The Cubs’ organization is littered with players who have been promoted to new levels over the course of this season. It is also littered with players who are altering their approach to hitting or are adjusting to new roles on the mound. None of that is to mention players who Continue reading Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down
The Cubs and their affiliates have announced full season minor league rosters. The new Single A affiliates, South Bend (MWL) and Myrtle Beach (Carolina League) replace the Kane County Cougars and the Daytona Cubs (now, Tortugas). Generally speaking, there are solid prospects worth keeping an eye on at every level. The Continue reading Minor League Recap: Full Season Rosters Announced
The theme of the week has been streaks in the Cubs’ system, as Kane County has a 10 game win streak going at the moment, Albert Almora has hit in 8 of his last 9 games, Addison Russell has homered in 3 straight games, and Pierce Johnson had a 23 Continue reading Minor League Recap: WE’RE GOING STREAKING!
With all of the full season teams either currently in first place or holding a tie for it, the minor league season has a chance to extend across the organization. While Daytona and Iowa had rocky or up and down starts, both have righted the ship, especially Daytona, who was Continue reading Minor League Recap: Kris Bryant Finally Loses a Crown; Teams Keep Winning
Since the last recap on April 24, there have been returns, streaks, and walks. The Cubs, in anticlimactic fashion, cut ties with their return in the most talked about insignificant trade in minor league history, by releasing Matt Scioscia, who came from the Angels for Trevor Gretzky. The most notable information Continue reading Minor League Recap: 4/24 – 5/7
The most eventful week of the minor league season brought the return of Javier Baez from the disabled list, the debut of Pierce Johnson with the Smokes at Double A, and Corey Black taking another no-hitter to his pitch limit. Albert Almora and Kris Bryant both brought six game hitting Continue reading Minor League Recap 4/18 – 4/23