Category: prospects

2022 Draft, Day 2: Cubs continue drafting for upside, with projectable prep infielder Christopher Paciolla in 3rd round, and hugely athletic RHP Nazier Mule in 4th

Round 3 (86): IF Christopher Paciolla – 6’2″ 185, Age 18 – Temecula Valley (CA) BONUS SLOT VALUE: $735,200& MLB Pipeline: 166th, BA: 128th A projectable frame, Christopher Paciolla generates good exit velos already, and reportedly makes consistent contact as well. Currently a SS, but with questions about speed and range, so is expected to... Read more »

2022 Draft: Cubs go with high upside pitchers Cade Horton and Jackson Ferris on Day 1

2022 Draft: Cubs go with high upside pitchers Cade Horton and Jackson Ferris on Day 1
Round 1 (7): RHP Cade Horton – 6’1 211, Age 20 – Oklahoma BONUS SLOT VALUE: $5,708,000 A redshirt sophomore, Cade Horton shot up draft boards in the 2nd half of the 2022 collegiate season, finishing the year with a terrific postseason run for the Sooners beginning with the Conference title game and continuing through the... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Tennessee roster and season preview; Iowa rained out

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Tennessee roster and season preview; Iowa rained out
Ryan Jensen (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA Iowa PPD Iowa and Buffalo will play a doubleheader today. Injuries, Updates, and Trends Four more players were added to the Iowa roster, but they’ve gone directly to the IL (LHP Steven Brault, LHRP Brendon Little, RHRP Jonathan Holder, RHRP Dakota Mekkes). The I-Cubs roster is currently listed... Read more »
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Thoughts on the Cubs top prospects heading into the MLB Draft

Thoughts on the Cubs top prospects heading into the MLB Draft
Ryan Jensen (photo by Rikk Carlson) The Brennen Davis Tier There is an unquestioned top prospect (at least stateside) in the Cubs system, and it is Brennen Davis. Drafted as a raw, two-sport star from the prep ranks in Arizona three years ago, his ascent to the top of the Cubs prospect list and up... Read more »

Where Will All the Cubs Shortstop Prospects Go?

Where Will All the Cubs Shortstop Prospects Go?
Andy Weber by Rikk Carlson Author’s note: Please enjoy this link to an article posted on Prospects1500 regarding multitude of Cubs middle infield prospects. It is a fun look at the possibility on how these players can be utilized, should they all remain with the franchise and develop. Anyone who has followed the Chicago Cubs,... Read more »

Cole Roederer Video Interview

Cole Roederer Video Interview
Cubs OF Prospect Cole Roederer joined Clinton Cole via Zoom Thursday afternoon to chat about the end of 2020, other Cubs prospects, and what he’s looking forward to the most in 2021.
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Winter Leagues Week 16

Winter Leagues Week 16
Good morning! With the chill of new-fallen snow, what a better way to warm up than with reports of our summer passion, baseball, from the sunny Caribbean! Today, the winter leagues wrap up as Venezuela crown a new champion with Cubs’ prospects playing a pivotal role. Cubs Den also names their Cubs Player of the... Read more »

Winter Leagues Week 15

Winter Leagues Week 15
Good morning!  There was plenty of action for Cubs’ prospects in the winter leagues this past week , as leagues moved to their finals in both Puerto Rico and Venezuela. More more information, take a look inside!       Roberto Clemente League Criollos de Caguas Caguas to a three games to none lead over ... Read more »

Brennen Davis Video Interview

Brennen Davis Video Interview
Chicago Cubs OF prospect Brennen Davis joined Clinton Cole via Zoom Sunday evening to talk about his time in South Bend, facing Major League talent, and goals for the 2021 season. Davis is widely regarded as one of the Cubs top prospects and has a bright future in the outfield at Wrigley.
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Winter Leagues Week 13

Winter Leagues Week 13
Good morning! The post-holiday playoffs are in full swing for the winter leagues. In Puerto Rico, one team closed out their series while the others had theirs postponed. While in Venezuela, the leader board seems to change on a daily basis as they near the end of the regular season. For more, take a look... Read more »