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Myles already posted the Cubs prospects who have fallen so now it's time to look at the ones who have risen. We'll also have an updated Cubs top prospects list for you.
3. Pierce Johnson – The 22 year old supplemental first round pick from 2012 is probably a little too old for his level, but he's been dominating. He only logged 11 innings after the draft last year, but started the year in Kane County. He's made the most of it and will be due for a promotion soon.
In 62.2 innings, Johnson has 25.7% of the batters he's faced and walked only 7.1%. He's also kept the ball in the ballpark as he's only given up 4 home runs.
He has given up more hits than you'd like. To be precise, he's given up 63 of them and that's a higher number than you'd like for someone advanced for his level. Despite the impressive control, he's allowed more than 1.3 baserunners per inning due to the number of hits allowed.
There's plenty of reason to be optimisti...
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Your browser does not support iframes.Mass confusion was the theme in the top of the ninth inning during the Cubs win over the Mets Saturday afternoon.Chicago had the bases loaded with no outs when Darwin Barney struck a ball to shallow center field. Mets center fielder Juan Lagares came charging in and appeared to make a shoestring catch to take away a hit from Barney. But wait...
This is the 2nd installment of our monthly prospect review. This time, I'll be taking the prospects that have been falling over the last month or so, and dmick89 will take the Rising prospects (and have our Top 15-ish list).
Brett Jackson is technically a prospect, but I feel like we pretty much know what we're going to get. He's going to struggle...
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. He sits at 6.46 for an ERA at...
Chicago Cubs center fielder David DeJesus crashed hard into the outfield fence and left Friday night's game against the New York Mets.
DeJesus appeared to hurt his right shoulder after Juan Lagares' third-inning triple ticked off the end of his glove. DeJesus was running almost full speed when he extended his right arm, which slammed into the padded wall in right-center...
The Chicago Cubs have already lost Kyuji Fujikawa for the remainder of the season. Now, they have another disabled reliever. MLB.com's Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat reports that the Cubs have placed right-hander Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with a bone spur in his pitching elbow.
Muskat tweeted the news Wednesday:
#cubs put Zach Putnam on DL, bone spurs....
Chicago Cubs center fielder David DeJesus has left a game against the New York Mets after he crashed into the outfield fence.
DeJesus appeared to hurt his right shoulder Friday night after Juan Lagares' third-inning triple ticked off the end of his glove. DeJesus was running almost full speed when he extended his right arm, which slammed into the padded wall in right-center...
Hey, the Cubs decided to win today! This should be easy. Your Bright Spots:
I'd be remiss to not start with this one: much-maligned Starlin Castro had a 3-7 day, including a 450-foot home run that the wind somehow knocked down into the ivy for a double. Even more than that, though, his at-bats looked really good today, and he seemed to be seeing the ball really well. Am I going...
David DeJesus will be placed on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain according to CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney.
Check that: Shoulder sprain for DeJesus. Cubs waiting for swelling to go down next week, considering calling up extra bullpen arm.
— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) June 15, 2013
In the bottom of the third inning against the Mets Friday night...
Steve Clevenger is making a case to get back to Wrigley Field as the left-handed hitting catcher is hitting .417 in 10 games and smacked two of homers to lead Iowa Saturday night. Kyle Hendricks improved to 7-2 with seven strong innings in a Tennessee victory. 2012 first-rounder Paul Blackburn made his NWL debut and Kane County lost.
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Scott Feldman continues to reward the Chicago Cubs for giving him another chance to start in the big leagues.
On Saturday Feldman won his sixth game of the season after throwing seven innings against the Mets. Feldman allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out six.
In the contest Feldman lowered his ERA to 3.05 and his WHIP to 1.10. He will face...
David DeJesus hit a bases-loaded triple before injuring his shoulder when he crashed into the outfield wall, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Friday night behind resurgent starter Edwin Jackson.
Nate Schierholtz homered and Anthony Rizzo had three hits for Chicago in the opener of a three-game series between big-market teams trying to rebuild. Jackson (3-8) went...
Twitter is easily my favorite social media site. It’s the best place to get news and cool stories while allowing for just enough broadcasting that you actually get news from outside your chosen cone if you engage with it. Still, I usually hate twitter controversies. Bill Simmons is “angry” with ESPN again? Boo. Football players aren’t, en masse, erudite and inspiring thinkers...