Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/20/15

That rumbling you hear from far off is not just the spring storm clouds, which effected play in the minors this weekend, but that of several Cubs’ prospects beginning to show their stuff. South Bend starting pitchers Erick Leal, Zach Hedges and Trevor Clifton gave up only one earned run in 15 innings. In Myrtle […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/17/15

Spring weather affected games throughout the minor league system the past two days. Myrtle Beach has not played since Tuesday, while Iowa had game two of a doubleheader postponed and Tennessee had their home opener pushed back. In the games that did take place, South Bend struggled to find consistency as they got another fine […]


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

Pitching was the hallmark of the start of this week in the minors as Ryan Williams dazzled in his first professional start for South Bend. Jen-Ho Tseng picked up where he left off last year, as the CCO Minor League Pitcher of the Year in his debut for Myrtle Beach. Meanwhile Tennessee and Iowa got […]


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Justin Steele Wins The CCO’s Top Prospect Poll

Every year, Chicago Cubs Online puts together a top prospect watch of ten players based on the votes from you, the fans. The CCO conducted a preliminary poll starting the beginning of February. Votes were received on the website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. A run-off poll of the top 20 qualifiers started in March […]


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South Bend Cubs Announce 2015 Opening Day Roster

The South Bend Cubs released its Opening Day roster Monday and it features three of the top prospects in the system. SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Jake Stinnett, OF Jeffrey Baez and RHP Trevor Clifton highlight the SB Cubs first roster. There are 28 players on the roster, 14 pitchers, three catchers, five infielders and six outfielders. […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – South Bend Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Low-A South Bend Cubs The second installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the South Bend Cubs. And a brief overall look at the system will precede the team summaries. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/02/15

Five Players to Watch: Low-A South Bend and High-A Myrtle Beach Last week, the CCO began the series that looks beyond the Top 20 Prospect lists and explores the other players in the Cubs organization that may have an impact on the Major League club. Over the years, the CCO has profiled players such as […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/26/14

Position Analysis – Low-A South Bend Pitching Staff The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, and High-A Myrtle Beach, we now look at the prospects for Low-A South Bend. Low-A South Bend Starters and Relievers A third wave of […]


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Baseball America’s Midwest League Top 20 Includes Cubs Pitching Prospect Duane Underwood

Baseball America released its ranking of the top 20 prospects of the 2014 season in the Midwest League. And the Cubs Low-A roster placed only one player in the top 20, RHP Duane Underwood. Duane Underwood earned the ranking after putting together an excellent season, but it was somewhat surprising that RHP Jen-Ho Tseng did […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/25/14

The conclusion of the minor league season meant it was time to recognize the position players and pitchers in the Cubs’ system that stood out in a very good system. Kris Bryant was the easy choice for Minor League Player of the Year, but with several good arms down on the farm, RHP Daury Torrez […]


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