Category: Minor Leagues

10 Names You Need To Know – Chicago Cubs

10 Names You Need To Know – Chicago Cubs
Dear Cubs Den Readers: In our continuing efforts to provide Cubs content,  please enjoy this article recently publish at Prospects1500.  In this most unusual year for all of us, Prospects1500 is keeping the flame of minor league baseball alive by presenting a series of 10 names fans need to know about each team. Today, we look at... Read more »

Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut

Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut
Dear Cubs Den Readers: In the wake of recent developments, Cubs Den is doing it’s part in trying to provide their readers with continual Cubs content. To that end, please enjoy this article recently publish at Prospects1500. In 2018, most prospect lists for the Chicago Cubs had any one of shortstop Aramis Ademan, right-handed pitcher Jose Albertos, or... Read more »

Cubs Den Top Prospect Audit: Corner Infield

Cubs Den Top Prospect Audit: Corner Infield
Top Prospects Christopher Morel doesn’t swing at everything, but aggressive is certainly an apt description of his current approach at the plate. Thankfully, the 20-year old also shows good barrel control, allowing him to square up pitches even when reaching out of the zone to get to them. He did make strides on waiting for... Read more »
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Cubs Den Top Prospect Audit: Catcher

Cubs Den Top Prospect Audit: Catcher
Top Prospects Fans with even a mild interest in the farm system will be familiar with 20-year old Miguel Amaya. He’s hovered at the back of national Top 100 prospect lists the past two seasons. There is still a lot of inconsistency with his offensive game, and the occasional lapses on defense, but he is... Read more »

Offseason Prospect Overview: Riley Thompson

Offseason Prospect Overview: Riley Thompson
Season Review Riley Thompson wasn’t the best starter for South Bend in 2019 (Cam Sanders). Nor was he the flashiest prospect (Brailyn Marquez). He wasn’t even one of the rotation workhorses (Faustino Carrera and Derek Casey). Despite that, he remained a key cog throughout the year and once Marquez moved up to Myrtle Beach, Thompson... Read more »

Welcome (Back) to Chicago, Jason Kipnis

Welcome (Back) to Chicago, Jason Kipnis
The Cubs have signed former Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis to a minor league deal. Did you know that he’s from Chicago? Yes, that is sarcasm. Everyone knows he’s from Chicago (specifically, Northbrook), and everyone remembers the home run he hit off of John Lackey in Game 4 of the 2016 World Series. But he’s... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 18

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 18
AUTHOR’S NOTE: For the first time in ten years of covering winter baseball, it appears a Cubs prospect will not be involved in either the playoffs or the Caribbean World Series. Further, it appears that any representation that the Cubs had in the Australian Baseball League is now over. It has been the decision of... Read more »

Offseason Prospect Overview: Brennen Davis

Offseason Prospect Overview: Brennen Davis
Season Review It was difficult to get a read on what to expect from Brennen Davis heading into 2019. He came to the Cubs organization with huge upside as an athlete but beyond a good understanding of the strike zone and hand-eye skills he was fairly unrefined as a baseball player having spent just one... Read more »

Offseason Prospect Overview: Cole Roederer

Offseason Prospect Overview: Cole Roederer
Season Review After setting the AZL on fire during his 2018 pro debut, expectations were sky high for Cole Roederer heading into 2019. The organization showed confidence in him by installing the 19-year old as the everyday centerfielder for South Bend coming out of spring training. Many fans were expecting big numbers once again, but... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 17

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 17
Good morning! All the action in the off-season leagues this past week was Down-Under, as playoffs eliminated the opportunities for many Cubs prospects. For more scores and highlights, take a look inside. Australian Baseball League Canberra Cavalry After a week off due to the serious brushfires in Australia, Canberra was back in action on Wednesday... Read more »