Tuesday is the second day of the 2018 MLB Amateur Player Draft. Day 2 includes rounds 3-10 and begins at 1:00 Eastern. These rounds can prove to include some very valuable selections and guys that will make a serious impact at the Major League level in the future. I will be following along with each selection the Cubs make and giving you live updates as to who gets selected and a little bit about each guy. Continue reading
It was a very interesting first day of picks for the Chicago Cubs on Monday for Day 1 of the Amateur Draft. Overall, the team had four picks on the first day, a day that featured rounds 1 and 2. It was the perfect opportunity for the organization to reload their farm system with some potential impact talent.
The front office followed a familiar trend of selecting a college bat with their first pick and continued with three more picks that meshed well with the type of players they like to feature in the Minor League system. Get to know a little bit about each of the four selections below! Continue reading
Miguel Amaya came into the 2018 season as a hipster pick for some of the Cubs prospect junkies as a guy primed for a breakout season. Absent from several top prospect lists in the preseason, Amaya is now proving that those Cubs prospects hipsters were absolutely right for being so high on him. Continue reading
Adbert Alzolay is the top prospect in the Chicago Cubs farm system. The 23 year old right hander profiles as a middle of the rotation starter at the big league level and has the repertoire and pure stuff to get him there. Continue reading
It was all about the pitching on Monday night in Tennessee as the Smokies brought home the W in a low scoring 2-1 matchup. It took the former 3rd rounder Thomas Hatch and a trio of high-upside bullpen arms to lock it down. The offense was supplied by one swing, a home run off the bat of the red-hot Jeffrey Baez (no relation to the other red-hot, Javy Baez). Continue reading
The Tennessee Smokies may have put seven runs on the board in their victory over the Montgomery Biscuits on Monday night, but it was the pitching performances that stole the show in a 7-2 final. Continue reading
Thursday was Opening Day across all of Minor League Baseball and it was the first day for Cubs farmhands to showcase their talent at four different levels. Iowa, Tennessee, Myrtle Beach, and South Bend all had games, with Iowa actually playing a day/night doubleheader. Let’s take a look at some notable performances on Thursday. Continue reading