Tag: Prospects

A Season in Review: Eugene Emeralds

A Season in Review: Eugene Emeralds
With just a few games left in the season, the Cubs new short-season affiliate is in the thick of a playoff race, leading their division by just a game. Unlike some short-season rosters, the Eugene Emeralds have a fair amount of big name prospects that have performed well. For reference, the rosters for teams in... Read more »

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 »

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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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 »

An Interview with Jeimer Candelario

An Interview with Jeimer Candelario
At Myrtle Beach, Chesny Young and Jeimer Candelario were nice enough to give a couple minutes of their time for an interview. Here is Candelario’s, and Young’s will come within the next week. Signed as an international free agent in 2010 for $500,000, Candelario really struggled in High-A Daytona last year and was demoted to... Read more »

Myrtle Beach Pelicans vs. Potomac Nationals Notes

Myrtle Beach Pelicans vs. Potomac Nationals Notes
After another early morning wake-up, we arrived at Myrtle Beach around 1:00 pm. The Pelicans were nice enough to provide me with a Media Pass for the game, and an interview with Jeimer Candelario and Chesny Young that should be out in the coming days. TicketReturn.com Field is a fantastic fan experience, and even if... Read more »
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Updated #29 & #30 Prospects

Updated #29 & #30 Prospects
With Kris Bryant and Addison Russell nearing the 130 at-bats threshold for officially becoming a rookie, two spots are about to open up on our preseason Top 30.  To update the list, we decided to add two players at #29 and #30 (an updated top 20 will be released during mid-season.)  For now lets focus... Read more »

2015 MLB Draft: Possibilities with the #9 Pick

2015 MLB Draft: Possibilities with the #9 Pick
It’s about that time of the year again where we begin keeping tabs on players in the 2015 draft and think about the Cubs possibilities.  In the upcoming draft, the Cubs will be picking 9th, and this will hopefully be their last top 10 pick for the next decade or so.  This year’s class lacks... Read more »

2015 Sleeper Prospects, Part 2

2015 Sleeper Prospects, Part 2
We’re back with our second installment of our 2015 Chicago Cubs sleeper prospects. These are players that just missed out on making our Top 30 prospect list, and could potentially find themselves on future lists. Charcer Burks – Burks was drafted in the 9th round of the 2013 draft by the Chicago Cubs. The 20-year-old... Read more »
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2015 Sleeper Prospects, Part 1

2015 Sleeper Prospects, Part 1
We are back from our Top 30 sabbatical with a series of seven players who just missed the cut, and who we believe will be able to jump up the rankings with a quality season at their respective levels. Most of these prospects reside in the lower levels, so they potentially have higher ceilings than... Read more »