Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Arismendy Alcantara Has Fallen Off the Radar, But is that Fair? Can He Come Back?

Arismendy Alcantara Has Fallen Off the Radar, But is that Fair? Can He Come Back?

It was a really rough 2015 season for a guy who was, until that point, one of the Cubs’ best young players. Hopefully a reset helps.

Inspired Confidence in Spite of the Cubs Losing Draft Picks and Other Bullets

Inspired Confidence in Spite of the Cubs Losing Draft Picks and Other Bullets

Even without a first rounder, I know this front office can land some quality prospects. Plus bits on an available Padres prospect, Ernie Banks, and more.

Willson Contreras is the Top Catching Prospect in Baseball

Willson Contreras is the Top Catching Prospect in Baseball

Willson Contreras continues his praise-filled offseason. His future looks very bright. And soon.

by January 22, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Venezuelan Summer League, Which Included Cubs, Shutting Down

Venezuelan Summer League, Which Included Cubs, Shutting Down

The Cubs reportedly decided to pull out of the Venezuelan Summer League, which left it with just three teams.

Minor League Ball’s Top 20 Chicago Cubs Prospect List is Out

Minor League Ball’s Top 20 Chicago Cubs Prospect List is Out

As the prospect rankings continue to roll in, a clear top five – group, if not order – is beginning to emerge.

Chicago Cubs Sign Munenori Kawasaki to Minor League Deal, Which is So Awesome

Chicago Cubs Sign Munenori Kawasaki to Minor League Deal, Which is So Awesome

As a glove-first depth signing, this is perfectly adequate. But if you enjoy fun, this is an amazing signing.

Cubs No Longer the Favorite on Cuban Pitching Prospect?

Cubs No Longer the Favorite on Cuban Pitching Prospect?

16-year-old Adrian Morejon was at one time linked to the Cubs, but his market is developing.

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 12: Ryan Williams

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 12: Ryan Williams

One of the best minor league stories from 2015, Williams went from unheralded to pitcher of the year.

by January 20, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Prospect Notes: Edwards, Torres, Jimenez, Zastryzny, Almora, Trades, More

Cubs Prospect Notes: Edwards, Torres, Jimenez, Zastryzny, Almora, Trades, More

Where are some of the Cubs’ top prospects starting the year? Some looks ahead, some looks back, and more.

Holiday Weekend Catch-Up: Arbitration, Big Signings, Minor Signings, Convention, Much More

Holiday Weekend Catch-Up: Arbitration, Big Signings, Minor Signings, Convention, Much More

There was a whole lot to pack into the weekend, and you may have missed some of it.

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Baez in Center, Outfield Options, Pitching Versatility, Playable Prospects, More

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Baez in Center, Outfield Options, Pitching Versatility, Playable Prospects, More

How many rotations might we see in the outfield? Are the pitchers even more versatile than we realize?

Cubs Sign Catcher Tim Federowicz and Infielder Kris Negron to Minor League Deals

Cubs Sign Catcher Tim Federowicz and Infielder Kris Negron to Minor League Deals

More needed depth for the Cubs’ upper minors.

2016 Chicago Cubs Convention: Everything Useful I Could Jot Down (and More)

2016 Chicago Cubs Convention: Everything Useful I Could Jot Down (and More)

So many things to go over. Settle in.