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.
This week in the minors, Iowa gets out of neutral and goes on a six game winning streak. Tennessee is revving up their engine, as they won their last two games. Daytona is idling with a 4-6 record since the break, and Peoria blew the doors off of a losing streak with style, while Boise [...]
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.
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.
The stars are shining bright, as eleven members of the Peoria Chiefs and Daytona Cubs have been named All-Stars. As roster shuffling plays havoc with offenses, new stars are on the rise. Ryan Cuneo is enjoying life at Peoria, while Nick Struck made a big splash in his Double-A debut. Nelson Perez had a sizzling [...]
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 [...]
Welcome to the Minor League Shuffle! Injuries throughout the organization launched a flurry of activity, but games continue to go on. As bad weather and the early season grind take their toll, the organization suffered its first “O-Fer” on Saturday. However, Nelson Perez seems to be enjoying his new surroundings, as is Jeffrey Beliveau. D.J. [...]
The D-Cubs continue winning games down in the Florida State League and the Sluggin’ Smokies did what they do best … hit the baseball. But this week it was Ryan Flaherty and Rebel Ridling that stole the headlines from Brett Jackson. At Iowa, Jay Jackson made another start. Doug Davis and Todd Wellemeyer will make [...]
New stars Robert Whitenack and Jae-Hoon Ha are rising from the lower ranks; while Brett Jackson, Rebel Ridling and Ryan Flaherty continue making noise for the Sluggin’ Smokies. All of this and more in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.