The Cubs and Rangers top prospects took the field under the lights at Sloan Park on Monday night. And the Rangers ended up with a 5-1 victory over the Cubs.
The Cubs ran out a starting nine of Jacob Hannemann RF, Albert Almora CF, Kyle Schwarber C, Dan Vogelbach 1B, Christian Villanueva 3B, Billy McKinney LF, Mark Zagunis DH, Danny Lockhart 2B and Carlos Penalver SS. And Corey Black was the starting pitcher.
C.J. Edwards retired the side in order in the fourth and fifth innings. And according to Carrie Muskat, Edwards struck out three of the six batters he faced over his two innings of work. Edwards ended his night by striking out Lewis Brinson swinging.
Kyle Schwarber walked twice and threw out two runners on the bases.
Willson Contreras doubled in Eloy Jimenez for the Cubs lone run of the game.
• Pitchers: Corey Black, C.J. Edwards, Armando Rivero, Josh Conway, James Norwood, Stephen Perakslis, Hunter Cervenka, Juan Carlos Paniagua and LHP Gerardo Concepcion.
• Catchers: Kyle Schwarber, Willson Contreras, Gioskar Amaya and Victor Caratini.
• Infielders: Dan Vogelbach, Danny Lockhart, Chesny Young, Carlos Penalver, Gleyber Torres, Christian Villanueva and Jeimer Candelario.
• Outfielders: Mark Zagunis, Albert Almora, Billy McKinney, Jacob Hannemann, Eloy Jimenez, Kevonte Mitchell and Charcer Burks.
Bill Mitchell reported Monday’s Futures Game was a great event, one he thinks Major League Baseball should encourage all organizations to do during Spring Training.
The Cubs were happy with the way both C.J. Edwards and Kyle Schwarber performed while in big league camp this spring. Edwards and Schwarber are expected to begin the season with Double-A Tennessee. Depending on the publication, Edwards and Schwarber and considered two of the top five prospects in the system.
For more on the Double-A Tennessee Smokies, here are the previews of the Cubs system.
Minor League Previews
Five Minor League Players to Watch
- Rookie and Short Season-A Ball – Down on the Farm Report – 02/23/15
- Low-A South Bend and High-A Myrtle Beach – Down on the Farm Report – 03/02/15
- Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa – Down on the Farm Report – 03/09/15