Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/10/15

Pitching Analysis – High-A Myrtle Beach After reviewing the pitching staffs for Triple-A Iowa and Double-A Tennessee, we now look at the prospects for High-A. With a rotation that goes eight deep, the pitching squad for Myrtle Beach in 2015 may be the best class ever produced by the Chicago Cubs. High-A Starters and Relievers […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/15/15 – Myrtle Beach Update

A year after winning the Midwest League Championship, a majority of the players on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans are poised to sweep their second straight championship series. The Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Mills Cup Championship Series with a 2-0 win. Tyler Skulina and Victor Caratini saved their best for the playoffs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/28/15

The end of the week saw another affiliate move into first place, as Eugene used a dominant performance by Oscar De La Cruz to move into the top spot. Iowa continued to roll with the lightning and thunder of John Andreoli and Javier Baez, while Tennessee was able to grind away thanks to the bat […]

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 – 08/14/15

With pennant races for the Cubs organization extending down throughout the minor leagues, the balls are now flying out of the park. Andrew Ely and Ian Rice went downtown for Eugene, while Matt Rose and Ian Happ came up big for South Bend. Jason Vosler continues to surprise with his power output for Myrtle Beach, […]

Top 20 Cubs Prospects Update

With one month left in the minor league season, it is time to revisit the top prospect list. The list includes only players who are currently “in-season.” Here then, is a list on how the current prospects rate. Take it as a snapshot in time rather than something carved in stone. Kyle Schwarber – C/OF […]

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 […]

Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/04/15

Phew! The Cubs made it through the trade deadline without giving up any major parts of the minor league system. Despite prodding for some of the mainstream media and the Major League focused fans, the front office stuck to their guns in trying to build for sustainable success. Team President Theo Epstein and General Manager […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/31/15

Heroes came from unlikely sources as Myrtle Beach was spurred to victory by home runs from Trey Martin and Carlos Penalver, meanwhile Adbert Alzolay came out of the pen for Eugene to deliver a no-hit performance. Pitching was also in the forefront as excellent efforts were had by Tommy Thorpe of South Bend, Pierce Johnson […]

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 […]