Bryant, Baez and Schwarber Hit Longballs as Home Run Mania Continued in Cubs System

A day after the top prospects in the Cubs system hit a combined six longballs, the minor leaguers figured out a way to one-up themselves. The young Cubs hit seven home runs Friday night with Rock Shoulders delivering the last one of the night in walk-off fashion, a Grand Slam in the 17th inning that sent […]

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Javier Baez Expected to See More Time at Second Base

Javier Baez made the first start of his pro career Thursday night at second base, a move that many thought would happen shortly after the season began. Due to struggles at the plate, the Cubs did not expose Baez to second base, in game action, until Thursday. Baez was rather impressive at second base while […]

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The Daily CCO: It was Home Run Thursday for the Cubs Down on the Farm

The Daily CCO returns after an All-Star break and a huge night for the Cubs farm system. Not only did Javier Baez make his first start at second base, but six of the top prospects in the system went yard. Dan Vogelbach hit the first homer of the night, a two-run homer in the third […]

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Rambling about the Cubs on the First Day of the Second Half

Hello again, everybody. The All-Star break has ended, the American League won again, making it 47 out of the last 51 for the DH’ers, or at least it seems that way. As I started saying, today is the first day of the second half, of what I hope is the final “total giveaway” season of […]

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Javier Baez Makes First Start at Second Base for Iowa

After more than two years of asking when Javier Baez would play a position other than shortstop, the Cubs moved Baez across the bag to second base for Thursday night’s game in Round Rock. Baez saw a little time at second base in Spring Training and had been working out at second prior to games, […]

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Kris Bryant Tops Keith Law’s Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects List

Keith Law released his ranking of the top 50 prospects in the game at the midway point of the season. And Keith Law ranked Kris Bryant as the best prospect in the game. Four Cubs prospects ended up in the top 50, three in the top eight and Arismendy Alcantara was not eligible due to […]

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Checking On the Cubs Rumor Mill at the All-Star Break

While the front office has already dealt its two biggest trade chips of the summer, there are several players on the Cubs big league roster that teams are believed to have interest in. Teams have recently scouted LHP James Russell and LHP Wesley Wright. The Royals and Blue Jays have been connected to Carlos Villanueva. […]

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Kris Bryant Ranked No. 1 on Minor League Ball’s Mid-Season List of Top Prospects

John Sickels’ released his mid-season list of the top 75 prospects in the game Monday, and Sickels put the Cubs’ Kris Bryant at the top spot in his ranking. Six of the best young players in the Cubs’ system found their way on Sickels’ list: Kris Bryant (1), Addison Russell (5), Javier Baez (15), Jorge […]

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Jorge Soler and Jeimer Candelario Earn Player of the Week Awards and Other Cubs News from the Farm

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs system took home minor league player of the week awards. Jorge Soler was named the Southern League Hitter of the Week and Jeimer Candelario was named Midwest League Player of the Week. Jorge Soler has hit the cover off the baseball since returning from the disabled list. During […]

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

Top of the heap is the best way to describe the Cubs’ farm system, with three teams in first place and three more in second place. Iowa slid to a half game back without stars Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, who were at the Futures Game. Tennessee used the muscle of Jorge Soler to retain […]

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