Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/02/14

The acquisition of catcher Victor Caratini may not signal the end to 2014 draft selections Kyle Schwarber and Mark Zagunis days as a backstop yet. Nothing will be determined for sure until both Schwarber and Zagunis have an off-season to work with minor league instructor Franklin Font and former catchers/minor league managers Mark Johnson, Buddy […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/31/14

The reshuffling that happens at this time of the season in the minors had an effect throughout the system as several teams struggled. Rehabbing players Josh Conway and Danny Lockhart had excellent performances for Boise. Kane County lost three straight despite good pitching from Duane Underwood, Daury Torrez, and Jen-Ho Tseng. Daytona had a six-game […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/28/14

Heroes came in all shapes and sizes to end the week as Iowa witnessed the thundering bat of Javier Baez, while Tennessee’s Addison Russell put on his own power show. Russell’s teammate Taylor Davis had a five RBI night, and Daytona remained on a roll thanks to the muscle of Dan Vogelbach. In Kane County, […]

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C.J. Edwards Returns, Six Hawks Named All-Stars and Cubs News from the Farm

C.J. Edwards returned the mound Wednesday, as scheduled, and pitched in his first game since April 20. Edwards said, on Twitter, he “felt really, really good today” and he cannot “wait to get back out there again.” Edwards threw two scoreless innings for the AZL Cubs and allowed a hit, a walk and struck out […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/24/14

It was “Promotion Day” Wednesday as several prospects received word that they would be moving up a level. There was some activity leading up to the day, as RHP Juan Carlos Paniagua was promoted to Daytona, while RHP Ben Wells went to Kane County and RHP Dillon Maples reported to Boise. That set in motion […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/21/14

Bombs Away! The Cubs’ minor league system went on a spat of home run hitting as 16 players hit a total of 20 homers over 20 minor league games. Iowa received “big flies” form Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Chris Valaika, Logan Watkins, and Eli Whiteside. Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, and Christian Villanueva went deep for […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/19/14

The minor leaguers keep hitting longballs, 13 in two days and there was a late entry in the Cubs’ Home Run Mania. In the bottom of the 17th inning last night, Rock Shoulders delivered a walk-off Grand Slam home run. The game also included homers from Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras and excellent relief appearances […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/17/14

It was an abbreviated start to the week as many of the minor league teams were enjoying some time off during the All-Star break. The teams that were in play seemed to take it on the chin as Tennessee dropped a pair despite four RBI from Jae-Hoon Ha. Daytona had a 13-inning game on Monday […]

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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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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/10/14

Success is beginning to show itself from top to bottom in the system as Boise moved to within one game of first place and are poised to join Iowa, Tennessee, Daytona, Kane County, and the AZL Cubs as the other first place teams in the system. Outfielder Rashad Crawford is leading the way for the […]

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