Tag: Prospects

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 »

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 »

Cubs March 17th Game Notes

Cubs March 17th Game Notes
With many of the Cubs’ Spring Training games on TV broadcast from here on out, we’re going to try to give you our daily observations and points of interest following each game, so stay posted for some daily nuggets. Schwarber Going into yesterday’s ballgame, I was excited to be able to watch Schwarber work behind... Read more »
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A Primer to our Top 30 List: Using a Tier-Based Ranking System

A Primer to our Top 30 List: Using a Tier-Based Ranking System
Rather than the usual list you’re use to seeing from us, we’ve decided to tweak the format slightly this year. We’ll still be ranking the prospects in number order, but we will also be placing them in tiers. This allows us and the readers to easily discern the big jumps, in terms of talent, that... Read more »

Chicago Cubs: 2016 Honorable Mentions

Chicago Cubs: 2016 Honorable Mentions
We are back with our next portion of our 2016 Chicago Cubs top prospect list. This time, we are introducing you to our honorable mentions. These are players that have either fallen in our rankings and are now borderline, or are new additions that just missed the cut to the ranked portion of the list.... Read more »

Chicago Cubs: 2016 Sleepers

Chicago Cubs: 2016 Sleepers
Before we, Cubs Prospect Watch, release our Chicago Cubs top 30 prospect list for 2016 we want to mention some names that we think you should watch out for next season. While none of the players listed below were in consideration for our list, we think there is the potential for them to end up... Read more »
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Chicago Cubs: The Center Field Question

Chicago Cubs: The Center Field Question
Two storylines have been vying for center stage in the North Side of Chicago this offseason: free agent pitchers, and free agent center fielders. Certainly these two positional needs are not exclusive of one another, as a trade for young pitching would likely see the Cubs parting ways with a high profile outfielder, thus increasing... Read more »

Arizona Fall League Report Part 2: Headline Hitters

Arizona Fall League Report Part 2: Headline Hitters
Well, the time to submit 40-man rosters has come and gone, and our two headline hitters were fortunate enough to make the cut—not that this came as any surprise. Jeimer Candelario and Willson Contreras stayed hot swinging the lumber in the Southwest desert this fall. Again, I want to point out the small sample sizes... Read more »

Arizona Fall League Report Part 1: Headline Pitchers

Arizona Fall League Report Part 1: Headline Pitchers
Saturday marks the end of Arizona Fall League for 2015 and the Cubs’ AFL representative, the Mesa Solar Sox, finished off at a less than impressive 9-21. Luckily, no one cares about their record—or at least they shouldn’t. The Arizona Fall League is simply a time to give players more reps or a final look.... Read more »
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New Contributor Introduction: Joe Morgan

New Contributor Introduction: Joe Morgan
Hello, fellow farm club devotees! My name is Joe Morgan, and I am more than honored to start contributing to Cubs Prospect Watch. I started writing my preliminary version of this little “get-to-know-you” in an attempt to convince readers of my legitimate status as “Cubs enthusiast.” The result was an overly-sentimentalized reminiscence of my first... Read more »