Underwood comes in at 18. Although that’s a solid ranking for Underwood, I have to ask: where’s Jen-Ho Tseng?
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Do we still believe in Albert Almora as a future big league regular? Yup. We do.
That might be the last appearance of the Boise Hawks logo around here. Baez, Zagunis, Leal, and Crawford get the love.
He’s the third baseman on MLB Pipeline’s all-prospect team, because obviously.
Outfield prospect Kevin Encarnacion is finally back after that scary accident last year. Also, lots of other good prospecty stuff.
Carson Sands, Eloy Jimenez, and Gleyber Torres were all included in BA’s top 20 AZL prospect list.
Lots of regional branding going on.
Given his trajectory, a mid-season 2015 arrival in the big leagues is not out of the question. If so, how do things get sorted out?
There’s no more “pretty much” about it. Also, a disappointing prospect season, a BP get-together, and more.
The Emeralds replace the Boise Hawks as the Cubs’ Northwest League affiliate.
Not only is it another award for Bryant, it’s another unanimous selection.
The Cubs have a new Northwest League affiliate. That’s three moves in one week.
I can’t imagine it was an easy decision, but player development considerations trumped all.
The move would end their relationship with the Boise Hawks.
The timing, and the man, really do present the perfect opportunity.
Many folks are probably surprised and disappointed, though the smoke on this one had been billowing for days.