Posts in category "Minor League Previews"

Schwarber, Boise to debut tomorrow: Here are some players to watch

Schwarber, Boise to debut tomorrow: Here are some players to watch
With the draft and now extended spring training in the rearview mirror, it is time for short season ball.  That means  the Boise Hawks of the Northwest League will be added to the minor league recaps starting tomorrow. We previewed the full season leagues earlier this season, so let’s take a look at the two... Read more »

Breaking down the 2014 Cubs Minor League Rosters

Breaking down the 2014 Cubs Minor League Rosters
As we get prepped for the daily minor league recaps, it’s good to get a look at what we’ll be watching this year.  Every team announced it’s Opening Day roster with the exception of Iowa, but we can pretty much deduce who is going to be there. The Tennessee (AA) and Kane County (A) teams... Read more »

Cubs Minors Preview Series: AAA Iowa pitchers

Cubs Minors Preview Series: AAA Iowa pitchers
The final installment (until short season ball) of the Cubs minor league preview series will focus on some of the pitchers at Iowa.  There’s some depth here and a top end talent in Arodys Vizcaino. A reminder that these are not exhaustive lists and that projecting levels can be very speculative. Moreover, players will certainly... Read more »
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Cubs Minor League Preview: AAA Iowa position players

Cubs Minor League Preview:  AAA Iowa position players
We’ve come to the last stop before Chicago — the AAA Iowa Cubs. Most AAA teams are a mix of prospects and minor league veterans and this team is no different. This mix is especially important to the Cubs who like their prospects to spend a full year in AAA. If a player gets called... Read more »

Cubs Minor League Preview: AA Tennessee pitchers

Cubs Minor League Preview:  AA Tennessee pitchers
The Cubs need pitching for the future and most of their highest upside arms are in the lower minor leagues.  However, there are some interesting arms at the AA level who have MLB potential. We did the AA position players earlier this week and you can find those here. Let’s take a look at some... Read more »

Minor League Preview: AA Tennessee position players

Minor League Preview: AA Tennessee position players
Next stop in our minor league preview is the Southern League and AA Tennessee.  It’s right about here where we start to separate the men from the boys.  Many consider the jump from A to AA at least as the jump to the majors. You’ll see me quote more statistics from this point forward because... Read more »
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Cubs Minor League Preview: The Class A Daytona pitchers

Cubs Minor League Preview: The Class A Daytona pitchers
It’s been a while since we did a preview because of the start of game action in spring training.  Now that we’re all settled in with the present team, it’s back to the future.  In case you missed it, here is the preview of the Daytona position players, which is now just about certain to... Read more »

Cubs Minor League Preview Series: Class A Daytona, Part 1

Cubs Minor League Preview Series: Class A Daytona, Part 1
The Minor League Preview rolls on with Daytona and their position players. We’ll cover the pitchers tomorrow. Daytona had a bit of a speedy, grind it out team last year lead by by Matt Szczur and John Andreoli — but this year will be different. Daytona will very likely be home to the Cubs two... Read more »

Minor League Preview: Kane County may give first extended look at young, live arms

Minor League Preview: Kane County may give first extended look at young, live arms
The Cubs drafted and signed a lot of pitchers in the past year or so and we should see some at Kane County this year.  There is  one noticeable absence from this list and that is Pierce Johnson.  I think he’s advanced enough to move right on to Daytona and we’ll cover him in that... Read more »
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Kane County Preview, Part 2: OF may include top prospects Almora and Soler

Kane County Preview, Part 2:  OF may include top prospects Almora and Soler
Because the first Kane County preview piece included an introduction to the minor league preview series as a whole, it ran a little long and I decided to do the outfielders separately.  Because there are potentially two top 50 MLB prospects in this OF, I’ll expand the content a bit. For future previews there will... Read more »
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