Minor League Recap: 5/22 – 5/28

Starting with the important things in the minors this week… Jesus can walk on water but @KrisBryant_23 can swim through land #KrisBryantFacts — Dustin Geiger (@D_Geiger) May 29, 2014 @KrisBryant_23 shouldn't even have to walk to the plate anymore just trot around the bases straight out of the dugout #KrisBryantFacts — Corey Black (@CblackCHC) May 29, 2014 Chuck Norris...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap 5/8 – 5/15

Well, let’s get right into it…C.J. Edwards is still being held out with shoulder stiffness.  Obviously, that’s not exactly what we wanted to hear about Edwards.  However, with the abundance of caution taken with Jake Arrieta, this isn’t a big surprise.  In the mean time, let’s continue to hope that’s all it is.  An MRI showed no structural damage, so in that regard...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs prospects report: Alcantara, Bryant, Black, Edwards

The Cubs have scuffled to an 8-16 record through Sunday, including suffering three losses in which they were tied or winning entering the eighth inning.  They endured four more losses in games in which they squandered leads. Nevertheless, some nice stories are taking root in the Cubs’ farm system.  Several prospects, including some of baseball’s top ones, are continuing...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap 4/18 – 4/23

The most eventful week of the minor league season brought the return of Javier Baez from the disabled list, the debut of Pierce Johnson with the Smokes at Double A, and Corey Black taking another no-hitter to his pitch limit.  Albert Almora and Kris Bryant both brought six game hitting streaks into Thursday night. Injuries of note: Jorge Soler (Hamstring; 7 Day DL), Brett Jackson ...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Paying For An Opponent

Yesterday, the Cubs and the Yankees squared off for what seemed to be (and what actually was) a normal, regular season doubleheader. It was an exciting couple of pitching duels, but something more interesting went on. The Cubs were facing their former left fielder Alfonso Soriano, the star player that they traded at the All-Star break last year for Corey Black and massive cash considerations...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: 4/3 -4/11

All of the Cubs’ full season minor league clubs have started their seasons in the last week, and only the Kane County Cougars have gotten out of the gate with a winning mark.  While it is still so incredibly early and there is not a lot of substance to discuss, there have been some ups and downs worth noting. Injuries of note: Jorge Soler (hamstring; 7 Day DL), Josh Vitters (knee...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs April 11 Minor League Recap

Corey Black tossed five no-hit innings, Dustin Geiger launched his third homer, but Tennessee needed a walk-off single by Stephen Bruno for the 6-5 win. Yasiel Balaguert extended his hit streak to six games and added two RBI to his league-leading total as Kane County defeated Lake County 6-4. Daytona’s woes continued at Tampa and Iowa lost at Memphis 7-5.
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimenez & Soler Go Deep at Riverview Park

Eloy Jimenez and Jorge Soler belted back-to-back tape measure solo home runs, and Jae-Hoon Ha walked twice, singled, stole two bases, and scored a run, in Cubs Minor League Camp intrasquad action this morning at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ. Tags: Cubs Minor League Spring Training RecapJorge SolerEloy JiminezJae-Hoon HaTayler ScottCorey Black
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

OV “Daily” Facepalm 03-07-2014

Minor League Camp is open 4 squads were on the field yesterday, Iowa down to Kane County. Full rosters courtesy of the inimitable Arizona Phil. A few words: Due to numbers, some people are a fair bit higher than they will be when the season opens. This is because some of the fringe talent is still in major league camp, and as cuts happen the rosters will fill out downwards. For...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Cubs 29th of 30?

The topic du jour in the Cubs Blogosphere is the Passan "hit" piece on the Cubs. To whit: Brett's take: Let’s be clear on some things: no one could, or should, argue that it isn’t deeply disappointing that the Cubs are where they are right now, in terms of big league competitiveness. We’re five years removed from the last relevant Cubs team, and a sub-$100 million...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Paul Blackburn

Paul Blackburn is a 6-2, 185 pound righty who was drafted at the tail-end of the 1st round in 2012. He was Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer's third pick since they took over for Jim Hendry. He was rated 57th entering the draft and was picked 56th overall. He signed for $911,700 and began his career shortly after in the Arizona League. Performance He threw only 20.2 innings last season...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospects In Review: Zack Godley

RHP Zack Godley came to the Cubs as their tenth round pick in this year's Rule 4 draft. A senior out of Tennessee, Godley entered the draft coming off a 2013 season that saw him strike out 98 batters in in 108.1 innings and toss 6 complete games, posting a 3.49 ERA on the year. His signing was pretty drama-free, announced along with a pack of other 2013 draftees on June 18th...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospects in Review: Duane Underwood

