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Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Joe Maddon and Chris Bosio Speak: Arrieta, Lester, Pitching Prospects, Baez, Jackson, More

Joe Maddon and Chris Bosio Speak: Arrieta, Lester, Pitching Prospects, Baez, Jackson, More

The quote that’ll probably surprise you: “Jon Lester might be our best at holding runners.”

Cubs Minor League Daily: Iowa Plays 19 Innings, Then Plays Game Two

Cubs Minor League Daily: Iowa Plays 19 Innings, Then Plays Game Two

What a night for the Iowa Cubs. Big win for the Eugene Emeralds.

by September 2, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
James Russell and Rafael Soriano DFA’d, Baez, Berry, Cahill, Wada Added

James Russell and Rafael Soriano DFA’d, Baez, Berry, Cahill, Wada Added

The two pitchers hadn’t contributed much to the Cubs lately, so the roster gets a significant shake-up.

Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced, and Whoa Cubs Prospect Blowout

Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced, and Whoa Cubs Prospect Blowout

So many of the Cubs’ top prospects are going this year, including Willson Contreras, Pierce Johnson, Mark Zagunis, and Jeimer Candelario.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Welcome Back Javier Baez

Cubs Minor League Daily: Welcome Back Javier Baez

The 22-year-old returns to the big leagues a little more ready. Also: lots of big offensive games down on the farm.

by September 1, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Designate Mike Olt for Assignment

Chicago Cubs Designate Mike Olt for Assignment

The move opens up a spot for Austin Jackson, and could be the end of Olt’s time with the Cubs.

Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Crushed a Monster Shot, Wrecking AA (VIDEO)

Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Crushed a Monster Shot, Wrecking AA (VIDEO)

Wait ’til you see Candelario’s discipline numbers at AA so far this year.

by August 31, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Minor League Daily: Two Playoff Teams, Two More Possible

Cubs Minor League Daily: Two Playoff Teams, Two More Possible

Seasons are winding down in the minors, and the Cubs will have at least two playoff teams. Also: Baez so hot, Happ homers, more.

by August 31, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Javier Baez Makes an Incredible Sliding Snag, Twirl, and Throw (VIDEO)

Javier Baez Makes an Incredible Sliding Snag, Twirl, and Throw (VIDEO)

A crazy play up the middle for Baez, who brings a glove, not just a bat.

Javier Baez Expected to Join Big League Team This Week

Javier Baez Expected to Join Big League Team This Week

What will Baez’s role look like? Will he have a chance to contribute significantly?

Getting Worked Over By the Best Starting Pitchers and Other Bullets

Getting Worked Over By the Best Starting Pitchers and Other Bullets

There’s probably some value in how the Cubs have been held down by the best of the best this week.

Minor League Daily: Baez, Wada, Buchter, Contreras, Torrez, Young

Minor League Daily: Baez, Wada, Buchter, Contreras, Torrez, Young

Baez extends his hit streak, Wada has a good outing, intriguing guys to follow, more.

by August 28, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Potential Stretch Value of Javier Baez and Other Bullets

The Potential Stretch Value of Javier Baez and Other Bullets

The 22-year-old infielder has been through so much, and presents so much near-term and long-term upside.

Willson Contreras, Top Five Catching Prospect

Willson Contreras, Top Five Catching Prospect

One of the Cubs’ best prospects is also considered one of the best catching prospects in the game.

Minor League Daily: Jimenez Hits 3 HRs, Dewees, Baez, Tseng, Silva, Vogelbach

Minor League Daily: Jimenez Hits 3 HRs, Dewees, Baez, Tseng, Silva, Vogelbach

Eloy Jimenez has the body and approach of a big-time power hitter. It could be coming.

by August 26, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Sometimes They Come Back, Part Two: Cubs Sign Emilio Bonifacio to Minor League Deal

Sometimes They Come Back, Part Two: Cubs Sign Emilio Bonifacio to Minor League Deal

The 30-year-old utility man has good speed and defensive versatility. Could be useful in September.

Gleyber Torres Named Midwest League Prospect of the Year

Gleyber Torres Named Midwest League Prospect of the Year

The 18-year-old shortstop is one of the best prospects in the Cubs’ system, and he’s getting plenty of recognition.

by August 25, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Ian Happ is Blazing Hot, Also Made a Awesome Catch and Double Play

Ian Happ is Blazing Hot, Also Made a Awesome Catch and Double Play

The Cubs’ first round pick in 2015 is acquitting himself quite nicely this year.

Cubs’ Agreement with IFA Christopher Martinez Reportedly Falls Through

Cubs’ Agreement with IFA Christopher Martinez Reportedly Falls Through

The Cubs’ $1 million deal for Dominican Republic third baseman Christian Martinez won’t be coming to fruition.

Javier Baez Has a Huge Night, Including a Massive Blast to Center (VIDEO)

Javier Baez Has a Huge Night, Including a Massive Blast to Center (VIDEO)

The 22-year-old infielder went 4-4 with a walk and a stolen base, and the calls to get him to the big leagues will only grow louder.

by August 25, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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