Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/10/15

Early summer rains were the norm to start this week, as three of the four affiliates were rained out on Monday and South Bend lost both games to weather. Doubleheaders ensued as Myrtle Beach split a pair with Frederick, and Chesny Young remaining a hitting machine. Tennessee also split as they suffered the indignity of […]


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Cubs Prospect Christian Villanueva Named PCL Player of the Week

The minor league awards keep rolling in for the Cubs’ farm system. INF Christian Villanueva became the latest player in the organization to earn a Player of the Week award Monday. Christian Villanueva was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week (June 1-7) in large part due to hitting home runs in four straight […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/08/15

Success is building throughout the minor league system as first place Myrtle Beach was able to stop a losing streak on National Television with the help of Mark Zagunis. Both Iowa and Tennessee are in second place and hot on the heels of the front runners as Taylor Teagarden had a breakout game and Frank […]


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Javier Baez Cracks Eighth Triple-A Homer, Plays Third Base for Fourth Straight Game

Javier Baez is inching closer to being recalled from Triple-A Iowa and that promotion could happen as soon as this week according to reports, more than likely by June 11 or at least by the time the Cubs open a five-game road trip in Cleveland on June 17. Baez bounced back from and 0-for-5 performance […]


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Cubs Prospect Christian Villanueva is On Fire at the Plate

There is a Cubs’ prospect tearing up the Pacific Coast League and he is not making many headlines yet. INF Christian Villanueva is on fire at the plate. The soon-to-be 24-year old has gone deep in each of his last four games while shifting positions in order to accommodate Javier Baez’s switch to third base. […]


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

An infielder is knocking at the door for the majors, but it’s not who you think it is. Christian Villanueva has had a monster week, with four home runs in four games for Iowa. In Tennessee, the Smokies have moved into first place thanks to efforts of pitchers Ryan Williams and Felix Pena. It was […]


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RHP Jeremy Null and RHP Ivan Pineyro Added to MLB Pipeline’s Updated Cubs Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted an update to its ranking of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system and two pitchers were added to the list, RHP Jeremy Null and RHP Ivan Pineyro. With Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler no longer eligible for MLB Pipeline’s list, Carl Edwards Jr. slides to the top of the […]


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Javier Baez Launches a Pair of Two-Run Homers, Taking Grounders at Third Base

Javier Baez is not only locked in at the plate but he could be close to seeing time at third base. The Iowa Cubs beat Albuquerque 9-3 on Tuesday night behind four home runs, two off the bat of Javier Baez. Arismendy Alcantara and Christian Villanueva also went deep Tuesday. Baez hit a pair of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/03/15

It has become a week for big hitter as home runs seem to be flying out at will. South Bend welcomed Kevin Encarnacion back as he hit a towering blast. Tennessee got an unexpected power surge from Wes Darvill. And the Iowa Cubs are simply feasting as Christian Villanueva, Matt Szczur, Arismendy Alcantara, and Javier […]


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Cubs Prospects Yasiel Balaguert and Kevin Brown Win League Player of the Week Awards

Two more prospects in the Cubs’ system won Player of the Week awards on Monday. OF/1B Yasiel Balaguert was named Midwest League Player of the Week (May 25-31) and OF Kevin Brown received the Player of the Week award for the Carolina League (May 25-31). Yasiel Balaguert and Kevin Brown join C/1B Cael Brockmeyer (Midwest […]


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