Minor Leaguer Andreoli embracing roots in Classic

Some day, John Andreoli will travel to Florence, Italy, to learn more about his family's background. In March, he'll be representing Italy in the World Baseball Classic.
16 days ago

Chicago Cubs: Anderson or Montgomery; who gets the fifth spot?

The Chicago Cubs officially announced the signing of left-hander Anderson to a one-year deal on Thursday. Even after the signing, some still believe Montgomery will be the fifth starter. So, who’s it going to be? Anderson’s deal is incentive-laden, with the possibility of reaching $10 million if he can pitch deep into the season. As is the case with most incentive-driven deals...
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January 27, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Prospect Dylan Cease has the right stuff in minors

The Chicago Cubs have been waiting for “homegrown” pitching to make its debut. With that in mind, they may have one hidden gem floating within their farm system. The Chicago Cubs are taking a flyer on Dylan Cease. He’s shown the ability to throw in the “Aroldis Chapman” range. While with the short-season Eugene Emeralds, he struck out 91 batters in 68 2/3 innings. He had...
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January 27, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Could John Andreoli outshine Jay during Spring Training?

The Chicago Cubs’ farm system still possesses some of the top prospects in the entire league. Despite some recent signings, a few minor league names could end up on the Opening Day roster. Over the past several seasons, the Chicago Cubs have had a handful of top prospects make their big league debuts. From Jorge […] Chicago Cubs: Could John Andreoli outshine Jay during Spring...
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January 24, 2017

Could John Andreoli be the ‘Speed Guy’ Joe Maddon Wants in September

The tight quarters in the Wrigley Field dugouts are about to get a little more cramped when rosters expand by 60% in September. In previous seasons that have already been tossed out and their engrams nearly erased, this time of the year meant a talent transfusion, new shiny objects to distract us from the scoreboard or the standings. Now, however, the Cubs have such a wealth of...
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August 26, 2016

Chicago Cubs: Will John Andreoli be called up when rosters expand?

In exactly 16 days, on September 1st, every team will have their rosters expand from 25 to 40. This gives clubs such as the Chicago Cubs to rest veteran players, allowing minor league talent to get some playing time. For Joe Maddon‘s first place Chicago Cubs, this will be important. Chicago is on their way […] Chicago Cubs: Will John Andreoli be called up when rosters expand...
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August 16, 2016

Journeymen of tomorrow: Cubs minor league recap (6.13.16)

Round Rock Express 10 @ Iowa Cubs 7 John Andreoli was 2-3 with a home run and 2 walks. He drove in a run and scored 2. Willson Contreras was 1-4 with a triple and an RBI. He walked and struckout twice. Miguel Montero has started to hit a little at the MLB level, but I remain in favor of calling Contreras up. He has nothing left to learn to in AAA as far as I can tell.  Mark...
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June 13, 2016

Vogelbach Knocks Out Lights Atop Video Board, Andreoli Homers Twice for I-Cubs (Video)

It’s no secret that I’ve got an irrational affection for Albert Almora, the future Gold Glove centerfielder who’s proving that he can hit a little bit too. But Almora isn’t the only prospect Cubs fans are swooning over in Des Moines, as Todd Johnson explained in a recent post. Dan Vogelbach has been a popular name in the system for quite some time, but John Andreoli made...
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April 26, 2016

Happy Rule 5 Day!

Today is the Rule 5 draft. Courtesy of the inimitable Arizona Phil, here’s the list of Rule 5 eligible players. A few of these players are in danger of being selected. Gioskar Amaya: 2B/C prospect who has fallen on lean times. I like Amaya, but he might be too far to be stashed for a whole year. I’d say it’s a longshot he’s taken. John Andreoli: As good a chance as any Cub...
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