Category: Pitching

Spring Training Rundown: Bullpen

Jed Hoyer has been busy fortifying the Cubs bullpen of late. As camp opened earlier this month we learned setup man Rowan Wick is bothered by an intercostal injury (which ended his 2020 season) and is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day. Lefty Kyle Ryan opened on the Covid restricted list, potentially further depleting the returning... Read more »

Spring Training Rundown: Starting Pitchers

Spring Training Rundown: Starting Pitchers
Starting Rotation Workload figures to be a buzzword throughout baseball this year, with more attention than ever being placed on innings bumps from previous season, pitch counts, and monitoring pitchers for dead arm periods. It is possible the league will not see a single starter surpass 200 innings as clubs will be cautious to protect... Read more »

Winter Leagues Week 12

Winter Leagues Week 12
Good morning! Hope everyone had a good New Year, and are looking forward to year full of baseball. The time between the holidays is always a slow one for the winter leagues, but there was still plenty of Cubs prospect action. For more, take a look inside!       Venezuelan Winter League Bravos de... Read more »
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Winter Leagues Week 11

Winter Leagues Week 11
Good Morning!  Wishing everyone had a good holiday and are staying safe as we enter a new year. The beginning of the holidays usually means an abbreviated schedule in the winter leagues. But Cubs prospects were still able to shine in the past week. For more details, take a look inside.       Mexican... Read more »

Winter Leagues Week 10

Winter Leagues Week 10
Good morning! While there wasn’t a variety of prospect participation in the winter leagues this past week, the prospects in play saw plenty of action. Both top prospects and surprise additions shined. To find out more, take a look inside!       Roberto Clemente League Criollos de Caguas On Sunday, Caguas extended their winning streak to... Read more »

Winter Leagues Week 9

Winter Leagues Week 9
Good morning! Now the entire Caribbean is begun  their winter leagues as the Roberto Clemente League in Puerto Rico opened last Tuesday. That meant more chances for former and present Cubs prospects to show their stuff. For more information on all of the action, take a look inside!       Dominican Winter League Toros... Read more »
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Winter Leagues Week 8

Winter Leagues Week 8
Good morning! This past week there was a flurry of activity in the winter leagues, as more Cubs prospects saw action. The schedule was in full swing down in Venezuela, while new players made it to the field in Mexico. For more, take a look inside!     Mexican Pacific League Tomateros de Culiacan Sunday... Read more »

Winter Leagues Week 7

Winter Leagues Week 7
Good Morning! Without fanfare, Venezuela began their winter leagues this past Friday. Meanwhile, it was a tale of two pitching performances in the Mexican Pacific League, and some former prospects shined in the Dominican Republic. For more,take a look inside!       Note: With more prospects seeing action this winter, Cubs Den will focus... Read more »

Winter Leagues Week 6

Winter Leagues Week 6
Good morning! The winter leagues got a boost this week as the Mexican Pacific League resumed, while the Dominican League moved into week two. There were some great performances by some former prospects in the DWL, and there was some no-hitter flirtation in the LMP. For more details, take a look inside!       Dominican... Read more »
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Winter Leagues Week 4

Winter Leagues Week 4
Good morning! There was good news and bad news this past week in the winter leagues. For both, see today’s notes. On the field, pitching once again was in the forefront. For all of the details, take a look inside.     Mexican Pacific League Cañeros de los Mochis It wasn’t a good beginning for... Read more »