Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/27/15

Grabbing the attention to start the week is Double-A Tennessee and their high octane offense. Riding a four-game win streak, the “Bash Brothers” of Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach have been joined by Stephen Bruno and Willson Contreras in providing the opposition multiple headaches. South Bend evened their record over the weekend behind outstanding starting […]


Share on Fancred

Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach, the Smokies Bash Brothers and News from Down on the Cubs Farm

It cannot be a lot of fun right now for pitchers in the Southern League when they have to face the Tennessee Smokies. Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach are mashing the baseball. Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach are roommates and hitting three, four in the Smokies’ lineup. The Bash Brothers, as Vogelbach labeled the duo, helped […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/17/15

Spring weather affected games throughout the minor league system the past two days. Myrtle Beach has not played since Tuesday, while Iowa had game two of a doubleheader postponed and Tennessee had their home opener pushed back. In the games that did take place, South Bend struggled to find consistency as they got another fine […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/13/15

For the first games of the minor league season, the top prospects performed like, well, top prospects. Addison Russell has hit over .300 and has a home run, while Kris Bryant has belted two round-trippers for Iowa. Kyle Schwarber has also had a long fly for Tennessee while pitcher Paul Blackburn was dominant for Myrtle […]


Share on Fancred

Tennessee Smokies Announce 2015 Opening Day Roster

The Tennessee Smokies released its initial roster for the 2015 season Monday and it features nine of the top prospects in the Cubs system, including Albert Almora, C.J. Edwards and Kyle Schwarber. Double-A Tennessee’s first roster of the year includes 14 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and four outfielders. Along with Almora, Edwards and Schwarber, […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Tennessee Smokies Preview

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies The fourth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Tennessee Smokies. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/09/15

Five Players to Watch: Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa The three-part series that looks beyond the Top 20 Prospect lists and explores other players in the Cubs organization that may have an impact on the Major League club concludes today with the upper levels of the minor league system. Over the years, the CCO has […]


Share on Fancred

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

Position Analysis – Double-A Tennessee Pitching Staff The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A last week, we now turn to the staff for Double-A Tennessee. Double-A Tennessee Starters and Relievers The first wave of Cubs pitching prospects reside in Tennessee this coming […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Prospects Q & A with Daytona Cubs Broadcaster Robbie Aaron

The minor league system was the focal point for the Chicago Cubs over a majority of the 2014 season. And many of the players in the organization took steps forward with their development. Even with the advancement of MiLB TV and the ability to listen to just about every minor league game, unless you are […]


Share on Fancred

Baseball America’s Midwest League Top 20 Includes Cubs Pitching Prospect Duane Underwood

Baseball America released its ranking of the top 20 prospects of the 2014 season in the Midwest League. And the Cubs Low-A roster placed only one player in the top 20, RHP Duane Underwood. Duane Underwood earned the ranking after putting together an excellent season, but it was somewhat surprising that RHP Jen-Ho Tseng did […]


Share on Fancred