Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/10/14

Success is beginning to show itself from top to bottom in the system as Boise moved to within one game of first place and are poised to join Iowa, Tennessee, Daytona, Kane County, and the AZL Cubs as the other first place teams in the system. Outfielder Rashad Crawford is leading the way for the […]

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Baseball Prospectus Ranks Five Cubs in Midseason Top 50 Prospect List

Baseball Prospectus released its updated ranking of the top 50 prospects in the game Monday morning. And five of the best young players in the Cubs’ system cracked Baseball Prospectus’ list, and three of the five were ranked within the top six. Baseball Prospectus ranked Kris Bryant as the third best prospect in the game […]

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Duane Underwood Named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week and Cubs News from the Farm

The Cougars pitching staff received another award Monday when RHP Duane Underwood was named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week. Underwood pitched six scoreless innings in his start last Saturday and allowed only three hits while not walking a batter and striking out six. Duane Underwood, the Cubs second round pick in 2012, doesn’t […]

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Cubs Land Four Players in Baseball America’s Top 50 Midseason Prospect List

Baseball America released its list of the top 50 prospects in the game at the midway point of the season Monday morning. And as previously reported, Kris Bryant was ranked as the second best prospect in all of baseball. Based on the midseason ranking, Kris Bryant has taken over the top spot in the Cubs […]

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

As the saying goes “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.” There was plenty of movement in minor leagues to end the week, as there was the usual roster shuffling along with a big trade. Tennessee said hello to new prospect INF Addison Russell and welcomed back to OF Jorge Soler. Outfielder Billy McKinney […]

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Kris Bryant and Javier Baez Hit Longballs for Iowa, Jorge Soler Goes Deep in Tennessee

Two days after hitting home runs in the same game for the first time, Kris Bryant and Javier Baez did it again Sunday night. Bryant and Baez hit longballs in Iowa’s 5-4 win over Oklahoma City. Bryant hit a two-run shot in the second inning that left the ballpark and put Iowa up 2-1. Baez […]

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Baez, Bryant and Russell Top MLB Pipeline’s Updated Cubs Prospect List

With the additions of INF Addison Russell and OF Billy McKinney to the Cubs organization, MLB Pipeline posted an update to its list of the top 20 prospects in the Cubs’ system. MLB Pipeline’s ranking is not a mid-season list of the best young players in the organization and does not include OF/C Kyle Schwarber. According to […]

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Kris Bryant and Juan Paniagua Named Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for June

The Cubs announced Sunday the organization’s Player and Pitcher of the Month for June. For the second straight month Kris Bryant was named the Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Month. Juan Carlos Paniagua was named the Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher and for the third straight month the organization recognized a Kane County Cougars’ player […]

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Kris Bryant and Javier Baez Hit Homers for Iowa

Friday night, while the focus was on the big trade developing between the Cubs and A’s, Kris Bryant and Javier Baez hit home runs in the same game in Iowa’s disappointing loss to Oklahoma City. Arismendy Alcantara’s hitting streak came to an end with a 0-for-4 night at the plate. Javier Baez hit a long […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/05/14

Well, so much for that! A perfectly good notes piece that I had prepared yesterday will have to wait as we now digest the big trade with Oakland. I guess that’s baseball! Let’s start looking at the trade’s impact on the minor leagues with a top-down approach. The trading of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel […]

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