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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. […]

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MiLB Opening Day Is Today – What Are The Names to Know?

Today marks the beginning of the 2018 minor league season for Iowa, Tennessee, Myrtle Beach, and South Bend. Eugene, the two Mesa clubs, and the two Dominican squads begin in June. While spots may be limited—or even almost nonexistent—in Chicago for upcoming prospects, there are still several young players who could make a name for […]

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Outside of the Top 10, the Cubs Have Several Prospects to Watch This Spring

2018 should be an interesting year when it comes to the Cubs’ farm system. The Cubs have five selections in the first 100 picks in the upcoming draft and should able to remake the system quickly. In addition, the Cubs will not have any signing limits when it comes to international free agents, other than […]

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Which Affiliate Is the One to Watch in 2018?

The minor-league season doesn’t kick off until April 5. When it does, the Cubs are going to have four full-season teams in action, and come June, an additional five short-season teams. That amounts to some 300+ prospects. It’s going to be exciting to try and keep up with all of them. Usually, one affiliate stands […]

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How Will Darvish’s Contract Impact the Cubs’ MiLB Starting Pitching?

When the Cubs signed Yu Darvish to a six-year contract, it filled a void in the starting rotation for 2018 and 2019. In addition, Darvish was given a two-year opt-out clause after 2019. Taking those two things into consideration, I began to think about how the signing and contract could impact several of the Cubs’ […]

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Minor League Spring Training Preview: Several Great Storylines Ahead

Not all of the Cubs’ top prospects will be in spring training with their peers. Instead, Adbert Alzolay, Ian Rice, and others will be playing with the big boys in the MLB camp. Despite that difference, the Cubs MiLB camp will still contain several storylines of interest. With close to 300 players in camp, it’s hard […]

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The 2018 Draft Is Shaping Up to Be an Important One for the Cubs

On January 26th, baseball practice began for many NCAA Division I schools. In just two weeks, play will begin. Then, in just a little over four months, Major League Baseball will hold its annual amateur draft. The Cubs will have their first-round selection at number 24 and they will likely have two compensation picks between […]