My Cubs prospect rankings will look a little different this year (more on that soon), but I wanted to throw out my top 10.
1. Brennen Davis
3. Kevin Made
4. Cristian Hernandez
5. DJ Herz
6. James Triantos
7. Jordan Wicks
8. Caleb Kilian
9. Owen Caissie
10. Kevin Alcantara
2020 draft picks on the Cubs
1 (16): Ed Howard, SS
1 (19): Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF
2 (45): Owen Caissie, OF
2 (51): Burl Carraway, LHP
3 (88): Jordan Nwogu, OF
4 (117): Luke Little, LHP
5 (142): Bailey Horn, LHP
5 (147): Koen Moreno, RHP
@parnellmichael @Prospects1500 I think most Cubs fans would tell you James Triantos, Owen Caissie, Kevin Alcantara and DJ Herz b4 Preciado (I see Hernandez is already taken). Some would even say Pinango and Made b4 him. But with so much to go b4 they have a shot at the bigs, it's probably a crap shoot anyway
Touted young SS Cristian Hernandez will make his stateside debut in instructional league this year.
He leads the Cubs instructs roster with Ed Howard, Kevin Made, Reggie Preciado, Owen Caissie, James Triantos and more.
If you want even more hype, the AZ Complex league is littered with Cubs top prospects (the ranking number is each prospect's AZ Complex league ranking by BA)
3. Owen Caissie
4. Kevin Alcantara
6. James Triantos https://t.co/0mrJSeJYDy
Updated @Cubs Top 10 Prospect List:
1. Brennen Davis OF
2. Reggie Preciado SS
3. Cristian Hernandez SS
4. P Crow-Armstrong OF
5. Kevin Alcantara OF
6. Brailyn Marquez LHP
7. Owen Caissie OF
8. Jordan Wicks LHP **
9. Alex Canario OF
10. Ed Howard SS
** ‘21 Draftee
Enjoy your Monday evening with my favorite under-the-radar prospects with the @Cubs:
Owen Caissie, OF 📈📈📈
Caleb Kilian, SP 📈📈
DJ Herz, SP 🔥🔥🔥
Kevin Made, SS 👀👀👀
Ryan Jensen, SP 👀👀
Jordan Nwogu, OF 👀
@Prospects1500 #CubTogether #Cubs
@VoltCortez @JoeDoyleMiLB If they are not already regretting sending the Cubs Owen Caissie, Reggie Preciado and Anderson Espinoza (plus Davies and two other prospects), they will very likely one day regret it.
@BleacherNation He is one fantastic dude. I have been fairly vocal about the kids the Cubs got in return for Yu, probably heaping too much praise on all of them, particularly for my favorite of the bunch, Owen Caissie. I’ll tell, young Owen has some Shaq-sized shoes to fill…
@the4star @BrettRich21 @BleacherNation If your response is “to get younger” that’s wrong. The Cubs don’t have many prospects knocking the door rn. Their system is very young. After BD, their next highest ranked bat (likely Owen Caissie) is in low A. They have some guys higher up, but no “we HAVE to make room” guys
Owen Caissie’s homer was hit 105 mph, 33° launch angle, 407 feet to deep center field.
Majestic blast. 🚀
Came off a down-and-in 89-mph fastball from a lefty.
He has consistently given the most competitive at-bats for three nights in a row. He’s only 19 years old. #Cubs 🇨🇦
Cubs MiLB Leaders in wRC+
2B Juan Mora in Mesa leads at 196. Coming in second is Owen Caissie at 177 and Pedro Ramirez in the DSL is third at 171. Catcher Malcolm Quintero is fourth at 149. Brennen Davis is next at 146.
*minimum 50 ABs
Pelicans down 8-6 entering the bottom of the 8th.
Christian Franklin walk.
Kevin Made lined single to right.
Jordan Nwogu single in the 5.5 hole.
Owen Caissie rocket double to the RF corner.
