The Cubs’ top pick in 2015 is already one of their top prospects. His 2016 season could go in a few directions.
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
It’s not uncommon, but the reasons for it are tough to pin down. And the Cubs aren’t always on the good end of the stick.
The Cubs signed a pair of outfielders to minor league deals. Both have extensive MiLB experience.
One-run games, healthy, cluster luck – the Cubs had a lot of good stuff going for them in 2015. Which underscores the job they must do in 2016.
The 31-year-old righty is more depth for the Cubs’ bullpen, and will compete for a job in Spring Training.
There are some statistical and visual reasons to believe that Almora’s second half breakout was not a mirage.
The announcement includes the long-awaited reveal on the Cubs’ new minor league pitching and hitting coordinators.
The young catcher could be very important to the Cubs in 2016.
One of the Cubs’ few notable upper-level pitching prospects, Johnson’s always had the stuff and the pitches. But he needs the health and consistency.
The 33-year-old righty as brilliant in 2013 and 2014 for the Giants.
Fife is working his way back, but was an up-and-coming prospect a few years ago.
An 18-year-old shortstop hitting well in full-season ball? You know that’s a good year.
The Circle of Waiver Life.