As far as Cubs prospects go, there was one big non-story yesterday, and one actually intriguing story.
There were a lot of rainouts this weekend, though there were also plenty of games played.
Taking a look at the league average WHIPs across the minors, and comparing them with the top Cubs pitching performances.
Dan Vogelbach stole a base! And it wasn’t his first of the year!
Most of the Cubs’ farm system was traveling yesterday, so there’s only one game to discuss.
Even in the minors, the signs point toward a DH in the NL. Kyle Hendricks finally had a great start, which should remind you of who Hendricks is.
Yes, that says ripples with an “R.” Also, shortstop prospect Arismendy Alcantara is approaching a breakout.
Rock Shoulders had another huge weekend, and a bunch of Cubs prospects are starting to stand out.
Providing context for some of the more interesting numbers in the minor league season so far.
Luke is back, and the scoring is up.
If you want to watch Dan Vogelbach, among others at Kane County, you can see them on MiLB.tv today.
Soler did not swing the bat he was wielding, so at least that’s good. He’s still probably in for a heap of trouble, though.
It’s early, but Brett Jackson is starting to show some progress with his revamped swing.
Running the bases ain’t just for kids.
A crazy first weekend of action in the Cubs’ minor league system,
A new feature, taking a look at trends, and bigger picture issues in the Cubs’ minor league system.
Although there were some individual bright spots, each of the Cubs’ four farm teams dropped its opener. Oof.
Your one-stop Cubs minor league shop is back for the 2013 season, courtesy of Luke Blaize.
Things get a little dicey in the Cubs’ system when you move off of the positional side, but there’s a surprising amount of good-ish depth.
At the top of the Cubs prospect list, you’re going to find several outfielders. But how’s the depth looking?
Depth is the operative word when it comes to second base in the Cubs’ system. Usually an organizational spot for busted prospects, the Cubs actually have quality at 2B.
As little depth as there was at catcher, you’d have to say that shortstop and third base fall at the other end of the spectrum.
Other than the obvious Mr. Vogelbach, how is the Cubs’ organizational depth at first base? And dare I even ask about catcher?
Who among the obvious big three at the top comes in at number one? Maybe not who you thought.
Say, what? Dan Vogelbach didn’t crack the top 10? Bust out your pitchforks …
The march through the Cubs’ system continues, with some more familiar faces starting to emerge in the rankings.