Pelicans up 9-8.
Now that's a fun sequence for Pels fans and Cubs prospect fans alike.
@DrWorms "Although he is now 44 and hasn't appeared in a professional game in three seasons, I've gotta believe that Castellanos's propensity for contact and game-ready energy is just what the Cubs need, particularly with 32-year-old Owen Caissie hitting the IL ... "
Matt Swarmer leads I-Cubs to DH split. Gets help from 3 HRs.
Ed Howard homers; Owen Caissie, Christian Franklin debut for MB.
Felix Stevens hits 5th HR in 11 games.
James Triantos hits 2nd in 5.
Pedro Ramirez goes 4-for-4, falls HR short of cycle. @CubsDen
Two of the #Cubs top 30 prospects make their Low-A debuts tonight as OF Christian Franklin and OF Owen Caissie are both in the lineup for @Pelicanbaseball on Tuesday. (via @LuceOnTap) #CubTogether
We spent this episode taking deep dives into 6 of the most talked about prospects in the system right now
• DJ Herz
• Chase Strumpf
• Kevin Made
• Yonathan Perlaza
• Burl Carraway
• Owen Caissie
Owen Caissie (Burlington, Ont.) has landed in Myrtle Beach with the Pelicans Also in MB is Allan Cox, former Okotoks Dawgs coach. Cox threw BP to Caissie, signed by Padres Chris Kemlo, when OF won T12 Home Run Derby @FHPirates @Cubs @DawgsAcademy @Padres
Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Graduation Day
Owen Caissie, Yohendrick Pinango, Pablo Aliendo, and Christian Franklin are among players getting late promotions in the #Cubs pipeline
Hot players in today's 2 games 🔥
SS Reggie Preciado
1 for 3, 2RBI
SS James Triantos
3 for 4
OF Owen Caissie
2 for 4, 1RBI
OF Ismael Mena
2 for 4, 2RBI
C Miguel Fabrizio
1 for 3, HR, 2RBI
SS Yeison Santana
1 for 3, 2RBI
Cuz i am SHOCKED Kevin Alcantara, Cristian Hernandez, Owen Caissie, Reggie Preciado arent getting attention like that.
But if the Cubs’ FO believes thats the position player group of 2025 or so, then i understand overselling the guy who doesnt quite have the same ceiling
OF Christian Franklin RBI singles on a ground ball to right field.
It marked his first professional hit and his first RBI ☺️👏🏻
And in today's game, he had two RBIs 🔥
SS James Triantos single
OF Owen Caissie single
OF Christian Franklin RBI single +1
@FullCountTommy I think Cubs are at 10-12 Range. The injuries to Amaya, Marquez, Franklin, Thompson didn't help things and keep in mind Nico Hoerner graduated. I do think Owen Caissie, Kevin Alcantara are ranked really low
Every reputable ranking site has Alcantara, Canario, PCA, and Vizcaino in their top 10. 4 top 10 prospects in a single deadline, plus the complete underrating of Owen Caissie, Reggie Preciado, And cristian hernandez. Lmao. The one thing the cubs DO have is a very “moved up” farm https://t.co/RWwEGsYe8H
OF Owen Caissie (Burlington, Ont.) took Jays call up Connor Overton of the Junior National Team, into the batter's eye, days before 2019 season came to a halt. Caissie now a Cub, Overton now a Jay @BlueJays @BaseballCANJNT @FHPirates @Cubs @Padres
You can have your movie sets. My field of dreams (tonight) would be Salt River Fields, where ACL #Rockies vs. ACL #Cubs has Reggie Preciado, Benny Montgomery, Owen Caissie, Adael Amador, Ismael Mena, James Triantos and Hunter Goodman.
*Fantasy Baseball Caveat*
Cubs have 8 in the top 150...
