Mark Johnson Named Carolina League Manager of the Year, Two Cubs Prospects Year-End League All-Stars

The Carolina League announced Saturday Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ skipper Mark Johnson was named the league’s Manager of the Year. Mark Johnson was the Midwest League Manager of the Year last season when he led the Kane County Cougars to the championship. Baseball America also tabbed Johnson its Minor League Manager of the Year. Johnson’s Kane […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/28/15

The end of the week saw another affiliate move into first place, as Eugene used a dominant performance by Oscar De La Cruz to move into the top spot. Iowa continued to roll with the lightning and thunder of John Andreoli and Javier Baez, while Tennessee was able to grind away thanks to the bat […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/15

Another star is rising out west as Eloy Jimenez is turning his potential into production for Eugene. Meanwhile, South Bend got a gutty performance from Erick Leal, and Jen-Ho Tseng set a career high for Myrtle Beach. In Tennessee, Willson Contreras continues to be a rock in the line-up, and Javier Baez is still streaking […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/24/15

Twenty-five games over .500! That’s the record of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as they went home run happy over the weekend, with Ben Carhart leading the way. Iowa also caught the home run bug as five members left the yard this weekend, with a game-winner by Adron Chambers. Tennessee had to dodge the raindrops as […]


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Albert Almora Jr. is Having a Good Second Half and Updates from Down on the Cubs Farm

Throughout the first half of the minor league season, the Cubs’ brass did not waver in their support of outfielder Albert Almora Jr. While the media and fan base wondered why Almora Jr. was struggling at the plate, the Cubs said he was fine and the numbers would be closer to realistic expectations before the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/21/15

The end of the week saw some highs and lows throughout the minor league system as first and second round picks Ian Happ and Donnie Dewees are heating up for South Bend and Eugene respectively. Chesny Young remains on top of the Carolina League in hitting as Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader, and Jacob Hannemann […]


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Billy McKinney Out for Remainder of Season, Cubs Prospects Carl Edwards Jr. and Mark Zagunis Land on DL

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system landed on the disabled list Tuesday and one is done for the season. OF Billy McKinney’s first season in the organization came to an abrupt end. Billy McKinney fouled a ball off his knee in the fourth inning of last Thursday’s game and was replaced by Ryan […]


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Top 20 Cubs Prospects Update

With one month left in the minor league season, it is time to revisit the top prospect list. The list includes only players who are currently “in-season.” Here then, is a list on how the current prospects rate. Take it as a snapshot in time rather than something carved in stone. Kyle Schwarber – C/OF […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/10/15

With the end of the season just weeks away, several of the Cubs’ affiliates are trending in the right direction. Iowa is four games out of first place as Felipe Paulino and Carlos Pimentel pitched back-to-back gems. Tennessee has a new version of the “Bash Brothers”, as Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario have slugged the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/07/15

Big wins and big comebacks highlight the end of the week as Jeffrey Baez remains one of the hottest players in the system for South Bend. Myrtle Beach had two walk-off wins thanks to the heroics of Jason Vosler, Danny Lockhart, and Mark Zagunis. Tennessee used the combination of Ryan Williams and Willson Contreras to […]


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