Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/07/14

Special Assignment – Kane County Cougars – Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 I had the pleasure of being able to attend the final regular season home series for the Kane County Cougars. I would like to thank Cougars Director of Public Relations Shawn Touney and my daughter Lauren Usiak, who was my photographer. A special […]

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Baseball America’s Ranking of Top 20 Players in Florida State League Includes Three Cubs Prospects

Baseball America released its list on Monday of the best players in the Florida State League during the 2014 season. And three of top players in the Cubs system made the top 20. C/OF Kyle Schwarber cracked the top five and was ranked as the fourth best prospect in the Florida State League for the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/06/14

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: The Pitchers and Coaches This is the second of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2014 Arizona Fall League, which begins Tuesday, October 7. Today, the CCO will be looking at the pitchers the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox. Zach Cates, […]

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Baseball America’s Midwest League Top 20 Includes Cubs Pitching Prospect Duane Underwood

Baseball America released its ranking of the top 20 prospects of the 2014 season in the Midwest League. And the Cubs Low-A roster placed only one player in the top 20, RHP Duane Underwood. Duane Underwood earned the ranking after putting together an excellent season, but it was somewhat surprising that RHP Jen-Ho Tseng did […]

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The Farm System Could Have Made Things Less Painful For The Cubs

As a long time minor league observer, I have been thrilled not only with the Cubs promoting many minor league players since the middle of the season, but also with the reactions of the fans.  In an otherwise dismal season, the promotions have brought back a buzz of excitement to the Cubs. They have also […]

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Baseball America’s Northwest League Top 20 List Includes Four Cubs Prospects

Baseball America posted its ranking of the top 20 prospects in the Northwest League during the 2014 season Tuesday. Four of the Cubs youngest prospects cracked the top 20, with Jeffrey Baez and Mark Zagunis making it in the top 10. OF Jeffrey Baez (6), C/OF Mark Zagunis (9), RHP Erick Leal (14) and OF […]

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Kris Bryant Landed Another Post-Season Award and News from Down on the Cubs Farm

MLB Pipeline recognized the tremendous season Kris Bryant put together by naming the top prospect in the game to its 2014 All-Prospect Team. MLB Pipeline chose Kris Bryant as its top hitting prospect for the year two weeks ago. Kris Bryant (3B) is joined in the infield on MLB Pipeline’s All-Prospect Team by Matt Olson […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/29/14

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: Position Players This is the first of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2014 Arizona Fall League, which begins on October 7. Today, the CCO will be looking at the position players the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox. Jacob Hannemann, OF […]

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Three Cubs Land in Baseball America’s 2014 Arizona League Top 20 Prospect List

As Baseball America announced Wednesday, it’s the start of the prospect season. The rankings and lists from all of the publications will fill the off-season from now through April. Baseball America began releasing its rankings of the top 20 prospects in each league in Minor League Baseball. BA posted its list of the top 20 […]

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South Bend Officially Changes Nickname, Cubs Low Class-A Affiliate Called the South Bend Cubs

Andrew Berlin, the owner of the South Bend franchise, proudly announced Thursday morning, “We are The South Bend Cubs.” Theo Epstein and Jason McLeod spent Thursday morning in South Bend to be part of the organization’s new Low Class-A affiliate’s press conference to formally announce the partnership with the Chicago Cubs and the nickname change […]

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