Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/05/15

An infielder is knocking at the door for the majors, but it’s not who you think it is. Christian Villanueva has had a monster week, with four home runs in four games for Iowa. In Tennessee, the Smokies have moved into first place thanks to efforts of pitchers Ryan Williams and Felix Pena. It was […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/03/15

It has become a week for big hitter as home runs seem to be flying out at will. South Bend welcomed Kevin Encarnacion back as he hit a towering blast. Tennessee got an unexpected power surge from Wes Darvill. And the Iowa Cubs are simply feasting as Christian Villanueva, Matt Szczur, Arismendy Alcantara, and Javier […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/01/15

The Cubs’ minor league system ended the month of May with a mixed bag as South Bend saw the blossoming of Yasiel Balaguert. Myrtle Beach have their own emerging stars in Jeimer Candelario and Chesny Young, while Willson Contreras is stepping into the spotlight in Tennessee. And a few of old hands, namely Arismendy Alcantara, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/27/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the final week of May as two teams had Tuesday off while another was postponed. South Bend just can’t seem to find the winning combination despite the hot hitting of Gleyber Torres and Cael Brockmeyer. Myrtle Beach keeps chugging along as Jen-Ho Tseng demonstrated the form that had […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/25/15

Happy Memorial Day! The aces were wild in South Bend, Myrtle Beach, and Tennessee as pitchers Ryan Williams, Duane Underwood, and Frank Batista each pitched gems while the SB Cubs and the Pelicans also received excellent performances from Jeremy Null and Paul Blackburn. Meanwhile, Iowa used the big fly to take three in a row […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/18/15

The Cubs got good performances this weekend from their front-runners as Double-A Tennessee is now a 20-game winner and Kyle Schwarber leads the Southern League in home runs. Myrtle Beach sports the best record in the Carolina League with Duane Underwood, Paul Blackburn, and Pin-Chieh Chen all contributing to a sweep. South Bend and Iowa […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/15/15

The Cubs made their first round of roster moves as numerous players received new addresses. Billy McKinney doubled his pleasure of being promoted to Double-A Tennessee, while Andrew Ely walked in his season debut for South Bend. Meanwhile, Chesny Young had his first action for Myrtle Beach delayed. Iowa did not have any promotions, but […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/11/15

For the first time since the season began, none of the Cubs affiliates has a losing record as Carlos Pimentel led Iowa both on the mound and at the plate to even the I-Cubs’ record. South Bend also moved to .500 despite good efforts from starters Trevor Clifton and Ryan Williams. Tennessee lost two despite […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/08/15

It was an up and down end of the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as Wednesday was a make-up day for Myrtle Beach and Tennessee. Charcer Burks and Gleyber Torres stayed hot for South Bend while no other prospect in the system may be as locked in as Billy McKinney right now. McKinney walked off […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/06/15

Myrtle Beach now has the best record in the Carolina League as they have ridden the hot hitting of Billy McKinney for two wins to start the week. Tennessee remains in first although the Smokies lost two close games even with receiving a record setting performance from Pin-Chieh Chen. South Bend remains in striking distance […]