Keith Law’s Top 100 Prospects Includes Six Cubs, Gleyber Torres Checks in at No. 15

Keith Law released his ranking of the top prospects in the game. And the organization that Law thinks is the fourth best in baseball has six players in his top 100 prospect list. Gleyber Torres is considered the Cubs best prospect and he checked in at No. 15 on Law’s list. Willson Contreras made it […]

Cubs Development of International Free Agents Recognized in Baseball America’s Prospect List

Eight of Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs prospects were signed as International free agents A recent report from Baseball America highlighted the most productive International programs in the game based on the number of prospects in the 2016 Prospect Handbook the team signed. Ben Badler said “it can be a challenge to evaluate how teams […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Monday’s Power Alley (MLB Network Radio) to talk about the organization and top prospects. Jason McLeod went into detail about Gleyber Torres, Willson Contreras, Billy McKinney or ‘Billy Baseball’ as the Cubs call him, Duane […]

Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: Catchers

Catching depth was a major concern going into last year’s Spring Training, but it could be argued that the Cubs have some of the best in the majors going into this year. The overall catching position improved greatly last season batting .237/.323/.389 besting the previous year’s .221/.285/.335. With both Miguel Montero and David Ross set […]

Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2016

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook arrived Friday with a new Cubs prospect list and a comprehensive look at the farm system. Baseball America released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs’ system in November. A 19-year old shortstop and the best catching prospect in the minor leagues were ranked one-two in the […]

Cubs System Ranked No. 20 in Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook is out and the best system in the game prior to last season dropped to 20th in baseball after graduating four impact players to the Major Leagues. The Cubs system is ranked No. 20 in the newest handbook, about 10-15 spots lower than the front office’s view of the organization. […]

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 […]

Six Cubs Prospects Land in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 List for 2016

MLB Pipeline released its ranking of the Top 100 Prospects in the game. And for the second straight year, six Cubs cracked the list. SS Gleyber Torres (28), C Willson Contreras (50), 2B/OF Ian Happ (76), RHP Duane Underwood Jr. (77), OF Albert Almora Jr. (86) and OF Billy McKinney (88) were included in MLB Pipeline’s Top […]

Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 Includes Six Cubs Prospects

Baseball Prospectus released its ranking of the top 101 prospects in baseball. And for the third straight year, a lot of the young players in the Cubs system landed on the list. Six players from the Cubs system cracked Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101, but not one made it in the top 40. Baseball Prospectus had […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Jed Hoyer, Prospects, the DH in the NL, Outfielders and a Rays Rumor Update

Jed Hoyer started the weekend with a rather informative interview on MLB Network Radio. Hoyer admitted he talks to the Rays’ Matt Silverman on a regular basis. Hoyer’s conversation led to the Cubs-Rays rumors picking back up on Saturday. Willson Contreras was named the top catching prospect in baseball as the Cubs’ system was back […]