Tag: Top Prospects

Cubs Prospects Continue Prominence

Cubs Prospects Continue Prominence
The Chicago Cubs fanbase was treated to a new wave of young talent starting in 2014 and carrying over into the 2015 season. Javier Baez and Jorge Soler supplied the first taste of what was about to be. Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, and Addison Russell brought home what the farm system had been building up... Read more »

Chicago Cubs: 2016 Top Prospects 1-4

Chicago Cubs: 2016 Top Prospects 1-4
We’ve reached Tier 1, a collection of the Chicago Cubs 2016 top prospects. For the most part this group includes advanced hitters who have performed well in minor league action. We hope you all enjoyed our coverage of the Cubs system, as it was as much fun making the list as it was for you... Read more »

Chicago Cubs: 2016 Top Prospects 5-11

Chicago Cubs: 2016 Top Prospects 5-11
Our 2016 Chicago Cubs Top Prospect list continues with the release of prospects 5-11. It’s quite impressive to look at this list and realize how much talent it really has, even without the likes of Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, or Kyle Schwarber. While it’s true that the top talent in the system doesn’t compare to... Read more »
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Chicago Cubs: 2016 Top Prospects 12-21

Chicago Cubs: 2016 Top Prospects 12-21
We move on to the second part of the list, Tier 3. In this group there is a mixture of young, unrefined arms with potential as well as high floor players in the upper-minors. The unique part about this system is the amount of depth the Cubs have. Unlike in past years when the Cubs... Read more »

Chicago Cubs: 2016 Top Prospects 22-30

Chicago Cubs: 2016 Top Prospects 22-30
Our days of teasing you about our 2016 Chicago Cubs top prospect list are finally over. Over the course of the week we will be releasing parts of the list. You will notice that we have changed things up a bit, which Ted touched on in our primer that was released yesterday. Not all lists... 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 »
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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 »

The End: Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Biloxi Shuckers

The End: Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Biloxi Shuckers
As a precursor to the baseball, Chattanooga is a very underrated city. The architecture was surprisingly sublime, to go along with the pleasant Tennessee river and a magnificent view from a nearby mountain. If you ever get the the chance, I recommend you visit. I even ate a burger with a biscuit bun, in between... Read more »

Observations: Tennessee Smokies vs. Mobile BayBears

Observations: Tennessee Smokies vs. Mobile BayBears
We were treated to a gorgeous drive through the Appalachians this afternoon, and I arrived at the Smokies Field just in time for batting practice. Unsurprisingly, Schwarber was hitting bombs on to the concourse in RF, with Vogelbach right behind him in the power department. I was able to interview Billy McKinney and Corey Black... Read more »
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Observations from the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers vs. Kane County Cougars Showdown on Saturday

Observations from the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers vs. Kane County Cougars Showdown on Saturday
You might have read the title and been a bit confused by seeing the Kane County Cougars listed there, especially since the South Bend Cubs replaced the Cougars as the Chicago Cubs Low-A affiliate. However, the Cougars are located withing 30 minutes of my house, so catching games isn’t an inconvenience. On Saturday, the Cougars... Read more »