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 – 07/15/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the week due to the Midsummer Classic. Pitching once again was the big news as youngster Junior Marte tossed five innings of no-hit ball for the DSL Cubs. Zach Hedges dominated with seven strikeouts for South Bend, and Paul Blackburn returned from the disabled list with three shutout […]


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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 Down on the Farm Report – 07/01/15

The Cubs’ affiliates have a new first place team as the Eugene Emeralds took the top spot thanks to the hot hitting of Donnie Dewees and Matt Rose. South Bend remained in first place due to excellent pitching from Tommy Thorpe and Corbin Hoffner. A 4-for-4 performance by Jeimer Candelario got Myrtle Beach their first […]


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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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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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The Daily CCO: Cubs Could Use a Little Designated Hitting and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs were flat Tuesday night coming off an unexpected day off and were shutout for the fifth time this season. Joe Maddon does not like off days for his young team. Even with taking three of four from the Reds, the Cubs scored a grand total of 16 runs during the five-game homestand after […]


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Top 20 Cubs Prospects – Update

With the minor league season two months old, it is time to revisit the top prospect list. Some players have been promoted to the big leagues, while others have not started their seasons due to injuries. Here then, is a list on how the current prospects rate. Take it as a snapshot in time rather […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Minor League Predictions

Minor League Predictions Once again it is time for me to step out of my comfort zone and make some predictions. Every season, I wildly grope to try and make some prescient comments concerning the approximately 300 players that will don a uniform in the Cubs’ minor league system. The upcoming minor league season looks […]


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