Due to the absence of a minor league season, fans had little insight into what development was taking place. Unless a prospect posted videos on social media, it was a summer of discontent when it came to news. Even updates from the alternate site at South Bend were limited at best and offered next to nothing about how different players were progressing.
Things are looking up this fall, however, as plenty of information is coming out of fall instructs in Mesa. A great deal of that has come from Arizona Phil of The Cub Reporter, who publishes a short game summary and an unofficial box score along with mini-scouting reports from time to time.