About Jackson Scofield

I cover the minor leagues for World Series Dreaming. You probably don't read my articles. Also have been doing Chicago Fire coverage, press pass and all, for ChiCitySports. Studying Journalism with a focus in sports at Columbia College Chicago. Go Hawks (The hockey team, but go Boise too)!

Future Alert: Mid-Season Top 13 Prospect Rankings… With a Look Back at the Past; Cubs Sign Jimenez

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In this edition of the Future Alert, I’d like to update the WSD Top 13 Prospect List, compare our farm system today to it at various points over the past year and a half, and catch up on the latest news across the Cubs system. Eloy Jimenez – The Cubs made Continue reading Future Alert: Mid-Season Top 13 Prospect Rankings… With a Look Back at the Past; Cubs Sign Jimenez

Future Alert: Cubs Net Pair of Top 100’s for Garza; Lake Debuts Strong; Vitters to Outfield

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First, I’d like to apologize for the sporadic minor league coverage this season.  My computer had been in for repairs for quite some time before it return today, and I’ve been covering the Chicago Fire for ChiCitySports.com more since I got a press pass for their home games.  That said, Continue reading Future Alert: Cubs Net Pair of Top 100’s for Garza; Lake Debuts Strong; Vitters to Outfield

Minor League Report: July 2nd International Window Is Here, Cubs Make a Splash

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The international signing window has officially opened and the Cubs made a quick splash, signing 16-year old SS Gleyber Torres out of Venezuela to a signing bonus of $1.7M.  Torres ranked second on Baseball America’s Top 30 International Prospects List.  Who is he behind?  None other than outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Continue reading Minor League Report: July 2nd International Window Is Here, Cubs Make a Splash

Minor League Report: June 11-17, 2013: Promotions Coming?

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Around this time every year, after the draft and the beginning of the short-season A and rookie leagues, many prospects begin to be promoted while others are displaced from their positions in the upper minors. With the Boise Hawks beginning play and the rookie-level team based in Mesa soon to Continue reading Minor League Report: June 11-17, 2013: Promotions Coming?

Minor League Report: June 4th-10th, 2013: Javier Baez Has a 4-Home Run Game

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Javier Baez had one of the best performances in Florida State League history on Monday, becoming just the second player to ever hit four home runs in a game in a league history.  The first was Ryan Harvey of the Daytona Cubs in 2006.  Keep your expectations grounded, though, because Continue reading Minor League Report: June 4th-10th, 2013: Javier Baez Has a 4-Home Run Game

Cubs Select 3B/OF Kris Bryant Second Overall: Updated With Full Draft Results

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The Cubs added another huge piece to the farm on Thursday, drafting third baseman Kris Bryant out of the University of San Diego after the Houston Astros selected right hander Mark Appel out of Stanford with the number one overall draft pick.  The young prospect adds even more star power Continue reading Cubs Select 3B/OF Kris Bryant Second Overall: Updated With Full Draft Results

Minor League Report: May 21-June 3, 2013

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For this edition of the Minor League Report, the last before the draft that begins on Thursday, WSD will revise its Top 13 Prospects List without any new additions, simply re-ordering, based on success so far this season and projection as a teaser for the full new top prospects list Continue reading Minor League Report: May 21-June 3, 2013

Minor League Report: May 14-20, 2013

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With the season about a quarter of the way in, now is the most suitable time to check up on the early season progression of some of the Cubs Top Prospects. Josh Vitters has played in just fourteen games as he battles through injuries, but he has made the most Continue reading Minor League Report: May 14-20, 2013

Minor League Report: May 7-13, 2013

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Chicago Cubs – Yes, this is called the “Minor League Report”, but the youth already in the majors is just as important, or often more, than what still lurks in the farm system.  The Cubs extended first baseman Anthony Rizzo six seasons by signing him to a seven year contract that Continue reading Minor League Report: May 7-13, 2013

Minor League Report: April 30-May 6th, 2013

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The Cubs are on their way to improving their record to a slightly-less bad but still very bad 12-20, a winning percentage of 0.375.  Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo have been producing as of late, including fine performances on Monday in which Castro found a way to get on base Continue reading Minor League Report: April 30-May 6th, 2013