Category: prospects

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 15

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 15
Good Morning, and Happy Martin Luther King Day! As we enter championship week for Cubs in the off-season leagues, some players rose to the playoff occasion in the previous week. To find out more, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido Escogido ended round-robin play on Monday, as a 7-0... Read more »

Offseason Prospect Overview: Keegan Thompson

Offseason Prospect Overview: Keegan Thompson
Season Review The most experienced and polished hurler from the Cubs college pitching heavy 2017 draft class, Thompson earned an assignment to High-A right out of spring training and then pitched well enough to receive a midseason promotion to AA, making him the only arm from the group to reach that level in their first... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 14

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 14
Good morning! It was a limited week for the Cubs in the off-season leagues, as many teams were eliminated in post-season play. To find out who remains playing and how they fared, take a look at today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido The pace in round-robin play continues to be blistering as Escogido... Read more »
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Offseason Prospect Overview: Tyson Miller

Offseason Prospect Overview: Tyson Miller
Developments I looked for in 2018 1) Add velocity 2) Improve consistency of his offspeed pitches Season Review One of the breakout performers from the system in 2018, Miller made across-the-board improvements by taking advantage of his 6’5″ frame with a drop-and-drive delivery to create good extension. His velocity and stuff ticked up as well as he came into... Read more »

Offseason Prospect Overview: Aramis Ademan

Offseason Prospect Overview: Aramis Ademan
Developments I looked for in 2018 1) Given Cubs aggressively assigning him to Myrtle Beach at 19, I just wanted to see him hold his own and not look overmatched 2) Improve plate discipline 3) Decrease youthful mistakes like running into outs, throwing to wrong base, etc. Season Review It is impossible to look back on... Read more »

2018 Prospect Review: Jhonny Pereda

2018 Prospect Review: Jhonny Pereda
Developments I looked for in 2018 1) Increased strength 2) Improved launch angle and more willingness to turn on pitches he can drive Season Review Back in 2015 I had a conversation with John regarding then recent draftees and infield prospects in South Bend. He was most excited about Chesny Young, who we both regarded as a solid... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 13

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 13
Good morning! The first week of the new year saw Cubs popping up everywhere in the off-season leagues. To see where the new faces showed up and how they fared, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido Escogido took some steps to separate from the field in round-robin play as... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 12

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 12
Good morning, and a Happy New Year to everyone at Cubs Den! As the regular season moves into the final weekend for Cubs in the off-season leagues, there have been some surprising appearances and re-appearances. For more information, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido Escogido improved their record to... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 11

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 11
Good morning! As the regular season wound down for the Cubs in the off-season leagues, a couple of major league veterans made their mark. For more details, take a look at today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido A steady offensive output on Monday allowed Escogido to double-up Cibao for a 6-3 victory to... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 10

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 10
Good Morning! This week for Cubs in the off-season leagues has seen new additions, as the Cubs added Luis Lugo in the winter meetings while Victor Caratini joined the Roberto Clemente League. For more, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Aguilas Cibaenas Cibaenas was not able to take advantage of the rest they... Read more »