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 Notes from Down on the Farm – 06/28/14

The Cubs scored a rarity Friday night as all five of their top minor league teams, and six of the total of eight, won. Three of the wins were in blowout fashion as Iowa pummeled Colorado Springs 16-3, Boise smashed Hillsboro 11-1, and the DSL Cubs topped the Phillies 10-2. The system also won the […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 06/21/14

Tonight is opening night for the AZL Cubs, heralding the beginning of a new class of players on their journey through the minor league system. Among the players to watch are catcher Tyler Alamo, corner infielder Roney Alcala, infielder Gleyber Torres, outfielder Eloy Jimenez, and pitchers Frailin Figueroa and Jefferson Mejia. As the 2014 draft […]

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Boise Hawks Release Tentative Opening Day Roster

The Boise Hawks, the Short-Season A-Ball affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, released a tentative Opening Day roster Monday afternoon. Gary Van Tol’s team begins the 2014 season this Friday against Tri-City at Memorial Stadium in Boise. For those familiar with the minor leagues, the Hawks’ first roster is chocked full of names that you may […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/29/14

The most dominant thing in the news from the Cubs minor leagues at the beginning of the week wasn’t Kris Bryant, but he ran a close second to the rain. Bad weather cancelled and delayed games but didn’t slow down Bryant, who was 6-for-8 with two home runs and two RBI in three games. That […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/31/14

Minor League Predictions It’s time once again for me to look into my crystal ball. Every season, I wildly grope to try and make some prescient comments concerning the approximately 300 players that will don a uniform in the Cubs’ minor league system. The upcoming season has the looks of an exciting one for fans […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/10/14

Minor League Preview – Rookie and Short Season-A Ball Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the first of a three part installment previewing the 2014 minor league season.  A brief overall look at the system will precede the team summaries. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/17/14

Five Players to Watch: Rookie and Short Season-A Ball It is time once again to look beyond the top 20 lists and explore the other players in the Cubs’ organization that may have an impact on the Major League club down the road. Over the years, the CCO has profiled players such as Arismendy Alcantara […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/23/13

Position Analysis This off-season the CCO will run a series of articles to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis. First up, the CCO looks at a position which will probably have the most impact on the parent club: Third Base.

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/09/13

The post-season continued for three of the Cubs’ affiliates and Monday will be a big day down on the farm. The Smokies forced a deciding game five by winning back-to-back games over the Barons on Saturday and Sunday. In the Northwest League, the Boise Hawks and the Vancouver Canadians square off for a ring on […]

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