Midseason look at the Cubs top prospects, part 3

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We’ve taken an extensive look at the top 20 Cubs prospects this season by Sickels so it’s time to look at some others who weren’t ranked. John Gaub Gaub is coming of a season in which he walked almost a batter per inning and allowed a tons of runs, but this season he’s been pretty good. His strikeouts are through …

Midseason look at the Cubs top prospects, part 2

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A few days ago we looked at Sickel’s Cubs prospects ranked 11-20 entering the season and how they’ve done so far. This time we’ll look at the top 10. 10) Alberto Cabrera, RHP, Grade C+: Another live arm that needs polish. Cabrera made 9 starts for AA Tennessee and then was promoted to Iowa. I’m pretty sure the only reason …

Midseason look at the Cubs top prospects, part 1

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I figured now was a good time to post something about the Cubs top prospects since it’s past the midway point in the full minor league seasons. The short-season teams just got under way. I’m using Sickel’s top 20. I’m breaking this into three parts. I’ll cover 11-20 here and then 1-10 while the final part will focus on players …

2011 MLB Draft: Rundown

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Carrie Muskat has an article up about a few of the players the Cubs drafted that’s worth reading. A couple of things caught my attention. Cubs scouting director Tim Wilken said they did take more high school players than in the past and did so with Cubs chairman Tom Rickett’s endorsement. Ricketts was in Mesa, Ariz., at the team’s Draft …

Baseball America’s latest mock draft

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Jim Callis has another mock draft up and he has the Cubs selecting Archie Bradley. 9. CUBS: Bank on a high-ceiling player for Chicago. The Cubs have little chance to get Bundy or Starling, but they likely can pick between the next-best high school arm (Archie Bradley) or overall athlete (Connecticut outfielder George Springer) in the draft. Projected Pick: Archie …

2011 MLB Draft: Links

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The 2011 MLB Draft begins on June 6th and ends on June 8th. The Cubs pick 9th this year. There are all kinds of names floating around as potential Cubs picks, but if we’ve learned anything with Wilken drafting it’s that he’ll take someone no one has ever heard of. I don’t even think Wilken has heard of some of …

Checking up on the Cubs top prospects

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I have always wanted to write more about the minor leagues, but whenever I start to do so I have failed to keep it up. As a result, I’ve mostly stopped writing articles about minor league players unless it’s relevant to the big league team. I know there are at least a few of you who closely follow the Cubs …