Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/25/14

With one week to go in the minor league season, streaking is what seems to be the trend in the Cubs’ system. Kane County was winners of 13 straight thanks to excellent pitching from Jonathan Martinez, Tyler Ihrig, and Ben Wells. Both Daytona and Kyle Schwarber went on a five game roll, with the first […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/23/14

There is another high profile prospect that could be on shaky ground, RHP Dillon Maples. After needing extended spring training with yet another injury, Maples had four quick starts for the AZL Cubs and had a modest 3.48 ERA with ten strikeouts in 10.1 innings before being whisked away to Boise. In five games with […]

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Jorge Soler Snaps Homerless Drought and Other Cubs Prospects Notes

After a sizzling start at the Triple-A level following his promotion from Double-A Tennessee, Jorge Soler cooled off as he worked on making adjustments to Triple-A pitching. Soler hit .304/.429/.696 in his first nine games with Iowa that included three doubles and two home runs for a 1.124 OPS. And he had more walks (5) […]

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Kris Bryant Hit Minor League Best 41st Home Run, Finalist for USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year

Kris Bryant launched a two-run homer over the centerfield wall Wednesday night in Reno and ended up 2-for-3 with a walk in Iowa’s loss to the Aces. Bryant went yard for the 19th time at the Triple-A level and for the 41st time this season. Bryant retook the minor league lead in home runs, one more than […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/21/14

With time running out in the season, all of the Cubs’ top five minor league teams remain in the hunt for the playoffs. Boise will need some help, but is starting to get some production for Kevin Brown. Kane County is already in, and outfielder Jeffrey Baez is starting to make his presence felt. Daytona […]

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Addison Russell Hit Second Grand Slam, C.J. Edwards Turned In Five Shutout Innings

Addison Russell put together another good game Tuesday. Russell hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, his second of the season, as part of a 2-for-5 night at the plate that included a home run, a double, five RBI and two runs scored. Addison Russell, C.J. Edwards and Albert Almora turned in good performances […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/18/14

The playoffs are looming in the minors and both Daytona and Tennessee moved into first place over the weekend. Iowa slipped into second as they continued to lose players to the Major League team. Kane County continued to find new and interesting ways to win games, while Boise looks like it is ready to go […]

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MLB Pipeline’s Updated Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

With the promotion of Arismendy Alcantara to the big leagues, MLB Pipeline posted another update to the Cubs prospect list. Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell remain the top three prospects in the system, for now. Albert Almora moved up to the fourth spot vacated by Alcantara with Jorge Soler rounding out the top five. […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/16/14

CWe start this week with the somewhat surprising news of OF Junior Lake being optioned to Iowa, who has only 16 games left in their regular season. As Neil pointed out in the comments of a previous piece this should not be taken as poor roster management, but rather as a final notice for Lake. Although […]

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Kris Bryant Hits 40th Home Run of the Season in Walk-Off Fashion and Cubs News from the Farm

Kris Bryant delivered in extra innings Thursday night and he made his 40th home run one to remember. On Kris Bryant Jersey Shirt Night at Principal Park, he stepped in the box with no outs and Logan Watkins on first in the bottom of the 12th inning with Iowa down 5-4. Bryant launched his 40th homer of the […]

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