Dakota Mekkes Eyes 2019 Big League Debut
The 24-year-old reliever gets results with his wing span, arm angle and funky delivery. Plus, he's assertive in the strike zone.
Pitcher-Heavy 2016 Draft Could Pay Off
The Cubs plan to aggressively push the college pitchers from their 2016 draft in an effort to gain financial flexibility.
Cubs Stage Instructional League In January
The Cubs postponed instructional league in an effort to give players sufficient offseason rest and also to help implement mechanical changes heading into 2019.
Nico Hoerner Exceeds Expectations In AFL
The 2018 first-rounder had his pro debut abbreviated by injury, but he used a loud AFL to jump back on track.
Justin Steele Takes AFL Assignment As Praise
Recovered from Tommy John surgery, Steele resumed his career by reaching Double-A and then heading to the Arizona Fall League to get more work.
Cubs Begin To Build Their Next Young Core
While the Cubs' farm system is not anywhere near as well stocked as it was four years ago, it did yield multiple bright spots in 2018.
Miguel Amaya Shows All-Around Potential
The Panamanian catcher shows power to the middle of the field and the arm to shut down the running game.
Power Will Come For Nico Hoerner
The 2018 first-rounder got off to a quick start in pro ball before an elbow injury sidelined him. He still has time to jump on the fast track.
Miguel Amaya Shows Well-Rounded Skills
The Cubs see a lot to like from the 19-year-old Panamanian catcher, both offensively and defensively.
Alex Lange Could Be Rare Homegrown Cubs Starter
The 2017 first-rounder shows the repertoire and the mettle to one day fill a big league rotation spot.