Baseball Prospectus Midseason Top 50 Prospects

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89

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 …

OV “Daily” Facepalm 03-05-2014

In Facepalm by myles13 Comments

Castellanos on waivers Alex Castellanos was just put on waivers for the second time this year. I wrote about it the first time, concluding: I'm not saying that Castellanos could ever start for the Cubs (though I'm not sure he's not better than Sweeney), but he makes so much sense as the RH side of the CF/RF platoon, someone who could …

OV “Daily” Facepalm

In Facepalm by berselius38 Comments

Ted Lilly Added to Cubs front office Ted Lilly signed on with the Cubs FO as a special assistant, and should be around as an instructor in spring training as well as doing some scouting and stuff during the season. Even though he struggled with injuries last year and retired this offseason, he might still have been good enough to …

John Sickels’ 2013 midseason top 75 prospects

In aside by dmick891 Comment

Law came out with his earlier today and now it's John Sickels of Minor League Ball's turn. Below are the top Cubs prospects.  14. Javier Baez 18. Albert Almora 23. Jorge Soler 57. Arismendy Alcantara His list does not include 2013 draftees. 

Cubs Prospects at wRC+ 100 or better

In Minor Leagues by myles1 Comment

Iowa Cubs (threshold: 24 years) Josh Vitters, 105 wRC+ Tennessee Smokies (threshold: 23 years) Arismendy Alcantara, 143 wRC+ Jae-Hoon Ha, 139 wRC+ [Rubi Silva, 121 wRC+, 24 years old] Christian Villanueva, 121 wRC+ Ronald Torreyes, 106 wRC+ Daytona Cubs (threshold: 22 years) Stephen Bruno, 166 wRC+ Jorge Soler, 140 wRC+ Dustin Geiger, 136 wRC+ Javier Baez, 132 wRC+ Kane County Cougars (threshold: …

2013 Cubs Prospects Ratings

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by Obstructed View Staff47 Comments

A little over 2 weeks ago, I wrote an article with Uncle Dave's help about a different way to rate prospects. Dave got the idea from Hockey's Future. Dave's explanations of what each number grade (ceiling) represented was so awesome that I used it word for word. I did want to clarify something on the letter grades (floor). An A …

All Time BA Top 100 lists

In aside by berselius3 Comments

If you've got some time to kill, this is a fun trip down memory lane. Fun fact: the Cubs only had one player in the top 100 in 1993 and 1994….and it was the legendary Brooks Kieschnick. Lots of bare years after that too, when Kerry Wood was the only real prospect in the system. Also, Brian Dopirak was once …