Cubs’ Gleyber Torres Named Midwest League Prospect of the Year

The South Bend Cubs announced Monday that SS Gleyber Torres had been named the Midwest League Prospect of the Year. Torres was also voted on to the Midwest League Post-Season Team. SS Gleyber Torres has put together a tremendous season. And it’s very likely he will spend the off-season ranked as the No. 1 prospect […]


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Cubs Minor Leaguer Ben Carhart Named Carolina League Player of the Week

Minor League Baseball announced Monday C/INF Ben Carhart was the Carolina League Player of the Week (Aug. 17-23). Ben Carhart was 7-for-14 with three home runs and two walks. Carhart drove in eight runs, scored five runs and finished the week with a .500/.529/1.143 slash line. Carhart had a 1.672 OPS. C/INF Ben Carhart joins […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/24/15

Twenty-five games over .500! That’s the record of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as they went home run happy over the weekend, with Ben Carhart leading the way. Iowa also caught the home run bug as five members left the yard this weekend, with a game-winner by Adron Chambers. Tennessee had to dodge the raindrops as […]


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Albert Almora Jr. is Having a Good Second Half and Updates from Down on the Cubs Farm

Throughout the first half of the minor league season, the Cubs’ brass did not waver in their support of outfielder Albert Almora Jr. While the media and fan base wondered why Almora Jr. was struggling at the plate, the Cubs said he was fine and the numbers would be closer to realistic expectations before the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/21/15

The end of the week saw some highs and lows throughout the minor league system as first and second round picks Ian Happ and Donnie Dewees are heating up for South Bend and Eugene respectively. Chesny Young remains on top of the Carolina League in hitting as Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader, and Jacob Hannemann […]


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Billy McKinney Out for Remainder of Season, Cubs Prospects Carl Edwards Jr. and Mark Zagunis Land on DL

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system landed on the disabled list Tuesday and one is done for the season. OF Billy McKinney’s first season in the organization came to an abrupt end. Billy McKinney fouled a ball off his knee in the fourth inning of last Thursday’s game and was replaced by Ryan […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/19/15

Rain and scheduling resulted in a diminished amount of action in the Cubs’ minor league system to start the week. Eugene was able to rally thanks to timely hitting from Alex Bautista, Adonis Paula, and Eloy Jimenez. Meanwhile, South Bend made some noise as Jeffrey Baez, Ian Happ and David Bote led them to victory. […]


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Cubs Prospect RHP Ryan Williams Named Southern League Pitcher of the Week

RHP Ryan Williams had two excellent starts for Double-A Tennessee and Monday was named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week (Aug. 10-16). Williams became the first pitcher for the Smokies to earn the weekly award this season. Ryan Williams allowed one run on four hits (0.75 ERA) with two walks and nine strikeouts in […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/17/15

What is more exciting than a no-hitter? Four pitchers combining for a no-hitter as Preston Morrison, Kyle Twomey, Luis Hernandez, and Trey Masek turned the trick for Eugene on Sunday. Ian Happ is also making noise for South Bend as the first round draft pick banged out two home runs this weekend. Paul Blackburn and […]


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Four Pitchers, One No-Hitter for the Eugene Emeralds

For the first time since 1968 and for the fifth time in team history, the Eugene Emeralds have a no-hitter as Preston Morrison, Kyle Twomey, Luis Hernandez, and Trey Masek combined to keep the Everett Aqua Sox out of the hit column on Sunday in a 3-0 win. Facing the best offense in the Northwest […]


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