Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/05/11

In what appears to be a system-wide approach, every team relied on a score-at-will offense; solid, fundamental defense; keep ‘em close starting pitching; and a shutdown bullpen as all five teams ended the week with winning records. Jay Jackson, Chris Rusin, Dae-Eun Rhee, Matt Loosen, and Luis Liria all had outstanding pitching efforts, while Marwin […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/04/11

The Cubs Minor League System Quarterly Report We are now a little more than halfway through the minor league season. Many of the Cub affiliates have performed well, producing twenty-three All-Stars. Here’s how the affiliates in the Chicago Cubs’ organization have performed.

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/20/11

New beginnings as the Boise Hawks opened play, with the rookie league ready to start today. Losing streaks appeared in Peoria and Iowa. Justin Bour shines during All-Star weekend, while Tennessee and Peoria are set to start their breaks this week. All of this, and more, in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/13/11

If you wondered whether the entire Smokies’ team would make the Southern League All-Stars, you’d be half right. Weather, roster shuffling, and just poor play contributed to losing streaks in Iowa, Daytona, and Peoria while Tennessee continued to roll. All of this, and more, in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/23/11

Put me in coach. I’m ready to play, today! Centerfield took center stage in the organization this week. Iowa promoted Tony Campana to “The Show”. Jae-Hoon Ha made a big splash in his new assignment. Rubi Silva joined one of the hottest teams in baseball. New graduate Matt Szczur returned to the line-up, and looked […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/12/11

The Cubs Minor League System Quarterly Report Time has passed quickly, and this week most minor league teams will be completing the first quarter of the season. Here’s how the affiliates in the Chicago Cubs’ organization have performed.

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/09/11

It’s been an exciting week in “The Bushes”. There were excellent pitching performances by Cameron Greathouse, Brett Wallach, Ramon Ortiz, Doug Davis, Nick Struck, Robert Coello and Su-Min Jung. Nelson Perez, Junior Lake and Jae-Hoon Ha are getting their taters in Daytona. Daytona became the first club in the organization to reach 20 wins, and […]

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Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects

The CCO’s look at the Cubs’ farm system continues with Minor League Ball’s ranking of the Cubs’ top prospects. Minor League Ball recently published their preliminary list of the top prospects in the Cubs system. John Sickels pointed out that the grades are subject to change. Like Baseball Prospectus, Sickels feels the Cubs system lacks […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/06/10

The Iowa Cubs reduce their magic number to one but come up short in their first chance to clinch. Two Cubs minor league managers are named the Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. One Cubs minor league skipper is ejected from a game in the first inning. Three Tennessee Smokies are named postseason […]

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A Look at the Peoria Chiefs and Boise Hawks

The Peoria Chiefs feature several of the top prospects in the Cubs organization this season. From Hak-Ju Lee to Logan Watkins to Jae-Hoon Ha have played for the Chiefs this season … as well as one of the top arms in the Cubs’ system, Trey McNutt. Peoria was recently in Kane County playing the Cougars […]

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