Young Cubs: Almora Stays Hot, Johnson Notes, Baez Dazzles

Sorry for skipping the week wrap, here’s an extra meaty edition to make up for it. Top 10 Name Level Stats Gleyber Torres Low-A South Bend 3-for-19, 7 SO Ian Happ Low-A South Bend 2-for-18, 2 RS, 1 RBI, 6 SO Billy McKinney Double-A Tennessee 7-Day DL Albert Almora Double-A Tennessee 9-for-21, 4 RS, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 4 SO Pierce Johnson Double-A Tennessee 13 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 4 BB...
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Down on the Farm: Mid-season Top Ten Prospects

Because the All-Star break has just come and gone, it is en vogue to rerank the system’s top prospects.  2015 has shown that, in spite of some very high profile call-ups, the system is still very strong.  There were some other names who, while deserving, just couldn’t fit onto a top ten list.  That says a lot of good things about the state of the Cubs’ farm, even after some...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Prospectus Midseason Top 50 Prospects

There weren’t too many people that argued the Cubs top prospects entering this season were Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Below them were Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Kyle Schwarber and C.J.Edwards. It’s been fun to watch these guys at the MLB level, but that takes them off the top prospects list and therefore the BP Midseason top 50 only includes two Cubs: Kyle...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Fans Should Be Excited If The Chicago Cubs Draft This Pitcher

The MLB Draft is fast approaching and the Chicago Cubs have another top-10 pick. Since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over after the 2011 season, the Cubs have drafted Albert Almora (2012), Kris Bryant (2013) and Kyle Schwarber (2014) with their top picks in the first round. Chicago has the No. 9 pick this year and according to ESPN’s Keith Law, the Cubs are going to draft a pitcher...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs @ Pirates - Wood vs. Liriano; Game 13 Thread

We're just an Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber away from a full deck of prospects. Travis Wood vs. Francisco Liriano #Fowler CF Harrison 3B Soler RF #Walker 2B *Rizzo 1B McCutchen CF Bryant 3B Hart 1B Castro SS Marte LF Denorfia LF Kang SS Castillo C Cervelli C Wood P Rodriguez RF Russell 2B *Liriano P We had that awfully scary moment at the beginning of the game where a Starlin...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Last of ‘Core Four’ to Debut, Almora Still a Player to Watch

It wasn’t all that long ago that Albert Almora was one of the “Core Four” prospects in the Cubs system.  Between him, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, and Kris Bryant, there was a projection down the road that made the Cubs faithful who believed in the rebuild feel a whole lot better about the entire process. It seems that time has evolved to the point, though, where Almora is forgotten...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Duane Underwood Emerging as a Top Pitching Prospect

Since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the front office, the Cubs have had a draft strategy of taking the best hitter possible in the first round.  That strategy is what makes the hitting prospects the toast of the town, bringing Albert Almora, Kris Bryant, and Kyle Schwarber to the organization.  But beyond the first round, there have been a plethora of arms selected, building...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Spring Training Update: Lester Ready, Almora Heating Up

When it comes down to it, an athlete knows his body better than anyone else. That is the case with Chicago Cubs’ ace Jon Lester who, after his most recent start, felt a sensation known to many athletes as “Dead Arm.” It is defined as “a syndrome that starts with repetitive motion and forces on the posterior capsule of the shoulder. The posterior capsule is a band of fibrous...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Baseball Professor Top 100 Dynasty Prospects: #81-100

The Baseball Professor 2015 Fantasy Draft Pack is here. Dominate your draft with all the need-to-know info at your fingertips with our two awesome tools! Get you copy of the 2015 Fantasy Draft Pack NOW! This prospect countdown originally appeared in our 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide, so go get it if you haven’t! There are a whole lot top 100 prospects lists out there...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Simple Rating System for BP Top 101

The BP 101 just dropped. For some reason, WordPress isn’t allowing me to link that, so go here to see it. It’s free, so there are no worries about proprietary business.  I made a simple ranking system for the prospects and organized each team by how many points they had. My system is as follows: 6 points for 1-103...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Invite 19 Players to Spring Training

The Chicago Cubs announced today that they have invited 19 non-roster invitees to spring training. The players invited are ones the Cubs want to see more of and ones that are not on the 40-man roster. All players on the 40-man roster are invited to spring training without an invitee. Here’s the list of the non-roster invitees: Catchers:Kyle SchwarberTaylor Teagarden Infielders...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Network Top 100 Prospects Littered with Cubbie Blue

The Chicago Cubs have had a lot of recognition come their way this offseason, and it looks like the accolades are not over. MLB Network released their Top 100 Prospects List, a list in which their expert panel consisting of Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis, with the help of, and they continue to boast the Cubs organization as they have a slew of players being represented...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospects to Watch in 2015

As we creep into the point of the winter where the various outlets are going to release top prospect lists, the Cubs are going to be well represented.  Baseball America released their top ten Cubs prospects today, without any real surprises.  This is not a top prospect list (the over/under on comments regarding how someone is left off this list because it’s perceived at a top...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Amazin’ Fearless Forecast: 2017 Opening Day Roster

