Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/17/14

For those who are concerned about the successes of the so called “Core Four” of OF Albert Almora, INF Javier Baez, INF Kris Bryant, and OF Jorge Soler, consider this stat courtesy of Baseball Reference. On the individual player pages, it lists the age differential between the player and their current league averages. At this […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/15/14

Harry Caray used to say “The big opossum walks late”, and that certainly was the case for both Iowa and Daytona as Javier Baez and Tim Saunders each came up with big hits. The offensive juggernaut that is the Tennessee Smokies kept rolling thanks to Kris Bryant and Stephen Bruno. Meanwhile, Kane County suffered an […]

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Bryant Leaves the Yard, A Day of Doubles for Almora and Soler and Other Cubs News and Notes

Kris Bryant went yard on Tuesday night in Tennessee’s 10-7 victory over Jackson. Bryant was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and ended up with four RBI on the night. Bryant leads the Southern League in home runs (11) and leads the league with 33 RBI. And while RBI is a team stat, at least Bryant […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/12/14

Big time comebacks were the news Sunday as both Tennessee and Iowa worked their way back from big deficits to prevail. The Smokies have some of the hottest bats in baseball as Kris Bryant, Stephen Bruno, Charles Cutler, Rafael Lopez, and Rubi Silva are all on a roll. The dramatics by Iowa and Tennessee overshadowed […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/10/14

After six weeks, the concept of “position redundancy” is taking a hit with several top prospects not performing well. The idea of having several prospects at every position is sound as long as everyone’s development is going as planned. But with top prospects such as Javier Baez, Christian Villanueva, Brett Jackson, Albert Almora, Jeimer Candelario, […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/08/14

The future looked a little brighter in the Cubs’ minor league system to start the week as Kris Bryant had a two-homer game. Unsung heroes John Andreoli and Bijan Rademacher continued to impress, while Josh Vitters homered in four straight games. Arodys Vizcaino made is Double-A debut in a blowout win for the Smokies on […]

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

Chicagoland has a new baseball power, and its name is the Kane County Cougars. The Cougars completed a weekend sweep and raised their record to a Midwest League best 21-9! It has been a total team effort for the Cougars with Jacob Hannemann, Jordan Hankins, and Will Remillard providing the highlights on offense and the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/28/14

Winning streaks were in vogue throughout the minor league system as Iowa has won five straight thanks to the pitching of Tsuyoshi Wada and Chris Rusin and the hitting of Arismendy Alcantara. Tennessee struggled but ended their weekend on a high note as Pierce Johnson, Hunter Cervenka, and Armando Rivero one-hit Huntsville. Daytona are winners […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/24/14

A minor league system that was struggling offensively has suddenly found their bats. Kane County won two out of three thanks to the steady contributions of Carlos Penalver and Yasiel Balaguert. Daytona exploded for 18 runs on Tuesday behind the hot bats of Gioskar Amaya, Marco Hernandez, and Tim Saunders. John Andreoli has set the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/21/14

Pitching was on center stage as Kane County’s Daury Torrez flirted with a perfect game while teammate Duane Underwood allowed only an unearned run in his second start.  Daytona’s tough-lock pitcher Felix Pena finally got some run support, but Ivan Pineyro could not say the same for Tennessee. C.J. Edwards picked up his first Double-A […]

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