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Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Minor League Deep Sleepers: Burks, Marra, Saunders, Thorpe, Null

Minor League Deep Sleepers: Burks, Marra, Saunders, Thorpe, Null

You already know the big names in the Cubs’ system, and you probably already know the next couple tiers, too. But how about some less-heralded, intriguing names?

by March 13, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Fun Day: Instant Ferrell Meme, Bryant’s Homers, Soler’s Bomb, Baez Hustle, Russell’s Pop

Fun Day: Instant Ferrell Meme, Bryant’s Homers, Soler’s Bomb, Baez Hustle, Russell’s Pop

Today necessarily led to a whole lot of fun. Since it’s Spring Training, might as well enjoy it.

WATCH: Kris Bryant Sends a Massive Home Run Over Will Ferrell in Center Field

WATCH: Kris Bryant Sends a Massive Home Run Over Will Ferrell in Center Field

That is the serious title to a semi-serious post.

Prospect Notes: Schwarber Behind the Plate, Bryant’s Hype, Edwards’ Awesomeness, More

Prospect Notes: Schwarber Behind the Plate, Bryant’s Hype, Edwards’ Awesomeness, More

More folks are saying Schwarber can stick at catcher, at least part time. Also: C.J. Edwards is really good.

Try to Remain Calm: Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, and Kris Bryant Just Went Back-to-Back-to-Back

Try to Remain Calm: Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, and Kris Bryant Just Went Back-to-Back-to-Back

It was as glorious as it sounds.

Kris Bryant Goes Deep Against the Rockies ((Small) VIDEO)

Kris Bryant Goes Deep Against the Rockies ((Small) VIDEO)

And the crowd goes ooooooooohhhhhh. Literally.

Spring Training Miscellany: Reds 5, Cubs 2 – March 6, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: Reds 5, Cubs 2 – March 6, 2015

The Cubs led into the 7th inning, but didn’t hold on. But that’s OK, because JON LESTER!

Prospect Notes: Almora Breakout, Schwarber Approach, Fantasy Prospects, More

Prospect Notes: Almora Breakout, Schwarber Approach, Fantasy Prospects, More

Albert Almora had a nice Spring debut yesterday, and he’s a prime breakout candidate in 2015.

Hunter Pence Out 6 to 8 Weeks After Corey Black Pitch Breaks His Arm

Hunter Pence Out 6 to 8 Weeks After Corey Black Pitch Breaks His Arm

There shouldn’t be any retaliation concerns, right? Everyone knows this was completely inadvertent.

Happy Birthday, Kyle Schwarber: He Just Debuted with a Grand Slam (VIDEO)

Happy Birthday, Kyle Schwarber: He Just Debuted with a Grand Slam (VIDEO)

I love it when the script writes itself. What a start.

Perfunctory Transaction News: Cubs Agree to Terms with Half of the 40-Man Roster

Perfunctory Transaction News: Cubs Agree to Terms with Half of the 40-Man Roster

Everyone is under contract and good to go. There are no surprises.

Chicago Cubs Agree to Minor League Deal with Lefty Phil Coke

Chicago Cubs Agree to Minor League Deal with Lefty Phil Coke

The 32-year-old pitcher will compete to be the primary lefty in the Cubs’ pen.

Prospect Notes: Killer Myrtle Beach Rotation, Russell Versatility, Minor League K Rates, More

Prospect Notes: Killer Myrtle Beach Rotation, Russell Versatility, Minor League K Rates, More

There are a bunch of pitching names to watch in the lower minors, and several of the best could all be in the same rotation.

Spring Training Update: Ross Not Yet a Lock to Catch Lester, BP Videos Aplenty

Spring Training Update: Ross Not Yet a Lock to Catch Lester, BP Videos Aplenty

Bryant and Baez and Soler ripping it up, but also now some video of guys like Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber.

IFA Update: Cubs Not Blowing it Out After All? Or is it Just Early?

IFA Update: Cubs Not Blowing it Out After All? Or is it Just Early?

A top international prospect to whom the Cubs had been very closely connected is now, instead, connected to the Dodgers.

Getting to Know New Chicago Cubs Lefty Drake Britton

Getting to Know New Chicago Cubs Lefty Drake Britton

Drake Britton finds himself looking to impress the guys who drafted him — again.

Cubs Prospect Notes: Impact Players, Schwarber Catching, Edwards, Sleepers, More

Cubs Prospect Notes: Impact Players, Schwarber Catching, Edwards, Sleepers, More

Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler may already be the frontrunners for Rookie of the Year. Obviously it’s crazy early. But that’s what makes it fun.

by February 27, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The MLBPA Will Be Watching the Cubs and Kris Bryant, and Not Just For Long Bombs

The MLBPA Will Be Watching the Cubs and Kris Bryant, and Not Just For Long Bombs

Everyone understands that there are potential service times issues at play.

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