Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/19/13

Despite a huge night in the previous game, Kris Bryant was not in the lineup last night. Jorge Soler and Wes Darvill were. Jorge Soler, 1-4, R, K, 0/1/2 FB/GB/LD Jorge Soler lines out to right fielder Stephen Piscotty. Jorge Soler called out on strikes. Jorge Soler singles on a line drive to right fielder […]

Star of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/10/13

Mesa 8 v Salt River 1 Only Almora and Armando Rivero played.  Albert Almora: 2-5, 2 R, 3B, 3 RBI Albert Almora grounds out, third baseman Jake Lamb to first baseman Andy Burns. Albert Almora flies out to left fielder Todd Glaesmann. Albert Almora singles on a ground ball to third baseman Jake Lamb. Albert Almora grounds […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-21-13

Memphis Redbirds 7 @ Iowa Cubs 1 Mike Olt went 0-2 with a walk. Yoanner Negrin was pretty awesome, allowing 1 run in 5 innings. He walked 1 and allowed 4 hits. Alberto Cabrera did a Lendy Castillo impression, as did Jeffry Antigua. Marcus Hatley went scoreless. Javier Baez and the Superfriends 10 @ Birmingham […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-12-13

Sacramento River Cats 1 @ Iowa Cubs 2 So, there's a pretty cool story here. Josh Vitters came back, and played 3B (Olt played DH). He hit a home run in the bottom of the 4th; then, in the 5th, Olt called, and hit a home run of his own. Vitters ended up going 1-2 […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-11-13

Fresno Grizzlies 4 @ Iowa Cubs 1 Mike Olt went 0-3. Yoanner Negrin got the start and was pretty decent. He allowed 3 runs in 6 innings, but only 1 run was earned. In any case, he allowed 5 hits and a walk and struck out 7. Marcus Hatley and Zach Rosscup each went one […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-6-13

Iowa Cubs 10 @ Tacoma Rainiers 3 Hey! Mike Olt hit a home run and walked 3 times! Clearly, his struggles are over. Darnell McDonald went 2-6 with a jack, as did Dave Sappelt. Player of the day (for this team), though, was Edgar Gonzalez. He was 5-6 with 3 home runs! Yoanner Negrin had […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-5-13

Iowa Cubs 5 @ Tacoma Rainiers 6 8 runs were scored in the first 2 innings. Mike Olt went 0-4 with no walks or strikeouts.  Justin Grimm was pretty poor early on, allowing 5 runs in the first 2 innings. Afterwards, he settled down and didn't allow another run. He ended with a 6 IP, […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-31-13

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Salt Lake Bees 6 Mike Olt went 0-4. Jae-Hoon Ha went 2-3 with a walk. No one else played so don't even look. I seriously considered linking that score to a rick roll. Justin Grimm had a pretty forgettable 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 SO start. Casey Coleman […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-30-13

Iowa Cubs 4 @ Salt Lake Bees 5 I. Don't. Care. And neither do you. Mike Olt went 1-4, but every time he didn't single, he struck out. Logan Watkins also singled, as did a bunch of other people. What do you want from me? At least Jae-Hoon Ha doubled and homered; Edwin Mayonnaise and […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-29-13

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Oklahoma City RedHawks 4 Snore. Logan Watkins did well, going 2-4 with a double. Donnie Murphy tripled. Ty Wright singled and homered, and Darnell McDonald doubled, walked, and singled. That's it. Mike Olt was 0-4 with another strikeout. Brooks Raley was very serviceable, allowing 2 runs in 6.2 innings. He walked […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-28-13

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Oklahoma City RedHawks 4 Cubs outhit the RedHawks 9 to 7 in this one. Mike Olt went 0-4 with a strikeout, and Logan Watkins went 0-5. Watkins has a .508 after the ASB and a .556 OPS since July. Hopefully he gets back on the train soon, because Alcantara is not far behind him as […]

JOT Cubs Minor League Recap 7-25-13

New Orleans Zephyrs 3 @ Iowa Cubs 4 Mike Olt went 0-2 with a walk and a run scored. Josh Vitters helpfully took himself out of the running for 3B by injuring himself as he rounded first. He went 1-2 with and RBI and the severity of his injury is not yet known. Jake Arrieta helped his […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-23-13

New Orleans Zephyrs 0 @ Iowa Cubs 1 The only run in the game was scored in the bottom of the 9th. Logan Watkins went 2-4 and was the only real offense. Donnie Murphy was 1-4 and scored the only run of the game off a Edwin Maysonet (remember him?) single to send the Des Moines crowd happy. Mike […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-22-13

New Orleans Zephyrs 9 @ Iowa Cubs 2 This team just got a lot more interesting. I put Mike Olt at #6 on the Cubs top prospects list, which is more a compliment to the Cubs farm system than a diss an Olt, who I think is an Top 80-100 type (Alcantara is a Top 80-100 […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-18-13

Iowa Cubs 6 @ Round Rock Express 3 Logan Watkins scored 2 runs on a single and a HBP. No walk today. Donnie Murphy had a big day, going 2-4 with a double and a home run. Ty Wright also had a double, as did Edgar "Who?" Gonzalez. On the Texas side (since Garza is probably maybe going there), prospects that might […]

JOT Quick Hits: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-14-13

Albuquerque 5 @ Iowa 1 (18 innings) Both Jake Arrieta and Jeffry Antigua had "starts" in this one. Arrieta allowed 1 in 6, fanning 9. Antigua allowed none in 6, but only struck one out. Offensively, scoring 1 run in 18 innings is clearly not good for the stat line. Ty Wright did go 2-6 with 2 walks, though. Logan Watkins […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-11-13

Hope you had your free slushies yesterday… Albuquerque Isotopes 4 @ Iowa Cubs 1 Ian Stewart went deep for the 'Topes, part of a 2-3, BB day. His BA is a blistering .194 at the moment. Whatever.  Logan Watkins was 1-3 with a HBP. The only other noteworthy performance was the 1-4, 3B from Brad Nelson.  […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-10-13

First, I'd like to apologize for the extreme lateness of the JOT today. Usually, I bang them out at work (I get here an hour early and write it). Today that didn't happen because I was very busy all day. It'll probably happen again tomorrow. Perhaps someday this will actually be my job, but I'm […]