Category: International players

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 6

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 6
Good morning! While the sun set on the Arizona Fall League in the west in week 6 of Cubs in the off-season leagues, it rose both in the east and far east with the start of the Roberto Clemente League and the Australian Baseball League. To see how thing both ended an began, take a... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 5

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 5
Good morning, and Happy Veteran’s Day! A special thanks to Staff Sergeant Robert Usiak, United States Air Force, 5th Communications Group, Panama Radio Relay Station, Korea.  Week 5 for Cubs in the off-season leagues saw some dominant performances out of Erick Leal, Trent Giambrone, and Casey Coleman as well as others. For more, take a look... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 3

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 3
Good Morning! The off-season has given Cubs followers plenty to smile about, as first round pick Nico Hoerner continues to dominate the Arizona Fall League. Meanwhile, catcher Erick Castillo is making some noise down in Venezuela. For more, come inside today’s report. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox Mesa scored all the runs they would... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 2

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 2
Good Morning! In today’s edition of Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues, Iowa pitcher Casey Coleman becomes a workhorse in the Mexican Pacific League, while first round pick Nico Hoerner continues to enjoy playing in the Arizona Fall League. For all that and more, take a look inside. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox It was a... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 1

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 1
Good morning, and welcome to Cubs Den’s comprehensive coverage of off-season baseball. Three leagues, the Arizona Fall League, the Dominican Winter League, and Venezuelan Winter League, all began play this week. Note: Coverage runs from Sunday through Saturday. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox Opening night on Tuesday saw the Solar Sox rally from a... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Short Season Player and Pitcher of the Year

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Short Season Player and Pitcher of the Year
Once again, it is the time of the year in which Cubs Den names the minor league players of the year in honor of our founder, John Arguello. John always had a fondness for the youngest prospects and their potential as they began their professional baseball career. To that end, the panel of minor league... Read more »
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Cubs IFA and Draft signings update

Cubs IFA and Draft signings update
Today marks the first day of the 2018-19 international signing period and it also marks the beginning of the end for the 2018 draft signings, as the deadline to sign most players comes this Friday. IFA Signings I gave a preview of the Cubs potential targets last week and the team did indeed sign all... Read more »

Cubs 2018 International Free Agency Primer

Cubs 2018 International Free Agency Primer
Under penalty the past two years, the Cubs have taken a roundabout approach during the international free agency periods, focusing the majority of their limited resources on Mexico and other non-traditional markets like Panama and Colombia. Their signings out of the Dominican Republic and Venezuela have mostly focused on polished, but lower ceiling players. Come this July,... Read more »

Winter League Wrap-up

Winter League Wrap-up
It was a rather lackluster group that took the field in the winter leagues, as only 26 players that belonged to the Cubs system at one time or another in the 2017-18 offseason would play winter ball. The notable performers are inside today’s report. Organizational Player of the Winter David Bote, INF/OF: After six long... Read more »
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Winter Leagues Report: Week 12

Winter Leagues Report: Week 12
A Happy New Year to everyone at Cubs Den! In the first article of the new year, we see the winter leagues all moving into the post-season, with the Caribbean world Series on the horizon. The recently signed Ryan Court is making an impact in the Dominican Winter League, while Williams Perez keep putting up... Read more »