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MiLB Season in Review: Brett Jackson

I'll end the Cubs' prospect season reviews with outfielder Brett Jackson, the best hitting prospect the team has, now that Starlin Castro is no longer a prospect. Jackson was the Cubs' first round pick in 2009, and after quickly climbing all the way to Low-A Peoria last season, he started 2010, his age 21 season, at High-A Daytona. Jackson spent just 63 games in Daytona this season, before his production ea ...

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MiLB Season in Review: AA Pitchers

Rather than do individual posts for these three guys, I'm going to group them together. Three pitchers spent at least some time in AA this season, and all contributed during the AA playoffs. Chris Carpenter, Trey McNutt, and Chris Archer, three of the top pitchers in the organization, and three guys who are inching very close to the major leagues. Carpenter is the furthest along of the three, having started ...

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MiLB Season in Review: Tony Thomas

It's time to start looking at all the fun young players on the AA Tennessee Smokies, starting with one of my favorites, Tony Thomas. Thomas was the Cubs' third round pick in the 2007 draft, and has advanced through the system at a fairly quick pace. After a somewhat down 2009 season, Thomas repeated AA in 2010, and the results are excellent. In his age 23 season, playing mostly second base, Thomas had his b ...

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MiLB Season in Review: DJ LeMahieu

While I wait for the Smokies to finish off their Southern League Championship, so that I can cover all the high level prospects, I'll look at how DJ LeMahieu performed this year for High-A Daytona. LeMahieu was the Cubs' second round pick in 2009, a middle infielder from LSU, who hits and throws right handed. LeMahieu played just three games in rookie ball before jumping to Low-A Peoria last season. He impr ...

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