Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/26/14

Winning seems to be the key word across the minor leagues to start the week as Iowa received excellent pitching performances from Dallas Beeler and Tsuyoshi Wada, while Kris Bryant provided the muscle. Tennessee evened their season record thanks to the hot hitting of Stephen Bruno, Rubi Silva, and Christian Villanueva. Daytona moved into first […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/23/14

It was all about the First Round Draft Picks as the week ended and the second half began for most of the minor league teams. The Kyle Schwarber-less Boise Hawks have struggled mightily since his promotion, while his new team, the Kane County Cougars, won three out of four as Schwarber hit his first Low-A […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 06/21/14

Tonight is opening night for the AZL Cubs, heralding the beginning of a new class of players on their journey through the minor league system. Among the players to watch are catcher Tyler Alamo, corner infielder Roney Alcala, infielder Gleyber Torres, outfielder Eloy Jimenez, and pitchers Frailin Figueroa and Jefferson Mejia. As the 2014 draft […]

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The Daily CCO: All Eyes on the Cubs Minor League System

Kris Bryant made his Triple-A debut Thursday night and after rain delayed the start for over an hour, Iowa played a solid game and beat El Paso 6-2. Tsuyoshi Wada had another good outing and was an umpire’s missed call away from completing a full seven innings. All eyes were on Kris Bryant as he […]

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Kris Bryant Homers in Triple-A Iowa Debut

Kris Bryant did not disappoint Thursday night in Iowa’s 6-2 victory over El Paso. Bryant hit a two-run homer over the wall in right field in the seventh inning off Branch Kloess and finished the game 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a strikeout. With Thursday’s homer, Kris Bryant has hit home runs […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/19/14

Home runs, promotions and All-Star Games highlighted the first part of the week in the Cubs’ system. Kyle Schwarber hit two homers and was bumped up a level following the game. While Kane County and Tennessee received mid-season breaks, two Smokies that participated in the Southern League All-Star Game received promotions. The D-Cubs broke out […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/16/14

The “big fly” played a prominent role to end the week in the minors. First Round pick Kyle Schwarber had two round-trippers for Boise and Justin Marra also went deep as the Hawks began their season. Kane County received homers from Yasiel Balaguert, Jordan Hankins, and Jacob Rogers as the Cougars finished the first half […]

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Cubs Minor League Roster Moves: RHP Joel Pineiro Released, Corey Black Placed on DL

The Cubs announced several roster moves throughout the system prior to the start of the draft. The Cubs released veteran RHP Joel Pineiro. The team signed Pineiro to a minor league contract in April. After spending longer than expected in extended Spring Training, Pineiro reported to Double-A Tennessee after C.J. Edwards ended up on the […]

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The Daily CCO: Parker Up, Vitters Out and Two Minor Leaguers Suspended

Before the Cubs had a frustrating night in San Francisco, the team announced Blake Parker had been recalled from Triple-A Iowa for a couple of days. Wesley Wright was placed on the paternity list. Wright was expected to catch-up with the team on Friday in Milwaukee. Wright can be out for the three games on […]

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The Daily CCO: Samardzija Wins, Hammel’s Hand and the Cubs Weekend in Review

A pitcher’s win-loss record is downplayed in the game today because it is not the best way to judge how a starter is performing. And while many call it a meaningless stat, and rightfully so, pitchers may view it differently. Jeff Samardzija picked up his first victory since last August on Monday and after the […]

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