The Arizona Instructional League, an informal league similar to extended spring training, has ended, and some Cubs prospects are impressing on a very talented Mesa Solar Sox team that features some of the best prospects in the game. Arizona Instructional League final statistics for top prospects will be posted next Continue reading Fall and Instructional League Report and Post-season Top Prospects: October 1-14, 2012
Matthew Szczur – Szczur has begun to adapt to AA pitching, slowly but surely increasing his post-promotion numbers, but they are still far from where one would want them to be, with an OPS of just .666. However, in just over a third as many games, Szczur has matched his Home Continue reading Minor League Report: August 20-26, 2012
Rather than making remarks about Iowa and Mesa who started their seasons with the top prospects in the organization and now lack in that category, this edition of the Minor League Report will entail some announcements and an outline of how I project some of our top prospects to move Continue reading Minor League Report: August 13-19, 2012
A lot of shifting through the system has occurred as of late, with Javier Baez being promoted from Peoria to Daytona, and the tandem of Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters being promoted from Iowa to Chicago.
First a quick recap of moves that went down the past two days: LHP Paul Maholm (Chicago) + OF Reed Johnson (Chicago) + Cash to Atlanta for RHP Arodys Vizcaino (Unassigned) + RHP Jaye Chapman (AAA Gwinnett) C Geovany Soto (Chicago) + Cash to Texas for RHP Jacob Brigham (AA Continue reading WSD Post-Deadline Top 13 Prospects List
The Cubs signed flame-throwing pitcher Juan Carlos Paniagua this week to further bolster their refurbished post-Hendry farm system. Pitching is a primary target to improve this position player-heavy organization. Iowa Cubs – As of the 6th inning Sunday, Iowa trailed the Albuquerque Isotopes 6-1, with Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters each Continue reading Minor League Report: July 16-22, 2012
The Albert Almora signing is official, as the Cubs struck a deal with the Boras client before the deadline. Both Almora and Soler will report to Mesa for training, before moving on to A-Ball. Iowa Cubs – Same old story as AAA All-Star Josh Vitters continues to put up solid numbers Continue reading Minor League Report: July 9-15, 2012
Instead of the usual Minor League Report this week, we bring you the 1st ever WSD Prospect Power Rankings. Note that this is not the same as the Top Prospects List, and is not based on projections for a player’s future, but on how they have actually been producing this Continue reading Prospect Power Rankings: June 25-July 1, 2012
Original plans called for an all-pitcher Minor League Report this week after last week’s report featuring just position players. However, one of the benefits in writing for a site like World Series Dreaming is flexibility, and some recent events have convinced me to make a change of plans. Chicago Cubs Continue reading Minor League Report: June 18-24, 2012
In this edition of the WSD Chicago Cubs Minor League Report, top position player prospects will be the primary focus.