The Cubs’ organization is littered with players who have been promoted to new levels over the course of this season. It is also littered with players who are altering their approach to hitting or are adjusting to new roles on the mound. None of that is to mention players who Continue reading Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down
As the middle of the season is upon us, and some of the all-star breaks have concluded, it is moving time for players who have performed well in the first half. The Cubs’ system has seen a number of players promoted to new levels after their league’s all-star break and Continue reading Down on the Farm: Checking in on In-Season Promotions
As the season progresses to the end of June, it is starting to get close to trade season. The Cubs figure to make a least a couple of moves, and will need to use their minor league surpluses to do so. The substance of those moves could depend on the Continue reading Down on the Farm: Minor League Trade Candidates Helping Cubs Maximize Returns
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
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!
Too much injury news this week. Pierce Johnson strained his calf. Jorge Soler strained his right hamstring (the “other one”). But on the positive side, Cubs farm director Jaron Madison said C.J. Edwards is on a throwing program in AZ. Hope is he'll be back at Double-A around All-Star break. Continue reading Minor League Recap: 5/15 – 5/21
Well, let’s get right into it…C.J. Edwards is still being held out with shoulder stiffness. Obviously, that’s not exactly what we wanted to hear about Edwards. However, with the abundance of caution taken with Jake Arrieta, this isn’t a big surprise. In the mean time, let’s continue to hope that’s Continue reading Minor League Recap 5/8 – 5/15