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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 »

Aramis Ademan Attains “A’s” All Around

Aramis Ademan Attains “A’s” All Around
At only 5-foot-11 and 160-pounds, Aramis Ademan appears almost cartoonish when among his South Bend teammates. Resembling a ballboy more than a Top Twenty prospect, Ademan even appeared dwarfed by his interpreter, the similarly sized Alberto Mineo, due to his youthful mien. The fact that he was days away from his nineteenth birthday may something... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards – Short Season Player and Pitcher of the Year

The John Arguello Awards – Short Season Player and Pitcher of the Year
With the minor league season winding down, the Cubs Den staff got together in order to recognize some of the players that made an impact for the Cubs’ system this year. We could not think of a more fitting memorial than to name them after our site’s founder John Arguello. While John was a passionate... Read more »
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Five Players to Watch: Rookie and Short Season-A Ball

Five Players to Watch: Rookie and Short Season-A Ball
Author’s Note: The faithful readers of Cubs Den may not be aware that for the past six preseasons, I have presented a series of articles profiling fifteen players that fall outside most Top Twenty lists that I feel can break through to that level of play. The players are broken down into three levels: rookie... Read more »