Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/05/15

Position Analysis – Second Base Next up in the position analysis is second base, a position that became a little tarnished, but still holds a lot of potential. Second Base Problems developed at second base for the Major League level almost before the season began after Javier Baez could not secure a roster spot in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the 2015 Carolina League Champions

Welcome your 2015 Carolina League Champion Myrtle Beach Pelicans! In their first year as a Cubs affiliate, Myrtle Beach ended up with the best regular season record at 81-57 and went through the playoff 5-1, sweeping the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-0 in the title series to claim the Mills Cup. The deciding game three was […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/14/15

Welcome to the minor league post season! Myrtle Beach is part of the Carolina League Championship Series, known as the Mills Cup. But before they were able to get there, the Pelicans had to prevail in a winner-take-all game on Friday, which featured the electric pitching of David Garner and clutch hitting by Chesny Young. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/11/15

It’s playoff time and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans are taking on the Winston-Salem Dash, the High-A affiliate of the White Sox, in the Southern Division Championship Series. The Pelicans dropped the opener behind Duane Underwood Jr. Myrtle Beach forced a third and deciding game Thursday night with a 4-3 win over the Dash. Brad Markey […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/07/15

Happy Labor Day! The traditional last day of the minor league season will see us back where we started as Eugene completed their season falling one game short of the playoffs despite the hot hitting of P.J. Higgins. Both Myrtle Beach and Tennessee are creating a buzz as Willson Contreras could take home a batting […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/02/15

The week started with a very hot South Bend team as Jeffrey Baez was Grand and Rashad Crawford also went deep. Tennessee experienced highs and lows with Bijan Rademacher leading the way. Iowa played marathon baseball as Emilio Bonifacio ran wild, while Myrtle Beach ended on a sour note despite the efforts of Tyler Skulina. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/21/15

The end of the week saw some highs and lows throughout the minor league system as first and second round picks Ian Happ and Donnie Dewees are heating up for South Bend and Eugene respectively. Chesny Young remains on top of the Carolina League in hitting as Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader, and Jacob Hannemann […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/17/15

What is more exciting than a no-hitter? Four pitchers combining for a no-hitter as Preston Morrison, Kyle Twomey, Luis Hernandez, and Trey Masek turned the trick for Eugene on Sunday. Ian Happ is also making noise for South Bend as the first round draft pick banged out two home runs this weekend. Paul Blackburn and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/10/15

With the end of the season just weeks away, several of the Cubs’ affiliates are trending in the right direction. Iowa is four games out of first place as Felipe Paulino and Carlos Pimentel pitched back-to-back gems. Tennessee has a new version of the “Bash Brothers”, as Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario have slugged the […]

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

Big wins and big comebacks highlight the end of the week as Jeffrey Baez remains one of the hottest players in the system for South Bend. Myrtle Beach had two walk-off wins thanks to the heroics of Jason Vosler, Danny Lockhart, and Mark Zagunis. Tennessee used the combination of Ryan Williams and Willson Contreras to […]