The quote that’ll probably surprise you: “Jon Lester might be our best at holding runners.”
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
What a night for the Iowa Cubs. Big win for the Eugene Emeralds.
The two pitchers hadn’t contributed much to the Cubs lately, so the roster gets a significant shake-up.
So many of the Cubs’ top prospects are going this year, including Willson Contreras, Pierce Johnson, Mark Zagunis, and Jeimer Candelario.
The 22-year-old returns to the big leagues a little more ready. Also: lots of big offensive games down on the farm.
The move opens up a spot for Austin Jackson, and could be the end of Olt’s time with the Cubs.
Wait ’til you see Candelario’s discipline numbers at AA so far this year.
Seasons are winding down in the minors, and the Cubs will have at least two playoff teams. Also: Baez so hot, Happ homers, more.
A crazy play up the middle for Baez, who brings a glove, not just a bat.
What will Baez’s role look like? Will he have a chance to contribute significantly?
There’s probably some value in how the Cubs have been held down by the best of the best this week.
Baez extends his hit streak, Wada has a good outing, intriguing guys to follow, more.
The 22-year-old infielder has been through so much, and presents so much near-term and long-term upside.
One of the Cubs’ best prospects is also considered one of the best catching prospects in the game.
Eloy Jimenez has the body and approach of a big-time power hitter. It could be coming.
The 30-year-old utility man has good speed and defensive versatility. Could be useful in September.
The 18-year-old shortstop is one of the best prospects in the Cubs’ system, and he’s getting plenty of recognition.
The Cubs’ first round pick in 2015 is acquitting himself quite nicely this year.
The Cubs’ $1 million deal for Dominican Republic third baseman Christian Martinez won’t be coming to fruition.
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.