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Posts in category "Top Prospects Lists"

Prospect Series: The near MLB ready right-handed relievers

Prospect Series:  The near MLB ready right-handed relievers
In the past I’ve been pretty reserved about ranking bullpen prospects.  After all, if you were a good, all-around pitching prospect, you’d be a starter, right?  Well, maybe not so much.  For one the bullpen is becoming a more important part of a manager’s strategy — and not in a Tony LaRussa “let’s match these... Read more »

Top Cubs Prospects: 9-12

Top Cubs Prospects: 9-12
So one thing I wanted to clarify is that although this is just a Top 16 list in terms of rankings, I plan on making this the deepest in-person list I have made to date.  I have had the good fortune of living in close proximity to Sloan Field and I have seen just about... Read more »

Cubs Midseason Top Prospect Report: Top 11, Eugene arms, middle of the field players, and more

Cubs Midseason Top Prospect Report: Top 11, Eugene arms, middle of the field players, and more
I am not too big into midseason prospects list because I think there is too much emphasis put on the statistics from the first few months of the season.   Jeimer Candelario didn’t suddenly forget how to hit — and he has shown that in AAA.  Billy McKinney isn’t a .260 hitter with no power,... Read more »
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Mid Season Prospect Report, part 1: Top 5, Stock up, and more

Mid Season Prospect Report, part 1: Top 5, Stock up, and more
With plenty of plate appearances, we are starting to see some performance stabilize and the cream is beginning to rise to the top. It’s mid-season at the minor-league level so it’s a good time to look back. The Top 5 Prospects  Kyle Schwarber, 22, C, Iowa: .311/.423/.573 with 14 HRs and 44 walks vs. 58... Read more »

15 Cubs Potential Breakout Prospects for 2015

15 Cubs Potential Breakout Prospects for 2015
Despite the progress made by the MLB club this offseason, I am still every bit as excited about covering prospects this year again.  We’ve already done our Top 25 heading into next season, but now I want to delve a little deeper into the prospects I feel have a chance to break out this year.... Read more »

Cubs Top 25 Prospects, Part 2: 11-25

Cubs Top 25 Prospects, Part 2: 11-25
UPDATED 012/10/14 to reflect Jefferson Mejia deal I have enjoyed the debate on the Top Ten and the feedback, especially after we get past the top 8, which I think are pretty clear at this point.  At rankings 9 and probably to about 16 or so, we will probably have more differing opinions — and... Read more »
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Cubs Top 25 Prospects, part 1: Intro and the Top Ten

Cubs Top 25 Prospects, part 1: Intro and the Top Ten
I thought maybe we could use a break today and with a busy offseason lurking around the corner,  we may not have a whole lot of time to do this later.  We aren’t going to do a countdown of 35 as we did before,  I want to do a Top 25 now because I just... Read more »

Post-Trade Update: Cubs Top 20 Prospects

Post-Trade Update: Cubs Top 20 Prospects
I made a midseason list earlier this month (1-6, 7-15, and fast risers), so I won’t get into two much detail, but I feel I at least need to update the list considering the Cubs got two top prospects in return for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Addison Russell is among the top prospects... Read more »

11 up and coming Cubs prospects to put on your radar

11 up and coming Cubs prospects to put on your radar
The Cubs system is so much better than it was just 3 years ago.  The progress can only be described as astonishing.   We have covered the first 15 prospects over 2 days but today we will look at a few prospects who look to join that status in the very near future. Sweet swinging... Read more »
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Cubs Midseason Prospect List, Part 2: Prospects 7-15

Cubs Midseason Prospect List, Part 2: Prospects 7-15
We did the creme de la creme yesterday but the Cubs prospect cache runs pretty deep.  There is both impact and depth in the system even beyond the top 6.  Not all of them will make it of course, but some of them will become role players, some will be traded, and some may step... Read more »