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Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Jorge Soler Gets Massive Love for 2015 and Other Bullets

Jorge Soler Gets Massive Love for 2015 and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ top youngster in 2015? Could it be Soler? Also, more on Maddon’s visit to PR, and an in-person look at the goings on in Mesa.

Dan Vogelbach is the 8th Best First Base Prospect in Baseball, Per MLB Pipeline (VIDEO)

Dan Vogelbach is the 8th Best First Base Prospect in Baseball, Per MLB Pipeline (VIDEO)

Vogelbach performed well at High-A in 2014, but he’s really going to have to hit in 2015 if he’s going to stay up there on the radar.

by January 23, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Pitching Prospect Tanner Griggs Helps Save a Man’s Life

Chicago Cubs Pitching Prospect Tanner Griggs Helps Save a Man’s Life

Griggs may do some great things on the field this year, but he probably won’t top this.

Kyle Schwarber is the Third Best Catching Prospect in Baseball, Per MLB Pipeline

Kyle Schwarber is the Third Best Catching Prospect in Baseball, Per MLB Pipeline

Well that’s just awesome.

by January 22, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Albert Almora

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Albert Almora

Albert Almora may not have a superstar ceiling, but nothing that happened in 2014 derailed his realistic future role: quietly excellent regular.

by January 22, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
A Very Early Look at the Types of Talent in the 2015 Draft and Other Bullets

A Very Early Look at the Types of Talent in the 2015 Draft and Other Bullets

It could be a good fit for the Cubs’ organization, overall, but, then, how much can you really project that stuff this far in advance?

Prospect Notes: Torres, Rivero, Schwarber, Edwards, Underwood, Mitchell, More

Prospect Notes: Torres, Rivero, Schwarber, Edwards, Underwood, Mitchell, More

Digging deep into the system to find some more guys to watch out for this year.

by January 21, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The South Bend Cubs Are Looking to Name Their Mascot

The South Bend Cubs Are Looking to Name Their Mascot

Have any recommendations for the new ursine addition to the Cubs family?

by January 20, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Sign Pitchers Daniel Bard and Francisley Bueno to Minor League Deals

Cubs Sign Pitchers Daniel Bard and Francisley Bueno to Minor League Deals

Two very different stories and projections, but each comes with no risk, and some potential value.

Ben Badler Teases His Top 20 Prospects, Featuring 4 Chicago Cubs

Ben Badler Teases His Top 20 Prospects, Featuring 4 Chicago Cubs

And, yes, as the picture indicates, Kyle Schwarber is one of ‘em. Nice.

by January 16, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Junior Lake Apparently Made Some Changes in the DWL, and He’s Been a Walk Machine

Junior Lake Apparently Made Some Changes in the DWL, and He’s Been a Walk Machine

How much does the change mean? How much do the walks mean? We won’t know for a while, but it costs almost nothing to find out.

Chicago Cubs Trade Mike Kickham to Mariners for Pitching Prospect Lars Huijer

Chicago Cubs Trade Mike Kickham to Mariners for Pitching Prospect Lars Huijer

Kickham, himself, was a Cubs waiver claim. So, by way of some maneuvering, the Cubs essentially added a pitching prospect for free.

Is the Cubs’ Projected Rotation Middle of the Pack? And Other Bullets

Is the Cubs’ Projected Rotation Middle of the Pack? And Other Bullets

It might be, which isn’t an insult. Also, a whole lot on non-roster invitees to Spring Training, kicked off by pitching prospect Corey Black.

Analyzing Minor League Offensive Data for Major League Indicators

Analyzing Minor League Offensive Data for Major League Indicators

We know minor league walk rates and strikeout rates matter, but at what levels? And in what relationship to each other?

The Important Middle of the Cubs’ Rotation and Other Bullets

The Important Middle of the Cubs’ Rotation and Other Bullets

The front of the rotation is exciting, but the Cubs have a very interesting middle of the rotation, too.

Cubs Minor League Signings: Chris Valaika, Taylor Teagarden, Andres Santiago, Jorge De Leon

Cubs Minor League Signings: Chris Valaika, Taylor Teagarden, Andres Santiago, Jorge De Leon

Valaika returns, the Cubs get a couple arms, and a solid back-up-back-up catcher.

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