Some of the Cubs’ young, high-upside arms feature prominently.
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
It’s kinda hard not to keep focusing on this guy right now.
Familiar faces at the top, and a lot of arms in the back half.
The first ten – well, the last ten – in the mid-season update to BN’s Cubs prospects rankings.
How about six straight games with a hit … er, make that, with *multiple* hits.
The extensive mid-season prospect drops this week. Who dropped off the list? Where are the best pockets of prospects found?
Part of the fun of the minors. Plus, tons of great performances around the Cubs’ farm system.
Someone has gotten extremely hot at the plate, and he’s been doing it for longer than you may have realized.
Baez’s work at Iowa continues, and he could yet contribute down the stretch.
You know it’s “good,” but it’s worth discussing how good. Because it’s just become obvious at this point.
Contreras is hitting .338/.415/.493 at AA right now while receiving praise for his skills behind the plate.
The Cubs’ brand is strong in the Midwest – which could wind up mattering more than you think.
A couple less-heralded prospects that you should probably get to know.
The numbers at AAA are impeccable, including an improved strikeout rate.
The Cubs manage to hang on to some very important depth.
Nine innings without allowing a hit. That’s a no-hitter. Except when it isn’t.
The switch-hitting third base prospect is probably going to be the subject of some discussion after this season.
The Cubs have a trio of prospects in short-season A-ball who made tonight’s All-Star Game. That, plus the latest scores, performances and awards.
Teams can outspend their bonus pools by up to 5% without losing a future draft pick, and, every year, that’s just about how much the Cubs spend.
Hopefully Bryant doesn’t miss much or any time, but if he has to, the Cubs have options.