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 […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-9-13

Iowa Cubs 0 @ New Orleans Zephyrs 9 Logan Watkins was cursed by Berselius yesterday. He went 0-4. Ty Wright had a double. Junior Lake struck out twice, but walked. He played RF. J.C. Boscan walked and struck out. Anthony Giansanti is pinch-hitting a lot, and he's good at it. He went 1-1 for the 4th time in a row. Jake […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-7-12 and 7-8-12

July 7 Iowa Cubs 8 @ Albuquerque Isotopes 5 Very even effort from the boys here. Every starter had exactly one hit save Brad Nelson, who had 2 walks and a run anyway. Both Anthony Giansanti and Ty Wright had a pair of doubles; Wright had a walk as well, while Giansanti had a double instead of a […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-4-13

First, a quick recap of July 3: Iowa saw 4 home runs: Junior Lake, Brad Nelson, Ty Wright, and the Iowa first from Jae-Hoon Ha. That was enough to seal the 6-5 win. Christian Villanueva and Justin Bour each had a home run and AJ Morris dominated for a 3-1 victory. Javier Baez went 1-3 […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-30-13

Iowa Cubs 0 @ Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Junior Lake was 1-4, and Jae-Hoon Hzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Tennessee Smokies 3 @ Montgomery Biscuits 4 (10 innings) Hey! Arismendy Alcantara had a home run and a walk. Matt Szczur had a triple, John Andreoli had the vaunted double doubles. Rubi Silva went 2-4. Alberto Cabrera went 6.1 innings and allowed two runs off of 7 […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-25-13

Iowa Cubs 0 @ Memphis Redbirds 7 Memphis scored 6 runs in the 1st inning. The Cubs had 0 walks and 1 hit (Jae-Hoon Ha, who was then caught stealing). I quit. Jackson Generals 6 @ Tennessee Smokies 7 (14 innings) They played a minor league doubleheader's worth of innings in this one. Arismendy Alcantara had 2 walks and […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-17-13

Omaha Storm Chasers 0 @ Iowa Cubs 2 No walks and a single extra-base hit (Logan Watkins, double). You'd think the Cubs lost, right? Wrong: Chris Rusin pitched a shutout because he's on a mission to make me look as stupid as possible. 5 hits and a walk, and 8 strikeouts.  Mississippi Braves 1 @ Tennessee […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-13-13

Iowa Cubs 8 @ Oklahoma City Bombers 9 (12 innings) The Cubs were perfect-gamed until the 6th inning. Dave Sappelt had a 3-run blast and a double. Donnie Murphy had a good game, going 3-6. Both Logan Watkins and Brad Nelson went 1-4 with 2 walks. 3rd hitter Steve Clevenger had a single and a double. Nick Struck had another poor-ass game. […]