Duane Underwood stands 6-2 and weighs 205 pounds and unless you're blind, you can see he's a right-handed pitcher. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2012 Draft (67th overall). He was rated by Baseball America as the 104th ranked draft prospect and was the Cubs fourth pick behind Albert Almora, Pierce Johnson and Paul Blackburn. He signed for $1.05 million. He turned...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Dillon Maples

Dillon Maples was a highly thought of right-handed high school pitcher who was rated 46th among Baseball America's top 200 draft prospects in 2011. He had a strong committment to North Carolina and dropped to the 14th round where the Cubs picked him up. In order to get him to sign, the Cubs gave him $2.5 million signing bonus, which is the equivalent of first round money. Maples...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Cubs Prospects Review: Ben Wells

As you can see in the image at the right, Ben Wells is a big right-handed pitcher. The Cubs drafted Wells in the 7th round in the 2010 Draft. Wells stands 6-3 and weighs 220 pounds. Wells was more highly thought of that your typical 7th rounder and signed for $530,000, which was the equivalent of late 2nd round money that year. He had committed to a junior college, but SEC schools...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Cubs Prospects Review: Marco Hernandez

Marco Hernandez is 6-0, 170 pounds. He was born September 6, 1992 in the Dominican Republic and currently plays shortstop. The right-hander bats has been known for his defense and is a switch hitter. The Cubs signed Hernandez during the July 2009 international signing period. He was signed on July 17th and was not included in Baseball America's Top 25 international prospects...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Tyler Alamo

Tyler Alamo came to the Cubs organization as the 24th round pick in this year's amateur draft. A strong, big-bodied catcher out of a Cypress, California high school, Alamo was ranked as the 348th best prospect in the draft according to the BA 500, and was expected to be a tough sign, or at least an overslot pick. Alamo apparently was more ready for professional baseball than...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Corey Black

The 5-11, 175 pound righty was acquired from the Yankees in the Alfonso Soriano trade on July 26th. Corey Black was selected in the 4th round in the 2012 Draft our of Faulkner University. He was born on on August 4, 1991. Player ages in baseball are the age of the player before August 1st so this is technically Black's age 21 season. Performance Corey Black split time (mostly...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Minor League Playoffs 2013; Daytona, Boise Game 1

Dunedin Blue Jays 1 @ Daytona Cubs 6 Kris Bryant led the way with 2 hits and a single. He also had enough RBIs by himself to win. The only extra-base hit was a double by Pin-Chieh Chen to lead off the Cubs in the bottom of the 1st (he'd come to score on a move to 3rd off a Zeke DeVoss fly out and a wild pitch). Dan Vogelbach and Dustin Geiger also singled, as did Elliot Soto...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman is catching grief for supposedly opposing the Alphonso Soriano trade: If he did, GOOD FOR HIM

A mini-controversy is raging in the left-brain of the Yankiverse, apparently because Brian Cashman went Lizzie Borden on some reporter who suggested that he opposed the Alphonso Soriano trade. At the time, Cashman went on record saying he didn't want to give up Corey Black. You can read all about it in River Ave.Of course, this is an another example of the Yankees prematurely...
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs August 24 Minor League Recap

The Cubs affiliates went 6-1 on the night including good pitching performances from Boise’s Duane Underwood and Daytona’s Corey Black as the right-handers helped their teams mover close to the playoffs. 3B Mike Olt was 4-4 at Iowa and Jacob Rogers accounted of both of Boise’s runs.
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-13-13

Programming note: I'm taking tomorrow and Friday off to go to GenCon. dmick has kindly offered to step in on those days. There should be no interruption in programming. Sacramento River Cats 6 @ Iowa Cubs 4 Josh Vitters doubled and struck out once (playing 1B). Mike Olt singled and struck out twice (playing 3B).  Kyle Hendricks pitched, and did fairly poorly. He allowed 4 runs...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs August 11 Minor League Recap

Corey Black tossed five shutout innings against his former team leading Daytona over Tampa to earn his first win as a Cub. Kris Bryant extended his hitting streak to 15 games going 5-7 with 3 RBI as the Hawks spilt a DH with Vancouver.
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Instinct | Corey Black, RHP Chicago Cubs

Prospect Instinct | Scouting Report Corey Black, RHP Chicago Cubs 8/4/1991 H: 5’11″ W:175 Corey Black was drafted by the New York Yankees in  2012 as a 4th rounder out of Faulkner in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cashman overruled in Soriano deal?

And the drama with the Yankees continues. GM Grain Cashman was overruled by ownership during the acquisition of Alfonso Soriano, according to the New York Post. "I would say we are in a desperate time," Cashman told the Post. "Ownership wants to go for it. I didn't want to give up a young arm [Corey Black]. But I understand the desperate need we have for offense...
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July 28, 2013  |  1 Comment
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