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Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-23-14

Tennessee Smokies The Smokies scored 8 in the first inning won 9-1. John Andreoli was 3-6. Dustin Geiger and Wes Darvill were each 2-5. Geiger had a double and a strikeout while Darvill had 2 doubles. Rubi Silva was 1-4 with a walk and 3 strikeouts, but his hit was a home run. Kris Bryant was 1-5 with 2 strikeouts. Rafael Lopez was 1-2 with 3 walks and Jeudy Valdez also got in on...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-23-14

Tennessee Smokies The Smokies scored 8 in the first inning won 9-1. John Andreoli was 3-6. Dustin Geiger and Wes Darvill were each 2-5. Geiger had a double and a strikeout while Darvill had 2 doubles. Rubi Silva was 1-4 with a walk and 3 strikeouts, but his hit was a home run. Kris Bryant was 1-5 with 2 strikeouts. Rafael Lopez was 1-2 with 3 walks and Jeudy Valdez also got in on...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Castro Tries His Rehab Luck at Riverview Park

Jeimer Candelario drove-in three runs with two sacrifice flies and a ground out and Gioskar Amaya reached base three times on a single, a walk, and a HBP, stole a base, and scored a run, as the Daytona Cubs defeated the Inland Empie 66ers (Angels Hi-A affiliate) 5-2, and five pitchers combined to toss a two-hitter as the Burlington Bees (LAA Lo-A affiliate) edged the Kane County...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Assume the Position: 2B

2014 Assume the Position: Catchers First Base 2013 Assume the Position: Second Base       Last Year 2014 Career (MLB)   Name Age (2014 season) AVG OBP SLG wOBA Oliver wOBA AVG OBP SLG wOBA MLB Barney 28 .208 .266 .303 .252 .279 .246 .293 .336 .278 AAA Watkins 24 .243 .333 .379 .325 .281 .211 .268 .237 .233 AA Alcantara 22 .271 .352 .451 .365 .293      ...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

John Sickels’ Top 40 Prospects, by position

John Sickels whittled his Cubs prospect list from 49 to 40. Here's the list, not sorted alphabetically or via actual ranking, but just by what position they play. First Base Rock Shoulders Daniel Vogelbach Second Base Arismendy Alcantara Gioskar Amaya Logan Watkins Shortstops Javier Baez Gleyber Torres Third Base Kris Bryant Jeimer Candelario Mike Olt Christian Villanueva...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

A Minor Review of 2013: Cubs

There is always a bit of a lull between the end of the minor league playoffs in September and the start of the annual top prospects lists in early November. Because of that gap, I’m breathing new life into an old feature that I wrote for the site in FanGraphs’ infancy back in 2008 and 2009. The series ‘A Minor Review of 2013? will look back on some of the major happenings in...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Oh Mio Amaya!

Gioskar Amaya drilled two home runs and an RBI single, Jesse Hodges doubled twice, singled, and drove-in two runs, and Kelvin Freeman belted a two-run HR, leading the Cubs to a 9-4 victory over the Athletics in Arizona Instructional League action this afternoon at the Papago Park Sports Complex Field #2 (AKA "Connie Macjk Field") in Phoenix.Amaya also reached base on an...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Gioskar Amaya

Gioskar Amaya came to the Cubs as a 2009 J2 signing. His signing bonus isn't listed anywhere, so we'll assume the Cubs didn't exactly break the bank on him. Amaya entered 2013 as a hot pick to have a breakout season in the Cubs organization. Some of the notable reports: Sickels: 11) Gioskar Amaya, 2B, Grade B-: I think he will take a huge step forward in 2013. Defense...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-7-13

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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs prospect profiles: Amaya, Balaguert and more

Yesterday, we featured two players from each of the Chicago Cubs’ three upper-tier minor league teams, Iowa, Tennessee and Daytona.  Today, we feature two players apiece on the rosters of their lower-level teams, Kane County, Boise and the Arizona Rookie League Cubs. KANE COUNTY COUGARS Armando Rivero:  RH relief pitcher Rivero pitched a couple of seasons professionally...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Updated Cubs Top Prospects List

Around a month ago, dmick and I updated our Cubs Top Prospects list. It's way too early to reassess any of those player's impact, but we have quite a few new prospects that would make the Top 20 list now. I'm going to repost that list with new players inserted and bolded. Javier Baez 9F Kris Bryant 9G Jorge Soler 8.5E Arodys Vizcaino 8F Duane Underwood 8G Albert...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT Cubs Minor League Recap 7-25-13

New Orleans Zephyrs 3 @ Iowa Cubs 4 Mike Olt went 0-2 with a walk and a run scored. Josh Vitters helpfully took himself out of the running for 3B by injuring himself as he rounded first. He went 1-2 with and RBI and the severity of his injury is not yet known. Jake Arrieta helped his own cause by doubling in two runs. Ty Wright had a pinch-hit double. Jake Arrieta was pretty great...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-18-13

