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Minor League Recap 4-5-14

Iowa Cubs It was a long night for the Iowa Cubs as they were beaten 11-1. Matt Szczur was 1-3 with a walk, run scored and a strikeout. Arismendy Alcantara was also 1-3 with a double. He also had an error. Javier Baez was 0-2 with 2 strikeouts and was thrown out of the game […]

Minor League Roundtable Part 2: Breakouts and Busts

Part 2 of our Roundtable series discussing all sorts of things relevant to the Cubs Minor League system. Let's get into it, shall we?   Myles: Who do you guys think could breakout next year? I think there's a slam-dunk answer to breakout candidates, but I have a few I'd like to talk about. The one I'm […]

Cubs Dominate Northwest League Top Prospect List

The first "wave of talent" is almost here, and by that, I mean Baez/Alcantara. The next wave may not be that far afterwards. Baseball America placed 6 Cubs on the list of the Top 20 Prospects of the Northwest League. #1 Kris Bryant #7 Paul Blackburn #9 Yasiel Balaguert #10 Dillon Maples #12 Shawon Dunston, Jr. […]

2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Shawon Dunston, Jr.

Shawon Dunston, Jr. came to the Cubs as part of the 2011 draft spending spree, shelling out $1.275 million to pry the 11th round legacy pick away from a commitment to Vanderbilt University. Scouting reports at the time universally praised his athleticism as an outfielder but were also fairly unanimous that he was quite raw, […]

The Children Are Our Future – Minor League Update Sponsored by TGI Friday’s

AZL Cubs Shawon Dunston, Jr.'s minor league career has not gotten off to a fast start. He was 0-4 last night. After spending 71 plate appearances at Boise he was demoted to the AZL Cubs where he's been an improved hitter, but nothing that gets you excited. On the season he's hit .228/.291/.347. Albert Almora […]

Daily Facepalm 3.23.12 – Too many DUIs edition

Practice game recap The Cubs pounded the rangers 11-4. Soriano, Mather, Jackson, and Ian Stewart all homered. Matt Garza threw 81 pitches in five innings, but could have gone deeper had Darwin Barney not committed two errors in the fourth inning. Marcos Mateo left the game with an injury and there's no word on how […]

Cubs sign 9 of top 10 draft picks, 18 of top 20

Post to be updated as the bonus numbers trickle in. Notable signings announced tonight: First round pick SS Javier Baez signed for $2.625 mm Second round pick 1B Dan Vogelbach signed for $1.6 mm Eleventh round pick OF Shawon Dunston Jr. signed for $1.275 mm Fourteenth round pick (and first round talent) RHP Dillon Maples […]

2011 MLB Draft: Rundown

Carrie Muskat has an article up about a few of the players the Cubs drafted that’s worth reading. A couple of things caught my attention. Cubs scouting director Tim Wilken said they did take more high school players than in the past and did so with Cubs chairman Tom Rickett’s endorsement. Ricketts was in Mesa, […]

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