Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach, the Smokies Bash Brothers and News from Down on the Cubs Farm

It cannot be a lot of fun right now for pitchers in the Southern League when they have to face the Tennessee Smokies. Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach are mashing the baseball. Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach are roommates and hitting three, four in the Smokies’ lineup. The Bash Brothers, as Vogelbach labeled the duo, helped […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – South Bend Cubs

Special Report – South Bend Cubs Media Day Chicago Cubs Online was invited to Media Day for the Cubs’ new Single-A affiliate, the South Bend Cubs. The CCO would like to thank Owner Andrew T. Berlin, Team President Joe Hart, Director of Creative Services Chris Hagstrom, Media Assistant Mike Monaco, and Radio Broadcaster Darin Pritchett […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/24/15

The minor leaguers broke out the lumber as the week came to an end. Low-A South Bend outscored their opponents by 26 to 3 as Cael Brockmeyer and Chesny Young led the way. Tennessee also came up big and scored a total of 22 runs in two games as Dan Vogelbach continued his assault on […]


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MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 Cubs Prospect List Updated to Include INF Danny Lockhart

MLB Pipeline posted an update to its ranking of the Top 30 prospects in the Cubs system. Jorge Soler graduated from the prospect list, the first of what should be three players to come off MLB Pipeline’s pre-season ranking. For now, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are still ranked at the top of the Cubs […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/22/15

With Kris Bryant and Addison Russell up with the parent club, it is time to focus on the rest of the Cubs’ minor leagues. Myrtle Beach is showing the heart of a true champion as they came from behind twice to win behind the hitting of Billy McKinney, Jacob Rogers, and Ben Carhart. The bullpens […]


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Dan Vogelbach and Cael Brockmeyer Take Home Weekly Awards Down on the Cubs Farm

Two prospects in the Cubs system were rewarded Monday for their hot starts to the season. 1B Dan Vogelbach was named the Southern League Player of the Week (April 9-19) and C/1B Cael Brockmeyer was named the Midwest League Player of the Week (April 9-19). Dan Vogelbach reached base in each of his first nine […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/20/15

That rumbling you hear from far off is not just the spring storm clouds, which effected play in the minors this weekend, but that of several Cubs’ prospects beginning to show their stuff. South Bend starting pitchers Erick Leal, Zach Hedges and Trevor Clifton gave up only one earned run in 15 innings. In Myrtle […]


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Addison Russell Playing Second Base Throughout the Weekend and Cubs News from the Farm

When Spring Training ended, the Iowa Cubs expected to have Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell in its lineup for the home opener. Due to Bryant’s call-up and Baez on leave, Russell was the only one of the three that took the field Friday night in front of 12,669 fans at Principal Park, the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/17/15

Spring weather affected games throughout the minor league system the past two days. Myrtle Beach has not played since Tuesday, while Iowa had game two of a doubleheader postponed and Tennessee had their home opener pushed back. In the games that did take place, South Bend struggled to find consistency as they got another fine […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/15/15

Pitching was the hallmark of the start of this week in the minors as Ryan Williams dazzled in his first professional start for South Bend. Jen-Ho Tseng picked up where he left off last year, as the CCO Minor League Pitcher of the Year in his debut for Myrtle Beach. Meanwhile Tennessee and Iowa got […]


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