Daytona Cubs 3 @ Charlotte Stone Crabs 4 (11 innings) Chadd Krist had the best daym, probably, with two singles and two walks. Ben Carhart and Dustin Geiger each added a double; Geiger also had two singles. Pin-Chieh Chen was 2-4 with a triple. That was every hit.  Yao-Lin Wang took the bump and was an out away from a QS. He went 5.2 innings but allowed only 2 runs. Austin...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-15-16

I watched the HR derby (well, the first round of it) yesterday. It's so much better on mute. Jupiter Hammerheads 8 @ Daytona Cubs 4 What is the sound of no fans watching? It's really hard to get interested about this team these days now that Baez and Soler are gone. Zeke DeVoss had a nice one, with a home run and a double. I wonder if people will start to build his stock...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Midseason Top Cubs Prospects

Prior to the start of the season, Uncle Dave and I published our 2013 top Cubs prospects. We borrowed the system from Hockey's Future, which looks at both upside and floor. The rankings never really interested me, but there's a nice way to create a ranking because that's what people like. You can read the explanation of the system if you didn't read it the first time...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospect Monthly Review: Falling June 2013

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).  Honorable Mention 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...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-27-13

Programming Note Due to external factors, we will no longer be doing weekend JOTs. I will recap the weekends on Monday (or Tuesday, since Monday was a holiday). I'll be taking the M-F beat, and dmick89 is now minor league wonk-emeritus. Think of me as like New Pope, and dmick as Pope Classic. I'm sure that'll help. The Weekend That Was Iowa was 3-0 on Saturday and Sunday...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospects on the Decline

Before this season, both dmick/Uncle Dave and I made our prospect lists. These aren't the only prospects in the Cubs system, but they are nearly all the ones worth talking about. I might have missed a prospect here or there, but it's a good jumping off point. The list of the first 21 is right here: Javier Baez 65 Jorge Soler 65 Dan Vogelbach 65 Albert Almora 60 Brett...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospect Monthly Review: Rising May 2013

Before this season, both dmick/Uncle Dave and I made our prospect lists. These aren't the only prospects in the Cubs system, but they are nearly all the ones worth talking about. I might have missed a prospect here or there, but it's a good jumping off point. The list of the first 21 is right here: Javier Baez 65 Jorge Soler 65 Dan Vogelbach 65 Albert Almora 60 Brett...
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May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Captains fall to Cougars 13-9

Coming off two victories from Monday’s double-header against the Kane County Cougars, the  Lake County Captains couldn’t come away with a third victory on Tuesday and fell to the Cougars 13-9.   Ryan Merritt, the Captains only left-hander, started the first inning off strong, with two quick outs, but allowed two base hits before Merritt grabbed the last out at first to go...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Cubs Prospects Ratings

A little over 2 weeks ago, I wrote an article with Uncle Dave's help about a different way to rate prospects. Dave got the idea from Hockey's Future. Dave's explanations of what each number grade (ceiling) represented was so awesome that I used it word for word. I did want to clarify something on the letter grades (floor). An A represents a player who could lose a grade...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Brett Jackson Gets Back into Action at Fitch Park

Brett Jackson singled twice, walked, scored a run, and drove-in another, and Zeke DeVoss smacked a solo HR, but it wasn't enough as the Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angeles Angels Hi-A affiliate) defeated the Daytona Cubs 5-3 on Field #3, and Oliver Zapata knocked-in three runs with two run-scoring triples, Yasiel Balaguert doubled twice, Carlos Penalver walked and tripled, scored...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Prospect Sleepers: National League

Earlier this month we rolled out the FanGraphs Top 100 Prospects list. Today, we’re looking at 15 sleeper prospects — one for each National League club — who could break out in 2013 and find their way into the 2014 Top 100 Prospects list. The players — who possess a wide range of potential ceilings — were chosen after speaking with scouts and talent evaluators from within...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Extinguish Blaze, but Dragons burn Cougars at Fitch Park

Darnell McDonald singled twice, doubled, walked, scored twice, and knocked-in a run, Taiwan Easterling singled, doubled, reached base on an HBP, and drove-in two runs, Jeffrey Baez drove-in three runs with a two-run double and a bases-loaded HBP, and Dan Vogelbach crushed a tape-measure two-run home run, leading the Daytona Cubs to a 10-7 victory over the Bakerfield Blaze (Cincinnati...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Wood Cracks Nuts at Fitch Park

Travis Wood threw five innings of shutout ball with eight strikeouts, Steve Bruno singled and doubled, scored a run, and drove-in another, and Wes Darvill tripled, walked twice, drove-in a run, and scored a run, leading the Daytona Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Modesto Nuts (Colorado Rockies Hi-A affiliate) on Field #3, and Gioskar Amaya singled, doubled, tripled, and scored three...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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