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Hosts Greg Huss and Jimmy Nelligan of Cubs Insider discuss the news and notes of the Chicago Cubs Minor League system. Learn all about Chicago's stars of tomorrow with this podcast that is published every week.

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Hosts Greg Huss and Jimmy Nelligan of Cubs Insider discuss the news and notes of the Chicago Cubs Minor League system. Learn all about Chicago's stars of tomorrow with this podcast that is published every week.

    37. Guest Prospect Riley Thompson, Draft Pick News, Wood Boys Make Roster

    37. Guest Prospect Riley Thompson, Draft Pick News, Wood Boys Make Roster

    The guys kick off the show with some rare prospect news! 2020 draft pick Burl Carraway was added to the 60-man roster (2:45) while his draft-mate Jordan Nwogu was officially signed (6:45). The last bit of the news over the past couple weeks was the Cubs Opening Day roster announcement that included 4 prospects (11:15). Then the boys get into the meat of the episode as they brought on one of the top pitching prospects in the system, Riley Thompson (22:00). In one of the best player interviews so far, Thompson talks about his development without a MiLB season, the status of his improving changeup, and his pitch sequencing techniques.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    36. Another Conversation with Bleacher Nation Prospect Writer Bryan Smith

    36. Another Conversation with Bleacher Nation Prospect Writer Bryan Smith

    Bryan Smith is back as the first ever recurring guest on the Growing Cubs Podcast to give his thoughts on the Cubs new draft picks (1:40). Then, Greg, Jimmy and Bryan discuss the new additions to the Cubs Taxi Squad (8:13), the players who will be impacted the most by the cancelled MiLB season (25:22), Bryan's new prospect list (33:10), Bryan's recent conversation with Cubs prospect Brennan Davis (41:02), Ethan Robert's spin rates (49:45), how the addition of the DH in the NL could impact the way the Cubs draft in the future (54:18), and what they will miss the most about minor league baseball this year (1:01:57).

    • 1 hr 8 min
    35. Pour One Out for Minor League Baseball

    35. Pour One Out for Minor League Baseball

    We come to you with an emergency episode, but just wish it was under better circumstances. Minor League Baseball announced on Tuesday that there will officially be no season in 2020. Greg and Jimmy hop on the podcast to mourn the loss and talk about the impact it has on the sport, the league, and the development of players.

    • 23 min
    34. A Conversation with South Bend Cubs Broadcaster Brendan King

    34. A Conversation with South Bend Cubs Broadcaster Brendan King

    The guys get another Cubs minor league broadcaster on the podcast this week, as Brendan King joins them to talk about his career and the players he has seen along the way. Brendan starts off by telling his story on how he got to this position (5:00) before digging into his favorite moment as a broadcaster, calling a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley (17:15). We get the chance to talk about South Bend's stacked 2019 roster for the remainder of the show (33:30) and then end with another round of Rapid Fire Questions!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    33. Cubs 2020 Draft Analysis

    33. Cubs 2020 Draft Analysis

    Greg and Jimmy are back after a few weeks! The guys discuss their recent live MLB draft episode of The Rant hosted by Cubs Insider with guests Evan Altman and Todd Johnson. Next, the guys give analysis of Cubs draft picks Ed Howard, (9:47), Burl Carraway (21:10), Jordan Nwogu (32:02), Luke Little (43:04), and Koen Moreno (52:05).

    • 1 hr 9 min
    32. MLB Draft Preview

    32. MLB Draft Preview

    The MLB Draft is quickly approaching and the guys sat down to talk about it! Greg and Jimmy break down the logistics behind this year's draft and discuss how the number of draft picks will limit teams and change how players approach the process (3:30). They then looked into the new man in charge of the draft for the Cubs and how he will change things for this front office (22:30). The guys spend the last half of the show running through over a dozen names to look out for on draft day and make their own selections for the Cubs (33:15).

    • 1 hr 9 min

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