Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects


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?

The Sixth Cut is the Most Obvious: Rafael Dolis Optioned to Iowa

The Sixth Cut is the Most Obvious: Rafael Dolis Optioned to Iowa

The righty wasn’t expected to make the pen, since he could be freely optioned.


Jason McLeod Discusses Newly-Signed Cuban Pitcher Armando Rivero

Jason McLeod Discusses Newly-Signed Cuban Pitcher Armando Rivero

McLeod says Rivero hasn’t pitched competitively in a year, so it’s going to be a process getting him back up to speed.

Looking at the Roster and the Bullpen and Other Bullets

Looking at the Roster and the Bullpen and Other Bullets

Brent Lillibridge is pretty clearly making the team, but what’s happening in the extremely crowded bullpen race?

Whoa: Cuban Signee Armando Rivero’s Bonus from the Chicago Cubs was $3.1 Million

Whoa: Cuban Signee Armando Rivero’s Bonus from the Chicago Cubs was $3.1 Million

According to Baseball America’s Ben Badler, who describes Rivero as a possible future middle reliever on the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs Release Five Minor League Pitchers, Including Austin Urban and Arturo Maltos-Garcia

Chicago Cubs Release Five Minor League Pitchers, Including Austin Urban and Arturo Maltos-Garcia

The two pitchers were overslot draftees with health concerns back in 2011.