Eugene Emeralds 2015 Opening Day Roster

It’s Opening Day in the Northwest League and the Cubs’ new Short-Season Class-A affiliate kicks off the year on the road against the Everett AquaSox (Seattle Mariners). The Cubs moved its Short-Season team from Boise to Eugene last fall and signed a two-year player development contract that runs through the 2016 season. Manager Gary Van […]


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Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Added to Carolina League All-Star Team

The Carolina League announced Wednesday that 3B Jeimer Candelario had been added to its All-Star roster. Jeimer Candelario is having a good season for High-A Myrtle Beach and joins teammates RHP Duane Underwood Jr., RHP Jonathan Martinez and OF Mark Zagunis on the squad. Pitching coach David Rosario and assistant hitting coach Chris Gutierrez will […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/17/15

Big offensive performances marked the beginning of the week as Arismendy Alcantara had a two home run game for Iowa, while rookie Jose Rojas also hit two in the same game in Venezuela. In Myrtle Beach, Jacob Rogers came close to a cycle as they closed in on a playoff spot. And Duane Underwood Jr. dominated […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/15/15

It was a “system sweep” on Sunday as all of the Cubs’ affiliates came away victorious. South Bend used a 5-for-5 performance by shortstop Gleyber Torres, while All-Star Jonathan Martinez tossed a two-hitter for Myrtle Beach. Tennessee had a second successful rehab start by Jacob Turner, and Iowa received another good outing from Dallas Beeler. […]


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Three Cubs Prospects Make Carolina League All-Star Team

Three of the top players on the team with the most wins in the Carolina League will take part in the California-Carolina League All-Star Game on June 23 in Rancho Cucamonga. RHP Duane Underwood Jr., RHP Jonathan Martinez and OF Mark Zagunis will represent the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Chicago Cubs on the Carolina League […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/12/15

The rain, rain won’t go away as the Cubs’ affiliates lost half of their scheduled games to the weather. What we were left with was only one shaky win by Myrtle Beach with a great pitching effort by Duane Underwood. The story for the end of the week were the Caribbean leagues as the DSL […]


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Seven Cubs Prospects Named Southern League All-Stars

The Southern League announced the North Division roster Tuesday for the mid-season All-Star Game. And Kyle Schwarber headlines the list of Smokies that were named to the Southern League North Division’s team. C Kyle Schwarber, C Willson Contreras, 1B Dan Vogelbach, RHP Frank Batista, RHP Corey Black, RHP P.J. Francescon and RHP Felix Pena were […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/10/15

Early summer rains were the norm to start this week, as three of the four affiliates were rained out on Monday and South Bend lost both games to weather. Doubleheaders ensued as Myrtle Beach split a pair with Frederick, and Chesny Young remaining a hitting machine. Tennessee also split as they suffered the indignity of […]


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Cubs Prospect Christian Villanueva Named PCL Player of the Week

The minor league awards keep rolling in for the Cubs’ farm system. INF Christian Villanueva became the latest player in the organization to earn a Player of the Week award Monday. Christian Villanueva was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week (June 1-7) in large part due to hitting home runs in four straight […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/08/15

Success is building throughout the minor league system as first place Myrtle Beach was able to stop a losing streak on National Television with the help of Mark Zagunis. Both Iowa and Tennessee are in second place and hot on the heels of the front runners as Taylor Teagarden had a breakout game and Frank […]


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