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Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Close to Signing Lefty Pedro Feliciano to a Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Close to Signing Lefty Pedro Feliciano to a Minor League Deal

Feliciano would be a no-risk flyer, and the latest addition in an increasingly-crowded bullpen competition.

Chicago Cubs Place Five Prospects in ZiPS Top 100, Including Kris Bryant at No. 1 (UPDATE)

Chicago Cubs Place Five Prospects in ZiPS Top 100, Including Kris Bryant at No. 1 (UPDATE)

Even a data-driven algorithm knows that the Chicago Cubs are stacked with prospects.

by February 3, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Joe Maddon, Trust, and the Value of Data Implementation and Other Bullets

Joe Maddon, Trust, and the Value of Data Implementation and Other Bullets

You can have the best analytics in the world, and know exactly what your players need to do to succeed. But if you don’t have someone they trust to implement those things …

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Carlos Pimentel and Outfielder Mike Baxter to Minor League Deals

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Carlos Pimentel and Outfielder Mike Baxter to Minor League Deals

Pimentel returns to the Cubs organization, and the Cubs pick up a very nice depth outfield bat in Baxter.

Weekend Catch-Up: Prospect Love, Moncada Updates, Super Bowl Lessons

Weekend Catch-Up: Prospect Love, Moncada Updates, Super Bowl Lessons

The Chicago Cubs got plenty of prospect love this weekend, so that was nice.

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: C.J. Edwards

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: C.J. Edwards

No one will question the arm or the talent. But the big question of 2014 remains the big question for 2015: starter or reliever?

by February 1, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Land Six Prospects in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 (6 in the Top 57, Actually)

Chicago Cubs Land Six Prospects in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 (6 in the Top 57, Actually)

Don’t get caught up in Kris Bryant not being number one. This is a great set of rankings for the Cubs, who are absolutely loaded.

by January 31, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Jorge Soler is the Third Best Outfield Prospect in Baseball, Per MLB Pipeline

Jorge Soler is the Third Best Outfield Prospect in Baseball, Per MLB Pipeline

If all goes according to plan to start 2015, Soler won’t be a “prospect” for much longer. Man, he had a heck of a year in 2014.

by January 30, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
And, At Last, Keith Law’s Top Ten Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2015

And, At Last, Keith Law’s Top Ten Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2015

The final major top Cubs prospect list of the rankings season, and it comes with some surprises.

by January 30, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Kris Bryant Was the Most Valuable Minor Leaguer Last Year and Other Bullets

Kris Bryant Was the Most Valuable Minor Leaguer Last Year and Other Bullets

I’m sure you already expected that, but here’s a fun slice of data to back it up.

Addison Russell is the Third Best Shortstop Prospect, Per MLB Pipeline

Addison Russell is the Third Best Shortstop Prospect, Per MLB Pipeline

That may sound like a knock, but it really says more about the crazy talent at shortstop right now than it does about Russell being “worse” than two other guys.

by January 29, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Keith Law’s Top 100 is Out: Bryant on Top, Russell 4th, Soler 14th, Schwarber 90th

Keith Law’s Top 100 is Out: Bryant on Top, Russell 4th, Soler 14th, Schwarber 90th

The gap between Soler and Schwarber is surprising, as is the presence of only four Cubs. Then again, having three so high is fantastic.

by January 29, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Tom Ricketts Isn’t Crazy for Saying Cubs World Series Prediction Isn’t Crazy and Other Bullets

Tom Ricketts Isn’t Crazy for Saying Cubs World Series Prediction Isn’t Crazy and Other Bullets

At long last, it simply isn’t totally nuts to say you think the Cubs can win it all this year. They probably won’t, but it’s not nuts to say it.

Keith Law Tabs the Chicago Cubs as the Top Farm System in Baseball

Keith Law Tabs the Chicago Cubs as the Top Farm System in Baseball

It’s no surprise, but it sure is swell.

by January 28, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Cubs Probably Have the Best Farm System in Baseball, But What’s That Worth?

The Cubs Probably Have the Best Farm System in Baseball, But What’s That Worth?

We know it’s a good thing, and we know it will probably help the Cubs compete … but how much?

The Best Third Base Prospect in Baseball? Do I Have to Say It?

The Best Third Base Prospect in Baseball? Do I Have to Say It?

It’s Kris Bryant. There. I said it. But you already knew it. I’m glad we had this talk.

by January 27, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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