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Journeymen of Tomorrow: Special Draft Edition

In Minor Leagues by myles37 Comments

The Cubs finally had some picks in the draft and their strategy was extremely straightforward: draft right-handed college pitchers. 3. Tom Hatch, RHP, Ok State Hatch was the Big 12 pitcher of the year last year. As a redshirt sophomore, he has some leverage to return home, so this isn't likely to be an underslot pick. Hatch is still playing …

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Cubs Minor League Recap

In Minor Leagues, News And Rumors by dmick8928 Comments

Tennessee Smokies 4 @ Mississippi Braves 1 Chesny Young got off to a fantastic start, but has fallen on hard times lately. He was 1-4 against the Braves last night with a strikeout. His season line prior to last night's game had dropped to .297/.390/.363 with a .361 wOBA and 124 wRC+. Those numbers are still good overall, but they've come way …

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Cubs Minor League Recap

In Minor Leagues by dmick898 Comments

Memphis Redbirds 5 @ Iowa Cubs 6 Willson Contreras was not in the lineup after injuring his foot, but it does not sound serious. He's expected back in the lineup soon and was said to be day to day. Even with his absence and Albert Almora's promotion to MLB, the Iowa Cubs still won. They're now 29-27.  Arismendy Alcantar was 1-3 …

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Cubs Minor League Recap

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick8923 Comments

Memphis Redbirds 1 @ Iowa Cubs 6 The Iowa Cubs are on quite a roll. They've improved to 28-26 after this win and Willson Contreras wasn't even in the lineup. Even the great ones need rest. It's worth saying once again that Contreras should be called up immediately. His rest of season projection is now quite a bit better offensively than …

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Cubs Minor League Recap

In Minor Leagues by dmick8929 Comments

Memphis Redbirds 0 @ Iowa Cubs 4 The I-Cubs improved to 27-26 on the season behind a strong outing from Jake Buchanan. He threw 7 innings, allowed only 4 hits, walked nobody and struckout 7. Buchanan is a 26-year old former Houston Astro. He pitched in the Majors in 2014 and 2015 without a lot of success.  C.J. Edwards threw …

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Cubs Minor League Recap (6.4.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick894 Comments

Iowa Cubs 7, Oklahoma City Dodgers 5 The rainout on Wednesday didn't slow Willson Contreras down. He went 1-4 with a walk and hit his 9th home run of the season. He drove in 3 runs and scored 2. Dan Vogelbach and Albert Almora didn't miss a beat either. Vogelbach was 2-4 with a double and Almora was 2-3 with a …

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Cubs Minor League Recap (6.3.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89126 Comments

Iowa Cubs @ Oklahoma City Dodgers (Postponed) I guess this is about the only way to keep Willson Contreras from having a good day.  Jackson Generals 8 @ Tennessee Smokies 4 The Smokies had 10 hits and took 7 walks, but managed only 4 runs. Almost all of them were in the first inning (3). Jacon Hanneman was 2-4 with …

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Cubs Minor League Update (6.2.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick8932 Comments

Iowa Cubs 5 @ Oklahoma City Dodgers 4 With the win last night, the I-Cubs sit a game below .500. Maybe that's why Willson Contreras is still on their roster. I agree with Myles. It's time to question whether or not the Cubs are really fielding their best 25-man roster. That's a pretty cool thing to be questioning when you've got …