North Side Bound Position Rankings – Mervis’ Ascension Changes Everything About 1B

North Side Bound Position Rankings – Mervis’ Ascension Changes Everything About 1B

When I originally thought of doing this post, I pretty much wanted to focus just on Matt Mervis and Bryce Ball. But as I thought about it more, I realized that there are other first base options in the lower part of the minor leagues who offer some more versatility....

The Weekly – PCA Gold Glove, Ryan Jensen Development, Rule 5 Closing In with Roster Changes at Iowa, and Pulling Mussels…from a Shell

The Weekly – PCA Gold Glove, Ryan Jensen Development, Rule 5 Closing In with Roster Changes at Iowa, and Pulling Mussels…from a Shell

Pete Crow-Armstrong - Picture by Todd Johnson For a holiday week, it was quite a bit of news in and around the system. We kicked off our second year in production with four prospect list. Greg Huss, Greg Zumach, and myself all pulled out our own individual us. And...

The 5 Series – PCA and His Maturity as a Person Were Fun to Watch Develop in 2022 and That Bodes Well for 2023

The 5 Series – PCA and His Maturity as a Person Were Fun to Watch Develop in 2022 and That Bodes Well for 2023

Pic by Todd Johnson Welcome to the very first article in my off-season series as I’ll be looking at a pot pourri of prospects and pronouncements. Each episode is going to be fun for me to write because each article does not have to fit any kind of formula other than...

North Side Bound Position Rankings – Mervis’ Ascension Changes Everything About 1B

The 2022 North Side Bound Position Ranking Series Gets Started Behind the Plate

Welcome to the 2022 position ranking series! It is going to take 10 articles for me to go over the depth that the Cubs have reached at each position in the organization. In the past, I’ve done this by affiliate, I've ranked them by player, and sometimes I’ve just...

North Side Bound’s Top 30 Cubs Prospect List Is Outfielder Top Heavy and Right-Handed Starting Pitchers Are Everywhere

North Side Bound’s Top 30 Cubs Prospect List Is Outfielder Top Heavy and Right-Handed Starting Pitchers Are Everywhere

Pete Crow-Armstrong - Picture by Todd Johnson On the very first day of North Side Bound‘s existence, Jimmy Nelligan, Greg Huss, Greg Zumach, and I all released our very own prospect lists. The next day, we released a combined list and we only used 23 players between...

The Weekly – Prospect Lists, Nontenders, PCA and Mervis Pub, Draft Ranking Movers Already

The Weekly – Prospect Lists, Nontenders, PCA and Mervis Pub, Draft Ranking Movers Already

Cole Roederer - Picture by Todd Johnson I’m not sure what you would call this week. There was no baseball being played except in Australia where Cole Roederer is playing for the Canberra Cavalry and hitting just above .250 with two home runs and four RBI with a .764...

Baseball America’s Draft Grades Turn Out Pretty Close to North Side Bound’s Marks

Baseball America’s Draft Grades Turn Out Pretty Close to North Side Bound’s Marks

Andy Garriola - Photo via ODU Baseball A few weeks ago, I took a crack at what Baseball America’s draft grades were going to be for the 2022 draft class. Earlier this week, Baseball America finally dropped their superlatives in 12 categories. Let’s take a look and see...

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