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The Starting Lineup for Former Failed Cubs Prospects

Much has been talked about the highly touted prospects soon to make their way to Wrigley. It’s exciting and fun but before we reserve their place in Cooperstown, let’s take a stroll down memory lane of the top failed Cubs prospects.   Starting Pitchers: Rich Hill LHP – Drafted in the 4th round in 2002 out of Michigan, Hill had the makings of a top of the rotation starter...
Via Sports Mockery
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Jackson: A Cautionary Tale

When the Epstein/Hoyer era began at 1060 W. Addison in 2011, the Cubs’ farm system was, to put it delicately, depleted. Headlined by “future stars” such as Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, and Trey McNutt, the Cubs farm system was ranked as one of the worst in the league.Nonetheless, Cubs fans still saw a future where Brett Jackson as the cornerstone of the Cubs outfield. “Jackson...
Via Sports Mockery
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Prospects Giving Fans a Reason to Believe

We all know that the Chicago Cubs farm system is the best in baseball according to Bleacher Report’s Mike Rosenbaum. We also are fully aware that once a rookie is called up, he must adjust to the way the game is played at the Major League level. The Cubs have been building their farm system since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were brought in to run the organization, and with the latest...
Via Sports Mockery
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: 4/3 -4/11

All of the Cubs’ full season minor league clubs have started their seasons in the last week, and only the Kane County Cougars have gotten out of the gate with a winning mark.  While it is still so incredibly early and there is not a lot of substance to discuss, there have been some ups and downs worth noting. Injuries of note: Jorge Soler (hamstring; 7 Day DL), Josh Vitters (knee...
Via World Series Dreaming
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs April 9 Minor League Recap

Tennessee won its season opener as a two-run double by C Rafael Lopez provided the difference in the 3-1 win. Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters both homered to lead Iowa to a 6-1 win over Nashville. Daytona got swept in a twin-bill and Kane County fell in extra innings.
Via cubs.scout.com
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wada Ya Gonna Do?

Tsuyoshi Wada fired five innings of shutout ball with seven strikeouts, Javier Baez collected three hits and three RBI, and Josh Vitters ripped a solo HR and an RBI double, as the Iowa Cubs defeated the Salt Lake Bees (Angels AAA affiliate) 7-1 on Field #6, and C. J. Edwards and four relievers combined to toss a two-hitter and Rubi Silva stroked an RBI single and an RBI double...
Via Cub Reporter
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #12

The Cubs made extra cuts on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop the guys who got cut from doing some damage. The Cubs optioned outfielders Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Zac Rosscup, and infielder Christian Villanueva, to Triple-A Iowa, and assigned catcher Rafael Lopez, outfielder Mitch Maier and pitcher Armando Rivero to Minor League camp on Tuesday. Mike...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Drop 8 More from Spring Roster

Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Christian Villanueva, Arodys Vizcaino, Zack Rossup, Mitch Maier, Armando Rivero and Rafael Lopez are optioned or reassigned...and there were 47 (I think). Tags: Cubs Spring Training Roster Moves
Via Cub Reporter
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospects—Arodys Vizcaino, Josh Vitters

Northsiders Report continues it series on Cubs prospects with Arodys Vizcaino and Josh Vitters. Vizcaino has yet to throw pitch for the Cubs organization since being acquired via trade as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Once considered the Cubs’ top prospect, Vitters hasn’t lived up to expectations and made four trips to the DL in 2013, limiting playing time.
Via cubs.scout.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant: Fantasy Baseball Dynasty League Keeper

20, I repeat 20 players have manned the hot corner for the Chicago Cubs since 2000.  This is a sore subject for all Cubs fans (Like me!)  who have seen the highly touted prospects such as Gary Scott, Kevin Orie and Josh Vitters fizzle in a Cubs uniform.   Aramis Ramirez provided production for most of [...]
Via RotoBaller
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Young Outfielder Ready For The Cubs?

When you think of the young Cubs prospects, you think of Josh Vitters, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler. You might not think of Albert Almora. Almora was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the First Round (6th) in the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from the Mater Academy Charter School in Hialeah, Florida. Albert began his career in low A ball with the Boise Hawks. Almora has the ability...
Via The Farm Club
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Late Night Rule 5 Thoughts

The Cubs are coming up to the MLB reserve list deadline (as are all the other teams in MLB), so it’s time to make a few decisions regarding who needs to be protected in advance of the Rule 5 draft.  The timeline of events goes something like this: November 20 – reserve lists filed for all MLB and minor league squads December 2 – non-tender deadline December 12 – Rule 5...
Via World Series Dreaming
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs prospects: A Josh Vitters’ resurgence in 2014?

