Cubs Prospects Billy McKinney and Duane Underwood Jr. Added to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs system were recently added to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list, OF Billy McKinney and RHP Duane Underwood Jr. With so many prospects getting called up to the majors in recent weeks, MLB Pipeline reshuffled its Top 100 Prospect list. OF Billy McKinney cracked the top 100 at […]


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Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Added to Carolina League All-Star Team

The Carolina League announced Wednesday that 3B Jeimer Candelario had been added to its All-Star roster. Jeimer Candelario is having a good season for High-A Myrtle Beach and joins teammates RHP Duane Underwood Jr., RHP Jonathan Martinez and OF Mark Zagunis on the squad. Pitching coach David Rosario and assistant hitting coach Chris Gutierrez will […]


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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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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/17/15

Big offensive performances marked the beginning of the week as Arismendy Alcantara had a two home run game for Iowa, while rookie Jose Rojas also hit two in the same game in Venezuela. In Myrtle Beach, Jacob Rogers came close to a cycle as they closed in on a playoff spot. And Duane Underwood Jr. dominated […]


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Three Cubs Prospects Make Carolina League All-Star Team

Three of the top players on the team with the most wins in the Carolina League will take part in the California-Carolina League All-Star Game on June 23 in Rancho Cucamonga. RHP Duane Underwood Jr., RHP Jonathan Martinez and OF Mark Zagunis will represent the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Chicago Cubs on the Carolina League […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/12/15

The rain, rain won’t go away as the Cubs’ affiliates lost half of their scheduled games to the weather. What we were left with was only one shaky win by Myrtle Beach with a great pitching effort by Duane Underwood. The story for the end of the week were the Caribbean leagues as the DSL […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/08/15

Success is building throughout the minor league system as first place Myrtle Beach was able to stop a losing streak on National Television with the help of Mark Zagunis. Both Iowa and Tennessee are in second place and hot on the heels of the front runners as Taylor Teagarden had a breakout game and Frank […]


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RHP Jeremy Null and RHP Ivan Pineyro Added to MLB Pipeline’s Updated Cubs Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted an update to its ranking of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system and two pitchers were added to the list, RHP Jeremy Null and RHP Ivan Pineyro. With Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler no longer eligible for MLB Pipeline’s list, Carl Edwards Jr. slides to the top of the […]


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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 – 06/01/15

The Cubs’ minor league system ended the month of May with a mixed bag as South Bend saw the blossoming of Yasiel Balaguert. Myrtle Beach have their own emerging stars in Jeimer Candelario and Chesny Young, while Willson Contreras is stepping into the spotlight in Tennessee. And a few of old hands, namely Arismendy Alcantara, […]


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