Javier Baez Shows Power and Patience, Addison Russell Goes Deep

The top two middle infield prospects in the Cubs system had big days at the plate Sunday. Javier Baez and Addison Russell both launched home runs, but it might have been the two walks Baez took Sunday that were more impressive than his two-home run performance. Javier Baez went 2-for-3 in Sunday’s loss in Omaha […]

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Edwards Solid in Return to Smokies, Caratini and Martinez Lead Cougars in Cubs Debut

C.J. Edwards was activated from the disabled list Saturday and made his first start in a Smokies’ uniform since April 20 with a right shoulder strain. Edwards allowed one run on two hits with two walks and five strikeouts Saturday night, and the lone run he was charged with scored after he left the game. […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/02/14

The acquisition of catcher Victor Caratini may not signal the end to 2014 draft selections Kyle Schwarber and Mark Zagunis days as a backstop yet. Nothing will be determined for sure until both Schwarber and Zagunis have an off-season to work with minor league instructor Franklin Font and former catchers/minor league managers Mark Johnson, Buddy […]

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Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Addison Russell Hammered Homers Friday Night in the Cubs System

Home run mania continued in the Cubs’ system Friday night. Six of the Cubs minor leaguers went yard. Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Josh Vitters and Eli Whiteside rocked the Marlins’ young arms in New Orleans. Addison Russell smacked a solo homer at Smokies Park while Roney Alcala hit his first homer of the season in Arizona. […]

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The Javier Baez Watch Continues

Javier Baez picked up Friday night in New Orleans where he left off in July. Baez went 1-for-4 with a run scored and was on base when Jorge Soler crushed his third Triple-A homer. Baez has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and wrapped up an impressive July with his 21st longball of […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/31/14

The reshuffling that happens at this time of the season in the minors had an effect throughout the system as several teams struggled. Rehabbing players Josh Conway and Danny Lockhart had excellent performances for Boise. Kane County lost three straight despite good pitching from Duane Underwood, Daury Torrez, and Jen-Ho Tseng. Daytona had a six-game […]

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Javier Baez, Jorge Soler Homered for Iowa and Albert Almora Went Deep for Tennessee

There was a miniature version of home run mania down on the farm Wednesday night as four of the top prospects in the system went yard. Javier Baez and Jorge Soler hit blasts for Iowa in the first game of the twinbill against New Orleans. Albert Almora smacked his first Double-A home run in a […]

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Cubs Receive RHP Jonathan Martinez from Dodgers as PTBNL in Darwin Barney Trade

According to a report from Bob Nightengale, the Cubs received 20-year old RHP Jonathan Martinez from the Dodgers as the player to be named later in the Darwin Barney deal. Martinez was pitching for Low-A Great Lakes in the Midwest League and was 7-5 in 19 starts with a 3.47 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. […]

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C.J. Edwards Reportedly Set to Return to Double-A Tennessee

As expected, Jed Hoyer announced prior to Tuesday’s game that RHP C.J. Edwards should be returning to the Smokies rotation this week. C.J. Edwards made his second rehab start for the AZL Cubs on Monday night and said after his outing he was hoping that he would be returning to Double-A Tennessee soon.

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Eight Cubs Make MLB Pipeline’s Ranking of Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline unveiled its ranking of the top 100 prospects in the game Sunday night and the Cubs placed eight players in the top 100, the most of any organization in baseball … Cubs (8), Pirates (7), Red Sox (6), Astros (6), Twins (6), Rockies (5), Rangers (5), Mets (5), Diamondbacks (5), Royals (5), Padres […]

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