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Posts in category "Minor Leagues"

Rule 5 Draft Recap: Cubs lose Pedro Araujo in MLB portion along with 3 Minor Leaguers

Rule 5 Draft Recap: Cubs lose Pedro Araujo in MLB portion along with 3 Minor Leaguers
For the Cubs it could have been worse. It also could have been better. Yes, every once in a while your club hits on a Hector Rondon, or loses a Marwin Gonzalez, but in the end the Rule 5 Draft rarely has a significant impact on the fortunes of a club. For the players involved... Read more »

A Closer Look at Dario Alvarez

A Closer Look at Dario Alvarez
I’ve been out of action quite a bit the past few weeks and haven’t been writing with the same frequency that I would prefer. Thankfully the hot stove has heated up this past week and Jared stepped in with a number of great articles covering all the recent action, so hopefully I haven’t been missed... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 8

Winter Leagues Report: Week 8
The Cubs system was sparsely represented this week in the winter leagues, but did include an outstanding performance from pitcher Williams Perez. This week’s report also saw the Cubs debut of newly signed left-handed pitcher Dario Alvarez.   Dominican Winter League Toros del Este Dominican Winter League basement dwellers Este got a lift on Saturday... Read more »
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Jason Vosler on Becoming the Top Third Base Prospect in the System

Jason Vosler on Becoming the Top Third Base Prospect in the System
There’s no shortage of infield talent in the Chicago Cubs’ farm system, and one of 2017’s most intriguing prospects could be found playing the hot corner in Kodak, Tennessee. Smokies third baseman Jason Vosler enjoyed a breakout season this year, arguably making him the strongest third base prospect in the system. Previously known for being more of a... Read more »

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 »

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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Cubs Prospects 2017 Statistical Overview - The Pitchers

Cubs Prospects 2017 Statistical Overview - The Pitchers
It had been my intention to provide regular statistical updates for the Cubs Minor League system throughout the year, but just as the season was ramping up and we began to accumulate a large enough sample size to be relevant is when things took a turn for the worse regarding John’s health and my time... Read more »