2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Farm Report

www.chicagonow.com Last week we reintroduced our rookie report. This week we’re running our first installment of our farm report. We’re tracking prospects that are the most likely to make an impact this year. There are a ton of prospects worth following, but most people only play in year-to-year leagues, so following prospects in A-ball isn’t extremely useful. Similar to recent...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baez to DL, Cubs April 13 Minor League Recap

The Cubs affiliates capped off a big weekend winning three more games as Iowa, Tennessee and Kane County all posted wins. Javier Baez was placed in DL with an ankle injury.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs prospect Javier Baez on Triple-A DL

As the Chicago Cubs await their young studs to develop in the Minor Leagues, we can often forget that those prospects risk injury just as much as the Major League players. A case in point is Triple-A Iowa Cubs shortstop Javier Baez. The Iowa Cubs have placed him on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle.Top #Cubs prospect Javier Baez has been moved to the DL with a left ankle...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap 4-10-14

Three of the Cubs four minor league games got underway this afternoon while Daytona played tonight. Iowa Cubs Matt Szczur was 2-4 with a strikeout and run scored. Arismendy Alcantara doubled and had 2 hits in 4 plate appearances. Javier Baez isn’t getting a lot of hits, but he hit his 2nd home run of the season and was 1-4 with a strikeout. Josh Vitters showed he can be patient...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs April 10 Minor League Recap

Tyler Skulina, the Cubs 2013 fourth-round pick out of Kent State, earned his first pro victory Thursday afternoon as Kane County beat Fort Wayne 7-5. Javier Baez blasted his second homer and Kyle Hendricks tossed seven strong innings as Iowa beat Nashville 5-1. Tennessee got shutout by the Lookouts and Daytona got blasted by Dunedin 12-2.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: 4-9-14

Iowa Cubs Matt Szczur is off to a slow start with another 0-5 night and he struck out 3 times. Arismendy Alcantara was 1-3 with a  walk and Javier Baez was 2-4 with a double and a strikeout. Josh Vitters hit his 2nd home run of the season and was 1-3 with a walk and a strikeout. Brett Jackson hit a home run and went 1-4 with 2 strikeouts. Carlos Pimentel had a great start. He threw...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Education of Javier Baez

“It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.” ― Jon Krakauer, Into the WildAs the Chicago Cubs uncontested top prospect and fifth overall in the game according to Baseball America rankings, there is very little denying the immense...
Via The MLB Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-8-14

Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs are off to as solid a start to their season as the parent club is. They pounded out 4 hits tonight. All screaming liners, I heard. They also struck out 14 times due to bad umpiring. Leadoff hitter and center fielder, Matt Szczur was 0-4 with a couple of strikeouts. Chris Valaika had one of those hits and one of the team’s two doubles. Javier Baez saw what...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Report: 2014 Top Prospects

This week in Minor League Report: Top Prospects, FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports takes a look at some of the movers and shakers, top prospects and perhaps even guys most likely to be called up in the short term. As the season progresses we will be able to more clearly identify those players that are rising and falling in the minor leagues and whether they are blocked or have a nice free...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs April 6 Minor League Recap

Chris Valaika delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth as Iowa won its first game defeating Memphis 4-3. Javier Baez hit his first AAA homer while Tennessee and Kane County both lost. Daytona had the day off.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap 4-5-14

Iowa Cubs It was a long night for the Iowa Cubs as they were beaten 11-1. Matt Szczur was 1-3 with a walk, run scored and a strikeout. Arismendy Alcantara was also 1-3 with a double. He also had an error. Javier Baez was 0-2 with 2 strikeouts and was thrown out of the game arguing the check swing strikeout. Ridiculously small sample, but he’s 0-9 with 6 strikeouts. Baez has been...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis offense keeps rolling, hits second grand slam in two nights

The Baby Birds went 2-2 on Saturday as the Memphis Redbirds keep powering their way through the Iowa Cubs. The team has scored 30 runs in its first three games and has only held the Cubs to three runs. We knew this team had the potential, but they are exceeding expectations. Here are highlights from Saturday’s minor league action: Memphis 11 Iowa 1 The Memphis’ offense keeps...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs April 5 Minor League Recap

Albert Almora had five hits and Tayler Scott took a no-hitter into the seventh inning to help lead Daytona to a 13-2 win over Brevard County. Kane County split a DH while Iowa and Tennessee both struggled with the bats. Javier Baez’s problems continue as he was kicked out of the game after being called out on strikes.
Via cubs.scout.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap for April 4, 2014

