Gabriel AgrazalYohan CrispinEnmanuel de la Cruz
Anderson FelizCarlos Garcia
Leury Gomez
Zhiorman ImbrianoJoel JimenezJose Miguel Lopez
Luis MarteAnthony MartinezEligio Peredes
Kenyi PerezStarlyn PichardoWelington Quintero
Luis Albert ReyesLuis Rafael ReyesAlbaro Santana
Runelvis ToribioKevin ValdezLuis Valenzuela
Alfredo ZarragaFreilyn Silverio
Brayan AltuveMoises BallesterosJose Herrera
Fredy MontenegroCarlos AltuveYindel Diaz
Adan Sanchez
Andruws CruzGeuri LuboLuis Maza
Pedro RamirezAlexis HernandezJefferson Rojas
Sandy SanchezMoises FebrilletDarlin DeLeon
Raino CoranSamuel DuarteElias Fabian
Starlin MateoCristian MoreAnderson Suriel
Josias RamirezJosefrailan AlcantaraAlbert Belliard


The Weekly – Player Movement Begins, MiLB TV Issues, Kilian, New IFA Prospect Video, and a Little Rush
It did not take long for the injury bug to hit this season as Manny Rodriguez and Jose Albertos both went on the IL. In their stead, Jordan Nwogu made his way to South Bend from Mesa and Kevin McCarthy did the same to Iowa. As well, Kevin Alcântara also came up …
A Proposed International Draft Could Have Huge Cultural Implications
One of the most interesting pieces of news to come out last weekend was that Major League Baseball wants a new framework on how to deal with international players. Instead of there being an open market where international players would sign with the highest bidder, a draft could be coming and coming …
How Does the Lack of a CBA Affect the Cubs’ Minor League System Going Forward?
Well, it did not happen. The Major League Baseball Players Association and the owners could not agree on a deal for a new collective bargaining agreement. The lack of a deal for now will have a huge impact on the minor leagues. Some will be felt immediately, while others could take a …
The Instagram Effect Is Reshaping Dominican and International Coverage
One of the hardest things to do in covering the minor leagues is to get a really good grip of what’s going on down in the Dominican. The Cubs currently have two rookie league squads, the Red and the Blue. They tend to play early in the morning from the beginning of …
Cubs Finally Announce MiLB Manager Assignments and More!
The day we have been waiting for since mid-January finally arrived today as the Cubs announced the managerial lineups for each affiliate this morning. There were a few changes which we have been speculating about for awhile. The only major change for 2022 is Michael Ryan moving up to Tennessee and Lance …
North Side Bound Roundtable – Some Sleeper Starting Pitching Prospects for You
Chris Clarke – Picture by Todd Johnson Welcome to part two of our roundtable sleeper series where we’re looking at prospects who could break out in a big way in 2022. Last week, the four of us examined our top sleeper hitting prospect and today we turn our attention to starting pitching, …
Heading North Prospect Profile – Anderson Suriel Is Getting Close to Breaking Out
Welcome to my new series! This will be a short one, but I will be profiling several position players who should be heading north from the Dominican Summer League to play in Mesa this summer. Let's get going!!! One of the more important things to look for when checking out prospects that …
The Weekly – Part 1: Shuffling Management Chairs, Cubs Get Two New Relievers, a Suspension, and Getting Some Licks In
Wait? What? Part 1? I know this is going to sound strange, but there was so much news and information out there this week that I decided that I needed two posts to get it all out there and discuss it. I will be back Sunday morning with more news and notes …
IFA Updates – More Details About the Newest IFA Cubs Keep Coming
Normally, I start piecing together The Weekly post for Sunday on Wednesdays. I actually don’t start writing it, though,  until Friday morning on my walk. Anyway, by the middle of Friday afternoon, I just had way too much information for one post as there was a lot of stuff that went on …
The Weekly – IFA Recap, Triantos and Wicks Pub, Smokies Go Back to the Past with a Name Change, Yohendrick Healing Quickly, Sam Is Back for 2022, and a Strange Jam
This week was another busy week for me personally as academic team season kicked off with a tournament over in Pecatonica. In baseball, negotiations also started to take place between MLB and the Players' Association, but don’t get too excited for the lock out to end anytime soon even though most teams …
Cubs Sign 12 International Free Agents to Begin the New Signing Period
From Left to Right – Carlos Altuve, Jefferson Rojas, Adan Sanchez, Josefrailin Alcantara, and Alexis Hernandez Good morning! It is international free agent signing day and I am here for all the action. In fact, it will probably be over within minutes after it begins. Unlike previous years, we only have a …
A Look Back – 10 of the Top Storylines from 2021
Looking back at 2021, there were a lot of cool stories that happened over the course of the year. Let’s look at several of them that affected our consciousness. These are not in any order The Hernandez Signing The year began fairly quickly with the signing of Cristian Hernandez. He was ranked …
The Weekly – MiLB Convention Ideas, Advanced ACL Possibilities, Caleb Kilian, and Much More from a Busy Week
I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday! My wife and I had a nice meal with our daughter and dogs and we watched some movies, played some Uno Flip, and ate some homemade pie. However, it is back to baseball today. It’s getting close to that time of year when …
10 Things I Think – Random Thoughts About International Free Agency, Rosters, Nwogu, Comebacks, and a Virtual Convention
Before we get to today's post, we wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas tomorrow, for those who celebrate. May you be happy and healthy with those you love. As for us, we will be closed tomorrow but we will return on Sunday with more content. Thank you for reading! When I …
The Weekly: A Prospect List, a New Draft Prospect List, New Pages, and Checking It Out
Screw it! "The Weekly" was the Sunday staple at Cubs Central for years. I missed calling the Sunday post at North Side Bound that name. So, I am bringing the title and format over here. I feel so much more comfortable now. Let's get to the first "Weekly" at North Side Bound! …
New Affiliate Pages Go Up
Up until Friday, our affiliate pages were just links to articles about the affiliates. That’s all changed. Each affiliate page now has a depth chart, links, pics, video, and tweets. From Iowa all the way down to the Dominican Summer League teams, North Side Bound continues to provide you with things you …
Cubs’ Top 20 Prospects Under 20 Show Some Incredible Depth
It is time for my top 20 prospects under the age of 20. The keyword there is under. I don’t know why I just don’t say 19 and under, but it does sound a little cooler to match the two twenties together. The only rule is that the prospect was 19 at …
Grading the Last 10 IFA Classes – Still a Lot of Uncertainty
Yohendrick Pinango – Picture by Todd Johnson @CubsCentral08 As the Cubs get ready for another international free agent signing spree on January 15, today is a good day to look back at how the Cubs have done in the international free-agent market the last 10 years, going all the way back to …
Debuting a New Feature – North Side Bound’s IFA Database
Picture of Cristian Hernandez by Rich Biesterfeld In just about two months, the Cubs will be signing several young prospects as part of their 2022 international free agent class. The Cubs currently are the favorites to sign shortstop Alexis Hernandez (brother of Christian), 3B/catcher Adan Sanchez from Panama, and shortstop Jefferson Rojas …
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