Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/15/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the week due to the Midsummer Classic. Pitching once again was the big news as youngster Junior Marte tossed five innings of no-hit ball for the DSL Cubs. Zach Hedges dominated with seven strikeouts for South Bend, and Paul Blackburn returned from the disabled list with three shutout […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/13/15

Tennessee pitching drew the spotlight to start the week as Ryan Williams and Pierce Johnson did everything but sell popcorn in the stands for the Smokies. Meanwhile, Dylan Cease continues to dazzle the Arizona rookie league. Myrtle Beach remains in a lurch in the second half despite excellent outings from Jonathan Martinez and Daury Torrez, […]


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Kyle Schwarber Named Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Futures Game

Kyle Schwarber earned a spot in the starting lineup for the U.S. Team at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. And the hometown kid walked away from the game with the Most Valuable Player award. Kyle Schwarber was named the MVP of the All-Star Futures Game after going 1-for-3 at the plate with a two-run triple […]


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Baseball America’s Midseason Top 10 Cubs Prospects

Baseball America released its midseason ranking of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs’ system, and there are significant changes from the pre-season list. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler headlined the No. 1 system in the game. Fast forward four months and all three of those players are part of Joe Maddon’s everyday […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/10/15

Grabbing the spot light are the high-flying Eugene Emeralds, who have the best record in the Northwest League thanks to the play of Donnie Dewees and Frandy Delarosa. There was some tough luck as the Myrtle Beach offense has suddenly gone cold and squandered excellent pitching efforts from Michael Heesch and Jen-Ho Tseng. South Bend […]


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Schwarber Goes Yard Again, Pimentel PCL Player of the Month, BP Top 50 and News from the Cubs Farm

Kyle Schwarber is rather hot at the plate. A day after hitting his second Triple-A home run, Schwarber went yard on Wednesday night in Iowa’s 7-2 loss to Omaha. Kyle Schwarber finished the game 1-for-4 with a home run and two strikeouts.   Over his last eight games, Schwarber is 13-for-29 with four doubles and […]


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Baseball America’s Midseason Top 50 Prospect List Includes Schwarber, Torres and McKinney

Baseball America released its midseason ranking of the top 50 prospects in the game. And even with the promotions of Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to the big leagues, the Cubs have three of the top minor league players in its system. Baseball America ranked C Kyle Schwarber as the sixth best prospect in the […]


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Kyle Schwarber’s Three-Hit Night Includes Second Triple-A Home Run

Kyle Schwarber had another good night at the plate Tuesday in Iowa’s 8-3 victory over New Orleans. Schwarber went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored. Schwarber is heating up just before the break and his trip to Cincinnati for the SiriusXM Futures Game. Schwarber launched his second Triple-A […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/08/15

After a big shakeup over the holiday weekend things seem to be settling in for the affiliates as Iowa is on a roll, winning three straight thanks to home runs from Junior Lake, Ryan Dent, Taylor Davis, Jonathan Mota, Matt Szczur, and Kyle Schwarber. Major leaguers Tsuyoshi Wada and Rafael Soriano were the center of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/06/15

While perhaps a little late to the party, the Cubs made their midseason reshuffle of their personnel over the weekend. Myrtle Beach is back after scuffling for a while, thanks to the red-hot hitting of Jeimer Candelario. Another player who is swinging it well is Jacob Hannemann, who helped ignite the Tennessee offense. Pitching was […]


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