Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/08/13

Nothing could overshadow the big news out of the minors to end this week as Javier Baez was promoted to Double-A Tennessee. Pierce Johnson had his best start with the D-Cubs that helped keep Daytona on track. There were a lot of moves throughout the system while Boise and Iowa kept struggling but Kane County […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/04/13

Happy 4th of July from the CCO! First place has a nice ring to it as five of the Cubs’ eight affiliates are currently at the top of their division. The I-Cubs rode the strong pitching of Barret Loux and the hot hitting of Brad Nelson earlier in the week. Boise’s Yasiel Balaguert was named […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/01/13

As expected, the organization began shuffling players around the system this past week. Several players received promotions and recent draft picks made their pro debuts while one of the top prospects in the organization ended up on the disabled list. Meanwhile, Daytona kept their cool despite some head-hunting with both Javier Baez and Wes Darvill […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/27/13

New faces in new places marked the beginning of the week. Daytona continued to be the hottest team in the Cubs’ system. The D-Cubs improved to 5-1 in the second half and Pierce Johnson made his first High-A start. Jacob Hannemann is starting to flex his muscles for Boise, while P.J. Francescon helped win a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/24/13

It was reported that sportswriter Ring Lardner would sing “I’m forever blowing ballgames” to the “Black Sox” during the storied World Series. That seemed to be an appropriate tune with the way the week ended down on the farm as losing leads ran rampant through the organization. Boise was powered by Yasiel Balaguert and Kevin […]

Cubs Sign Sixth-Round Pick RHP Scott Frazier and Eighth-Round Pick LHP Sam Wilson

The Cubs announced on Saturday that they signed right-handed pitcher Scott Frazier out of Pepperdine. According to Baseball America, Frazier received a $267,600 signing bonus, the Cubs sixth round pool amount for the 2013 draft. Sam Wilson, the lefty from Lamar Community College in Colorado, announced on Twitter that he signed his contract with the […]

Cubs Sign OF Jacob Hannemann, RHP David Garner and C Jordan Hankins

The Cubs signed three more draft picks on Wednesday and as reported by the CCO last weekend, the Cubs have agreements in place with all of their first 10 picks in the draft with the exception of Kris Bryant. The Cubs are hoping to have Bryant signed in the near future, but the Sun-Times reported […]

Cubs Sign 5th Round Pick RHP Trey Masek and 10th Round Pick RHP Zack Godley

Trey Masek, the Cubs fifth round draft pick, announced on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon that he had just signed his contract and was officially a member of the Chicago Cubs organization. Masek said he couldn’t feel more blessed. Masek is the second player in as many days to announce his signing on Twitter before […]

Draft Update and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs are signing the players they selected in last week’s draft and while only one signing has been confirmed by Baseball America, many of the players have already reported to the Cubs’ facility in Mesa … the first stop in their professional career. The Cubs are working on signing Kris Bryant and are hoping […]