Articles by: Luke Blaize

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 13: Eloy Jimenez

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 13: Eloy Jimenez

A huge young man with huge power potential, 2016 could be Jimenez’s breakout season.

by February 1, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 12: Ryan Williams

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 12: Ryan Williams

One of the best minor league stories from 2015, Williams went from unheralded to pitcher of the year.

by January 20, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 11: Duane Underwood

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 11: Duane Underwood

The young righty has become one of the Cubs’ best pitching prospects.

by January 16, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 10: Christian Villanueva

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 10: Christian Villanueva

Often forgotten, Villanueva remains a prospect with big league upside. The fit with the Cubs, however, is tough.

by January 9, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 9: Mark Zagunis

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 9: Mark Zagunis

The on-base specialist has one of the most discerning eyes in minor league baseball.

by January 5, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 8: Carl Edwards Jr.

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 8: Carl Edwards Jr.

Edwards still has the killer stuff, but what will his role be going forward?

by December 31, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 7: Jeimer Candelario

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 7: Jeimer Candelario

Is it possible to break out quietly? If so, that’s what Candelario did in the second half of 2015.

by December 29, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 6: Ian Happ

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 6: Ian Happ

The Cubs’ top pick in 2015 is already one of their top prospects. His 2016 season could go in a few directions.

by December 21, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 5: Albert Almora

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 5: Albert Almora

There are some statistical and visual reasons to believe that Almora’s second half breakout was not a mirage.

by December 18, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 4: Pierce Johnson

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 4: Pierce Johnson

One of the Cubs’ few notable upper-level pitching prospects, Johnson’s always had the stuff and the pitches. But he needs the health and consistency.

by December 15, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 3: Gleyber Torres

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 3: Gleyber Torres

An 18-year-old shortstop hitting well in full-season ball? You know that’s a good year.

by December 11, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 2: Billy McKinney

Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 2: Billy McKinney

One of the best offensive prospects in the system, McKinney’s bat will keep carrying him – but where will the glove let him play?

by December 4, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 1: Willson Contreras

Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 1: Willson Contreras

It was a breakout year for Contreras, who went from relative obscurity to arguably being the top prospect in the system.

by December 1, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects