Could This Be the Future of the Cubs?

The 2015 Myrtle Beach Pelicans not only secured a playoff berth for the season, but the best record in the Carolina League. However, this squad is no strangers to success, and they could be providing Cubs fans with a glimpse of the future. The Genesis – The 2012 AZL Cubs To most, the 2012 AZL […]


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Cubs Prospect OF Mark Zagunis Named Carolina League Player of the Week

The Carolina League recognized the week OF Mark Zagunis had for High-A Myrtle Beach and named him its Player of the Week (June 15-21). Mark Zagunis is one of four Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Duane Underwood Jr., Jonathan Martinez and Jeimer Candelario) that will be playing in the Carolina vs. Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday, […]


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Cubs Prospects Billy McKinney and Duane Underwood Jr. Added to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs system were recently added to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list, OF Billy McKinney and RHP Duane Underwood Jr. With so many prospects getting called up to the majors in recent weeks, MLB Pipeline reshuffled its Top 100 Prospect list. OF Billy McKinney cracked the top 100 at […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/22/15

As the first half of the minor league season closed, all teams are now in play as both the Northwest League and the Arizona Rookie League opened this weekend. The first half concluded with Myrtle Beach the Carolina League South Division Champions on the strength of pitchers Josh Conway and Daury Torrez. First round draft […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/19/15

The end of the week saw Myrtle Beach edge closer to a playoff berth as relievers Juan Paniagua and James Pugliese gave the Pelicans a chance to come back. Tennessee holds a slim playoff chance as Pierce Johnson began to heat up. Iowa remains in the hunt as John Andreoli provided a spark. Meanwhile, the […]


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Eugene Emeralds 2015 Opening Day Roster

It’s Opening Day in the Northwest League and the Cubs’ new Short-Season Class-A affiliate kicks off the year on the road against the Everett AquaSox (Seattle Mariners). The Cubs moved its Short-Season team from Boise to Eugene last fall and signed a two-year player development contract that runs through the 2016 season. Manager Gary Van […]


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Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Added to Carolina League All-Star Team

The Carolina League announced Wednesday that 3B Jeimer Candelario had been added to its All-Star roster. Jeimer Candelario is having a good season for High-A Myrtle Beach and joins teammates RHP Duane Underwood Jr., RHP Jonathan Martinez and OF Mark Zagunis on the squad. Pitching coach David Rosario and assistant hitting coach Chris Gutierrez will […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/17/15

Big offensive performances marked the beginning of the week as Arismendy Alcantara had a two home run game for Iowa, while rookie Jose Rojas also hit two in the same game in Venezuela. In Myrtle Beach, Jacob Rogers came close to a cycle as they closed in on a playoff spot. And Duane Underwood Jr. dominated […]


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

It was a “system sweep” on Sunday as all of the Cubs’ affiliates came away victorious. South Bend used a 5-for-5 performance by shortstop Gleyber Torres, while All-Star Jonathan Martinez tossed a two-hitter for Myrtle Beach. Tennessee had a second successful rehab start by Jacob Turner, and Iowa received another good outing from Dallas Beeler. […]


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Three Cubs Prospects Make Carolina League All-Star Team

Three of the top players on the team with the most wins in the Carolina League will take part in the California-Carolina League All-Star Game on June 23 in Rancho Cucamonga. RHP Duane Underwood Jr., RHP Jonathan Martinez and OF Mark Zagunis will represent the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Chicago Cubs on the Carolina League […]


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