Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/27/15

It was a pretty good start to the week for some pitchers from the 2014 draft class. Lefty Tommy Thorpe is not thriving in the rotation for South Bend, while Brad Markey was blowing hitters away for Myrtle Beach. Austyn Willis also had a good outing for the AZL Cubs, and Ryan Williams kept rolling […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/25/15

Thanks once again to Neil for covering Down on the Farm this past week. The time off has provided an opportunity to put together some notes from the affiliates. The promotion of Kyle Schwarber, seemingly for good, has thrown open the race for Minor League Player of the Year. Two weeks ago, Tennessee OF Billy […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/24/15

It was a rough middle of the week for the Cubs’ minor league affiliates. Several players kept producing at the plate and on the mound, but the overall win-loss record was not that good. The Cubs promoted first round pick OF/2B Ian Happ to South Bend. And Happ’s new teammate, Jeffrey Baez has not slowed […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/22/15

The ball continues to fly down on the farm. Eloy Jimenez went yard for Eugene while the reigning Midwest League Player of the Week, Jeffrey Baez, kept finding holes. And Erick Leal tossed a gem for South Bend. Chesny Young extended his on-base record and helped Myrtle Beach extend its winning streak. And a grand […]


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Cubs Prospects Christian Villanueva and Jeffrey Baez Win Minor League Player of the Week Awards

After nearly a month without a player of the week award in the system, two Cubs’ prospects were recognized Monday by MiLB for the tremendous week they had at the plate. INF Christian Villanueva was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week (July 13-19) and OF Jeffrey Baez was named Midwest League Player of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/20/15

Gleyber Torres and Jeffrey Baez continued to pound the baseball for South Bend while Rashad Crawford also heated up at the plate. Myrtle Beach ran their winning streak to six games. Chesny Young set a Carolina League record. Young has reached base safely in 38 straight games. Tennessee received a rare bad outing from Ryan […]


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Cubs Sign Catcher Luke Carlin to a Minor League Contract

According to a report from Susan Slusser, the Cubs agreed to terms on a minor league contract with C Luke Carlin. The 34-year old veteran catcher has been in the Athletics system this year after spending three of the previous four seasons with the Cleveland Indians. The Tigers selected Carlin in the 10th round of the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/17/15

After taking a break for the Major League All-Star game, all of the Cubs’ affiliates look refreshed as there were both big pitching performances and excellent offensive displays to end the week. Eugene was a base hit machine thanks to Ian Happ and Eloy Jimenez, while Yasiel Balaguert and David Bote went deep for South […]


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Keith Law Includes Three Cubs Prospects in Midseason Top 50 List

Keith Law released his midseason Top 50 Prospects List on Thursday, and Law included three Cubs in his ranking and one recent draftee received an honorable mention. Over the years Keith Law has been very hard on prospects in the Cubs’ system while others have been much-higher on their upside than Law. Having three players […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/15/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the week due to the Midsummer Classic. Pitching once again was the big news as youngster Junior Marte tossed five innings of no-hit ball for the DSL Cubs. Zach Hedges dominated with seven strikeouts for South Bend, and Paul Blackburn returned from the disabled list with three shutout […]


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