Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects


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?


First Round Pick Kris Bryant is Baseball America’s College Player of the Year

First Round Pick Kris Bryant is Baseball America’s College Player of the Year

It’s a big-time honor, even if it’s not a huge surprise. The hopefully-soon-to-be Cubs prospect could be one of the best talents in baseball.

Bullpen Shuffle: Zach Putnam to DL, Brooks Raley Called Up; Rodriguez Due Later in the Week

Bullpen Shuffle: Zach Putnam to DL, Brooks Raley Called Up; Rodriguez Due Later in the Week

Putnam has an elbow issue, and Raley appears to be a temporary fill-in.

Is Javier Baez Getting Close to a Promotion?

Is Javier Baez Getting Close to a Promotion?

One game – even a four-homer game – doesn’t push a guy up the ladder. But Baez might be getting close anyway.

Matt Garza Was Hit Hard Last Night and Other Bullets

Matt Garza Was Hit Hard Last Night and Other Bullets

It sounds like it was just a matter of not having his best stuff. It happens. Also Theo Epstein on the minors, and Jim Callis on the Cubs’ top prospect.


Cubs Minor League Daily: (Too) Early Look At The Final Roster

Cubs Minor League Daily: (Too) Early Look At The Final Roster

The Arizona Cubs’ roster is kinda-sorta out, though it looks like it’s very preliminary.

Cubs Acquire Henry Rodriguez from Nationals for Minor Leaguer Ian Dickson; DFA Eduardo Sanchez

Cubs Acquire Henry Rodriguez from Nationals for Minor Leaguer Ian Dickson; DFA Eduardo Sanchez

The big righty has a huge – read: 100 mph – arm, but has been plagued by control issues for years.