Contreras Hits the DL, Vic Caratini Back Up to Chicago

The trade that involved veteran catcher Alex Avila coming over to Chicago is making Theo Epstein look like a bigger genius than what we already knew he was. Avila will step into the starting role following an injury to hot hitting Willson Contreras on Wednesday. Continue reading


Willson Contreras Gets the Call

On Thursday it was announced that catcher Willson Contreras was being promoted from AAA Iowa while Tim Federowicz was being designated for assignment. The move is very interesting for numerous reasons due to the timing as well as the need for a catcher at this point in the season. But first let’s dig into Contreras. Continue reading

Position Player Prospects #1-5: Preseason 2016

After reading up on position player prospects #16-20 as well as #11-15 and #6-10, it is now time for the top five hitters in the Cubs minor league system. At this point it is pretty clear what five players are left but it is just a matter of what order they are in on this list. Before you jump to conclusions on where those five will be listed, why don’t you just check out how I see some of the top prospects in the system.
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