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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Kyle Schwarber Takes BP at Wrigley, Kris Bryant is Keith Law’s Top Prospect and Cubs News from the Farm

Kyle Schwarber was at Wrigley Field Tuesday and took batting practice prior to the game against the Reds with the front office in attendance. Schwarber will soon report to the Cubs complex in Arizona for the Fall Instructional League. Kyle Schwarber told the beat writers he wants to catch, something Theo Epstein thinks he has […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/11/14

The beginning of the week was marked by beginnings and endings as we said goodbye to the Daytona Cubs for 2014 as they bowed to Fort Myers in the Florida State League Championship. Meanwhile, in the west suburbs, the Midwest League Championships got underway as Kane County faced off against Lake County. With all of […]


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Daytona’s Second Half Run Falls Short in the Florida State League Championship Series

An impressive late season surge that included an offensive outburst in the first round of the playoffs ended Monday as the Daytona Cubs lost in the Florida State League Championship to Fort Myers. The Miracle beat the D-Cubs three games to one with a 4-2 victory Monday to claim the championship. The Daytona Cubs entered […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/04/14

Its playoff time in the minor leagues, and the Daytona Cubs are on the way to the FSL Championship Series. Daytona beat Dunedin in the best of three series and were crowned Florida State League North Division Champs late Wednesday night. Daytona begins the defense of its title Thursday night against Ft. Myers in the […]


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