Today, we finish our 2013 features of Chicago Cubs prospects with two apiece from the AA Tennessee Smokies and the AAA Iowa Cubs.  Tennessee finished its regular season 76-62 and claimed the second half North Division title of the Southern League.  Iowa missed the postseason after finishing with a record of 66-78.  Let’s get to our player profiles. Tennessee Smokies: Yeiper...
Via The Sports Bank
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Future Alert: Cubs Net Pair of Top 100′s for Garza; Lake Debuts Strong; Vitters to Outfield

First, I’d like to apologize for the sporadic minor league coverage this season.  My computer had been in for repairs for quite some time before it return today, and I’ve been covering the Chicago Fire for ChiCitySports.com more since I got a press pass for their home games.  That said, I fully intend to return to more regular coverage now, and you can follow my WSD twitter...
Via World Series Dreaming
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Report: May 21-June 3, 2013

For this edition of the Minor League Report, the last before the draft that begins on Thursday, WSD will revise its Top 13 Prospects List without any new additions, simply re-ordering, based on success so far this season and projection as a teaser for the full new top prospects list that will be available shortly following the draft. The Cubs have the second overall pick in the upcoming...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Report: May 14-20, 2013

With the season about a quarter of the way in, now is the most suitable time to check up on the early season progression of some of the Cubs Top Prospects. Josh Vitters has played in just fourteen games as he battles through injuries, but he has made the most of the time he has gotten.  Vitters is batting to a line of .280/.333/.440 with just two errors at third base in fourteen...
Via World Series Dreaming
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Item of the Day That May Interest Only Me

Via MLBTR: Josh Vitters is the future at third base for the Cubs, president Theo Epstein told Ian Stewart, Stewart explained to MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat.  That means playing time will be hard to come by for Stewart at Triple-A Iowa, where he landed after being removed from the Cubs’ 40-man roster this month.  Stewart wondered if the comment was Epstein’s way of trying...
Via World Series Dreaming
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Josh Vitters Returns from DL to Triple A

Chicago Cubs third base prospect Josh Vitters has been activated from the disabled list rejoined the Triple A Iowa Cubs in time for the April 30 game, but he did not play. Vitters had suffered from a locked up lower back that occurred on his way from Spring Training to Iowa’s opening series in Albuquerque, New Mexico. MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat tweeted the news to her followers...
Via MLB Injury News
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Almora & Vitters Lead Cubs to Victory over A's

Albert Almora laced an opposite-field RBI triple into the RF corner and then scored one out later on a sacrifice fly, Josh Vitters roped an RBI double, and Jose Rosario threw four innings of one-hit ball, helping the Cubs edge the Athletics 4-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #4 (formerly known as "Field #3") in Mesa...
Via Cub Reporter
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Aybar Helps Rally Angels Past Cubs at Diablo Park

Eric Aybar (on an injury rehab assignment) singled and walked and scored two runs, Quentin Davis punched-out three RBI singles, and Jonathan Walsh belted a solo HR, as the Angels rallied to defeat the Cubs 7-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Diablo Park Field #3 in Tempe, AZ. Dillon Maples got the start for the Cubs and allowed one run on two...
Via Cub Reporter
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Vitters' Stick Leads Cubs to Victory at Talking Stick

Josh Vitters singled twice and ripped an RBI double, Carlos Penalver doubled twice, scored a run, and knocked-in another, and catcher Lance Rymel threw out five baseruners (four caught stealing and one picked-off), as the Cubs edged the Rockies 5-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east...
Via Cub Reporter
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Top 20 Prospects

The Cubs are undergoing rebuilding, including a farm system that has missed on some big prospects over the last few years. Can Theo and Jed make this system an elite one? Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking is the composite for the organization; it basically is a ranking of the averages...
Via 85% Sports
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Profile: Josh Vitters and Tim Beckham by Hudson Belinsky

A look at the roller-coaster careers of two former first-rounders.
Via Baseball Prospectus
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

RotoWire MLB Depth Chart Analysis

With the fantasy baseball and Major League Baseball seasons hitting the final stretch, managers in both have likely considered late moves that will help them close the gap in some areas over the last few weeks. Be it a backup shortstop here, a stolen base specialist there, a big bat on the bench, a better glove in the outfield, a not-so-top prospect who might nonetheless contribute...
Via Fox Sports
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Josh Vitters Being Promoted

So pretty much out of nowhere yesterday, the Cubs decided to promote Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters. In a lost season, where getting the #1 draft pick is more important than winning 70 games, I'm all for going with the youth movement. Now when the Cubs were keeping Rizzo in the minors to delay his shot at free agency, TheJedi were spouting that they like their prospects to get...
Via Cub Reporter
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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