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MiLB First Half Review – A Few Bright Lights Shine Through

The Cubs’ MiLB system in the first half was not all sunshine, puppy dogs, and rainbows. It was rough at times to watch as a fan, especially in April. Between the cold, the poor hitting, and uneven performances, very few prospects were excelling on the mound or at the plate. Six weeks doesn’t seem like […]

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Day Two Draft Analysis: Cubs Add Some Quality Prospects

The last two years of the MLB Draft saw the Cubs take pitchers with almost 75% of their picks. In 2018, the Cubs are taking a more balanced approach. On Monday night, the Cubs took a shortstop, two outfielders, and one pitcher. This year on day two, the Cubs took a balanced approach selecting four […]

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Young Cubs: The Cubs’ MiLB System Had a Few Surprises in April

Don’t judge the Cubs’ MiLB system on its April won-loss record. Instead, it should always be about development. And for April, several players came up strong like we thought they would. Dakota Mekkes did not allow a run. Alex Lange flashed not one, but two types of curves. Austin Filiere and Jared Young both showed […]

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Cubs Have a Latin Infusion Heading North: The Position Players

The hardest thing about evaluating talent from the Dominican Summer League teams is that there’s no one there to report on the happenings. Some get seen in spring training, extended spring training, and fall instructs but it is rare to hear a report or even see a picture. The easy thing to do would be to […]

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Cubs Have a Latin Infusion Heading North: The Pitchers

Two of the hottest prospect names in the Cubs’ system are pitchers Adbert Alzolay from Venezuela and José Albertos from Mexico. They are just two of many young arms set to burst upon the scene. This summer, the Cubs could have several more Latino pitchers make a name for themselves in Mesa, Eugene, and South Bend. […]