Category: Pitching

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 4

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 4
It was a busy Week 4 for the Cubs in the off-season leagues, as 19 players saw action and the Arizona Fall League had their Fall Stars Game. For all the details, take a look at today’s report. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox Monday seems like a day that both Mesa and many Cubs... Read more »

Chicago Cubs Offseason Primer

Chicago Cubs Offseason Primer
Congratulations To Boston and Their Fans First of all, a tip of the baseball cap to the 2018 Boston Red Sox on their World Series Championship. This was a juggernaut club with a valid argument to be considered among the greatest in baseball history. Few clubs achieve a 108-win season, and even among those that do,... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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Arizona Fall League Preview – Pitchers and Coaches

Arizona Fall League Preview – Pitchers and Coaches
Good morning! This afternoon starts another Arizona Fall League, which will kick off Cubs Den’s exclusive coverage of the off-season leagues. Today, we preview the pitchers and coaches assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox. Bailey Clark, RHP As Bailey Clark continues to make his way through the Cubs’ minor league system, the biggest question surrounding... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Minor League Pitchers of the Year

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Minor League Pitchers of the Year
The John Arguello Awards continues today, as our panel of minor league reporters at Cubs Den now turn their attention to Minor League Pitchers of the Year. The Cubs’ Minor League Pitchers of the Year: Duncan Robinson, RHP and Dakota Mekkes, RHP For the second straight year, the abundance of pitching talent the Cubs have... 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 Prospect Roundup: The disappointing 2018 season of Jose Albertos

Cubs Prospect Roundup: The disappointing 2018 season of Jose Albertos
A relatively unheralded prospect out of Mexico before signing with the Cubs during the 2015-16 IFA, Jose Albertos lacked physical projection at 6’1″ 185 pounds, but he quickly put himself on the map as a 17-year old during extended spring training in 2016 thanks to effortless velocity that touched the mid-90s and occasionally higher, as... Read more »