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Cubs Minor League Recap (6.3.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

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 (5.27.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Iowa Cubs 3 Willson Contreras didn't have the best night at the plate, but still managed to go 1-6 with a double. He struckout twice. Dan Vogelbach was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Juan Perez got the start in CF and went 2-4 with a walk. Albert Almora shifted to LF and was 1-5. Perez is …

Happy Rule 5 Day!

In Uncategorized by myles

Today is the Rule 5 draft. Courtesy of the inimitable Arizona Phil, here’s the list of Rule 5 eligible players. A few of these players are in danger of being selected. Gioskar Amaya: 2B/C prospect who has fallen on lean times. I like Amaya, but he might be too far to be stashed for a whole year. I’d say it’s …

Minor League Roundtable Part 2: Breakouts and Busts

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by Sitrick

Part 2 of our Roundtable series discussing all sorts of things relevant to the Cubs Minor League system. Let's get into it, shall we?   Myles: Who do you guys think could breakout next year? I think there's a slam-dunk answer to breakout candidates, but I have a few I'd like to talk about. The one I'm most confident about is Shawon …

Cubs Dominate Northwest League Top Prospect List

In aside, Minor Leagues by myles

The first "wave of talent" is almost here, and by that, I mean Baez/Alcantara. The next wave may not be that far afterwards. Baseball America placed 6 Cubs on the list of the Top 20 Prospects of the Northwest League. #1 Kris Bryant #7 Paul Blackburn #9 Yasiel Balaguert #10 Dillon Maples #12 Shawon Dunston, Jr. #17 Kevin Encarnacion I won't …

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Dillon Maples

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by Sitrick

Dillon Maples was a highly thought of right-handed high school pitcher who was rated 46th among Baseball America's top 200 draft prospects in 2011. He had a strong committment to North Carolina and dropped to the 14th round where the Cubs picked him up. In order to get him to sign, the Cubs gave him $2.5 million signing bonus, which …

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-15-13

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Sacramento River Cats 9 @ Iowa Cubs 1 This team sucks to write about. Mike Olt was 0-4 with 2 strikeouts. Brooks Raley struckout 7 and walked 1 over 6 innings. He allowed 7 hits, 1 home run and 4 runs overall. Chattanooga Lookouts 3 @ Tennessee Smokies 4 Nick Struck has had a poor season and even though he …