Iowa Cubs vs. Round Rock Express (7/23)

Iowa Cubs vs. Round Rock Express (7/23)
What’s a trip to Iowa without stopping at Principal Park? The stadium is located near downtown Des Moines, a growing city in its own right, and the park is very well constructed. As with most minor league parks, there’s an Iowan craft beer section, kids area, and more. I came away very impressed with the... Read more »

Chicago Cubs Mid-Season Top 20 Prospect List 2015

Chicago Cubs Mid-Season Top 20 Prospect List 2015
We are back with another group effort from the Cubs Prospect Watch team. It has been an eventful season thus far with the call ups of Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, and Kyle Schwarber. You will notice that despite the recent graduations of Kris Bryant and Addison Russell that the Chicago Cubs still have a very... Read more »

An Interview with Charcer Burks of the South Bend Cubs

An Interview with Charcer Burks of the South Bend Cubs
While in South Bend a couple weeks back I was able to interview Charcer Burks, the Cubs 9th rounder in 2013 out of high school. Although he hasn’t hit for much power yet, Burks’ quick hands and knack for putting balls in play has led to a solid season for the South Bend Cub. He... Read more »
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Keeping Up to Date on the July 2nd Signings

Keeping Up to Date on the July 2nd Signings
Today is the day 2015-2016 eligibility opens up for International prospects, which includes players from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Latin America, and Asia. Similar to 2013 where the Cubs blew past their budget by signing players such as Eloy Jimenez, Gleyber Torres, and Jen-Ho Tseng, it appears as if they are doing the same this... Read more »

South Bend Cubs vs. Lansing Lugnuts 6/30

South Bend Cubs vs. Lansing Lugnuts 6/30
With a free afternoon on tap, my friend and I ventured down to South Bend. For those living in Chicago, it’s an easy two hour drive and as long as the traffic isn’t bad it flies by. Definitely worth a weekend visit if you have the time. Also, Four Winds Field is an incredible minor... Read more »

Keeping it in Perspective: The Minor and Major League Experience

Keeping it in Perspective: The Minor and Major League Experience
Having safely returned from my eleven day minor league road trip, I’ve been able to take in a few games at Wrigley, and want to compare the two experiences. As I’m sure most were, I was dazed at my first sight of the new scoreboards. Although it takes some time getting used to, it was... Read more »
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Interview with Billy McKinney

Interview with Billy McKinney
This is the last installment of my interviews from my trip. A huge thanks to Myrtle Beach and Tennessee for being so accommodating and allowing me to speak with these humble players. If you missed any of the other interviews be sure to take a look at them (Jemier Candelario, Chesny Young, Corey Black). With... Read more »

Cubs to Promote Kyle Schwarber to the Majors

Cubs to Promote Kyle Schwarber to the Majors
According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago the Chicago Cubs are set to promote top prospect, Kyle Schwarber to the majors. On the season he has slashed .318/.439/.578 with 13 home runs and a BB:K of 42:48. Prior to the start of the season, Schwarber ranked fourth overall on our Top 30 Prospect List. Despite... Read more »

MLB Draft Day 2: Rounds 3 - 10

MLB Draft Day 2: Rounds 3 - 10
Yesterday we saw the Cubs take two bats in the MLB Draft, but today was much different. With the first two picks of day two, the Cubs chose two high schoolers. After we saw the Cubs select five straight college arms. Five of their college selections were seniors. Hopefully the Cubs are able to save... Read more »
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MLB Draft: The Chicago Cubs Select Ian Happ and Donnie Dewees On Day One

MLB Draft: The Chicago Cubs Select Ian Happ and Donnie Dewees On Day One
In recent years, the Chicago Cubs have selected Albert Almora, Kris Bryant, and Kyle Schwarber with their first overall pick. I should have known better than to think that they would possibly do something completely opposite of what they’ve done before. Well, they didn’t and you can now add Ian Happ to the list of... Read more »