It is April 1, 2017. It seems hard to believe but just two and a half years ago, the New York Mets fan base was wallowing in the disappointment of another boring off-season and the prospect of another lackluster regular season. Fast forward to the spring of 2017 and the outlook is much more exciting. This year’s Mets team is coming off their first postseason appearance since 2006...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospect Albert Almora’s Bae is a Smoke Show

Albert Almora, touch em all buddy. Cynthia Caneja is the Veronica Vaughn of Chicago Cubs folklore. Ok, that’s enough comedy. What’s seriously unfunny is how hot this girl is. Enjoy Albert Almora’s Bae! 28 total views, 28 views today The post Cubs Prospect Albert Almora’s Bae is a Smoke Show appeared first on ✶ Sports Mockery ✶ Chicago...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Farm, Week 23: Prospect Decliners of 2014

At long last my season of “On the Farm” has come to an end. I was thinking to myself while writing this that it’s a shame to end the year on a down note by talking about some prospects whose years didn’t go as expected. Oh well, we can change up the format next year! As with all struggles they open the door to triumphant returns and there’s no doubt we haven’t heard the...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: Playoffs in the Lower Levels, Off-Season in the Upper Levels

The Minor League Baseball season ends today, with all of the Cubs affiliates, save for Boise, finishing their regular season schedules at the time of this writing.  The Hawks, Cougars, and D-Cubs are all moving on to post-season play.  Most stunningly, the D-Cubs, who had a rough go of it in the first half, still finished the season with a losing record.  Winning the division...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

What a Weekend for Top Cubs Prospects

This weekend can only be described as a glimpse into what the future may be like for the Chicago Cubs. They swept the first place Baltimore Orioles led by a collection of young core players. Jake Arrieta continued his breakout season on Friday. Two players from the Matt Garza trade Justin Grimm (Win) and Neil Ramirez (1.2 scoreless inn.) pitched well in relief. The offense...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: WE’RE GOING STREAKING!

The theme of the week has been streaks in the Cubs’ system, as Kane County has a 10 game win streak going at the moment, Albert Almora has hit in 8 of his last 9 games, Addison Russell has homered in 3 straight games, and Pierce Johnson had a 23 scoreless inning streak snapped last night.  The confluence of those events have led the Smokies to winning 6 of 7 and a 3 gain lead...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Update: 8-19-14

Salt Lake Bees 7 @ Iowa Cubs 5 Stargazing Tony Campana (batting#9): 1-4 Logan Watkins: 2-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI Jorge Soler: 0-4, BB, 2 SO (.230/.330/.517) Mike Olt: 0-4, 4K On the Mound Chris Rusin: 6.1 IP, 6 R, 3 BB, 2 SO Tennessee Smokies 7 @ Montgomery Biscuits 1 Stargazing Albert Almora: 2-5, 2B, SO (.236/.261/.337) Addison Russell: 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI (.297/.346/.534) Christian Villanueva...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospects: Updates on Bryant, Soler, Schwarber, Almora, and Russell

Kris Bryant There has been a lot of buzz around the Chicago Cubs and their prospects lately with the call-up of Javier Baez to the majors. The Cubs top prospect after Baez, potential superstar Kris Bryant, has been a topic of discussion the entire year on whether or not he will get called up to the big leagues before the end of the season. And, despite his dominance at Iowa—hitting...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Dominate Mid-Season Prospect Listings

The last of the significant mid-season prospect lists was revealed last night, with the list being loaded, and again, the Cubs did spectacularly well.  So well, that the prevailing wisdom is that the Cubs have the best system in the minors.  And, for those of us who have paid attention since Theo Epstein took over the front office, this has been the plan.  Trades, international...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: Promotions, Demotions, and Short Season All-Stars

It was a busy week in the minor league system, with a number of significant names making moves over the course of the week.  Jorge Soler was promoted to AAA Iowa after dominating AA, albeit over a short period of time.  Albert Almora was aggressively promoted to AA Tennessee after a resurgence at Daytona.  Jeffrey Baez was moved to full season Kane County after lighting it up...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Zagunis Matches Albert Amora’s Night

Posted to Chicago CubsThe Chicago Cubs minor league system has quite the night with two players hitting for the cycle. Albert Almora hit one for the Daytona Cubs and Mark Zagunis matched that with a cycle of his own for the Boise Hawks. Zagunis’s cycle was the first one from a Boise player since 1994 (Desmond Smith) and was completed in an interesting way, which you can see below...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospect Albert Almora Hits for the Cycle for Daytona

Posted to Brant Brown's GloveChicago Cubs outfield prospect, Albert Almora, had himself a game on Monday. Almora went 5-7 en route to hitting for the cycle in Daytona’s 13-8 win over Jupiter. Almora scored 4 runs and had 5 RBI in the game of his career. The game snapped a 1-18 skidded which had dropped his average to .267. 109 total views, 109 views today The post Cubs Prospect...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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