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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Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach Named to Baseball America’s All-Prospect Team for April

Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach tore up the Southern League in April and the Bash Brothers have kept hitting over the first two days in May. Schwarber and Vogelbach are providing quite the 1-2 punch for Double-A Tennessee. Baseball America released its All-Prospect Team for April on Saturday, and to no surprise Kyle Schwarber and […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/03/15

With the first month of the 2015 season over, here is an inside look at how the Cubs’ minor league teams are doing this year. Iowa Cubs Iowa has done the best they can having to cope with both injuries and needs at the Major League level. While it wasn’t a shock to anyone that […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/01/15

Gleyber Torres and Jeremy Null continue to be the story for the South Bend Cubs as the organization’s Low-A affiliate improved to a game over .500. Torres finished his first month with South Bend with a .352/.446/.423 slash line with a .868 OPS. And Null was a perfect 2-0 in four starts with a 0.79 […]


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Javier Baez Reports to Iowa, Plays First Game of Season

Javier Baez reported to the Iowa Cubs on Thursday afternoon and played in his first game of the season on the last day of April. Baez was in the starting lineup, batted third and played second base. Javier Baez went 1-for-6 with a double and three strikeouts in Iowa’s 4-2 loss in 13 innings to […]


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Kyle Schwarber is Catching On and Heating Up for Double-A Tennessee

When the Cubs promoted Addison Russell to the big leagues last week, Kyle Schwarber became the top position player prospect in the Cubs organization and arguably the best minor leaguer in what is still considered a stacked system. Dan Vogelbach has been garnering all of the attention with the tremendous start he’s had to the […]


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Cubs Sign LHP Daniel Schlereth to a Minor League Contract

According to a report from Mark Gonzales, the Cubs signed LHP Daniel Schlereth to a minor league contract. Schlereth will report to the Cubs facility in Mesa for extended Spring Training. The Diamondbacks selected Daniel Schlereth in the first round of the 2008 draft and was used as part of the three-team trade with the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/29/15

Tennessee remains the hot story in the Cubs minor league system as now Jacob Hannemann and Bijan Rademacher have joined in the fun while Kyle Schwarber is bucking for the third straight Smokie to take home the player of the week award. Elsewhere among the affiliates, it has been a struggle as Jake Stinnett has […]


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Cubs Prospect Albert Almora Jr. Placed on Disabled List

The Tennessee Smokies placed OF Albert Almora Jr. on the 7-day minor league disabled list Tuesday. According to a report from Mick Gillispie, Almora Jr. landed on the DL with a possible concussion suffered Monday diving for a ball in the outfield. Almora Jr. left Monday’s game in the fifth inning and was listed as […]


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