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Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Chicago Cubs Win the Gonzalez Germen Roster Derby: Clears Waivers, Outrighted to AAA

Chicago Cubs Win the Gonzalez Germen Roster Derby: Clears Waivers, Outrighted to AAA

The 27-year-old righty was on his fourth team of the offseason, and the Cubs were the first to successfully get him through waivers.

Cubs Prospect Notes: Bryant’s Power, Schwarber’s Catching, McKinney, McLeod, Much More

Cubs Prospect Notes: Bryant’s Power, Schwarber’s Catching, McKinney, McLeod, Much More

Just a big pile of Chicago Cubs prospecting bits for you to peruse today. Lots of good stuff around the web.

by February 11, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
2015 Draft Order Set, Spending Pools Estimated – Chicago Cubs Pick 9th, Then 47th

2015 Draft Order Set, Spending Pools Estimated – Chicago Cubs Pick 9th, Then 47th

The Cubs’ second rounder this year isn’t much lower than last year, but the team’s spending pool could be down about $1 million.

The Four Possible Names for the South Bend Cubs Mascot

The Four Possible Names for the South Bend Cubs Mascot

Ah, fun with minor league baseball.

by February 10, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Place Seven Prospects in BP’s Top 101 for 2015, Surprises at the Top

Chicago Cubs Place Seven Prospects in BP’s Top 101 for 2015, Surprises at the Top

The Cubs have the second best prospect in baseball, according to BP. And it’s Addison Russell.

by February 9, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Josh Vitters is Off to Join the Rockies and Other Bullets

Josh Vitters is Off to Join the Rockies and Other Bullets

The former top Cubs prospect couldn’t get over the hump in Chicago, so he’ll try to reboot out west.

Cubs Announce 2015 Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees

Cubs Announce 2015 Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees

The main minor league signings, plus a few guys you might recognize like Bryant, Russell, Schwarber, Almora, Johnson, and more.

A Couple More Publications Peg the Cubs as the Top Farm System in Baseball

A Couple More Publications Peg the Cubs as the Top Farm System in Baseball

Baseball America and the Sporting News (in conjunction with Perfect Game) have named the Cubs the top farm system in baseball.

by February 6, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Talking About Kris Bryant’s Swing and Miss and Other Bullets

Talking About Kris Bryant’s Swing and Miss and Other Bullets

If you absolutely had to point to an issue in Bryant’s offensive game, this would be it.

Logan Watkins Suffers Achilles Injury, May Miss 2015 Season

Logan Watkins Suffers Achilles Injury, May Miss 2015 Season

It’s a really tough break for the 25-year-old utility man. Fortunately for the Cubs, it comes in an area of depth.

Chicago Cubs Claim Lefty Drake Britton Off of Waivers from Red Sox, DFA Gonzalez Germen

Chicago Cubs Claim Lefty Drake Britton Off of Waivers from Red Sox, DFA Gonzalez Germen

The 25-year-old lefty was squeezed out by the Red Sox, but could be an interesting addition for the Cubs.

Afternoon Reading on Addison Russell and Albert Almora, and Contemplating Their Futures

Afternoon Reading on Addison Russell and Albert Almora, and Contemplating Their Futures

The range of possible outcomes in 2015 for each prospect is pretty significant.

by February 4, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Reportedly Close to Signing Lefty Pedro Feliciano to a Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Close to Signing Lefty Pedro Feliciano to a Minor League Deal

Feliciano would be a no-risk flyer, and the latest addition in an increasingly-crowded bullpen competition.

Chicago Cubs Place Five Prospects in ZiPS Top 100, Including Kris Bryant at No. 1 (UPDATE)

Chicago Cubs Place Five Prospects in ZiPS Top 100, Including Kris Bryant at No. 1 (UPDATE)

Even a data-driven algorithm knows that the Chicago Cubs are stacked with prospects.

by February 3, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Joe Maddon, Trust, and the Value of Data Implementation and Other Bullets

Joe Maddon, Trust, and the Value of Data Implementation and Other Bullets

You can have the best analytics in the world, and know exactly what your players need to do to succeed. But if you don’t have someone they trust to implement those things …

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Carlos Pimentel and Outfielder Mike Baxter to Minor League Deals

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Carlos Pimentel and Outfielder Mike Baxter to Minor League Deals

Pimentel returns to the Cubs organization, and the Cubs pick up a very nice depth outfield bat in Baxter.

Weekend Catch-Up: Prospect Love, Moncada Updates, Super Bowl Lessons

Weekend Catch-Up: Prospect Love, Moncada Updates, Super Bowl Lessons

The Chicago Cubs got plenty of prospect love this weekend, so that was nice.

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: C.J. Edwards

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: C.J. Edwards

No one will question the arm or the talent. But the big question of 2014 remains the big question for 2015: starter or reliever?

by February 1, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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