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 Minor Leagues and Prospects
Just a big pile of Chicago Cubs prospecting bits for you to peruse today. Lots of good stuff around the web.
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.
Ah, fun with minor league baseball.
The Cubs have the second best prospect in baseball, according to BP. And it’s Addison Russell.
The former top Cubs prospect couldn’t get over the hump in Chicago, so he’ll try to reboot out west.
The main minor league signings, plus a few guys you might recognize like Bryant, Russell, Schwarber, Almora, Johnson, and more.
Baseball America and the Sporting News (in conjunction with Perfect Game) have named the Cubs the top farm system in baseball.
If you absolutely had to point to an issue in Bryant’s offensive game, this would be it.
It’s a really tough break for the 25-year-old utility man. Fortunately for the Cubs, it comes in an area of depth.
The 25-year-old lefty was squeezed out by the Red Sox, but could be an interesting addition for the Cubs.
The range of possible outcomes in 2015 for each prospect is pretty significant.
Feliciano would be a no-risk flyer, and the latest addition in an increasingly-crowded bullpen competition.
Even a data-driven algorithm knows that the Chicago Cubs are stacked with prospects.
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 …
Pimentel returns to the Cubs organization, and the Cubs pick up a very nice depth outfield bat in Baxter.
The Chicago Cubs got plenty of prospect love this weekend, so that was nice.
No one will question the arm or the talent. But the big question of 2014 remains the big question for 2015: starter or reliever?