Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects


Minor League Rosters Announced: Tennessee (AA) and Iowa (AAA)

Minor League Rosters Announced: Tennessee (AA) and Iowa (AAA)

A handful of surprises at the upper levels of the minors.

Minor League Rosters Announced: Kane County (Low-A) and Daytona (High-A)

Minor League Rosters Announced: Kane County (Low-A) and Daytona (High-A)

So much prospect depth down at these lower levels.


Keith Law Has Kind – and Cautious – Words for Pierce Johnson and Other Bullets

Keith Law Has Kind – and Cautious – Words for Pierce Johnson and Other Bullets

Law says Johnson has three promising pitches, but also has some concerning arm action.

Farewell Hayden Simpson, Dontrelle Willis, and Michael Brenly

Farewell Hayden Simpson, Dontrelle Willis, and Michael Brenly

The 2010 first round pick never recovered from a serious case of mono.

New Righty Guillermo Moscoso Outrighted to AAA Iowa

New Righty Guillermo Moscoso Outrighted to AAA Iowa

The 29-year-old righty is a very nice stash at AAA.

Gauging the Farm Depth: Pitching

Gauging the Farm Depth: Pitching

Things get a little dicey in the Cubs’ system when you move off of the positional side, but there’s a surprising amount of good-ish depth.

Can the Chicago Cubs Get a Sure-Fire Stud College Arm with Their Number Two Draft Pick?

Can the Chicago Cubs Get a Sure-Fire Stud College Arm with Their Number Two Draft Pick?

It’s starting to look like there are at least two top-tier college pitchers available.


Gauging the Farm Depth: Outfield

Gauging the Farm Depth: Outfield

At the top of the Cubs prospect list, you’re going to find several outfielders. But how’s the depth looking?

Cubs Pitching Prospect Juan Carlos Paniagua Having Visa Problems

Cubs Pitching Prospect Juan Carlos Paniagua Having Visa Problems

The U.S. Consolate has been asking for additional paperwork, and Paniagua’s arrival to the United States has been delayed.

Gauging the Farm Depth: Second Base

Gauging the Farm Depth: Second Base

Depth is the operative word when it comes to second base in the Cubs’ system. Usually an organizational spot for busted prospects, the Cubs actually have quality at 2B.

Baseball America Ranks the Cubs’ Farm System Just 12th

Baseball America Ranks the Cubs’ Farm System Just 12th

Despite the individual plaudits their top prospects have received, BA is more down on the Cubs overall than some other pundits.


The Seventh Cut is the Non-Cuttiest: Zach Putnam and Alberto Gonzalez Informed They Won’t Make Team

The Seventh Cut is the Non-Cuttiest: Zach Putnam and Alberto Gonzalez Informed They Won’t Make Team

So, I guess that means they’re cut. Putnam is just 25, so hopefully he’ll head to Iowa to and keep working at it.

Gauging the Farm Depth: Shortstop and Third Base

Gauging the Farm Depth: Shortstop and Third Base

As little depth as there was at catcher, you’d have to say that shortstop and third base fall at the other end of the spectrum.

Some of Theo Epstein’s Possible Breakout Prospects and Other Bullets

Some of Theo Epstein’s Possible Breakout Prospects and Other Bullets

Next to the big trio, who might be a guy to watch this year for the Cubs? Also: you can share your thoughts on the Wrigley renovation at a community meeting today.

Gauging the Depth: Catcher and First Base

Gauging the Depth: Catcher and First Base

Other than the obvious Mr. Vogelbach, how is the Cubs’ organizational depth at first base? And dare I even ask about catcher?