Articles by: Luke Blaize


Cubs Minor League Daily: The Minors Are Back!

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Minors Are Back!

Bryant homers, Vitters homers, Baez walks, Vizcaino throws, and much more minor league action. Hooray!

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2014

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2014

An expansive and exciting list of prospects as the minor league seasons get underway.


Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Outfield

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Outfield

The Cubs have both a huge number and a wide variety of prospects in the outfield heading into the 2014 season.

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Middle Infield

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Middle Infield

Although it may not be quite as strong as third base, the Cubs’ middle infield set of prospects is outstanding.

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Third Base

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Third Base

Effusive and deserved praise for the Cubs’ stockpile of talent at third base.

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Right-Handed Pitching

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Right-Handed Pitching

The Cubs don’t get a lot of love for their pitching depth, but, man, they really should. This could be a huge year.

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Left-Handed Pitching

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Left-Handed Pitching

Pitching, in general, has improved in the Cubs’ system, but the left-handed side of the equation isn’t looking strong.


Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: First Base

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: First Base

There’s almost no first base depth in the Cubs’ system, but it turns out there’s no real concern there.

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Catcher

Chicago Cubs Prospect Organizational Depth: Catcher

No one will argue that catching is the strength of the Cubs’ system, but it might be better than we think.

Prospects Progress: Stephen Bruno (And a Series Wrap-Up)

Prospects Progress: Stephen Bruno (And a Series Wrap-Up)

A player emblematic of what this series is all about serves as the closing chapter.

by February 7, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Prospects Progress: Arismendy Alcantara

Prospects Progress: Arismendy Alcantara

The expected starting second baseman at AAA Iowa has gotten a lot of love in the last year.

by February 5, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Prospects Progress: Corey Black

Prospects Progress: Corey Black

Although he’s a smaller guy, Black can pump it up there with the best of ’em. Future reliever? Maybe not.

by January 28, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Prospects Progress: Rubi Silva

Prospects Progress: Rubi Silva

An upper level outfield prospect you aren’t hearing much about.

by January 22, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Prospects Progress: Jeimer Candelario

Prospects Progress: Jeimer Candelario

Remember when third base was a vacuum in the Cubs’ system? Definitely not anymore.

by January 17, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Prospects Progress: Albert Almora

Prospects Progress: Albert Almora

Almora is one of the top prospects in the Chicago Cubs’ system for a good reason.

by January 8, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects