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John Sickels' Top 40 Prospects, by position

John Sickels whittled his Cubs prospect list from 49 to 40. Here's the list, not sorted alphabetically or via actual ranking, but just by what position they play. First Base Rock Shoulders Daniel Vogelbach Second Base Arismendy Alcantara Gioskar Amaya Logan Watkins Shortstops Javier Baez Gleyber Torres Third Base Kris Bryant Jeimer Candelario Mike Olt […]

Daytona Cubs named Baseball America's 2013 Minor League Team of the Year

In what seems to me to be a fairly unsurprising choice, Baseball America named the Daytona Cubs as 2013's Minor League Team of the Year. The article is free here, and absolutely worth a read. The important part: The season included special moments such as shortstop Javier Baez’s four home run effort on June 10 […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs AFL Recap 11/12/13

Peoria 1 v Mesa 8 Albert Almora: 1-4, RBI, 2 SO Albert Almora grounds out, shortstop Nolan Fontana to first baseman Tommy Medica. Addison Russell to 2nd. Albert Almora singles on a ground ball to left fielder Cameron Perkins. Tyler Collins scores. Max Muncy out at home on the throw, left fielder Cameron Perkins to […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs AFL Recap 11/11/13

Mesa 4 v Peoria 0 Kris Bryant: 2-3, 2B, 2 BB, R, of course Kris Bryant doubles (7) on a sharp fly ball to center fielder Aaron Altherr. C. J. Cron to 3rd. Kris Bryant walks. C. J. Cron to 2nd. Kris Bryant reaches on a fielder's choice out, third baseman Patrick Kivlehan unassisted. Taylor […]

2013 Baseball America Top Prospects Teaser

Baseball America is one of the leading providers of minor league baseball content. Today, their list came out for the Cubs top prospects. I'm going to tease the list here, and ask you to please support them by subscribing. 1. Javier Baez 2. Kris Bryant 3. C.J. Edwards 4. Albert Almora 5. Jorge Soler 6. […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 11-9-13

Jorge Soler Jorge Soler singles on a ground ball to center fielder Tyler Naquin. Addison Russell to 2nd. Jorge Soler flies out to center fielder Tyler Naquin. Jorge Soler lines out sharply to center fielder Tyler Naquin. Addison Russell to 3rd. Jorge Soler pops out to first baseman Brett Nicholas. Jorge Soler grounds out, third […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 11/4/13 and 11/5/13

Mesa 5 V Salt River 4 (8 innings – rain) Jorge Soler: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SO Jorge Soler grounds out, second baseman Ryan Brett to first baseman Kyle Parker. Jorge Soler grounds out, third baseman Richie Shaffer to first baseman Kyle Parker. Jorge Soler doubles (5) on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Tim […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 11-1-13

Peoria 5 @ Mesa 4 Albert Almora: 2-4, 2B, 3B, BB, K Albert Almora doubles (5) on a line drive to right fielder Lane Adams. Albert Almora walks.  Albert Almora flies out to center fielder Aaron Altherr. Albert Almora strikes out swinging. Albert Almora triples (2) on a line drive to center fielder Aaron Altherr. Wes […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10-31-13

Lots of the Cubs top prospects getting game action on this Halloween. Kris Bryant: 1-4, BB, 2K, 2 R Kris Bryant strikes out swinging. Kris Bryant grounds out, shortstop Alen Hanson to first baseman Angel Villalona. Kris Bryant walks. Kris Bryant singles on a soft ground ball to catcher Peter O’Brien. David Freitas to 3rd. […]

Journeymen of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/30/13

Mesa 7 v Scottsdale 0 Wes Darvill: 1-5, 2 R, SO Wes Darvill strikes out swinging. Wes Darvill singles on a line drive to right fielder Cory Vaughn. Wes Darvill reaches on a fielding error by second baseman Tommy La Stella. Tyler Collins scores. Wes Darvill to 2nd. Wes Darvill grounds out, second baseman Tommy […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recaps 10-26-13

No Cub did much of importance, but here they are anyway. Surprise 6 @ Mesa 1 Albert Almora: 0-4 Albert Almora flies out to right fielder Dariel Alvarez. Albert Almora grounds out, second baseman Mookie Betts to first baseman Brett Nicholas. Albert Almora strikes out swinging Albert Almora grounds out to first baseman Brett Nicholas. […]

Do Arizona Fall League (AFL) Stats Mean Anything?

Be sure to enter the OV Free Agent Contest. It ends when the World Series ends. The Cubs, along with all the other teams, have several well known prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) right now. They're about 10 games into their season and we've been recapping those games here. There are a […]

Kris Bryant is good at sports: Cubs minor league recap 10-25-13

Big days for Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler. Mesa 7 @ Peoria 5 Albert Almora: 0-4, BB Albert Almora flies out to left fielder Stefen Romero. Albert Almora grounds into a force out, shortstop Nolan Fontana to second baseman Cory Spangenberg. Max Muncy out at 2nd. Albert Almora walks. Max Muncy to 2nd. Albert Almora […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/22/13

Kris Bryant now leads the league in avg, HR, and RBI. Triple Crown! Kris Bryant: 2-4, RBI, 2 SO Kris Bryant singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Tyler Naquin. Brian Goodwin scores. Tyler Collins to 2nd. Kris Bryant called out on strikes. Kris Bryant singles on a sharp ground ball to left […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/19/13

Despite a huge night in the previous game, Kris Bryant was not in the lineup last night. Jorge Soler and Wes Darvill were. Jorge Soler, 1-4, R, K, 0/1/2 FB/GB/LD Jorge Soler lines out to right fielder Stephen Piscotty. Jorge Soler called out on strikes. Jorge Soler singles on a line drive to right fielder […]

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