Cubs Prospect Center

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Nico Hoerner

Player: Nico Hoerner Position: SS/2B Height: 6’1 Weight: 200 Age: 23 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: MLB Rank: 1st in Cubs System Drafted: 2018 (1st Round, 24th Overall by Cubs) Hometown: Oakland, CA College: Stanford The Cubs took Hoerner with their first round pick in 2018 (24th overall) and signed him for $2,724,000. He was drafted for his quick hands and superior hand-eye coordination along with a disciplinedContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Nico Hoerner”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Brailyn Marquez

Player: Brailyn Marquez Position: Left-Handed Pitcher Height: 6’4 Weight: 185 Age: 21 Bats/Throws: L/L Current Level: A+ Myrtle Beach Rank: 2nd in Cubs System Signed: August 23, 2015 by Cubs Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Marquez was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2015 with a signing bonus of $600,000 as just a 16-year old. He was already throwing in the low 90s and it lookedContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Brailyn Marquez”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Zack Short

Player: Zack Short Position: SS Height: 5’10 Weight: 180 Age: 25 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: AAA Iowa Rank: 19th in Cubs System Drafted: 2016 (17th Round, 524th Overall by Cubs) Hometown: Kingston, NY College: Sacred Heart The Cubs took Zack Short in the 17th round back in 2016 and signed him for $80,000. Short had a great sophomore season in college at Sacred Heart: leading the Northeastern ConferenceContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Zack Short”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Cory Abbott

Player: Cory Abbott Position: Right-Handed Pitcher Height: 6’2 Weight: 220 Age: 24 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: AA Tennessee Rank: 11th in Cubs System Drafted: 2017 (2nd Round, 67th Overall by Cubs) Hometown: San Diego, CA College: Loyola Marymount The Cubs selected Abbott second round of the 2017 draft after an impressive junior year at Loyola Marymount. Not only did he set a school record for strikeouts perContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Cory Abbott”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Christopher Morel

Player: Christopher Morel Position: 3B Height: 5’10 Weight: 140 Age: 21 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: A South Bend Rank: 10th in Cubs System Signed: 2015, by Cubs Hometown: Santiago, Dominican Republic The Cubs signed Christopher Morel back in 2015 for $800,000. As a 20-year old last season, Morel played his first year of full-season ball. The first thing I noticed when researching him is his weight isContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Christopher Morel”

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