Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/22/14

The CCO’s post-season minor league awards continue today with the Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Iowa third baseman Kris Bryant was named The CCO Minor League Player of the Year last Thursday. Although there were excellent pitching performances at all levels, we only needed to look as far as the Kane County Cougars for our […]

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Kris Bryant Talked Baseball and the Cubs on The Kap and Haugh Show

Kris and Mike Bryant joined The Kap & Haugh Show (87.7 The Game) last Thursday in the studio for two segments the morning after Kris Bryant received his recognition at Wrigley Field as the Cubs Minor League Player of the Year. Kris and Mike discussed their relationship with Scott Boras and Kris explained what it […]

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Kris Bryant Chosen as MLB Pipeline’s 2014 Hitting Prospect of the Year

Kris Bryant received his sixth post-season award Friday morning when MLB Pipeline named Kris Bryant its 2014 Hitting Prospect of the Year. Pirates’ right-hander Tyler Glasnow was named MLB Pipeline’s Pitching Prospect of the Year.

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Cubs Reportedly Sign Two-Year Player Development Contract with the Eugene Emeralds

The Cubs affiliate shuffle appears to be over. According to a report from Steve Mims, the Cubs have signed a two-year player development contract with the Eugene Emeralds that would keep the Cubs Short-Season Class-A team in Eugene for through the 2016 season. The Eugene Emeralds play in the South Division of the Northwest League, […]

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Cubs Changing Low-A Affiliate, Moving from Kane County to South Bend

The Cubs have reached an agreement on a four-year player development contract with South Bend to move the team’s Class Low-A affiliate from Kane County to South Bend. The Cubs PDC with South Bend runs through the 2018 season. The South Bend franchise was the Low-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks and called the ‘Silver […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/18/14

Today’s report will introduce the CCO’s Minor League Player of the Year for 2014. All position players starting the season in April with Kane County, Daytona, Tennessee, and Iowa were considered. Only players remaining in the minors for the entire minor league season were eligible for the award. The CCO Minor League Player of the […]

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Kyle Schwarber Takes BP at Wrigley, Kris Bryant is Keith Law’s Top Prospect and Cubs News from the Farm

Kyle Schwarber was at Wrigley Field Tuesday and took batting practice prior to the game against the Reds with the front office in attendance. Schwarber will soon report to the Cubs complex in Arizona for the Fall Instructional League. Kyle Schwarber told the beat writers he wants to catch, something Theo Epstein thinks he has […]

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Cubs Extend Player Development Contract with Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday a two-year extension that will keep the organization’s Triple-A affiliate in Iowa through the 2018 season. The Cubs player development contract was not set to expire until after the 2016 season but the long-time partners agreed on an extension. The Cubs and I-Cubs have the eighth longest current continuous minor […]

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Cubs Reach Two-Year Agreement to Move High-A Affiliate to Myrtle Beach

The Cubs announced Tuesday afternoon the team is moving its Class High-A affiliate from Daytona to Myrtle Beach. The Cubs and the Myrtle Beach franchise agreed on a two-year Player Development Contract that runs through the 2016 season. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans play in the Carolina League and were formally the High-A affiliate of the […]

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The Cubs are in the Middle of the Minor League Affiliate Shuffle

The Cubs could soon have new affiliates for its Short-Season Low-A, Class Low-A and Class High-A teams. The Cubs did not renew its Player Development Contracts with Boise, Kane County and Daytona before last Thursday’s deadline and the front office has already informed the Hawks’ GM, Todd Rahr, that the Cubs have decided to look […]

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