2014 WSD Preseason Top 13 Prospects List

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It is officially season three of the Theo Epstein regime’s rebuilding process, and the Cubs enter 2014 with yet another great group of prospects to go along with a less than great major league roster. The Cubs farm system has often been said to lack pitching, but the team continued Continue reading 2014 WSD Preseason Top 13 Prospects List

Building a Consensus On Cubs Prospects

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When individual prospect listings come out from the different ranking services, often times we talk about those rankings without putting them into any context.  The reality is, different scouts value different things.  Some may rank a prospect based on having a higher floor, some may value a higher ceiling, and Continue reading Building a Consensus On Cubs Prospects

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

Weekly Minor League Report: April 4-15, 2013

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Welcome to the first weekly minor league report on WSD of the 2013 season!  For those of you unfamiliar with this weekly feature, it focuses specifically on the actual prospects in the minor leagues – and sometimes the younger players already in the majors – and tracks their recent and Continue reading Weekly Minor League Report: April 4-15, 2013

Fall and Instructional League Report and Post-season Top Prospects: October 1-14, 2012

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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

WSD Post-Deadline Top 13 Prospects List

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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

Cubs Sign Jorge Soler

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The Cubs were long considered favorites for Cuban phenom Jorge Soler, with reports circulating in February that they had gone as far as to have already agreed to a contract, but today was the day in which they outbid the New York Yankees by giving Soler a 9 year $30 Continue reading Cubs Sign Jorge Soler

2012 Draft Preview and Pre-Draft Top 13 Prospects List

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With the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft just four days away and mock drafts varying greatly, it is time for the World Series Dreaming 2012 Chicago Cubs Draft Preview.  Before previewing the draft itself, I have taken the time to revise the 2012 WSD Top 13 Prospects List, Continue reading 2012 Draft Preview and Pre-Draft Top 13 Prospects List

Minor League Report: April 5-15, 2012

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This post is the first in a series of top prospect trackers where the success and failures of our beloved future Cubs will be posted. Iowa Cubs – The Big Three Led by the Center Fielder Brett Jackson, the top prospect in the Cubs organization, First Baseman Anthony Rizzo, ranked Continue reading Minor League Report: April 5-15, 2012