Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/28/15

The end of the week saw another affiliate move into first place, as Eugene used a dominant performance by Oscar De La Cruz to move into the top spot. Iowa continued to roll with the lightning and thunder of John Andreoli and Javier Baez, while Tennessee was able to grind away thanks to the bat […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/15

Another star is rising out west as Eloy Jimenez is turning his potential into production for Eugene. Meanwhile, South Bend got a gutty performance from Erick Leal, and Jen-Ho Tseng set a career high for Myrtle Beach. In Tennessee, Willson Contreras continues to be a rock in the line-up, and Javier Baez is still streaking […]


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Javier Baez Stayed Hot, Played Third Base for Iowa Cubs

The day off Sunday did not cool off Javier Baez at the plate. Baez went 4-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, two RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in Iowa’s 9-0 victory over Fresno at Principal Park. Javier Baez smacked a two-out, two-run homer to center off former teammate Dan […]


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Cubs’ Gleyber Torres Named Midwest League Prospect of the Year

The South Bend Cubs announced Monday that SS Gleyber Torres had been named the Midwest League Prospect of the Year. Torres was also voted on to the Midwest League Post-Season Team. SS Gleyber Torres has put together a tremendous season. And it’s very likely he will spend the off-season ranked as the No. 1 prospect […]


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Cubs Minor Leaguer Ben Carhart Named Carolina League Player of the Week

Minor League Baseball announced Monday C/INF Ben Carhart was the Carolina League Player of the Week (Aug. 17-23). Ben Carhart was 7-for-14 with three home runs and two walks. Carhart drove in eight runs, scored five runs and finished the week with a .500/.529/1.143 slash line. Carhart had a 1.672 OPS. C/INF Ben Carhart joins […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/24/15

Twenty-five games over .500! That’s the record of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as they went home run happy over the weekend, with Ben Carhart leading the way. Iowa also caught the home run bug as five members left the yard this weekend, with a game-winner by Adron Chambers. Tennessee had to dodge the raindrops as […]


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Albert Almora Jr. is Having a Good Second Half and Updates from Down on the Cubs Farm

Throughout the first half of the minor league season, the Cubs’ brass did not waver in their support of outfielder Albert Almora Jr. While the media and fan base wondered why Almora Jr. was struggling at the plate, the Cubs said he was fine and the numbers would be closer to realistic expectations before the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/21/15

The end of the week saw some highs and lows throughout the minor league system as first and second round picks Ian Happ and Donnie Dewees are heating up for South Bend and Eugene respectively. Chesny Young remains on top of the Carolina League in hitting as Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader, and Jacob Hannemann […]


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Billy McKinney Out for Remainder of Season, Cubs Prospects Carl Edwards Jr. and Mark Zagunis Land on DL

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system landed on the disabled list Tuesday and one is done for the season. OF Billy McKinney’s first season in the organization came to an abrupt end. Billy McKinney fouled a ball off his knee in the fourth inning of last Thursday’s game and was replaced by Ryan […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/19/15

Rain and scheduling resulted in a diminished amount of action in the Cubs’ minor league system to start the week. Eugene was able to rally thanks to timely hitting from Alex Bautista, Adonis Paula, and Eloy Jimenez. Meanwhile, South Bend made some noise as Jeffrey Baez, Ian Happ and David Bote led them to victory. […]


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