Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jay at Leadoff, Bryzzobrist, Andreoli in LF, Monty on Hill

The Cubs will play their second and final home night game of Cactus League tonight as they take the field against the Kansas City Royals at 9:05 PM CDT. The Cubs are fielding a lineup of mostly regular starters with the exception of John Andreoli, who recently blew up the World Baseball Classic, batting ninth and playing left field. Batting fifth for the Royals will be former Cub...
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March 19, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Andreoli’s performance in WBC is audition for other teams

In what is an MVP-level performance, Chicago Cubs outfielder John Andreoli produced for Italy in the WBC. It was also his audition for other teams. If you have not watched any of the action during the World Baseball Classic, you missed some great performances. A clutch hit by Adam Jones helping Team USA beat Columbia. […] Chicago Cubs: Andreoli’s performance in WBC is audition...
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March 15, 2017

Watch: John Andreoli Homers Again for Team Italy

Cubs prospect John Andreoli is at it again, hitting his third home run of the WBC (tying him atop the tournament leaderboard) in tonight’s tiebreaking game between Italy and Venezuela. Batting leadoff and playing center, Andreoli opened the bottom of the 1st with a double and scored his team’s first run shortly thereafter. He then gave Italy a lead in the 7th with this opposite...
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March 13, 2017

Andreoli turns heads during Classic run

John Andreoli might not be the first name Cubs fans think of when listing off the team's next big prospects. At age 26, Andreoli hasn't topped 12 homers in a season at any level of pro baseball. Andreoli has turned heads now, however, after a stellar first-round performance for Team Italy at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
March 13, 2017

Watch: John Andreoli Opens Scoring, CF Wall Against Puerto Rico (Plus Javy Baez RBI Single)

Cubs prospect John Andreoli has been putting on quite a show for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic. He continued his run with a 1st-inning two-run homer to strike first against Javy Baez and Puerto Rico Sunday afternoon. And as you can see in the video, the scoring wasn’t the only thing opened. That’s amore! Baez would single home former Cub Angel Pagan to bring his team...
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March 12, 2017

Chicago Cubs: John Andreoli leads Team Italy to walk-off win

The 2017 World Baseball Classic is underway and several surprises have played out. One included a walk-off win from a Chicago Cubs’ minor league outfielder. Still in its infancy as a major sporting event, the 2017 World Baseball Classic is proving why the event exists. For example, Team Israel, in its first appearance ever, went undefeated […] Chicago Cubs: John Andreoli leads...
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March 10, 2017

Watch: Cubs Prospect John Andreoli Caps Stunning Italy Comeback with Walk-Off Single

If you’re like most people, you probably went to bed last night when Mexico had a seemingly insurmountable 9-5 lead late in the game against team Italy. Well, I can tell you firsthand, you should’ve waited. In a stunning turn of events, the Italians came out in the bottom of the 9th inning against RHP Roberto Osuna and clocked back-to-back-to-back doubles to cut the lead in...
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March 10, 2017

Andreoli has fun playing for Italy in win vs. Cubs

The Cubs are represented on Team Italy, which beat Chicago, 8-7, on Tuesday, by prospect John Andreoli, a 17th-round pick in 2011, who is playing in his first World Baseball Classic.
March 07, 2017

Minor Leaguer Andreoli embracing roots in Classic

Some day, John Andreoli will travel to Florence, Italy, to learn more about his family's background. In March, he'll be representing Italy in the World Baseball Classic.
February 10, 2017

Happy Rule 5 Day!

Today is the Rule 5 draft. Courtesy of the inimitable Arizona Phil, here’s the list of Rule 5 eligible players. A few of these players are in danger of being selected. Gioskar Amaya: 2B/C prospect who has fallen on lean times. I like Amaya, but he might be too far to be stashed for a whole year. I’d say it’s a longshot he’s taken. John Andreoli: As good a chance as any Cub...
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