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2017 Cubs Convention: Down on the Farm

2017 Cubs Convention: Down on the Farm
Yesterday, at the last day of the Cubs Convention, I had the pleasure of watching the panel “Down on the Farm.” The panel included Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting Jason Mcleod, Director of Player Development Jaron Madison, as well as Director of Amateur scouting Toney Dorsey. What follows are bullet points... Read more »

An Update on South Bend Cubs Pitchers

An Update on South Bend Cubs Pitchers
Over the weekend I was able to catch a three game set of South Bend Cubs games, and here are my thoughts on the pitchers I saw. A similar piece but for the hitters will go up tomorrow. Overall, I was impressed with the quality of the arms I saw, and project at least a... Read more »

Cubs Deal Slugger for LHP Mike Montgomery

Cubs Deal Slugger for LHP Mike Montgomery
7/21/16 — Following their 6-2 victory over the Mets yesterday, the Cubs dealt slugging 1B/DH prospect Daniel Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for lefty-reliever Mike Montgomery and Triple-A righty Jordan Pries. The move marks the first from Theo and Co. since they re-acquired outfielder Chris Coghlan from the Oakland... Read more »
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Cubs Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Month (June)

Cubs Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Month (June)
We have already reached July and that means the All-Star break is right around the corner and the month of June saw some top Cubs prospects get the call as Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario made their MLB debuts. With that being said there were still plenty of guys to chose from as multiple prospects... Read more »

Who Should The Cubs Draft?

Who Should The Cubs Draft?
Thursday marks the start of the 2016 MLB Draft. However, this year is different compared to recent years. The Cubs do not have a top ten pick. The Cubs do not even have a first round pick, or a second round pick. Yes, it’s true, the Cubs first selection in the 2016 MLB Draft will... Read more »

What will be the Cubs Draft Strategy?

What will be the Cubs Draft Strategy?
The 2016 Draft is upon us, and yet, us fans and the scouting department are at an unfamiliar place. Rather than having a top 10 pick, which the organization has had since 2011, the Cubs will be on the sidelines throughout Thursday. Due to their signings of John Lackey and Jason Heyward over the offseason,... Read more »
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Cubs Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Month (May)

Cubs Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Month (May)
We’ve already made it into June and it’s time to look back and see which guys put their stamp on the month of May. There was yet again a number of guys to choose from as Cubs prospects continue to make a name for themselves in the minor league system. Here are our picks for... Read more »

Cubs Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Month (April)

Cubs Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Month (April)
It’s already a month into the season, and quite a few players had a very good April. These weren’t easy choices to make because there were many hitters and pitchers worthy being named hitter and pitcher of the month. We’ll have a follow up article that highlights the performances of the players that didn’t get... Read more »

What Cubs Prospects Need to Work on this Season to be Successful

What Cubs Prospects Need to Work on this Season to be Successful
Earlier this week we posted an article that took a look at which Cubs prospects are ready to rise and which are ready to just wake up. It was a group exercise that let everyone express their own opinions. Now, we’re back with a similar exercise, but this time we took a look at what... Read more »
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Which Cubs Prospects Are Ready To Wake Up In A Big Way

Which Cubs Prospects Are Ready To Wake Up In A Big Way
Every year there are prospects that take the next step. Maybe it’s a player that has been around a while, but hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. Or maybe, it’s a player that hasn’t really been on anyone’s radar all that much and is finally ready to make a name for themselves. We’ve taken a... Read more »