Articles by: Luke Blaize


The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Prospects: 8 to 1

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Prospects: 8 to 1

Who comes in up top? How about the same guy who surprised in the top spot last summer?

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Prospects: 16 to 9

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Prospects: 16 to 9

Some of the Cubs’ best pitching prospects start to show up in the rankings, and one of their best young sluggers, too.


The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Prospects: 24 to 17

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Prospects: 24 to 17

Some familiar names in this group – lots of interesting players with big question marks.

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Prospects: 32 to 25

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Prospects: 32 to 25

A ton of recent draft picks show up in this stretch.

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Prospects: 40 to 33

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Prospects: 40 to 33

The first installment of the BN Top 40 Cubs prospects list is already heavy with familiar names, and some that’ll be new to you.

Beyond The BN Top 40: Seven Cubs Prospects Who Missed The Cut

Beyond The BN Top 40: Seven Cubs Prospects Who Missed The Cut

The prospects you’d want to see included, but just couldn’t quite fit on the list.

Prelude To The BN Top 40: On Ranking Prospects

Prelude To The BN Top 40: On Ranking Prospects

Our in-house top prospect list comes soon, and Luke discusses what goes into the process of ranking.


All Eyes On The Myrtle Beach Pelicans Middle Infield

All Eyes On The Myrtle Beach Pelicans Middle Infield

Two names you already know, but must pay attention to: Gleyber Torres and Ian Happ.

The 2016 Tennessee Smokies: Beware of Breakouts

The 2016 Tennessee Smokies: Beware of Breakouts

Everywhere you look on the Smokies, there’s a Cubs prospect with breakout potential.

The 2016 Iowa Cubs: A Team of Questions and Upside

The 2016 Iowa Cubs: A Team of Questions and Upside

The focus is less on the Iowa Cubs this year than in years past, but there are still going to be huge storylines playing out there.

by February 24, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The South Bend Cubs Figure to Be Overloaded with Big-Time Prospects

The South Bend Cubs Figure to Be Overloaded with Big-Time Prospects

The rotation, in particular, could be tantalizing.

by February 13, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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