JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-22-13

Iowa Cubs 5 @ Memphis Redbirds 2 Brooks Raley gave up 5 hits and 2 runs in 5.1 innings. He walked 2 and struckout 3. Zach Putnam, Rafael Dolis and Blake Parker finished the game without allowing any runs. He did give up 3 hits and walked 3 while striking out 5. 1B Brad Nelson […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-21-13

Iowa Cubs 0 @ Memphis Redbirds 1 It’s not easy writing about the Iowa Cubs. They are easily the least interesting team in the Cubs organization. Hell, the team in Chicago is even more interesting. We get paid the big bucks to do it so here we go. It was Hide Your Children Day in […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-19-13

Nashville Sounds 0 @ Iowa Cubs 5 Logan Watkins had another good day. He was 2-5 with a run scored and a strikeout. He would score once. Brett Jackson 2: The Quest for Curly's Walks did not play in this game. Ian Stewart didn't put a single ball in play: he was 0-2 with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks. The […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-17-13

This is a short Cubs minor league recap seeing as the Iowa Cubs and Kane County Cougars were postponed. Tennessee Smokies 4 @ Huntsville Stars 1 Eric Jokisch struckout 7 and walked none over 6 innings today. He gave up 3 hits and no runs. The 23-year old left-hander is off to a fantastic start […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-15-13

Alburquerque Isotopes 11 @ Iowa Cubs 5 Drew Carpenter is not very good at pitching, but we already knew that. He struck a batter out, walked 2, gave up 2 home runs and 7hits. He somehow escaped only allowing 5 runs in under 5 innings. Esmailin Caridad struckout 3 and walked none in 1.2 innings, […]

JoT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-14-13

Alburquerque Isotops 1 @ Iowa Cubs 4 Chris Rusin made his 3rd start of the season for the I-Cubs on Sunday. He had his best start of the year. He had allowed 7 runs (6 earned) over his previous 11 innings of work while striking out only 6 and walking 6. On Sunday he threw […]

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4-13-13

Albuquerque Isotopes 1 @ Iowa Cubs 6 Logan Watkins had a great day. He collected another 2 walks and a HR en route to a 1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI day. Watkins WAS caught stealing, though. Brett Jackson 2: Whiff Harder went 1-4 with a triple a walk and 2 strikeouts. He looks really bad at the […]

Journeymen of Tomorrow: Week 2 Prospect Watch

Each Saturday, I'm going to summarize the weekly performance top prospects at each level. Hopefully, this will give more of a snapshot of how our future Cubs are doing. AAA Brett Jackson 2: HyperJackson has a .235/.316/.324 line over 34 PA. His K% is 28.9%, which is better than it has been (but not so much that […]

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4-12-13

Albuquerque Isotopes 15 @ Iowa Cubs 5 This game was ugly. I'll start with the only bright spot: Logan Watkins went 0-2 with 3 walks. That's kind of cool. Brett Jackson 2.0 went 0-3 with no walks or strikeouts. He was double switched for Cory Wade, who got a hit. The nobodies on the bottom […]

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4-11-13

Iowa Cubs 0 @ Round Rock Express 2 In Brooks Raley’s first start of the season he allowed a bunch of hits, didn’t strike many out and walked nearly as many as he struckout. Last night he went 7 innings, allowed 8 hits and 2 runs. He struckout 7 and walked 0. Raley might prove […]

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4-10-13

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Round Rock Express 2 The Cubs got their first win of the season behind a decent start from Drew Carpenter. Carpenter pitched 5 innings, allowed 3 hits and walked 2 while striking out 4. He gave up 2 runs, both of which were earned. Yioannar Negren pitched 2.2 innings and gave […]

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4-9-13

Iowa Cubs 2 @ Round Rock Express 4 The Iowa Cubs are off to a fantastic 0-6 start after losing yet again last night. Chris Rusin threw 6 innings and allowed 7 hits and 4 runs. He walked 4, hit a batter, allowed a home run and struckout only 2. To give up only 4 […]

Cubs minor leaguers compared to league median age

Baseball America was nice enough to publish the median age for each league in the minor leagues. This is useful information. We often talk about a prospect being young or old for his level. Just look at my writeup on the Kane County Cougars pitching staff. As Baseball America notes, it's rare to find a […]

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4-8-13

Iowa Cubs 5 @ Round Rock Express 13 Barrett Loux got the start for the Cubs and he didn't last long. Only an inning. He gave up 3 hits and 3 walks. All of the baserunners scored. He allowed a home runs, struckout 2 and walked 3. Jaye Chapman pitched 2.2 innings, allowed a couple […]

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4-7-13

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Albuquerque Isotopes 7 Nick Struck walked none, but only struck out 1 and scattered 8 hits across 4 innings en route to a 4 ER performance. Casey Coleman picked up where Struck left off, surrendering 2 ER in 2 IP on a 2-R HR by Scott Van Slyke. Jensen Lewis gave […]