Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Myrtle Beach Pelicans Preview

Minor League Preview – High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans The third installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. A brief overall look at the system will precede the team summaries. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All […]


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The CCO’s Top 21 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Armed with an impressive group of hitting prospects, the Cubs organization has done an about face since the 2011 draft and is widely considered the top farm system in the game. The Cubs have added impact talent through the draft, trades and international signings. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are two of the top five […]


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Cubs Have Built Catching Depth and News from Down on the Farm

The front office saw a major weakness in the farm system during the 2013 season and spent last year adding catching to the organization. And there is depth at the catching position behind the big league backstops and the well-known names in the organization. While there are questions if Kyle Schwarber, Victor Caratini and Mark […]


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MLB Pipeline’s Top 20 Cubs Prospect List Updated to Include RHP Duane Underwood

MLB.com updated its ranking of the prospects in the Cubs system after the trade with the Diamondbacks that sent RHP Jefferson Mejia and RHP Zack Godley to Arizona for Miguel Montero. And one of the better young arms in the system replaced Mejia on the top 20 list. RHP Duane Underwood cracked the top 20, […]


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Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2015

Prospect season continues with Minor League Ball’s ranking of the top 20 players and John Sickels look at the Cubs system. John Sickels thinks the Cubs probably have the best system in the game, and if it’s not No.1 it is a top two system in baseball. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler are […]


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Bijan Rademacher Added to MLB Pipeline’s Top 20 Cubs Prospect List

MLB.com updated its ranking of the top 20 Cubs prospects after the trade with Atlanta that sent RHP Arodys Vizcaino back to the Braves for INF Tommy La Stella. MLB.com had Vizcaino ranked as the eighth best prospect in the system. With Vizcaino out of the organization, OF Bijan Rademacher was added to the backend […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/06/14

Position Analysis – Catcher The fifth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on a position that was once considered the weakest in the entire organization, but now holds much promise: Catcher. Catcher The organization looks like it is willing […]


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The Daily CCO: Royals Will Reportedly Try to Keep James Shields and Cubs News and Notes

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said the front office will be aggressive on the free agent market. A top of the rotation-type starter is thought to be high on the Cubs’ off-season list. And many think the Cubs will pay Jon Lester big money to lead the rotation for several years. Other options for […]


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The Daily CCO: Travis Wood’s Season Doesn’t End Well and Other Cubs News

Travis Wood did not have the year that he or the Cubs were hoping he would have. Wood made his last start of the season Monday night against the Cardinals and for the second year in a row Wood ended his season with a poor outing against the team from St. Louis. The Cubs defense […]


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LHP Carson Sands Added to MLB Pipeline’s Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted another update to the top 20 list of the best system in baseball Monday. With the promotion of INF Javier Baez, the Cubs have a new top five and LHP Carson Sands was added to the backend of MLB Pipeline’s ranking. Kris Bryant remains in the top spot and the best prospect […]


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