I know Myles includes the Cubs, in part because they’re essentially a minor league team and in part because someone requested it. I’m not going to include them. It’s not because I have so much to say about the minor leagues. It’s because I just don’t want to write about them. Emilio Bonifacio? Seriously? No thanks. Iowa Cubs Matt Szczur was the leadoff hitter and he was...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Report: 2014 Top Minor League Prospects

This week in Minor League Report: Top Prospects, FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports takes a look into some of the top prospects to keep an eye on for the 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season. As the season progresses we will be able to more clearly identify those players that are rising and falling in the minor leagues, but today we will just get our feet wet, identifying those that you you will...
Via FF Locker Room
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wada Ya Gonna Do?

Tsuyoshi Wada fired five innings of shutout ball with seven strikeouts, Javier Baez collected three hits and three RBI, and Josh Vitters ripped a solo HR and an RBI double, as the Iowa Cubs defeated the Salt Lake Bees (Angels AAA affiliate) 7-1 on Field #6, and C. J. Edwards and four relievers combined to toss a two-hitter and Rubi Silva stroked an RBI single and an RBI double...
Via Cub Reporter
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Down to 31 Healthy Bodies

I lost track there for a bit, but it seems the Cubs have moved 10 bodies since my last update:  D. McDonald, Javier Baez, T. Wada, N. Ramirez, B. Parker, B. Schlitter, C. Yong-Lim, C. Valaika, C. Wells, J. Sanchez. Wada was subsequently re-signed to a minor league deal today. Tags: Cubs Spring Training Roster Moves
Via Cub Reporter
22 days ago  |  Discuss

4 Minor League Bats to Watch

Sometimes in fantasy baseball, you have to look into the future. Last season we awaiting the arrival of Wil Myers and Yasiel Puig, These 4 guys have a bright future ahead of them, they are just waiting to be called up.Javier BaezYour browser does not support iframes.Your browser does not support iframes.Your browser does not support iframes.Your browser does not support iframes...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sun Funnies. Baez gets sent down.

I know.He's not ready.He needs more at bats and more seasoning and to get better in the field.But that was as exciting a Spring Training performance as I've ever seen, and I cannot wait for the day Javier Baez comes up to play at Wrigley Field.If it's 400' to the center field fence, you think a 452 footer at least gets to the concession stands under the scoreboard?
Via Cub Reporter
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Javier Baez Sent To Minors Was Right Decision By Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs Baseball - Although the hard hitting prospect had a spring to remember, the regular season is a different animal. There are several reasons to keep future superstar up, but having Javier Baez sent to Minors was ultimately the smart, and correct move by the Chicago Cubs. Opposite Field Power The majority of Baez’ home runs this spring were to dead center or opposite...
Via Sports Mockery
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez Optioned to Minors for Developement

Chicago Cubs News - The Chicago Cubs have decided to option top prospect Javier Baez to the minor leagues, at least for now. This may not be the decision expected as the Cubs’ “number one” shortstop Starlin Castro has been battling a hamstring injury and coming off a terrible year. Baez, expected to anchor the second base position for the Cubs, is listed as a shortstop. Nonetheless...
Via Sports Mockery
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Baez headed to Des Moines

Top prospect Javier Baez has been sent back to minor league camp and will not make the opening day roster but with Blake Parker getting optioned to AAA Iowa, the Cubs opening day pitching staff just became clearer.
Via cubs.scout.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez OK after leaving yesterday’s game

Javier Baez hit a grounder to shortstop yesterday and landed awkwardly on 1st base. He left the game and we were told by Hawk and Stone it could be career altering. They're full of **** and it's good to hear Baez is doing OK with just a bruise to his heel.  “It’s happened before,” Baez said Saturday. “I can’t wear [metal] cleats. I reached for the bag and I felt...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez Suffers Heel Contusion

The Chicago Cubs and top prospect Javier Baez avoided an injury concern on Friday. In the Cubs game against the Chicago White Sox on Friday, Baez was pulled from the game in the sixth inning after an awkward landing on first base after a successful infield hit. After the game, the Cubs announced that Baez suffered a right heel contusion. Baez has been earning a reputation for himself...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs prospect Javier Baez exits after awkward step on first

Javier Baez is at the forefront of the cluster of prospects who are expected to propel the Chicago Cubs to success over the coming years, but his monster spring could be over after a baserunning incident on Friday. Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that Baez slipped as he was about to step on first base while beating out an infield hit, landing awkwardly on the bag with his right...
Via Sports Injury Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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