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 – 07/20/15

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 Weekend Headlines: Two Wins, Four Roster Moves and a Couple of Phillies in the Rumor Mill

The Cubs started the second half with the organization’s first series victory in Atlanta since August 2011. Jon Lester flirted with a no-hitter and Jake Arrieta pitched seven innings of shutout ball. Joe Maddon got Meat Loaf but the flight to Cincinnati was probably a little subdued after clubhouse favorite Edwin Jackson was designated for […]


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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 – 07/13/15

Tennessee pitching drew the spotlight to start the week as Ryan Williams and Pierce Johnson did everything but sell popcorn in the stands for the Smokies. Meanwhile, Dylan Cease continues to dazzle the Arizona rookie league. Myrtle Beach remains in a lurch in the second half despite excellent outings from Jonathan Martinez and Daury Torrez, […]


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Baseball America’s Midseason Top 10 Cubs Prospects

Baseball America released its midseason ranking of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs’ system, and there are significant changes from the pre-season list. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler headlined the No. 1 system in the game. Fast forward four months and all three of those players are part of Joe Maddon’s everyday […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/10/15

Grabbing the spot light are the high-flying Eugene Emeralds, who have the best record in the Northwest League thanks to the play of Donnie Dewees and Frandy Delarosa. There was some tough luck as the Myrtle Beach offense has suddenly gone cold and squandered excellent pitching efforts from Michael Heesch and Jen-Ho Tseng. South Bend […]


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Baseball America’s Midseason Top 50 Prospect List Includes Schwarber, Torres and McKinney

Baseball America released its midseason ranking of the top 50 prospects in the game. And even with the promotions of Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to the big leagues, the Cubs have three of the top minor league players in its system. Baseball America ranked C Kyle Schwarber as the sixth best prospect in the […]


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