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 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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The Daily CCO: Cubs TV Ratings are Up and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs started the All-Star break seven games over .500 with a 47-40 record and the improved play that has put the team in the post-season picture has resulted in a significant jump in the ratings. According to a report from Danny Ecker, the Cubs “are on track to finish with their highest TV ratings […]


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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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Schwarber Goes Yard Again, Pimentel PCL Player of the Month, BP Top 50 and News from the Cubs Farm

Kyle Schwarber is rather hot at the plate. A day after hitting his second Triple-A home run, Schwarber went yard on Wednesday night in Iowa’s 7-2 loss to Omaha. Kyle Schwarber finished the game 1-for-4 with a home run and two strikeouts.   Over his last eight games, Schwarber is 13-for-29 with four doubles and […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/08/15

After a big shakeup over the holiday weekend things seem to be settling in for the affiliates as Iowa is on a roll, winning three straight thanks to home runs from Junior Lake, Ryan Dent, Taylor Davis, Jonathan Mota, Matt Szczur, and Kyle Schwarber. Major leaguers Tsuyoshi Wada and Rafael Soriano were the center of […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Maddon Gets Meat Loaf, Bryant Puts on a Show, IFA Signings and Roster Moves Galore

While most celebrated the Fourth of July, the Cubs spent the weekend taking two of three from the Marlins and making a ton of roster moves and signings. On the field, the Cubs found a way to win two games while scoring a combined nine runs on seven hits. Kris Bryant put on a show […]


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Cubs Name OF Mark Zagunis, RHP Carlos Pimentel Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for June

The Cubs named the organization’s Player and Pitcher of the Month for June:  High-A Myrtle Beach outfielder Mark Zagunis and Triple-A Iowa right-handed pitcher Carlos Pimentel. Mark Zagunis and Carlos Pimentel turned in excellent performances this past month. Mark Zagunis participated in the Carolina League-California League All Star Game and Carlos Pimentel pitched his way […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/03/15

Pitching dominated the end of the week as Eugene got a nine strikeout performance from Oscar De La Cruz while Justin Steele continued to dominate the Northwest League. Pierce Johnson looks ready to make the next step in his development as he, along with two home runs, helped Tennessee to victory. Meanwhile, Carlos Pimentel also […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/26/15

The end of an exciting week saw three affiliates start the second half of their seasons as Tennessee got a big boost from catcher Taylor Davis. South Bend also started off with a win as Jason Vosler went deep. Iowa swept a doubleheader thanks to an excellent pitching performance by Carlos Pimentel and Eugene took […]


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