Articles by: Luke Blaize


Revisiting the 2014 Draft, When Silly People Freaked Out About the Kyle Schwarber Pick

Revisiting the 2014 Draft, When Silly People Freaked Out About the Kyle Schwarber Pick

Another big-time college bat for the Cubs in the first round, but no one quite saw this guy coming.

Cubs Prospects on the Fringe: Jason Vosler

Cubs Prospects on the Fringe: Jason Vosler

A corner infield prospect that broke out with huge numbers at High A in his first full professional season? That’s a guy to watch. But his second year was less kind.


Revisiting the Cubs’ 2013 Draft – The One That Produced That Kris Bryant Guy

Revisiting the Cubs’ 2013 Draft – The One That Produced That Kris Bryant Guy

With one pick, the Chicago Cubs pretty much made this draft one of the best in franchise history. But what about the other picks?

Cubs Prospects On The Fringe: Duane Underwood Jr.

Cubs Prospects On The Fringe: Duane Underwood Jr.

Once among the top pitching prospects in the organization, Underwood’s ascent has hit some speed bumps in recent years.

Revisiting the 2012 Draft, the First of the Cubs’ Current Front Office

Revisiting the 2012 Draft, the First of the Cubs’ Current Front Office

Remember how the Cubs took Almora early and then loaded up on pitching? How has it worked out?

Revisiting the 2011 Draft: Jim Hendry’s Swan Song Helped Bring the Cubs a World Series

Revisiting the 2011 Draft: Jim Hendry’s Swan Song Helped Bring the Cubs a World Series

The oft-maligned former GM of the Cubs played a significant part of the great years to come, even if he wasn’t here for them.

by February 17, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Catching Prospect Victor Caratini Could Have a Future Role in Chicago

Cubs Catching Prospect Victor Caratini Could Have a Future Role in Chicago

A long-term backup? A near-term trade chip? The possible paths for the new catcher on the 40-man roster.

by February 5, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

The Cubs Have a Great Deal of Outfield Depth Available In Iowa

The Cubs Have a Great Deal of Outfield Depth Available In Iowa

Should a need in the outfield (or on the bench) develop in Chicago this year, the Cubs have some really nice options available.

by January 28, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
How They Won: The Eugene Emeralds

How They Won: The Eugene Emeralds

The Emeralds, quite simply, blew away the field in the Northwest League.

by January 23, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Relief Prospect Corey Black, Strikeouts, and an Uptick in Groundballs

Cubs Relief Prospect Corey Black, Strikeouts, and an Uptick in Groundballs

Known for his fastball and his strikeouts, Black may have picked up an additional critical skill in 2016.

by January 20, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Top Cubs Prospect Eloy Jimenez, BABIP, and Hitting the Ball Really Freaking Hard

Top Cubs Prospect Eloy Jimenez, BABIP, and Hitting the Ball Really Freaking Hard

It’s not hard to dream on Jimenez’s future, given what he’s shown us so far.

Cubs Pitching Prospect Jen-Ho Tseng is Potential Second Half Starter Depth

Cubs Pitching Prospect Jen-Ho Tseng is Potential Second Half Starter Depth

The 22-year-old righty has climbed through the minor steadily, but adjustments are necessary if he’s going to succeed at AAA and beyond.

by January 9, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Chicago Cubs Prospect Ian Happ: Utility Player or Future Star?

Chicago Cubs Prospect Ian Happ: Utility Player or Future Star?

The Cubs’ top pick in 2015 is an excellent prospect. But what’s his future look like?

by January 8, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chesny Young, the Batting Champ Who Wasn’t – And the Future Big League Utility Man

Chesny Young, the Batting Champ Who Wasn’t – And the Future Big League Utility Man

The Cubs have a mighty interesting utility prospect on their hands.

by January 2, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Jeimer Candelario’s Breakout Year, Odd Season, and Future with the Cubs

Jeimer Candelario’s Breakout Year, Odd Season, and Future with the Cubs

The Cubs have a third base prospect you’d be very excited to see with the big league team in 2017 if not for the presence of the NL MVP.

by December 19, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects