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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MLB Pipeline Ranks Cubs System Fourth Best in Baseball

The organization with the fourth best record in the Major Leagues also has the fourth best farm system in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. Jim Callis updated the organizational rankings Friday to reflect the changes that have taken place since the beginning of the season. In-season call-ups and both additions and subtractions at the trade […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/14/15

With pennant races for the Cubs organization extending down throughout the minor leagues, the balls are now flying out of the park. Andrew Ely and Ian Rice went downtown for Eugene, while Matt Rose and Ian Happ came up big for South Bend. Jason Vosler continues to surprise with his power output for Myrtle Beach, […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/12/15

When you’re hot, you’re hot and several of the prospects are on fire. While Albert Almora Jr. of Tennessee and South Bend’s Jeffrey Baez are high profile players scalding the ball, don’t forget Carlos Sepulveda and Robert Garcia with the AZL Cubs, along with Edgar Rondon of the DSL Cubs. But it wasn’t the batters alone […]


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Cubs Prospect Erick Leal Named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week

RHP Erick Leal had a tremendous outing against Kane County last Tuesday and he was rewarded for his effort Monday when he was named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week (Aug. 3-9). Erick Leal pitched nine innings of no-hit ball and faced just one over the minimum. Leal walked a batter in the fifth […]


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Top 20 Cubs Prospects Update

With one month left in the minor league season, it is time to revisit the top prospect list. The list includes only players who are currently “in-season.” Here then, is a list on how the current prospects rate. Take it as a snapshot in time rather than something carved in stone. Kyle Schwarber – C/OF […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/10/15

With the end of the season just weeks away, several of the Cubs’ affiliates are trending in the right direction. Iowa is four games out of first place as Felipe Paulino and Carlos Pimentel pitched back-to-back gems. Tennessee has a new version of the “Bash Brothers”, as Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario have slugged the […]


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