Category: Infielders

Winter Leagues Report: Week 7

Winter Leagues Report: Week 7
It was a quiet holiday week in the winter leagues, with the action primarily in Mexico and Venezuela. With the league entering its second half of play, Manuel Rodriguez had mixed results in the LMP while Carlos Penalver remained consistent in the VWL.   Mexican Pacific League Caneros de los Mochis Los Mochis closed out... Read more »

Addison Russell Gives Us a Glimpse

Addison Russell Gives Us a Glimpse
The future for the Cubs is rich with possibility. In this still strange new reality where the Cubs are just a year removed from winning the World Series and just over a month from their third consecutive run deep into the postseason, they are also still very well suited to remain in serious contention for... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 6

Winter Leagues Report: Week 6
Another week, another league starts play! Good morning and a Happy Thanksgiving week to all! Inside today’s edition, the Australian Baseball League begins play with an old friend to Cubs minor league followers, Ryan Kalish. Inclement weather stalled play in the Dominican Republic, and Manuel Rodriguez remains rock-steady in Mexico. Mexican Pacific League Caneros de... Read more »
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Winter Leagues Report: Week 5

Winter Leagues Report: Week 5
Week 5 in the winter leagues was a little quiet, as the Cubs did not make any further moves or add any more players to the winter league rosters. But Manuel Rodriguez continues to impress in Mexico while Gioskar Amaya continues his comeback in Venezuela. Mexican Pacific League Caneros de los Mochis It seems that... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 4

Winter Leagues Report: Week 4
Good morning, and welcome to Week 4! In today’s addition we learn that the Cubs’ organization has some additions to the winter leagues. Iowa Cubs pitcher has Williams Perez has joined Cardenales de Lara, while Tennessee Smokies Gioskar Amaya and Yasiel Balaguert are with Navagantes de Magallanes and Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan... Read more »

Cubs Prospects 2017 Statistical Overview - The Hitters

Cubs Prospects 2017 Statistical Overview - The Hitters
I’m sure some fans will look at these lists and despair, or at least lament the loss of impact hitters during the past two trade deadlines. Not all hope is lost however. There is still plenty of depth throughout the Cubs system. The lower levels contain a strong group of raw athletes with high upside.... Read more »
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Winter Leagues Report: Week 3

Winter Leagues Report: Week 3
The big story once again this past week in the winter leagues were the Tigres de Aragua, which improved their record to 12-4 and a three game lead in the Venezuelan Winter League. Double-A Tennessee Shortstop Carlos Penalver has played a pivotal role in the Tiger’s succcess this season.   Dominican Winter League  Aguilas Cibaenas... 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 »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 2

Winter Leagues Report: Week 2
Welcome to Week 2 of the winter leagues of the Caribbean!  In today’s addition, Myrtle Beach manager Buddy Bailey has steered his Aragua Tigers to first place in the Venezuelan Winter League with the help of Cubs prospect Carlos Penalver. For all the news on Cubs prospects this winter, make Cubs Den your destination. Dominican... Read more »
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Winter Leagues Report: Week 1

Winter Leagues Report: Week 1
Good morning! While the parent club continues it’s quest to repeat as World Series Champions, their minor league players are hard at work in the sunny Caribbean. Today begins Cubs Den’s exclusive coverage of the Cubs minor league prospects as they progress though the winter leagues. Follow the weekly highlights of action in Australia, the... Read more »