Category: Arizona Fall League

Arizona Fall League Report: Week 6 (as well as a few 40 man roster notes)

Arizona Fall League Report: Week 6 (as well as a few 40 man roster notes)
Mesa fell to Peoria 8-2 in the AFL Championship game on Saturday. Alec Mills (2.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, BB, 3 K) started and took the loss in what proved to be his worst outing of the campaign. Jake Stinnett (IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 2 K)followed with a poor outing of... Read more »

Arizona Fall League Report: Week 5

Arizona Fall League Report: Week 5
Another slow week has dropped David Bote (.333/.395/.536) out of the top 10 in batting average and on-base percentage but he is still hanging on to 8th in slugging. He did knock in 3 runs in his 2 games, going 2-for-10. He hasn’t managed to get his bat going with consistency but Charcer Burks (.242/.338/.339) did reach... Read more »

Arizona Fall League Report: Week 4

Arizona Fall League Report: Week 4
David Bote started off the week hitless in his first two games, then picked up the pace with 4 in his final 3 games. Then on Saturday, he lined out in his lone at bat during the Falls Stars game. His pace has dropped off considerably since his scorching start, with a .235/.278/.265 line over... Read more »
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Arizona Fall League Report: Week 3

Arizona Fall League Report: Week 3
Update: David Bote, Adbert Alzolay and Jake Stinnett were all named to the Fall Stars Game which will be held Saturday at 7 CST on MLB Network and MLB.com. We knew his torrid pace couldn’t last forever, but even as his production has slowed David Bote remained effective last week, going 4-for-17 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. He... Read more »

Minor League News and Notes

Minor League News and Notes
International Signings News of the Cubs the Cubs international signings is beginning to trickle in. Earlier in the summer we reported on the signing of two top prospects signed out of Mexico, pitcher Florencio Serrano and infielder Luis Verdugo. The Cubs are limited to a maximum signing bonus of 300K this season, but the rules... Read more »

40 man roster outlook and organizational depth for 2018 - The Position Players

40 man roster outlook and organizational depth for 2018 - The Position Players
Outfielders Kyle Schwarber, Ian Happ, Albert Almora, Jason Heyward, Leonys Martin This is where I would expect to see some juggling this offseason. First off, Leonys Martin is all but assured of being dropped from the 40 man roster. He would be guaranteed far too much money compared to his worth. I do expect that... Read more »
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40 man roster outlook and organizational depth for 2018 - The Pitchers

40 man roster outlook and organizational depth for 2018 - The Pitchers
Starting Pitchers Kyle Hendricks Jon Lester Jose Quintana ??? (FA or Trade) ??? (FA or Trade) Swing: Mike Montgomery Three of the five slots are set in stone and the Cubs still possess valuable swing man Mike Montgomery to act as the 6th starter throughout the season. The expected free agent losses of Jake Arrieta... Read more »

Arizona Fall League Report: Week 1

Arizona Fall League Report: Week 1
The early offensive star of the Arizona Fall League season is a Cubs prospect. And it is probably the least talked about among the eight the club sent to Mesa. In fact, you may have even forgot he was there. David Bote leads the league in all three triple slash categories (.556/.600/1.111), hits (10), TB (20) and HR... Read more »

2017 Fall Instructs Breakdown - The Corner Infielders

2017 Fall Instructs Breakdown - The Corner Infielders
In our first segment on Fall Instructs Tuesday I discussed briefly the changes, not just in the coverage we will be able to provide, but in the approach that the Cubs organization will be taking as well. The largest change is that there will be no formal games against other organizations, only sim games. For... Read more »
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2017 Fall Instructs Breakdown - The Catchers

2017 Fall Instructs Breakdown - The Catchers
Fall instructs will be different this year. Not only will we lack John’s eyes and ears but the organization is also taking a slightly different approach as well. There is no longer a group of Advanced Instructs participants that will compete in formal games against other squads. In recent years the Cubs shared a team with... Read more »