Category: Top Prospects Lists

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

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

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 »

Cubs Prospect Midseason Statistical Update

Cubs Prospect Midseason Statistical Update
The Pitchers We’ve seen a number of promotions among the Cubs top pitching prospects already this season. None have gotten the call to the big leagues as yet, but the talent is now beginning to accumulate in the mid-levels of the Cubs system and there are also a few that are now knocking on the... Read more »

Cubs Prospect Roundup: Pre-Draft look at my most recent prospect rankings

Cubs Prospect Roundup: Pre-Draft look at my most recent prospect rankings
A day from now the Cubs will have new prospects added to their pipeline via 2018 MLB Draft which begins tonight (5 CST, MLBN, Stream on MLB.com). The short season leagues are also getting into gear already (DSL) or in the near future (AZL and NWL). This will add mean new names being added to my prospect list so before that... Read more »
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2017-18 Offseason Cubs Prospect Rankings: Rookie Level Prospects to Watch

2017-18 Offseason Cubs Prospect Rankings: Rookie Level Prospects to Watch
We already discussed a few of the most exciting players deployed in the lower levels of the system in previous installments. Starting pitchers Jeremiah Estrada and Brailyn Marquez have been praised by many outlets for their MOR upside. Two other teenagers, athletic outfielders Nelson Velazquez and Jonathan Sierra possess as much raw power as any... Read more »

2017-18 Offseason Cubs Prospect Rankings: Tier 4

2017-18 Offseason Cubs Prospect Rankings: Tier 4
In previous entries I took you on a tour of the higher upside players throughout the Cubs system. Prospect Series Links: TOR/All-Star Regular, MOR/Above Avg Regular, BOR/LIR, Avg Regular/Semi-Regular In today’s installment we focus on the players with ceilings likely to top out as spot or swing starters, middle relievers or bench players. It is... Read more »

2017-18 Offseason Cubs Prospect Rankings: Tier 3 Pitchers

2017-18 Offseason Cubs Prospect Rankings: Tier 3 Pitchers
I am going to keep this intro to a minimum due to the amount of player reports contained in this post but be sure to check out my previous installments of this series, beginning with a rundown of the Cubs system and a breakdown of the one potential top-of-the-rotation starter, as well as five middle-of-the-rotation... Read more »
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2017-18 Offseason Cubs Prospect Rankings: Tier 3 Position Players

2017-18 Offseason Cubs Prospect Rankings: Tier 3 Position Players
In the first entry of this series I gave an overview of the entire system along with a scouting report on my top prospect, Jose Albertos. I moved on to the next tier of prospects earlier this month, covering five potential middle of the rotation starters and three teenage position players with the raw tools necessary to thrive... Read more »