MATT LOOSEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs Prospects—Loosen, Lockhart, Lopez

Matt Loosen threw the first of three Cubs minor league no-hitters in 2013 as the right-hander sandwiched his gem in Daytona between two stints at AA Tennessee. Danny Lockhart earned NWL all-star honors and C Rafael Lopez was a AA All-Star in the Southern League.
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Daytona Cubs named Baseball America’s 2013 Minor League Team of the Year

In what seems to me to be a fairly unsurprising choice, Baseball America named the Daytona Cubs as 2013's Minor League Team of the Year. The article is free here, and absolutely worth a read. The important part: The season included special moments such as shortstop Javier Baez’s four home run effort on June 10 against Fort Myers. Matt Loosen spun Daytona’s first nine-inning...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs prospects: three hitting roadblocks en route to Wrigley Field

There are many blue chip prospects in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system. However, navigating the minor leagues for some players is akin to being a pin ball, bouncing up and down between levels where they succeed and levels where they struggle.  Other Cubs’ prospects’ matriculation through the system is rapid and seamless.  In this post, we feature three prospects who...
Via The Sports Bank
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Announce 2013 Arizona Fall League Guests of Honor

And the winners are... SS Javier Baez, RF Jorge Soler, 3B Kris Bryant, RHP Matt Loosen, RHP Armando Rivera, RHP Arodyz Vizcaino and OF Albert Almora will be a member of the taxi squad. Arizona Phil is going to have all kinds of fun. You can peruse past AFL rosters over at Wiklifield. Tags: Arizona Fall League
Via Cub Reporter
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs name Minor League POM: BIG BOY Dan Vogelbach

The Chicago Cubs today named Single-A Kane County Cougars first baseman Dan Vogelbach and Double-A Tennessee Smokies pitcher Matt Loosen the organization’s minor league player and pitcher of the month for July. The walk-up music for Dan Vogelbach says it all. Whenever the Kane County Cougars first baseman comes up to bat, the Stadium audio blares the “BIG BOY” snippet from...
Via The Sports Bank
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-24-13

The only team scheduled to play was the Smokies so here we go. Montgomery Bisquick Biscuits and Gravy 5 @ Tennessee Little Smokies 4 Matt Loosen threw 4.2 innings, allowed 5 hits and 2 runs. He walked 4 and struckout 3. Marcus Hatley allowed a hit and a walk in an inning of work and surrendered a run while striking out 2. AJ Morris officially came in the game to pitch the 7th inning...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ha Gets Last Laugh at Fitch Park

Matt Loosen retired the first ten men he faced and combined with three relievers to throw a four hitter and Jae-Hoon Ha reached base five times on two walks and three singles (including the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 9th), as the Tennessee Smokies edged the Midland RockHounds (Oakland Athletics AA affiliate) 4-3 on Field #2, and Barret Loux threw five shutout innings...
Via Cub Reporter
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Starbucks

Iowa No Game Smokies Trey McNutt had a decent start working 5.2 shutout innings. He walked 4 and struck out 3 batters. His ERA remains find but man oh man his secondary stats are ugly. Daytona Matt Loosen struck out 6 in 5.2 IP. Matt Szczur hasn't played in over a week and I have [...]
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June 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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