It was a Two-Run Homer Sunday for Kris Bryant and Addison Russell

Kris Bryant and Addison Russell went yard for the first time in the same game Sunday in Iowa’s 7-2 victory over the Memphis Redbirds. Addison Russell went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI on Sunday. Russell cranked a two-run homer, his first at the Triple-A level, to left central (2-1 pitch) in the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/13/15

For the first games of the minor league season, the top prospects performed like, well, top prospects. Addison Russell has hit over .300 and has a home run, while Kris Bryant has belted two round-trippers for Iowa. Kyle Schwarber has also had a long fly for Tennessee while pitcher Paul Blackburn was dominant for Myrtle […]


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Kyle Schwarber Blasts First Double-A Home Run

While Chris Coghlan, Mike Olt, and Starlin Castro were hitting balls out of Coors Field and Kris Bryant was going deep for his first longball of the season, Kyle Schwarber launched his first Double-A homer on Saturday night. Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4 with a home run in the Smokies 6-2 loss to the Mississippi Braves. […]


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Bryant Hits First Homer of the Season, Russell Turns in Highlight Reel Play in I-Cubs Victory

Kris Bryant entered play Saturday night 1-for-8 with three strikeouts, a RBI and a stolen base in Iowa’s first two games of the season. Bryant broke out in a big way in Iowa’s third game and helped the I-Cubs beat the Memphis Redbirds 13-0. Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, a […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/10/15

Welcome back to baseball! The minor league season opened Thursday night and the Cubs’ system flexed its collective muscles. Last year’s Midwest League Champions got off to a great start as Duane Underwood dominated for Myrtle Beach. Iowa could not hold a lead, but Tennessee did as the Smokies pulled away behind Corey Black and […]


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Cubs Explain Decision to Start C.J. Edwards in Bullpen and It’s Opening Day in the Minor Leagues

Mick Gillispie broke the news Tuesday night the top pitching prospect in the system would begin the year in Double-A Tennessee’s bullpen. And the beat writers asked Jed Hoyer about the Cubs decision to start C.J. Edwards in the pen, not in the rotation. The Cubs are not ruling out Edwards returning to a starting […]


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Justin Steele Wins The CCO’s Top Prospect Poll

Every year, Chicago Cubs Online puts together a top prospect watch of ten players based on the votes from you, the fans. The CCO conducted a preliminary poll starting the beginning of February. Votes were received on the website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. A run-off poll of the top 20 qualifiers started in March […]


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Edwards Starting Season in the Pen, Johnson in Extended Spring Training and Cubs News from the Farm

The top two pitching prospects in the Cubs system are not beginning the year where most thought they would during Spring Training. C.J. Edwards was very good in big league camp and impressed his future manager. Edwards appeared in two Cactus League games and pitched three shutout innings. Edwards didn’t issue a walk while striking […]


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Cubs Plan is to Play Bryant, Russell and Baez at Multiple Positions with I-Cubs and News from the Farm

The front office would like for the position players coming up through the system to be able to play at least two positions in the field. The Cubs are so focused on position flexibility that they’ve added it to each player’s development plan. Jaron Madison, the Cubs farm director, spoke with the Des Moines Register […]


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Iowa Cubs Announce 2015 Opening Day Roster

The Iowa Cubs released its initial roster for the 2015 season Monday and it features two of the top prospects in not only the Cubs system but in all of baseball, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. The trio of Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Javier Baez will make the Iowa Cubs a must-follow team at […]


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