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Cubs prospects report: Rivero, Paniagua, Concepcion and more

Today, we profile three Cubs prospects in the system whom the team signed after they had defected from Cuba, one of whom could become a staple in the Cubs’ bullpen and might even debut by season’s end.  We also examine the work of another prospect whose acquisition did not require the Cubs to look outside the United States. Let’s get to work. RHP Juan Paniagua:  Former...
Via The Sports Bank
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs prospect Dillon Maples overcoming Steve Blass Disease

Here are a few more features of  players from the lower level of the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system. Dillon Maples:  RH pitcher Maples’ performance for Boise the last couple of weeks is further evidence that as much as we try to figure out the game of baseball, the more confounding it proves to be.  Former major league pitcher Steve Blass won 69 games for the Pittsburgh...
Via The Sports Bank
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Hip Hip, Jorge!

Six months I've waited for this. At the beginning of this year, there were three Cuban defectors that many baseball fans started to become familiar with: Yoenis Cespedes, Jorge Soler, and Gerardo Concepcion. Cespedes was the best prospect simply because of his age (26) and experience. The Cubs easily won the Concepcion sweepstakes over ten teams or so, inking...
Via The Baseball Page
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Take Advantage of Cub Miscues at Talking Stick

Taking advantage of four errors to score four unearned runs, the Diamondbacks defeated the Cubs 8-5 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, east of Scottsdale, AZ. 21-year old 6’5 RHP Jose Arias got the start for the Cubs and worked three innings, and although he did allow two runs on four hits and...
Via Cub Reporter
April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Concepcion Goes Five But Giants Rally to Edge Cubs

Gerardo Concepcion threw five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts and two wild pitches, but the Giants rallied for three runs off two relievers and edged the Cubs 5-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Indian School Park Field #1 in Scottsdale, AZ.   This was Concepcion’s third Extended Spring Training...
Via Cub Reporter
April 19, 2012  |  Discuss

A's Rough Up Cubs Cuban Connection at Papago Park

Rob Whitenack (rehabbing from June 2011 TJS) threw two innings (27 pitches) of shutout ball with three strikeouts, but Cuban LHPs Gerardo Concepcion and Frank del Valle allowed a combined seven runs on 10 hits, five walks, a HBP, and two wild pitches over the next six innings, as the Athletics defeated the Cubs 7-4 in Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #2 (AKA...
Via Cub Reporter
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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