5. Brennen Davis
68. Cristian Hernandez
74. Reginald Preciado
75. Pete Crow-Armstrong
109. Alexander Canario
128. Ed Howard
135. Brailyn Marquez
137. Owen Caissie https://t.co/dVgROVSGTN
The best prospect the Cubs got for Yu was Owen Caissie, their 15th-ranked prospect. Former Cubs No. 15s:
11: Brooks Riley
12: Rafael Dolis
13: Junior Lake
14: Corey Black
15: Bryan Hudson
16: Victor Caratini
17: Eddy Martinez
18: Brennan Davis
19: Kohl Stewart https://t.co/RhKxeMOAc4
@mauro_erik With the draft being a month later this year some teams might decide to hold off on playing draft picks until next season.
Cubs Arizona Complex League has prospects like Reginald Preciado, Owen Caissie, Kevin Alcantara, Ismael Mena, Yeison Santana, Ronnie Quintero playing there
Chicago Cubs #15 prospect Owen Caissie 8/5/21. 2nd round draft pick in 2020 by the San Diego Padres. In 20 games in the Arizona Complex League he has 23 hits, 5 HR, batting .359. https://t.co/ugl97EUhCC
Five in a row to drive in three runs 🔥
OF Jose. O. Lopez （Double）
OF Ismael Mena （Sac Fly）
SS Aramis Ademan （Double）
SS Andy Weber （RBI Single）
OF Owen Caissie （RBI Triple）
Owen Caissie making his case for promotion with another homer.
Ismael Mena and Juan Mora (5 RBI) also go deep.
Kevin Alcantara has reached base 5 times in his 2 ACL games.
Pedro Ramirez jacks his first pro homer in DSL. @CubsDen
1. SS Juan Mora
2 for 4, GS, 5 RBI
2. OF Kevin Alcantara
2 for 5, 3 RBI
3. OF Owen Caissie
2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI
4. OF Ismael Mena
2 for 4, HR, SF, 2 RBI
5. SS Reggie Preciado
2 for 6, Single, Triple
@RobinByrd3 @WaddleandSilvy You really do not grasp how evaluations work. The Cubs got #4 overall pick from '18, #19 overall pick from '20, a top three int'l signee from '18, perhaps the AA breakout pitcher of this current season, a top three int'l signee from '20 and Owen Caissie. They got a lot of chips
@baseballinfocus Yeah. Loved him in his draft year. Like most Cubs fans, I overlooked potential because I was initially let down by the Darvish return. Preciado looks great, too, but I couldn’t my be more impressed by Owen Caissie. Not to get ahead of myself, but I think he’s legit…
The Cubs dropped Darvish, Rizzo, Pederson, Kimbrel, Bryant, and Baez for this crew:
Owen Caissie, Ismael Mena, Reginald Preciado, Yeison Santana, Kyung-Min Na, Andrew Cashner, Bryce Ball, Nick Madrigal, Codi Heuer, Alexander Canario, Caleb Kilian, and Pete Crow-Armstrong.
🚨 CPBL Alumni Update 🚨
#11 prospect in the @Cubs organization, Owen Caissie is off to a hot start in his first professional season.
The LHH OF is hitting .372 with an OPS of 1.240 and 4 home runs
Former @FHPirates OF Owen Caissie (Burlington, Ont.) has been on fire for the ACL @Cubs. Caissie’s hitting .359 with 3 home runs, 9 RBIs and a 1.178 OPS in 39 at bats. He’s the Cubs #11 prospect. #movehimup
@CDNBaseballNet @BaseballCANJNT @baseballcanada https://t.co/loaf3V1Bao
Cubs deal Chafin for OF Greg Deichmann and RHP Daniel Palencia.
Owen Caissie and Brayan Altuve homer.
Porter Hodge punches out 8.
