Victor Caratini Added to MLB Pipeline’s Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline updated its list of the top 20 prospects in the Cubs system after the non-waiver trade deadline. The Cubs added a very good catching prospect to the system in Victor Caratini from the Braves for INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell. MLB Pipeline ranked C Victor Caratini as the 13th best prospect in […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/11/14

It appeared as if many of the minor league teams want to get as much baseball in as they can with the season drawing to a close, as doubleheaders and extra innings dotted the landscape. One of the hottest players in the system is Daytona’s Rock Shoulders, who was 6-for-13 with three home runs over […]

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Kris Bryant Just Keeps on Hitting and Hitting and Hitting Home Runs

After an adjustment period two weeks ago, Kris Bryant has a hit in each of his last 12 games and is batting .364/.533/.788 over his last 10 games with two doubles, four home runs, nine walks, 14 strikeouts and a 1.321 OPS. And he hit home run No. 16 for Iowa on Saturday night.

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Jason McLeod Talks Promotions, Player Development, Pitching and the Cubs System on Inside the Clubhouse

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting spent time Saturday morning with Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo on Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) and discussed a variety of topics in the Cubs system. McLeod talked about the promotion of Javier Baez and why the front office decided August […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/09/14

The organization may be nearing a dignified end to the Cubs careers of former first-round outfielders Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson. With space needed on the 40-man roster for rapidly developing prospects, both could be designated for assignment with little to no worries of them being claimed. At this point, Vitters is batting .212 and […]

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Jorge Soler Could Be Part of September Call-Ups, Kris Bryant to Finish Season in Iowa

With the promotion of Javier Baez to the big leagues, Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant figure to be the next top prospects called up to The Show. And Theo Epstein addressed the Cubs plans for both players prior to Friday’s game against the Rays. Jorge Soler had another huge game at the plate Friday. Soler […]

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Neil Ramirez, Felix Doubront Updates and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Neil Ramirez began a rehab assignment Wednesday night with the AZL Cubs. Ramirez threw two-thirds of an inning and allowed two runs, one earned, on one hit with a walk and a strikeout. Ramirez was placed on the 15-day DL July 29, retroactive to July 26, with triceps soreness after the team tried to option […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/07/14

Iowa moved back into first place behind two excellent pitching performances from Eric Jokisch and Dan Straily and the big bats of Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Mike Olt. Tennessee picked up two wins with Addison Russell staying hot at the plate and Felix Pena delivering a shutout performance. Kane County just keeps putting wins […]

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Jorge Soler and Mike Olt Supplied the Power in Iowa’s Win Over Omaha

The Iowa Cubs wrapped up their series with Omaha on Tuesday afternoon with a solid 7-4 victory over the Storm Chasers that increased their lead to a game and a half over Omaha in the American Northern Division. Jorge Soler and Mike Olt drove in all seven of Iowa’s runs with two home runs while […]

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Cubs Name Jorge Soler and Jen-Ho Tseng Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for July

The Cubs announced Tuesday OF Jorge Soler and RHP Jen-Ho Tseng are the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for July. Tseng is the third straight starter from Kane County’s rotation to take home a Pitcher of the Month award, and the fourth time in as many months a Cougars’ player was […]

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