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Lots of HRs, lots of walks Baez and Olt both hit bombs off of Randy Wolf (video here and here), a not uncommon occurance for Randy Wolf. Olt later hit another bomb against against a Mariners reliever. Likely fifth starter James McDonald issued five walks in 2 2/3 innings in his start last night. First round of […]

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BA Review of Cubs international signings Ben Badler put up a recap of the Cubs international signings over at BA ($). Most of it is just a collection of scouting stuff we saw back at signing time, but still a good read since I don't remember any of it. Most of what seems new to me […]

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Ted Lilly Added to Cubs front office Ted Lilly signed on with the Cubs FO as a special assistant, and should be around as an instructor in spring training as well as doing some scouting and stuff during the season. Even though he struggled with injuries last year and retired this offseason, he might still […]

BP's top 10 Cubs prospects + consensus Top 14 prospects

The BP list came out, and it's a great read. Here it is, but a sub is required. I recommend getting a subscription; it really is great work. I won't share any of the bits besides the Top 10 list: 1. Baez 2. Bryant 3. Almora 4. Soler 5. Edwards 6. Alcantara 7. Johnson 8. […]

Stars of Tomorrow: 10/24/13

Scottsdale 4 v Mesa 7 Jorge Soler: 3-4, R, 2 RBI, SO Jorge Soler singles on a ground ball to left fielder Robby Hefflinger. Brian Goodwin scores. Devon Travis scores. C. Cron to 2nd. Jorge Soler singles on a line drive to left fielder Robby Hefflinger. Tyler Collins to 2nd. Jorge Soler singles on a […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/22/13

Kris Bryant now leads the league in avg, HR, and RBI. Triple Crown! Kris Bryant: 2-4, RBI, 2 SO Kris Bryant singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Tyler Naquin. Brian Goodwin scores. Tyler Collins to 2nd. Kris Bryant called out on strikes. Kris Bryant singles on a sharp ground ball to left […]

Kris Bryant, Man: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/21/13

Only 2 Cubs played. Kris Bryant is a good baseball player. Kris Bryant: 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB, SO Henry Urrutia grounds into a double play, third baseman Kris Bryant to first baseman C. J. Cron. Garin Cecchini out at 3rd. Kris Bryant walks. Kris Bryant strikes out swinging. Kris Bryant walks. Kris Bryant doubles […]

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 […]

Kris Bryant Goes Crazy: Minor League Recap 10/18/13

Lots of Cubs got some action in Arizona today. The best day was Kris Bryant who hit 2 home runs and now has 4 on the season in the Arizona Fall League. Albert Almora: 1-6, 1 2B, 0 R, 0 RBI, 0/2/4 FB/GB/LD Albert Almora grounds out, second baseman Joe Wendle to first baseman Travis […]

Minor League Roundtable Part 3: Cubs Prospects ETA

This is our third part of the roundtable. Myles was not present at the time that Sitrick and I started, but his answers are toward the end. dmick89: Of the major prospects, it's expected that Javier Baez will get to Chicago first. If he gets off to a good start at Iowa where I expect […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/17/13

Only one Cub played today. Albert Almora 1-4, SO, CS Albert Almora pops out to second baseman Cory Spangenberg. Albert Almora singles on a ground ball to left fielder Stefen Romero. With Addison Russell batting, Albert Almora caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Austin Hedges to second baseman Cory Spangenberg. Albert Almora flies out to center […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/16/13

Mesa 3 v Peoria 1 Kris Bryant: 0-3, BB, 2 SO, SB Kris Bryant walks. With Steven Souza Jr batting, Kris Bryant steals (2) 2nd base. Kris Bryant strikes out swinging. Kris Bryant flies out to right fielder Jorge Bonifacio in foul territory. Kris Bryant strikes out swinging. Wes Darvill: 1-4 Wes Darvill singles on […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/14/13

Mesa 7 v Scottsdale 6 Kris Bryant: 1-4, R, RBI Kris Bryant reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Alen Hanson. Brian Goodwin to 3rd. Kris Bryant reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez. Kris Bryant reaches on a fielding error by right fielder Cory Vaughn. Devon Travis to 3rd. Kris Bryant […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/9/13

Glendale 9 v Mesa 13 Albert Almora: 4-5, 3R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI Albert Almora homers (1) on a line drive to left field. Albert Almora doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Jared Mitchell. Adrian Nieto scores. Dixon Machado scores. Albert Almora singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Brent Keys. Albert […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/8/13

I thought it'd be nice to go over the AFL on a daily basis. I can't say I'll get to it every day; however, since many of the Cubs' very best prospects are on the Mesa Solar Sox, it's prudent to discuss. Mesa 8 v Glendale 8 (11 innings) Jorge Soler: 1-6, 2B, RBI, 2 […]

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