The Cubs’ top draft pick from 2016 is making his professional debut today.
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
It’s another Opening Day for the Cubs!
Trevor Clifton headlines the rotation.
A former big league starter, a fourth-round pick, and a player involved in the Mike Montgomery deal were among the Cubs’ recent minor league cuts.
Ian Happ will man second base, and the rotation is loaded with big league depth options.
This is likely where you’ll find Eloy Jimenez, as soon as he returns to action.
And yes, that includes top pitching prospect Dylan Cease.
It’s too early to grade the last two Cubs drafts, but it’s definitely not too early to gain a great deal of insight about the Cubs’ approach.
A visibility issue last night cost the Cubs a run. Also: the reliever choices, the lack of a challenge at second base, and Ian Happ’s position.
A Cubs shortstop prospect garnering Gleyber Torres comps should catch your eye. Also: more Ian Happ love from the man up top.
It was a good day for a few of the Cubs’ minor league bats.
Another big-time college bat for the Cubs in the first round, but no one quite saw this guy coming.
You won’t see too many 10-7 blown 9th inning losses that don’t make you go crazy, so enjoy this one!
Cubs Prospect Notes: Happ is Close, Taking it Slow with Albertos, Big Seasons Ahead for Jimenez, Cease
Ian Happ is going to start the year at AAA Iowa, which – without more – says a whole lot about his progress. But there *IS* more to say.
The Cubs crushed a bunch of homers, but it wasn’t all bright and sunny today. Also: Luis was there for the Vegas game.