Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 06/14/14

With All-Star season upon us in the minors, some reshuffling of personnel can be expected. Here are some moves that may happen: Kris Bryant to Iowa: Okay, so I started with an obvious one. It seems pretty clear that Bryant is ready for the next level, yet still has work to do with his defense […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/09/14

Playoff bound! That’s the storyline for the Kane County Cougars who clinched a first half title. Jordan Hankins went 5-for-5 in a game, while Juan Carlos Paniagua struck out nine in another. The Daytona Cubs’ five-game winning streak was snapped but Dan Vogelbach is on a tear and hitting .371/.488/.600 over his last 10 games. […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/26/14

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez made most of the headlines in the minors at the end of the week as the top two prospects in the system extended their hitting streaks into double digits. Baez continued his streak on Sunday and extended it to ten games with a two-hit performance that included a grand slam. […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/19/14

High drama was the key words to end the week in the Cubs minor league system. Iowa had a dramatic comeback on Sunday capped by a three-run home run from Arismendy Alcantara. Daytona benefitted from three RBI by Zeke DeVoss as it had to walk a tightrope to win 11-9 on Saturday. And the system […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/12/14

Big time comebacks were the news Sunday as both Tennessee and Iowa worked their way back from big deficits to prevail. The Smokies have some of the hottest bats in baseball as Kris Bryant, Stephen Bruno, Charles Cutler, Rafael Lopez, and Rubi Silva are all on a roll. The dramatics by Iowa and Tennessee overshadowed […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/08/14

The future looked a little brighter in the Cubs’ minor league system to start the week as Kris Bryant had a two-homer game. Unsung heroes John Andreoli and Bijan Rademacher continued to impress, while Josh Vitters homered in four straight games. Arodys Vizcaino made is Double-A debut in a blowout win for the Smokies on […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/28/14

Winning streaks were in vogue throughout the minor league system as Iowa has won five straight thanks to the pitching of Tsuyoshi Wada and Chris Rusin and the hitting of Arismendy Alcantara. Tennessee struggled but ended their weekend on a high note as Pierce Johnson, Hunter Cervenka, and Armando Rivero one-hit Huntsville. Daytona are winners […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/24/14

A minor league system that was struggling offensively has suddenly found their bats. Kane County won two out of three thanks to the steady contributions of Carlos Penalver and Yasiel Balaguert. Daytona exploded for 18 runs on Tuesday behind the hot bats of Gioskar Amaya, Marco Hernandez, and Tim Saunders. John Andreoli has set the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/21/14

Pitching was on center stage as Kane County’s Daury Torrez flirted with a perfect game while teammate Duane Underwood allowed only an unearned run in his second start.  Daytona’s tough-lock pitcher Felix Pena finally got some run support, but Ivan Pineyro could not say the same for Tennessee. C.J. Edwards picked up his first Double-A […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/17/14

Welcome to The CCO’s Thursday addition of Down on the Farm. In today’s article, Arismendy Alcantara comes close to hitting for the cycle, Carlos Penalver keeps on hitting, and Dustin Geiger leads all Cubs minor leaguers with four home runs. There were excellent pitching performances from Paul Blackburn, Jen-Ho Tseng, Jake Arrieta, and Kyle Hendricks. […]

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