Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/18/13

For the second straight week, four of the Cubs eight affiliates are in first place, and a fifth is in second place as both Iowa and Tennessee headed into their All-Star break. Iowa had marathon game on Sunday with a light’s out pitching performance from Jake Arrieta.  Boise saw the first start of second round […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/01/13

As expected, the organization began shuffling players around the system this past week. Several players received promotions and recent draft picks made their pro debuts while one of the top prospects in the organization ended up on the disabled list. Meanwhile, Daytona kept their cool despite some head-hunting with both Javier Baez and Wes Darvill […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/24/13

It was reported that sportswriter Ring Lardner would sing “I’m forever blowing ballgames” to the “Black Sox” during the storied World Series. That seemed to be an appropriate tune with the way the week ended down on the farm as losing leads ran rampant through the organization. Boise was powered by Yasiel Balaguert and Kevin […]

Scouting Reports and Video on RHPs Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo

The Cubs acquired two intriguing arms in Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo from the Arizona Diamondbacks for outfielder Tony Campana and added pitching depth to the system. While both pitchers are just 17 years old and have only pitched in the Dominican Summer League, Leal and Castillo have big upsides and project as big leaguers.

From the Wire … Cubs Trade Tony Campana to Arizona for RHPs Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo

The Cubs traded outfielder Tony Campana to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday for right-handed pitchers Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo. The Cubs designated Campana for assignment on February 10 to make room on the 40-man roster for Scott Hairston. Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo pitched in the Dominican Summer League last season and both pitchers […]