Apparently Theo & Co. are happy with what the South Bend Cubs organization has been doing.
— South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) June 23, 2016
First six South Bend Cubs were named to the Midwest League All Star Game including starters Jesse Hodges, Donnie Dewees and Eloy Jiminez. Andrew Ely was promoted to Myrtle Beach right after the announcement and didn’t particpate.
Our 2016 All-Stars are all packed up and Cedar Rapids bound! pic.twitter.com/hPYSGE4b27
— South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) June 20, 2016
Then the baby Cubs guaranteed themselves a playoff spot with their Eastern Division first place finish.
— South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) June 19, 2016
Then the South Bend Cubs’ players showed out in the MWL ASG, helping the East with a come from behind win.
— Sharon Holston (@SharonHolston) June 23, 2016
In addition to his game tying homerun, Eloy Jimenez drove in a run with a groundout in the seventh and led all players with four RBIs. Donnie Dewees went 2-for-4 with an RBI, walk and a stolen base and scored three runs. The East team beat the West 11-10 after being down 8-1 at one time.
South Bend’s Eloy Jimenez was named MVP
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) June 22, 2016
Which may seem familiar to fans of the baby Cubs since a SB Cub did the same thing last year.
— TheCCO-Minors (@TheCCO_Minors) June 22, 2016
And today I find this article about the Cubs’ best young prospects. Of those in the minors, labeled “7 who could get called up in the next 2 years”, 3 are or have been South Bend Cubs including 19 year old Gleyber Torres, 21 year old Ian Happ and the aforementioned Jimenez, also 19
So I guess it’s no surprise that the Cubs organization extended the South Bend Cubs player development contract. I mean, they seem to be doing an okay job with that whole “player development” thing, right?