It’s been an interesting week for the Iowa Smokies, er, the Tennessee Cubs. Wait, maybe it was the Daytona Hawks, or the Peoria Cubs, or perhaps the Boise Chiefs? Anyway, there has been a lot of movement. Along with News and Notes, a weekly recap of action in the Dominican Summer League and the Arizona [...]
Pitching has been the key, as injuries and promotions created movement all throughout the system. Brett Jackson powered Tennessee to an extra innings victory, while the speedy Hawks stole a couple of wins in Boise … and more on Austin Kirk’s very special Fourth of July. Along with News and Notes, as well as a [...]
In what appears to be a system-wide approach, every team relied on a score-at-will offense; solid, fundamental defense; keep ‘em close starting pitching; and a shutdown bullpen as all five teams ended the week with winning records. Jay Jackson, Chris Rusin, Dae-Eun Rhee, Matt Loosen, and Luis Liria all had outstanding pitching efforts, while Marwin [...]
The Cubs Minor League System Quarterly Report We are now a little more than halfway through the minor league season. Many of the Cub affiliates have performed well, producing twenty-three All-Stars. Here’s how the affiliates in the Chicago Cubs’ organization have performed.
Iowa is on a tear, with Tyler Colvin and Fernando Perez leading the way; winning five straight against some of the Pacific Coast League’s best teams. Tennessee is struggling to find their rhythm offensively, while Logan Watkins has found his in Daytona. Peoria has stumbled out of the box to start the second half of [...]
New beginnings as the Boise Hawks opened play, with the rookie league ready to start today. Losing streaks appeared in Peoria and Iowa. Justin Bour shines during All-Star weekend, while Tennessee and Peoria are set to start their breaks this week. All of this, and more, in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.
Welcome to the new, expanded addition of the Down on the Farm Report. With new teams getting ready to play, reports will now be posted on Monday and Thursday. Thursday’s report will cover games from Sunday through Wednesday, with a weekly recap of action in the Dominican Summer League and the Arizona Rookie League. The [...]
The 2011 MLB First-Year player draft took place last week and the Cubs selected players in all 50 rounds. The Cubs made Javier Baez their first round pick with the ninth overall selection in the draft. In all, Tim Wilken and his staff selected 29 college players and 21 high school players … 29 pitchers [...]
If you wondered whether the entire Smokies’ team would make the Southern League All-Stars, you’d be half right. Weather, roster shuffling, and just poor play contributed to losing streaks in Iowa, Daytona, and Peoria while Tennessee continued to roll. All of this, and more, in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.
Pitching took the spotlight this week. The organization said goodbye to Ryan Buchter, J.R. Mathis, and Robert Coello; said hello to a new face in Rodrigo Lopez, and welcomed an old face in Randy Wells back to the big league club. Larry Suarez, Marcus Hatley, Ryan Searle, Alberto Cabrera, and Marco Carrillo all received new [...]