Albert Almora Named Midwest League Player of the Week

Albert Almora made his Kane County Cougars debut and hit the ground running in his first action in Low-A ball. Almora followed his 3-for-4 performance that included a double, a RBI and a run scored in his first game on May 22 with a 4-for-7 effort the next day that included two doubles and a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/25/13

Iowa and Daytona continued their season long struggles this week in Memphis and against Dunedin respectively. But both teams saw glimmers of hope from pitcher Brooks Raley and infielder Tim Saunders. Kane County evened their record by splitting a pair with Peoria. Pin-Cheih Chen started to heat up and Dan Vogelbach has remained steady. However, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/18/13

The horrid Midwest weather has played havoc with the schedule for Kane County, as it was only dry enough for them to split a doubleheader. Daytona evened their record thanks to the bats of John Andreoli and Stephen Bruno. The two hottest players in the Cubs’ minor leagues are Jae-Hoon Ha and Rubi Silva, with […]

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

Poor weather has played havoc with all of baseball this spring, as postponements and hostile conditions have had their effect, even in the minor leagues. The conditions aren’t the only thing that was hostile this week, as tempers flared in Daytona, resulting in an ejections and suspensions. Kane County can’t seem to do things easy […]

Daytona Cubs Release Tentative 2013 Opening Day Roster

The Daytona Cubs released a tentative 2013 Opening Day roster on Monday afternoon. The D-Cubs open the season on Thursday night, April 4 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark against the Brevard County Manatees. Dave Keller will call the shots for the D-Cubs, his first managerial assignment in the Cubs’ organization. Storm Davis (pitching coach), Mariano Duncan […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/25/13

Minor League Preview: Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/04/13

Winter League Wrap-up A long and busy winter season wound down as the Caribbean World Series and Australian Baseball League playoffs opened on Friday. Altogether, 52 players that belonged to the Cubs system at one time or another in the 2012 off-season participated in winter ball. The notable performers, along with a recap of both […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/28/13

“Finals Week” is usually a tense time but it didn’t seem to faze most as Leones de Escogido, Criollos de Caugas, and Esmailin Caridad and the Yaquis de Obregon made short work of their league championships. Each is now a representative in the Caribbean World Series, with Luis Valbuena and Cardenales de Lara and Navegantes […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/21/13

The cream began to rise to the top as the playoffs neared their end in the Caribbean Leagues. As the Caribbean World Series nears, one of the hottest players has to be Luis Valbuena. Valbuena has almost single-handedly lifted Cardenales de Lara to the top spot in the Venezuelan Winter League. Meanwhile “Down Under”, Ryan […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/14/13

The ups and downs that are part of a baseball season blew their way through the winter league playoffs this past week. Esmailin Caridad pitched well as his team lost a series. Luis Valbuena’s good games didn’t seem to coincide with his team’s victories while Junior Lake, Nelson Perez and the rest of the Estrellas […]