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State of the System: Chicago Cubs

Amaya, Marquez form near future for the NL Central champs
December 4, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. The Chicago Cubs are at a crossroads

Cubs summon southpaw Marquez to Majors

No. 64 overall prospect makes debut in regular-season finale
September 27, 2020

With the National League Central Division title already sealed and steaming toward the postseason, the Cubs have welcomed their top prospect to the North Side. Brailyn Marquez, MLB Pipeline's No. 64 overall prospect, was promoted to the Major Leagues on Sunday and entered the Cubs’ regular-season finale in the eighth

The Road to The Show™: Brailyn Marquez

Cubs No. 2 prospect has risen steadily toward Major Leagues
August 10, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Chicago Cubs left-hander Brailyn Marquez. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. To this point in the shortened

Prospects in the Cubs' 2020 player pool

Batterymates Marquez, Amaya open camp in South Bend
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Davis, Marquez climbing toward Wrigley

Prospect projects stand out as Chicago retools farm system
October 20, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The year couldn't have ended much better for the Cubs' farm system. The organization's top

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 13

M's Gilbert puts up six zeros; O's Rutschman reaches four times
August 14, 2019

Mariners RHP Logan Gilbert, Double-A Arkansas: 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 8 K -- Seattle's No. 3 prospect notched his first scoreless start since July 11 in the Travelers' 2-0 win over Northwest Arkansas. Gilbert, a 2018 first-round pick, was perfect in his first and last innings as

Marquez unhittable in Carolina League debut

Cubs No. 4 prospect delivers five scoreless innings for Pelicans
August 7, 2019

The last time Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach pitching coach Brian Lawrence saw Brailyn Marquez, the left-hander wasn't hitting 100 mph on the radar gun. A lot changed in a year. After carving up upposing lineups in the Midwest League for the past four months, the Cubs No. 4 prospect

Marquez unhittable for South Bend

Cubs No. 4 prospect fans eight over six scoreless innings
July 31, 2019

Brailyn Marquez was good enough in his last start to earn Midwest League Pitcher of the Week honors. His outing on Wednesday night may have been even better.The fourth-ranked Cubs prospect was nearly perfect over six hitless innings as Class A South Bend shut down West Michigan, 5-1, at Four Winds

Marquez leads Pitcher of the Week winners

Cubs No. 4 prospect fanned 14 batters in six scoreless innings
July 29, 2019

Brailyn Marquez brought the heat, and Lake County hitters could not catch up. Now, he has the first weekly award of his career to show for his dominance. The fourth-ranked Cubs prospect was named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week from July 22-28 after striking out a career-high 14 batters

Cubs' Marquez fans 14 in masterful start

Club's third-ranked prospect allows one hit in six shutout frames
July 25, 2019

Brailyn Marquez didn't just set a career high for strikeouts Thursday, he blew past his professional best.Class A South Bend pitching coach Jamie Vermilyea knew early on that it was going to be an impressive night."Pretty much from off the bat," Vermilyea said. "First inning, I think he threw 11

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 13

Cubs' Marquez doesn't allow a run for second straight start
May 14, 2019

Cubs LHP Brailyn Marquez, Class A South Bend: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K -- The Cubs' third-ranked prospect picked up his first win of the season in a 3-0 whitewash at Bowling Green. Marquez did not allow a run for the second straight start and has thrown

Cubs Prospect Primer: Tight at the top

Hoerner, Amaya grabbing spotlight; Marquez takes steps forward
March 20, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Loudest tool: Miguel Amaya, CThe