Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/26/14

While much of the recent focus is on the upper portion of the Cubs’ minor league system, not enough can be said about the job being done by managers Mark Johnson and Gary Van Tol for the Kane County Cougars and the Boise Hawks respectively. Both have done outstanding jobs in juggling their rosters and […]

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Jorge Soler and Albert Almora Debuts and a Javier Baez Home Run Headline a Good Night in Cubs System

Thursday was a good night down on the farm for the Chicago Cubs. Iowa thumped New Orleans 11-2, Tennessee held on for a 4-2 victory over the Mississippi Braves, Kane County topped South Bend 5-3 and Boise beat Everett 7-3. Daytona was the only minor league team that did not add to their win total, […]

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C.J. Edwards Returns, Six Hawks Named All-Stars and Cubs News from the Farm

C.J. Edwards returned the mound Wednesday, as scheduled, and pitched in his first game since April 20. Edwards said, on Twitter, he “felt really, really good today” and he cannot “wait to get back out there again.” Edwards threw two scoreless innings for the AZL Cubs and allowed a hit, a walk and struck out […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/24/14

It was “Promotion Day” Wednesday as several prospects received word that they would be moving up a level. There was some activity leading up to the day, as RHP Juan Carlos Paniagua was promoted to Daytona, while RHP Ben Wells went to Kane County and RHP Dillon Maples reported to Boise. That set in motion […]

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Cubs Promote Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa and Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee

Shortly after the Cubs beat the Padres Tuesday night behind seven shutout innings from Kyle Hendricks and home runs from Anthony Rizzo and Arismendy Alcantara, the front office announced two of the top prospects in the system received promotions. The Cubs promoted Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa and Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee. The Cubs […]

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Keith Law Ranks Cubs Farm System the Best in Baseball

ESPN’s Keith Law released his Mid-Season ranking of the top five farm systems in baseball on Tuesday morning, and less than a week after naming Kris Bryant the top prospect in the game, Law ranked the Cubs system as the best in baseball. Keith Law is not alone in his assessment of the Cubs system […]

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Kris Bryant on the One-Year Anniversary of Pro Debut

The Cubs farm system had a pretty good week. Albert Almora and Mark Zagunis hit for the cycle on the same day, Keith Law ranked four of the Cubs prospects among the best 50 minor league players in the game with Kris Bryant topping his list, Javier Baez made the first starts of his pro […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/21/14

Bombs Away! The Cubs’ minor league system went on a spat of home run hitting as 16 players hit a total of 20 homers over 20 minor league games. Iowa received “big flies” form Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Chris Valaika, Logan Watkins, and Eli Whiteside. Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, and Christian Villanueva went deep for […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/19/14

The minor leaguers keep hitting longballs, 13 in two days and there was a late entry in the Cubs’ Home Run Mania. In the bottom of the 17th inning last night, Rock Shoulders delivered a walk-off Grand Slam home run. The game also included homers from Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras and excellent relief appearances […]

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Bryant, Baez and Schwarber Hit Longballs as Home Run Mania Continued in Cubs System

A day after the top prospects in the Cubs system hit a combined six longballs, the minor leaguers figured out a way to one-up themselves. The young Cubs hit seven home runs Friday night with Rock Shoulders delivering the last one of the night in walk-off fashion, a Grand Slam in the 17th inning that sent […]

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