Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Cubs Minor League Daily: Happy Hatch Day!

Cubs Minor League Daily: Happy Hatch Day!

The Cubs’ top draft pick from 2016 is making his professional debut today.

It’s Cubs Minor League Opening Day! – How Can They Top Last Season?

It’s Cubs Minor League Opening Day! – How Can They Top Last Season?

It’s another Opening Day for the Cubs!


The Tennessee Smokies Have Announced Their Initial Roster

The Tennessee Smokies Have Announced Their Initial Roster

Trevor Clifton headlines the rotation.

Cubs Release Seven Minor-League Pitchers Before Start Of MiLB Season

Cubs Release Seven Minor-League Pitchers Before Start Of MiLB Season

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.

The Iowa Cubs Have Announced Their Preliminary Roster

The Iowa Cubs Have Announced Their Preliminary Roster

Ian Happ will man second base, and the rotation is loaded with big league depth options.

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans Have Also Announced Their Preliminary Roster

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans Have Also Announced Their Preliminary Roster

This is likely where you’ll find Eloy Jimenez, as soon as he returns to action.


The South Bend Cubs Have Announced Their Preliminary Roster

The South Bend Cubs Have Announced Their Preliminary Roster

And yes, that includes top pitching prospect Dylan Cease.

Revisiting the 2015 and 2016 Drafts, and the Cubs’ Draft Playbook for Sustained Success

Revisiting the 2015 and 2016 Drafts, and the Cubs’ Draft Playbook for Sustained Success

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.

No Visibility, No Challenge, No Bullpen Change, and Other Bullets

No Visibility, No Challenge, No Bullpen Change, and Other Bullets

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.

Prospect Notes: Almora’s Power Surge, Theo Impressed by Happ and Butler, Pizza Wars

Prospect Notes: Almora’s Power Surge, Theo Impressed by Happ and Butler, Pizza Wars

A Cubs shortstop prospect garnering Gleyber Torres comps should catch your eye. Also: more Ian Happ love from the man up top.


Cubs Prospects Doin’ Work: Watch Young and Balaguert Homer, Happ Double

Cubs Prospects Doin’ Work: Watch Young and Balaguert Homer, Happ Double

It was a good day for a few of the Cubs’ minor league bats.

Revisiting the 2014 Draft, When Silly People Freaked Out About the Kyle Schwarber Pick

Revisiting the 2014 Draft, When Silly People Freaked Out About the Kyle Schwarber Pick

Another big-time college bat for the Cubs in the first round, but no one quite saw this guy coming.

Spring Training Miscellany: Giants 10, Cubs 7 – Arrieta Ready, Heyward Rocket, Happ Obviously

Spring Training Miscellany: Giants 10, Cubs 7 – Arrieta Ready, Heyward Rocket, Happ Obviously

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

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.

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs Split the Day – Hendricks Wild, Davis Struggles, So Many Dingers

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs Split the Day – Hendricks Wild, Davis Struggles, So Many Dingers

The Cubs crushed a bunch of homers, but it wasn’t all bright and sunny today. Also: Luis was there for the Vegas game.