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Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 22, 2021
Assessing Cubs catching prospects

Assessing Cubs catching prospects

Photo by Buck Davidson/MLB Photos via Miguel Amaya is close to the big leagues, but the Cubs have other good catchers in the system. Last week, I looked at some of the Cubs developing outfielders. Without a useful plan in place to internally develop players across the field, the team is in trouble long-term. Other organizations have improved, and none is laughably bad. For the Cubs to be valid long-term, hitting each season on something or another would be very helpful. For some, the catching position should be the least of the team's concerns. As I did for the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 21, 2021
2021 Cubs spring training: Batting practice and pitcher workout video

2021 Cubs spring training: Batting practice and pitcher workout video

Chicago Cubs For the first time, we see a little BP. In today’s video courtesy of the Cubs, we see several catchers taking batting practice. Willson Contreras and Austin Romine, who will be the Opening Day roster catchers, are the first seen here. I must confess — the rest of the catchers in camp are guys I largely don’t recognize, so I’ll list them all here and perhaps you can figure out who’s who in the video: Miguel Amaya, Taylor Gushue, P.J. Higgins and Jose Lobaton. Also in the video are several pitchers throwing bullpen sessions: Duane Underwood Jr.,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 15, 2021
An updated early look at the Cubs’ 2021 Opening Day roster

An updated early look at the Cubs’ 2021 Opening Day roster

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports The roster is now taking shape. About three weeks ago I posted this preliminary look at the Cubs’ Opening Day roster for the upcoming season. It contained a bit of snark (like listing only one catcher, because that’s all the Cubs had at the time, knowing that Miguel Amaya was definitely going to start 2021 in the minor leagues. The Cubs have made several signings since then, and although the most recent (the two Jakes, Arrieta and Marisnick) have not yet been officially announced by the team, we can now see the Opening Day 26-man...
Cubbies Crib Feb 10, 2021

Cubs: Miguel Amaya must develop ahead of schedule

The Chicago Cubs seem to have settled their catching situation. But it is still vital top prospect Miguel Amaya begins developing ahead of schedule. Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer discussed a litany of topics during a Monday Zoom call with reporters, including the potential for the team to engage young stars in extension […] Cubs: Miguel Amaya must develop ahead of schedule - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 5, 2021
Baseball America announces their Cubs Top 30 Prospects

Baseball America announces their Cubs Top 30 Prospects

Miguel Amaya | Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans We’d already gotten their top 10. Now Baseball America lists their top 30 Cubs prospects. It seems to be that time of year when everyone is announcing their top prospects in baseball. Earlier this winter, Baseball America announced their top 10 Cubs prospects for 2021. Yesterday, they filled out the list with their top 30. (Baseball America sub. req.) The list and the accompanying scouting reports are behind a paywall, but if you just want to know who BA considers to be the Cubs best 30 prospects, I’ll list them...

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