Category: Scouting Reports

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 »

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 »
Advertisement:

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 »

Cubs Draft Recap: Day 2

Cubs Draft Recap: Day 2
Last year at this time the Cubs attacked an organizational weakness en masse. Their lack of athletic outfielders in the pipeline led them to devote four of their top five IFA bonuses for position players on outfielders, and the fifth went to a shortstop who could potentially land in centerfield down the road. The Cubs continued that focus... Read more »

MLB Draft Primer: Potential Cubs pitcher targets

MLB Draft Primer: Potential Cubs pitcher targets
College RHP Seth Johnson – 6.1 195 (BA: 29, FG: 44, MLB: 29) RHP Matt Canterino – 6.3 205 (BA: 35, FG: 48, MLB: 45) LHP Tommy Henry – 6.3 190 (BA: 47, FG: 75, MLB: 60) Seth Johnson entered college as a shortstop but ended up converting to the mound full-time this season. As you would expect he is... Read more »
Advertisement:

MLB Draft Primer: Potential Cubs prep hitter targets

MLB Draft Primer: Potential Cubs prep hitter targets
High Upside: CI Tyler Callihan – 6.1 200, L/R (BA: 37, FG: 30, MLB: 32) SS/3B Gunnar Henderson – 6.3 194, L/R (BA: 31, FG: 36, MLB: 33) 3B Keoni Cavaco – 6.1 185, R/R (BA: 32, FG: 23, MLB: 37) An impressive left-handed bat, but with questionable odds to remain at third base, belongs to Tyler Callihan. His... Read more »

MLB Draft Primer: Potential Cubs collegiate hitter targets

MLB Draft Primer: Potential Cubs collegiate hitter targets
Safe hit tool: IF/OF Michael Busch – 6.0 207, L/R (BA: 25, FG: 20, MLB: 28) SS Braden Shewmake – 6.4 190, L/R (BA: 27, FG: 38, MLB: 25) MI Will Wilson – 6.0 175, R/R (BA: 23, FG: 21, MLB: 23) 1B Logan Wyatt – 6.4 230, L/L (BA: 28, FG: NR, MLB: 49) 2B Chase Strumpf... Read more »

Cubs Den Top Prospects: Rookie Level Players to Watch

Cubs Den Top Prospects: Rookie Level Players to Watch
Right-Handed Pitchers When it comes to intriguing right-handed arms competing in extended spring training and the AZL for the Cubs the past few years, one of the trends has been that some of the pitchers that get most of the attention have ended up getting hurt after brief appearances. First, it was Jose Albertos in... Read more »
Advertisement:

Cubs Den Top Prospects: Just Missed (and others to keep an eye on)

Cubs Den Top Prospects: Just Missed (and others to keep an eye on)
First off, I apologize to Dillon Maples and Alec Mills. They still hold rookie eligibility in the Majors, so technically they should still be considered prospects, but they are both 27-years old this season. At some point a prospect becomes a veteran. It is certainly arbitrary, but I make the rules around here, and I... Read more »