Ryan Williams

Chicago Cubs Online’s post-season minor league awards continue today with the Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Myrtle Beach utility player Chesny Young was named the CCO Minor League Player of the Year earlier this week. Although there was some excellent pitching at all levels, there was one that stood head and shoulders above the rest, […]