Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects


Cubs Sign 4th Round Pick Tyler Skulina Well Over Slot, Maybe Probably Lose Daniel Poncedeleon

Cubs Sign 4th Round Pick Tyler Skulina Well Over Slot, Maybe Probably Lose Daniel Poncedeleon

It’s great to get Skulina in the fold, and the Cubs are paying him late second round money.

Houston Astros and Mark Appel Reportedly Have a Deal for Well Under Slot – Good News, Yes?

Houston Astros and Mark Appel Reportedly Have a Deal for Well Under Slot – Good News, Yes?

As much as $1.5 to $1.7 million under slot. Doesn’t this help the Cubs in their negotiations with Kris Bryant?


Cubs Minor League Daily: Bats and Boise

Cubs Minor League Daily: Bats and Boise

The Hawks are underway with some excellent performances so far. That, plus the action from around the system this weekend.

This Week In The Minors: Let’s Deal

This Week In The Minors: Let’s Deal

Under what circumstances would the Cubs consider “buying” this year? And what prospects could the Cubs use as bait?

Father’s Day, Baseball, and Other Bullets

Father’s Day, Baseball, and Other Bullets

Mine’s already been a great one. Thoughts on replacing David DeJesus, Florida State League All-Star fun, and a dominant prospect pitching performance.

It’s a 10-Game Suspension for Ian Stewart and Other Bullets

It’s a 10-Game Suspension for Ian Stewart and Other Bullets

Stewart is appealing the suspension. Also more on David DeJesus’s injury, and, hey, Juan Carlos Paniagua is pitching in the Cubs’ system … technically.


More Top Draft Pick Bonus Scuttlebutt: Mark Appel Reportedly Set to Sign for Close to Full Slot

More Top Draft Pick Bonus Scuttlebutt: Mark Appel Reportedly Set to Sign for Close to Full Slot

If Appel gets slot or close to it, Kris Bryant’s agent is going to have just a touch more ammo to get slot for his client.

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign 11th Round Pick Jordan Hankins

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign 11th Round Pick Jordan Hankins

Hankins just finished his junior year at Austin Peay State, and is going to be converted into a full-time catcher, it seems.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Good Problems

Cubs Minor League Daily: Good Problems

Ranking the Cubs’ top prospects is nearly impossible.


The Rockies Have Reportedly Signed Jonathan Gray Under Slot – Any Kris Bryant Impact?

The Rockies Have Reportedly Signed Jonathan Gray Under Slot – Any Kris Bryant Impact?

If the Number Three pick gets $800K under slot, could the Cubs shave that amount off the Bryant signing at Number Two? I’m not so sure.

Chicago Cubs Sign 9th Round Pick Charcer Burks and 23rd Round Pick Tyler Ihrig

Chicago Cubs Sign 9th Round Pick Charcer Burks and 23rd Round Pick Tyler Ihrig

Burks, a high school outfielder, gets a slightly over slot bonus.

The Cubs Offense Stinks Right Now and Other Bullets

The Cubs Offense Stinks Right Now and Other Bullets

In the last 10 games in particular, the offense has been nearly non-existent. At least there’s a little bit of nice prospect stuff.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Venezuela Checks In

Cubs Minor League Daily: Venezuela Checks In

How are the young, young kids is Venezuela faring on the young, young season? And how did Javy Baez follow up his four-homer performance?