Category: prospects

Arizona Fall League Preview – Position Players

Arizona Fall League Preview – Position Players
Good morning! Tomorrow starts another Arizona Fall League, which will kick off Cubs Den’s exclusive coverage of the off-season leagues. Today, we preview the position players assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox. Trent Giambrone, INF/OF For those who enjoyed the seemingly out-of-nowhere rise of David Bote, they will no doubt try to draw comparisons of... Read more »

End of Season Prospect Review: Nico Hoerner

End of Season Prospect Review: Nico Hoerner
My hopes for him after 2018 draft 1) Show enough athleticism to remain at SS long term 2) Show off the contact skills and speed to be potential table setter Season Review Nico Hoerner hit the ground running as a professional and never really looked back. An elbow injury slowed his rapid ascent through the Cubs... Read more »

Cubs Prospect 2018 Statistical Overview - The Pitchers

Cubs Prospect 2018 Statistical Overview - The Pitchers
The Top 15 The Middle The Youngsters The Olds The Fringe The Graduates The Departed
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Cubs Prospect 2018 Statistical Overview - The Hitters

Cubs Prospect 2018 Statistical Overview - The Hitters
The Top Ten The Middle The Youngsters The Fringe The Graduates The Departed

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

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Minor League Player of the Year
The John Arguello Awards conclude today, as our panel of minor league reporters at Cubs Den now turn their attention to Minor League Player of the Year. The Cubs Minor League Player of the Year: Jason Vosler, 3B If you are a 16th round draft choice and 469th player selected overall, how do you get... Read more »

End of Season Prospect Review: Adbert Alzolay

End of Season Prospect Review: Adbert Alzolay
Fastball sits around 94 but reaches back for 97 whenever necessary. Breaking ball is a swing-and-miss pitch when he keeps it down and can also function as a get-over pitch for looking strikes inside the zone. After rarely using his changeup in 2017 the pitch showed improvement, albeit in a small sample size. Draws raves... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Cubs Prospect Statistical Update - The Pitchers

Cubs Prospect Statistical Update - The Pitchers
While 2018 will go down as a disappointment for the club’s two of the most talented young arms (Adbert Alzolay and Jose Albertos) in the system, we are beginning to see positive signs from both of the team’s 1st round picks from last season, and a young lefty is starting to emerge as a power... Read more »
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Cubs Prospect Statistical Update - The Hitters

Cubs Prospect Statistical Update - The Hitters
Another month has passed and so it is time to take a peek at inside the stats and see how the Cubs prospects are faring. First, the top guys. This group has expanded since last we looked. The team used its 1st round selection in the draft on Stanford shortstop Nico Hoerner who shot up through... Read more »