Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/23/14

It was all about the First Round Draft Picks as the week ended and the second half began for most of the minor league teams. The Kyle Schwarber-less Boise Hawks have struggled mightily since his promotion, while his new team, the Kane County Cougars, won three out of four as Schwarber hit his first Low-A […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 06/21/14

Tonight is opening night for the AZL Cubs, heralding the beginning of a new class of players on their journey through the minor league system. Among the players to watch are catcher Tyler Alamo, corner infielder Roney Alcala, infielder Gleyber Torres, outfielder Eloy Jimenez, and pitchers Frailin Figueroa and Jefferson Mejia. As the 2014 draft […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/19/14

Home runs, promotions and All-Star Games highlighted the first part of the week in the Cubs’ system. Kyle Schwarber hit two homers and was bumped up a level following the game. While Kane County and Tennessee received mid-season breaks, two Smokies that participated in the Southern League All-Star Game received promotions. The D-Cubs broke out […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/16/14

The “big fly” played a prominent role to end the week in the minors. First Round pick Kyle Schwarber had two round-trippers for Boise and Justin Marra also went deep as the Hawks began their season. Kane County received homers from Yasiel Balaguert, Jordan Hankins, and Jacob Rogers as the Cougars finished the first half […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 06/14/14

With All-Star season upon us in the minors, some reshuffling of personnel can be expected. Here are some moves that may happen: Kris Bryant to Iowa: Okay, so I started with an obvious one. It seems pretty clear that Bryant is ready for the next level, yet still has work to do with his defense […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/05/14

All-Star assignments were a big part of the news to start the week as 15 players from the Cubs’ organization will be representing their respective teams with Triple-A yet to be announced. Kane County’s Jose Arias, Paul Blackburn, Jordan Hankins, and Will Remillard were named to Midwest League squad. Gioskar Amaya, Marco Hernandez, Andrew McKirahan, […]

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The Daily CCO: Castillo Out for at Least Two Weeks, Cubs Sticking with 13-Man Pitching Staff

Welington Castillo landed on the disabled list again on Tuesday. And the injury that was downplayed as a sore back following Sunday’s game, in which he was lifted in the fourth inning, was brushed off again on Tuesday. Castillo was placed on the 15-day DL with left rib cage inflammation, not an oblique injury which […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/02/14

The Cubs’ minor league system saw two of its teams trending the wrong way as Tennessee has lost seven straight despite a homer binge by Kris Bryant, while Daytona has lost five games in a row. Kane County split their four games to end the week as the Cougars received a combined shutout by Justin […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/29/14

The most dominant thing in the news from the Cubs minor leagues at the beginning of the week wasn’t Kris Bryant, but he ran a close second to the rain. Bad weather cancelled and delayed games but didn’t slow down Bryant, who was 6-for-8 with two home runs and two RBI in three games. That […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/26/14

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez made most of the headlines in the minors at the end of the week as the top two prospects in the system extended their hitting streaks into double digits. Baez continued his streak on Sunday and extended it to ten games with a two-hit performance that included a grand slam. […]

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