2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Javier Baez

Ednel Javier Baez was drafted by the Cubs in the 2011 draft with the 9th pick. History is going to look at that draft as an incredible one. Here's a sampling of players taken in that round: 1.1 Gerrit Cole (ace potential) 1.3 Trevor Bauer (20 makeup, but #2 potential) 1.4 Dylan Bundy (pre-TJS, was consensus […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-16-13

Very few teams played, as this is the ASB for AA and AAA.  Boise Hawks 3 @ Hillsboro Hops 0 The Hawks didn't have a lot of offense here, but they didn't need it. Daniel Lockhart, Jacob Rogers, and Lance Rymel each had a pair of singles; Rymel added a walk. The only XBH was a double […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-2-13

Since this JOT pales in comparison to the other news of the past 24 hours, I'm going to have some fun with it.  Memphis Redbirds 2 @ Iowa Cubs 6 The Stranger within my gate, He may be true or kind But he does not talk my talk- I cannot feel his mind. I see […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-26-13

The Heavens smiled upon me yesterday. There was no Iowa game. Jackson Generals 0 @ Tennessee Smokies 6 Arismendy Alcantara has been really cold lately. He went 0-4 with a SO, and over his last ten he's .195/.250/.341. Against lefties this year he is batting just .615 OPS. Christian Villanueva went 2-4 with a 2-run HR. Justin Bour, […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-18-13

Nashville Sounds 0 @ Iowa Cubs 7 Nick Struck had a no hitter into the 6th inning. He pitched 6.2 innings and ended up allowing 3 hits and 2 walks, for no runs. Casey Coleman had 1.1 innings of work and allowed 3 baserunners but no runs. Eduardo Sanchez pitched a scoreless ninth. Logan Watkins had a […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-2-13

Thanks to sitrick (Vanilla Pope) for taking the weekend beat. New Orleans Zephyrs 5 @ Iowa Cubs 3 Logan Watkins had a Logan Watkins day. Again. 1-4, RBI, 2 SO. Dave Sappelt, now in the 2 hole, went 2-4 with a run scored. Brett Jackson had a walk and an RBI (0-2). Ian Stewart continues his torrid pace, […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-20-13

Las Vegas 51s @ Iowa Cubs: Postponed – Rain Tennessee Smokies 9 @ Chattanooga Lookouts 2 (Game 1 – 7 innings) Matt Szczur had a double and 2 RBI, and a strikeout also. Ronald Torreyes continues to cool off with an 0-4 performance. Arismendy Alcantara is really picking it up as of late, going 3-4 with 2 […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-17-13

Tucson Padres 9 @ Iowa Cubs 8 As I was typing this, it was 9-6. The Cubs had to score 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth to make it interesting, but of course they failed to win it.  Logan Watkins went yard for the 3rd time this season. It was his only hit; he […]

JoT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-10-13

Iowa Cubs 1 @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox 11 Logan Watkins had an RBI double. It was the only run the Cubs scored. Brett Jackson 2: Their First (Designated For) Assignment was 0 for 4 with a SO. Josh Vitters had a walk and went 0-3. Forget everyone else. Brooks Raley has a 40-man spot, just thought I'd […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-27-13

Iowa Cubs 2 @ Omaha Storm Chasers 12 This one was ugly. The Cubs walked twice and mustered only 5 hits. They were: Logan Watkins: 2-4, 3B, 1 RBI, 1 SO Brett Jackson 2: Red, White and Bad: 1-3, 2B, 1 RBI Brian Bogusevic: 1-2, 1 BB Alberto Gonzalez: 1-3, R Ian Stewart was 0-2 with a walk for the […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-26-13

Iowa Cubs 4 @ Omaha Storm Chasers 5 Another day, another walk for Logan Watkins. He went 1-4 with a walk and a strikeout. Brett Jackson II: The Adventure of Stink went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and a walk. Bed Intruder went 1-5 with an RBI double. He'd also score a run and walk once. Ryan Sweeney continues to push the […]