Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Cubs Will Add Second Dominican Summer League Team

Cubs Will Add Second Dominican Summer League Team

Now that the VSL has closed down, the Cubs will send their remaining players to a second DSL team – a short-term solution to a long-term problem.

Ian Happ Ranked Third Best Second Base Prospect in Baseball

Ian Happ Ranked Third Best Second Base Prospect in Baseball

Ian Happ, who played zero games at second base in 2015, has been ranked as the third best second base prospect for 2016.

Cubs SVP of Player Development and Amateur Scouting Jason McLeod Talks Prospects

Cubs SVP of Player Development and Amateur Scouting Jason McLeod Talks Prospects

Praise for Gleyber Torres, role considerations for Carl Edwards, Jr. and Pierce Johnson, and much more.

by January 25, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Weekend Catch-Up: Cubs Rumors, Cespedes Signs, Lackey, Edwards, Alcantara, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Cubs Rumors, Cespedes Signs, Lackey, Edwards, Alcantara, More

Action around the league, and plenty of analysis for those of you who checked out.

Arismendy Alcantara Has Fallen Off the Radar, But is that Fair? Can He Come Back?

Arismendy Alcantara Has Fallen Off the Radar, But is that Fair? Can He Come Back?

It was a really rough 2015 season for a guy who was, until that point, one of the Cubs’ best young players. Hopefully a reset helps.

Inspired Confidence in Spite of the Cubs Losing Draft Picks and Other Bullets

Inspired Confidence in Spite of the Cubs Losing Draft Picks and Other Bullets

Even without a first rounder, I know this front office can land some quality prospects. Plus bits on an available Padres prospect, Ernie Banks, and more.

Willson Contreras is the Top Catching Prospect in Baseball

Willson Contreras is the Top Catching Prospect in Baseball

Willson Contreras continues his praise-filled offseason. His future looks very bright. And soon.

by January 22, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Venezuelan Summer League, Which Included Cubs, Shutting Down

Venezuelan Summer League, Which Included Cubs, Shutting Down

The Cubs reportedly decided to pull out of the Venezuelan Summer League, which left it with just three teams.

Minor League Ball’s Top 20 Chicago Cubs Prospect List is Out

Minor League Ball’s Top 20 Chicago Cubs Prospect List is Out

As the prospect rankings continue to roll in, a clear top five – group, if not order – is beginning to emerge.

Chicago Cubs Sign Munenori Kawasaki to Minor League Deal, Which is So Awesome

Chicago Cubs Sign Munenori Kawasaki to Minor League Deal, Which is So Awesome

As a glove-first depth signing, this is perfectly adequate. But if you enjoy fun, this is an amazing signing.

Cubs No Longer the Favorite on Cuban Pitching Prospect?

Cubs No Longer the Favorite on Cuban Pitching Prospect?

16-year-old Adrian Morejon was at one time linked to the Cubs, but his market is developing.

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 12: Ryan Williams

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 12: Ryan Williams

One of the best minor league stories from 2015, Williams went from unheralded to pitcher of the year.

by January 20, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Prospect Notes: Edwards, Torres, Jimenez, Zastryzny, Almora, Trades, More

Cubs Prospect Notes: Edwards, Torres, Jimenez, Zastryzny, Almora, Trades, More

Where are some of the Cubs’ top prospects starting the year? Some looks ahead, some looks back, and more.