Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

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Although the Cubs enter the off-season with much more stability in the field than they do on the mound, they do enter the off-season with some questions that need answering.  Those questions, though, were mitigated by the 2015 performance of a handful of rookies and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo Continue reading Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

Last of ‘Core Four’ to Debut, Almora Still a Player to Watch

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It wasn’t all that long ago that Albert Almora was one of the “Core Four” prospects in the Cubs system.  Between him, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, and Kris Bryant, there was a projection down the road that made the Cubs faithful who believed in the rebuild feel a whole lot Continue reading Last of ‘Core Four’ to Debut, Almora Still a Player to Watch

Duane Underwood Emerging as a Top Pitching Prospect

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Since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the front office, the Cubs have had a draft strategy of taking the best hitter possible in the first round.  That strategy is what makes the hitting prospects the toast of the town, bringing Albert Almora, Kris Bryant, and Kyle Schwarber to Continue reading Duane Underwood Emerging as a Top Pitching Prospect

Minor League Recap: Full Season Rosters Announced

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The Cubs and their affiliates have announced full season minor league rosters.  The new Single A affiliates, South Bend (MWL) and Myrtle Beach (Carolina League) replace the Kane County Cougars and the Daytona Cubs (now, Tortugas).  Generally speaking, there are solid prospects worth keeping an eye on at every level.  The Continue reading Minor League Recap: Full Season Rosters Announced

Cubs Prospects to Watch in 2015

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As we creep into the point of the winter where the various outlets are going to release top prospect lists, the Cubs are going to be well represented.  Baseball America released their top ten Cubs prospects today, without any real surprises.  This is not a top prospect list (the over/under Continue reading Cubs Prospects to Watch in 2015

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 each level of the minor league system, each level had Continue reading Minor League Recap: 2014 In Review

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 league all season long. Kane County, and the Cubs in Continue reading Minor League Recap: Boise Eliminated; Kane County, Daytona Seek Titles

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 stunningly, the D-Cubs, who had a rough go of it Continue reading Minor League Recap: Playoffs in the Lower Levels, Off-Season in the Upper Levels

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 in 3 straight games, and Pierce Johnson had a 23 Continue reading Minor League Recap: WE’RE GOING STREAKING!

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 starts, both have righted the ship, especially Daytona, who was Continue reading Minor League Recap: Kris Bryant Finally Loses a Crown; Teams Keep Winning