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 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 Sign Yorvit Torrealba to a Minor League Deal

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have signed Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league contract. The veteran catcher is at the Cubs’ facility in Mesa and there is not a timetable on when he will report to a minor league affiliate. Yorvit Torrealba was signed for catching depth and it will take him some time […]

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Cubs Down on Farm Report – 06/12/14

Rainy weather caused delays, postponements, and doubleheaders across the minor leagues to begin the week. Pitching seemed to dominate as Kane County received fine efforts from Jen-Ho Tseng, Tyler Skulina, and Daury Torrez. Daytona’s Rob Zastryzny has been pitching better of late, and Eduardo Figueroa did well for Tennessee, while Tsuyoshi Wada continues to chug […]

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The Daily CCO: Iowa’s Grand Night in Fresno

The Iowa Cubs had a big night on the West Coast. Iowa beat the Fresno Grizzlies 17-2 behind two grand slams and another very good outing by Tsuyoshi Wada. Christian Villanueva and Rafael Lopez hit the slams and Lopez finished with a career-high seven RBI. Monday was the first time since 2006 (Micah Hoffpauir and […]

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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 – 06/05/14

All-Star assignments were a big part of the news to start the week as 15 players from the Cubs’ organization will be representing their respective teams with Triple-A yet to be announced. Kane County’s Jose Arias, Paul Blackburn, Jordan Hankins, and Will Remillard were named to Midwest League squad. Gioskar Amaya, Marco Hernandez, Andrew McKirahan, […]

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Daytona Sending Four Players to the FSL All-Star Game and Cubs News from the Farm

The Florida State League announced Tuesday the roster for the North Mid-Season All Star team, and four Daytona Cubs were named All-Stars. 2B Gioskar Amaya, LHP Andrew McKirahan, RHP Felix Pena and OF Bijan Rademacher will join the rest of the Florida State League All Stars at McKechnie Field in Bradenton on Saturday, June 14. […]

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Bryant, Black and Rivero Among Six Smokies Named Southern League All Stars

The Southern League announced the roster for the North Division squad for the upcoming All-Star game on Tuesday. Six players from the Tennessee Smokies were tabbed as All-Stars … 3B Kris Bryant, RHP Corey Black, RHP Armando Rivero, INF Stephen Bruno, OF John Andreoli and C Rafael Lopez. Kris Bryant, Armando Rivero and John Andreoli […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/02/14

The Cubs’ minor league system saw two of its teams trending the wrong way as Tennessee has lost seven straight despite a homer binge by Kris Bryant, while Daytona has lost five games in a row. Kane County split their four games to end the week as the Cougars received a combined shutout by Justin […]

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