Austin Romine kicks off rehab assignment. @CubsDen
@Cubs-originally thought “clever starting it with Yu in the offseason(actually-Madden2019) hamstringing the team so you could justify a fire sale by catching them in one of their predictable cold runs with no ace.” Money grab..but then I saw you got Owen Caissie! #CubTogether https://t.co/NnLWkttuB8
@jimcallisMLB @MLBPipeline Cubs fans, myself included, thought the return for Darvish seemed pretty light. Reggie Preciado and Owen Caissie’s recent play seems like they may be guys that end up easing those worries? Thoughts on those 2, plus Santana and Mena? First two look like future top 100 guys…
My new top-10 Cubs dynasty prospects.
1 Brennen Davis, OF
2 Cristian Hernandez, SS
3 Ed Howard, SS
4 Brailyn Marquez, LHP
5 Christian Franklin, OF*
6 Ismael Mena, OF
7 Bryce Ball, 1B
8 Reginald Preciado, SS
9 Owen Caissie, OF
10 Jordan Wicks, LHP*
Cubs' No. 11 prospect
OF Owen Caissie 🇨🇦
Starts at DH.
2 for 5, 1 HR（1st）, single, 1 RBI
Caissie hit a fly ball to left field for his first career homer 💥
AVG. 333（21-7）, 1 HR, 1 SB
OPS. 1.057 （OBP. 533, SLG. 524）
@MiLB | #CubTogether https://t.co/HmCwY2DsSS https://t.co/swA8oVxr5T
Jed Hoyer and company are methodically rebuilding the Cubs farm system since the Winter Meetings…Owen Caissie, Ismael Mena, Reginald Preciado, Yeison Santana, Cristian Hernandez, Jordan Wicks, James Triantos. #CubTogether
@ballskwok have seen nothing specifically connecting him to the cubs, but jackson linn fits this on the prep side and i'm considering him my 2021 owen caissie 'young dude who hits the crap out of it please draft this guy' guy
I haven't done this in a while, so here's how I'd line up the Cubs top 10 with Wicks in tow:
Reggie Preciado and Ezequiel Pagan homer in Opening Day win down in the Arizona Complex League. Felix Stevens adds two extra base hits. Ismael Mena and Owen Caissie reach base three times.
Breakdown of the Cubs top hitting prospects at that level @CubsDen
Needless to say @Cubs prospect and former @BaseballCanada member Owen Caissie (@owen_caissie) is adjusting well to professional baseball (15 for 21 with 7 XBH in his first 7 games) #Cubs https://t.co/PxAyBbP7PF
Not much doing for Cubs batters in today’s EXST game besides BBs, but Owen Caissie keeps drawing rave reviews from AZ Phil (called him a top 10 Cubs prospect the other day), and Tyler Schlaffer had a nice start. https://t.co/ytnjMxEAcb
Saw the report of all the Cubs' prospects from the Padres this morning.
A lot of people seem to really like Owen Caissie and Santana. Mena can have a career as a defender and Preciado seems to be the question mark. Hmm.
Owen Caissie, OF
Ismael Mena, OF
Reginald Preciado, SS
Yeison Santana, SS
Just want to remind myself of the names I can never remember that, as of now, “equal” these two. #Cubs @BleacherNation @realcubsinsider https://t.co/VAqYm2IzHo
@vosdscott Yes and “lottery ticket” prospects. (Davies and Reggie Preciado, Ismael Mena, Yeison Santana and Owen Caissie.)
Cubs process was *somewhat* like Padres trading veteran pitcher Shields to White Sox for Tatis Jr., who’d not played in minors.
@lynnburgess @CHB8367 It's always about development.
When the Cubs have had good, young prospects, they've been good. When not? Sahara Desert.
The third guy is Owen Caissie, a second round draft pick last draft. RF that might be a 1b, eventually.
#Padres get: RHP Yu Darvish, C Victor Caratini
#Cubs get: RHP Zach Davies, SS Reginald Preciado (Padres’ No. 11 prospect per MLB Pipeline), OF Owen Caissie (No. 13), OF Ismael Mena (No. 15), SS Yeison Santana (No. 16)