Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/07/14

Special Assignment – Kane County Cougars – Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 I had the pleasure of being able to attend the final regular season home series for the Kane County Cougars. I would like to thank Cougars Director of Public Relations Shawn Touney and my daughter Lauren Usiak, who was my photographer. A special […]

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Baseball America’s Midwest League Top 20 Includes Cubs Pitching Prospect Duane Underwood

Baseball America released its ranking of the top 20 prospects of the 2014 season in the Midwest League. And the Cubs Low-A roster placed only one player in the top 20, RHP Duane Underwood. Duane Underwood earned the ranking after putting together an excellent season, but it was somewhat surprising that RHP Jen-Ho Tseng did […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/25/14

The conclusion of the minor league season meant it was time to recognize the position players and pitchers in the Cubs’ system that stood out in a very good system. Kris Bryant was the easy choice for Minor League Player of the Year, but with several good arms down on the farm, RHP Daury Torrez […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/22/14

The CCO’s post-season minor league awards continue today with the Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Iowa third baseman Kris Bryant was named The CCO Minor League Player of the Year last Thursday. Although there were excellent pitching performances at all levels, we only needed to look as far as the Kane County Cougars for our […]

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The Daily CCO: Rizzo Realizes the Cubs are a Work in Progress

Anthony Rizzo returned to the lineup Monday night and for the first time Rizzo, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler were in the Cubs’ starting nine. And while Rizzo’s walk off was the lone run scored against a Reds staff they’ve struggled against all season, the bottom line was the Cubs won the ballgame. […]

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

The Cubs’ minor league system completed its season Saturday night when Kane County defeated the Lake County Captains to win the Midwest League Championship! The victory finished a 7-0 run through the playoffs with a combined score of 37-15. It is the second consecutive season that this group of players was in their respective league […]

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The Kane County Cougars are the 2014 Midwest League Champions

Kane County’s tremendous season ended with a ring Saturday night in Ohio as the Cougars beat the Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians) 7-2 to wrap up the Midwest League Championship. Kane County followed up a 91-win regular season with a perfect 7-0 mark in the playoffs and finished the championship season with a 98-49 record. […]

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Baseball America Recognizes Daury Torrez as the Best Pitcher in Cubs System and Notes from the Farm

Baseball America has been unveiling the best player and pitcher for each of the 30 organizations this week. And Friday, Baseball America tabbed RHP Daury Torrez as the best pitcher in the organization with OF Bijan Rademacher the prospect to keep an eye on. Kris Bryant was obviously named the top position player prospect in […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/11/14

The beginning of the week was marked by beginnings and endings as we said goodbye to the Daytona Cubs for 2014 as they bowed to Fort Myers in the Florida State League Championship. Meanwhile, in the west suburbs, the Midwest League Championships got underway as Kane County faced off against Lake County. With all of […]

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LHP Carson Sands Added to MLB Pipeline’s Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted another update to the top 20 list of the best system in baseball Monday. With the promotion of INF Javier Baez, the Cubs have a new top five and LHP Carson Sands was added to the backend of MLB Pipeline’s ranking. Kris Bryant remains in the top spot and the best prospect […]

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