Category: Minor League Previews

Minor Leagues Notes: Eugene Emeralds Preview

Minor Leagues Notes: Eugene Emeralds Preview
Eugene Emeralds The big story to follow on the pitching staff will be whether Jose Albertos can re-establish his release point and throw enough strikes. His stuff is still there so his issues really are mechanical/mental, which means they could turn around at any point, or they could linger all season. He continued to struggle in EXST, but he... Read more »

Happy Opening Day, Part 2!

Happy Opening Day, Part 2!
I nearly labeled today as the real Opening Day for baseball but I know most don’t hold my view on the matter. Sure, the Majors are more important, but in my mind the season doesn’t get into full swing until we get the baseball overload of not just the dozen or so MLB games, but... Read more »

Eugene Emeralds Season Preview

Eugene Emeralds Season Preview
The defending Northwest League champs kicked off their new season on Thursday. As you would expect there are few returning players, but a number of intriguing youngsters will be getting their first crack stateside in the Pacific Northwest, skipping the rookie level Arizona League. I wasn’t sure if I was going to have time to... Read more »
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Minor League Preview – Low-A South Bend Cubs

Minor League Preview – Low-A South Bend Cubs
Good morning to everyone! Today is the final (for now) installment previewing the 2017 minor league season.  Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated spring training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion of spring training. Low-A – South Bend... Read more »

Minor League Preview – Advanced-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Minor League Preview – Advanced-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Good morning to everyone! Today is the next installment previewing the 2017 minor league season.  Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated spring training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion of spring training. Advanced-A – Myrtle Beach Pelicans Can... Read more »

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee
Good morning to everyone! Today is the next installment previewing the 2016 minor league season.  Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated spring training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion of spring training. Double-A – Tennessee Smokies Last season... Read more »
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Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa
Good morning to everyone! Today is the first installment previewing the 2017 minor league season.  Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated spring training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion of spring training. Triple-A – Iowa Cubs Although Manager Marty... Read more »

Five Players to Watch: Rookie and Short Season-A Ball

Five Players to Watch: Rookie and Short Season-A Ball
Author’s Note: The faithful readers of Cubs Den may not be aware that for the past six preseasons, I have presented a series of articles profiling fifteen players that fall outside most Top Twenty lists that I feel can break through to that level of play. The players are broken down into three levels: rookie... Read more »

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 »
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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 »