Former Top Prospect Trey McNutt Signs Minor Deal with Padres, Cubs Release Kevin Encarnacion

There were several moves involving Cubs’ minor league players announced Monday. RHP Trey McNutt signed a minor league contract with the Padres. The Cubs released OF Kevin Encarnacion, LHP Carlos A. Rodriguez, 3B Carlos Jimenez and OF Kevin Brown. And INF Wes Darvill signed with a new team. Trey McNutt was the Cubs top pitching […]

The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon, Kris Bryant Voted on Baseball America’s Best Of Lists and Other Cubs News

The Cubs get back to work Tuesday night following a much-needed day off. The Cubs welcome the Brewers to Wrigley and must not let up against the red-hot Khris Davis and a dangerous Brewers team. Baseball America posted its Best Tools lists for the 2015 season Monday. Baseball America asked every big league manager to […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/27/15

It was a pretty good start to the week for some pitchers from the 2014 draft class. Lefty Tommy Thorpe is not thriving in the rotation for South Bend, while Brad Markey was blowing hitters away for Myrtle Beach. Austyn Willis also had a good outing for the AZL Cubs, and Ryan Williams kept rolling […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/22/15

The ball continues to fly down on the farm. Eloy Jimenez went yard for Eugene while the reigning Midwest League Player of the Week, Jeffrey Baez, kept finding holes. And Erick Leal tossed a gem for South Bend. Chesny Young extended his on-base record and helped Myrtle Beach extend its winning streak. And a grand […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/20/15

Gleyber Torres and Jeffrey Baez continued to pound the baseball for South Bend while Rashad Crawford also heated up at the plate. Myrtle Beach ran their winning streak to six games. Chesny Young set a Carolina League record. Young has reached base safely in 38 straight games. Tennessee received a rare bad outing from Ryan […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/15/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the week due to the Midsummer Classic. Pitching once again was the big news as youngster Junior Marte tossed five innings of no-hit ball for the DSL Cubs. Zach Hedges dominated with seven strikeouts for South Bend, and Paul Blackburn returned from the disabled list with three shutout […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/03/15

Pitching dominated the end of the week as Eugene got a nine strikeout performance from Oscar De La Cruz while Justin Steele continued to dominate the Northwest League. Pierce Johnson looks ready to make the next step in his development as he, along with two home runs, helped Tennessee to victory. Meanwhile, Carlos Pimentel also […]

James Russell Reports to Iowa and Cubs Minor League Transactions and Disabled List

The Cubs addition of LHP James Russell back to the organization and RHP Pierce Johnson being placed on the 7-day DL to start the season headlined several roster moves the front office made at the beginning of the minor league season. James Russell re-signed with the organization that drafted him. Russell inked a minor league […]

Kris Bryant Landed Another Post-Season Award and News from Down on the Cubs Farm

MLB Pipeline recognized the tremendous season Kris Bryant put together by naming the top prospect in the game to its 2014 All-Prospect Team. MLB Pipeline chose Kris Bryant as its top hitting prospect for the year two weeks ago. Kris Bryant (3B) is joined in the infield on MLB Pipeline’s All-Prospect Team by Matt Olson […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/24/14

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2014 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments […]