Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/15

A Player-of-the-Year candidate has moved to the forefront as Billy McKinney of Myrtle Beach now leads the Carolina League in hitting and RBI, and is second in home runs, as the Pelicans have gained their 20th win of the season. South Bend has the most likely leader for Pitcher-of-the-Year as Jeremy Null improved his record […]


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Cubs Prospect Billy McKinney Named Carolina League Player of the Week

The Cubs system received another accolade Monday when OF Billy McKinney was named Carolina League Player of the Week (May 4-10). McKinney had five multi-hit games during the nine-game stretch between May 4-10. McKinney was 13-for-30 with four doubles, two triples, a home run, nine runs scored, 12 RBI, eight walks and two strikeouts. Billy […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/11/15

For the first time since the season began, none of the Cubs affiliates has a losing record as Carlos Pimentel led Iowa both on the mound and at the plate to even the I-Cubs’ record. South Bend also moved to .500 despite good efforts from starters Trevor Clifton and Ryan Williams. Tennessee lost two despite […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/10/15

With centerfielder Dexter Fowler on the last year of his contract, it’s never too early to start speculating as to what will happen at the position for 2016. The Cubs have plenty of in-house candidates to keep the spot warm until Albert Almora Jr., Jacob Hannemann, or Billy McKinney are ready in Arismendy Alcantara, Junior […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/08/15

It was an up and down end of the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as Wednesday was a make-up day for Myrtle Beach and Tennessee. Charcer Burks and Gleyber Torres stayed hot for South Bend while no other prospect in the system may be as locked in as Billy McKinney right now. McKinney walked off […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/06/15

Myrtle Beach now has the best record in the Carolina League as they have ridden the hot hitting of Billy McKinney for two wins to start the week. Tennessee remains in first although the Smokies lost two close games even with receiving a record setting performance from Pin-Chieh Chen. South Bend remains in striking distance […]


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Tyler Skulina Named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week and News from the Cubs Farm

Another prospect in the Cubs’ system earned his league’s top weekly honor. RHP Tyler Skulina was named the Carolina League’s Pitcher of the Week (April 27-May 3) after tossing six innings of shutout ball on Sunday against the Lynchburg Hillcats. Myrtle Beach won the game 2-1 on a pair of solo home runs from Billy […]


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Cubs Name 1B Dan Vogelbach, RHP Jeremy Null Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for April

The Cubs announced Monday afternoon the organization’s first minor league player and pitcher for the 2015 season. Double-A Tennessee’s 1B Dan Vogelbach was named the Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Month and Low-A South Bend’s RHP Jeremy Null was named the organization’s Pitcher of the Month for April. Dan Vogelbach tore up Southern League […]


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Three-Hit Game for Javier Baez Includes First Homer of the Season

Javier Baez played his fourth game of the year Sunday and had his best day at the plate. Baez started at second base and hit clean up in Iowa’s 7-3 victory over Oklahoma City. Baez went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a strikeout. Baez has hit safely in three of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/04/15

The needle seems to be pointing up for the Cubs’ affiliates to start the week, as three of the four have reached their 13th win of the season. South Bend is riding the extra base bat of Yasiel Balaguert as Ryan Williams’ ERA keeps getting smaller. Myrtle Beach swept a series on the road behind […]


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