Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/30/14

Congratulations to the Daytona Cubs, who became the second minor league team to qualify for the playoffs by winning the second half Florida State League North Division Championship. It was a struggle to find consistency all season long for the D-Cubs, but they got a needed shot in the arm when the traded for OF […]

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MLB Pipeline’s Updated Cubs Prospect List

With the Cubs graduating players from the system to the Major Leagues, MLB Pipeline recently posted another update to its top 20 Cubs prospect list. RHP Jefferson Mejia replaced Kyle Hendricks in the top 20. MLB Pipeline considered Hendricks the 18th best prospect in the Cubs system prior to his promotion. Mejia was added back in […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/28/14

It’s getting down to the nitty-gritty as Boise is still fighting for a playoff spot while welcoming its newest addition, shortstop Gleyber Torres. Daytona’s magic number is down to one as the red-hot Bijan Rademacher has carried the D-Cubs of late. Tennessee remains in the hunt with a crucial weekend series on the horizon. The […]

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Jorge Soler Showed Opposite Field Power Before Receiving The Call

Jorge Soler is on his way to The Show, but before he was lifted from Monday night’s game in Tacoma, he took Mariner’s top prospect Taijuan Walker out to right field. Soler’s three-run shot was the big hit in the I-Cubs’ four-run third inning.

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Kyle Schwarber Named FSL Offensive Player of the Week and Cubs Minor League News

Kyle Schwarber earned Player of the Week honors for the third time this season and for the third different league after putting together a huge week for the Daytona Cubs. Schwarber was named Florida State League Offensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. Kyle Schwarber extended his hitting streak to 12 games during a […]

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Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Addison Russell and Kyle Schwarber Went Yard Down on the Farm

Sunday was yet another big day in the system for several of the Cubs top prospects. Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer for Iowa and finished the extra inning game 1-for-6 with a two-run homer and a walk. Jorge Soler collected three more hits and hit his seventh Triple-A home run. Soler went 3-for-5 with […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/25/14

With one week to go in the minor league season, streaking is what seems to be the trend in the Cubs’ system. Kane County was winners of 13 straight thanks to excellent pitching from Jonathan Martinez, Tyler Ihrig, and Ben Wells. Both Daytona and Kyle Schwarber went on a five game roll, with the first […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/23/14

There is another high profile prospect that could be on shaky ground, RHP Dillon Maples. After needing extended spring training with yet another injury, Maples had four quick starts for the AZL Cubs and had a modest 3.48 ERA with ten strikeouts in 10.1 innings before being whisked away to Boise. In five games with […]

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Jorge Soler Snaps Homerless Drought and Other Cubs Prospects Notes

After a sizzling start at the Triple-A level following his promotion from Double-A Tennessee, Jorge Soler cooled off as he worked on making adjustments to Triple-A pitching. Soler hit .304/.429/.696 in his first nine games with Iowa that included three doubles and two home runs for a 1.124 OPS. And he had more walks (5) […]

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Kris Bryant Hit Minor League Best 41st Home Run, Finalist for USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year

Kris Bryant launched a two-run homer over the centerfield wall Wednesday night in Reno and ended up 2-for-3 with a walk in Iowa’s loss to the Aces. Bryant went yard for the 19th time at the Triple-A level and for the 41st time this season. Bryant retook the minor league lead in home runs, one more than […]

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