Articles by: Luke Blaize

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

Sustaining Long-Term Amateur Success as a Large Market Club Will Be Very Difficult

Sustaining Long-Term Amateur Success as a Large Market Club Will Be Very Difficult

The new CBA presents a huge number of institutional problems for an organization like the Cubs.

How They Won: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans

How They Won: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Cubs’ High-A crew took home another championship, but they weren’t necessarily loaded with top prospects. How’d they do it?

by December 9, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Cubs Minor League System: A Guide For New Fans, A Refresher For Old Fans

The Cubs Minor League System: A Guide For New Fans, A Refresher For Old Fans

Everything you wanted to know about how a minor league system works, and why we follow it so closely.

by November 19, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Tennessee Smokies Hint at News, and It Makes Us Wonder

Tennessee Smokies Hint at News, and It Makes Us Wonder

There could be some movement in the works.

by November 7, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Minor League Daily: The Pelicans Win It All, Again

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Pelicans Win It All, Again

Another Cubs affiliate wins their league championship!

by September 15, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects