Minor League Recap: 2014 In Review

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2014 has been a banner year for the Cubs organization, especially in the minor league system.  Players have developed, players have been called up, players have been added, and players have emerged.  Throughout the storm of change that happened at Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Boise Eliminated; Kane County, Daytona Seek Titles

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While the Boise Hawks were eliminated early from the playoffs, Kane County and Daytona are still alive.  Daytona has a chance to repeat as Florida State League Champions and Kane County is chasing a Midwest League Championship after dominating the Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Playoffs in the Lower Levels, Off-Season in the Upper Levels

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The Minor League Baseball season ends today, with all of the Cubs affiliates, save for Boise, finishing their regular season schedules at the time of this writing.  The Hawks, Cougars, and D-Cubs are all moving on to post-season play.  Most Continue reading

Minor League Recap: WE’RE GOING STREAKING!

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The theme of the week has been streaks in the Cubs’ system, as Kane County has a 10 game win streak going at the moment, Albert Almora has hit in 8 of his last 9 games, Addison Russell has homered Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Kris Bryant Finally Loses a Crown; Teams Keep Winning

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With all of the full season teams either currently in first place or holding a tie for it, the minor league season has a chance to extend across the organization.  While Daytona and Iowa had rocky or up and down Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Moving On Without Javy

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With Javier Baez getting the call to the Chicago (via Colorado), the system has had one of its most important crops picked.  That should cause a refocus on prospects, such as Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, the returning C.J. Edwards, and Continue reading

Cubs Dominate Mid-Season Prospect Listings

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The last of the significant mid-season prospect lists was revealed last night, with the MLB.com list being loaded, and again, the Cubs did spectacularly well.  So well, that the prevailing wisdom is that the Cubs have the best system in Continue reading

Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab

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As it pertains to the major league team, the biggest news on the farm are the rehab assignments of Emilio Bonifacio (AA Tennessee) and Kyuji Fujikawa (Low A Kane County).  As both work their ways back from injury, we may Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Debuts and Returns

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This past week has been one noted, mostly, by some of the existing minor league players making debuts with the big league club.  Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, and Arismendy Alcantara all made their ML debuts this week in Cincinnati. Alcantara Continue reading

Quickie Prospect Rankings via Baseball America (and Baseball Prospectus, too)

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Baseball America just released their midseason Top 50 today.  Baseball Prospectus is expected to release their own Top 50 list pretty soon.  Here are the Cubs highlights: #2 Kris Bryant #5 Addison Russell #7 Javier Baez #33 Arismendy Alcantara There Continue reading