Category: AA Tennessee Smokies

Winter Leagues Week 6

Winter Leagues Week 6
Good morning! The winter leagues got a boost this week as the Mexican Pacific League resumed, while the Dominican League moved into week two. There were some great performances by some former prospects in the DWL, and there was some no-hitter flirtation in the LMP. For more details, take a look inside!       Dominican... Read more »

Winter Leagues Week 4

Winter Leagues Week 4
Good morning! There was good news and bad news this past week in the winter leagues. For both, see today’s notes. On the field, pitching once again was in the forefront. For all of the details, take a look inside.     Mexican Pacific League Cañeros de los Mochis It wasn’t a good beginning for... Read more »

Winter Leagues Week 3

Winter Leagues Week 3
Good morning! While there wasn’t the outstanding performances in Week 3 of the Winter Leagues for the Cubs, there was plenty of action. Pitching once again stepped forward, as the bullpen took the spotlight. For more on the results, take a look inside!   Mexican Pacific League Cañeros de los Mochis After a day off... Read more »
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Cubs Organizational Depth Chart: Tennessee Smokies

Cubs Organizational Depth Chart: Tennessee Smokies
AA – Tennessee Smokies In the last installment on the Iowa roster I was forced to focus mostly on the pitching staff due to the lack of position player prospects expected to compete for jobs in AAA this year. That is not the case at the AA level. Last spring, myself and every other prospect... Read more »

Winter Leagues Week 1

Winter Leagues Week 1
By Tom Usiak Good Morning! And welcome back to Cubs Den’s exclusive coverage of Cubs prospects playing in the winter leagues. This year brings many challenges, and covering the winter leagues will be a part of that. Information has been very tight, and Cubs Den will be diligent in keeping readers up to date. Due... Read more »

10 Names You Need To Know – Chicago Cubs

10 Names You Need To Know – Chicago Cubs
Dear Cubs Den Readers: In our continuing efforts to provide Cubs content,  please enjoy this article recently publish at Prospects1500.  In this most unusual year for all of us, Prospects1500 is keeping the flame of minor league baseball alive by presenting a series of 10 names fans need to know about each team. Today, we look at... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 18

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 18
AUTHOR’S NOTE: For the first time in ten years of covering winter baseball, it appears a Cubs prospect will not be involved in either the playoffs or the Caribbean World Series. Further, it appears that any representation that the Cubs had in the Australian Baseball League is now over. It has been the decision of... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 16

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 16
Good morning! It was a somewhat abbreviated week of action in the off-season leagues due to the holiday and playoffs in the Dominican Republic, the Mexican Pacific League, Roberto Clemente League, and the Venezuelan Winter League. To see how the Cubs’ prospects are doing at the start of the new year, take a look inside! Roberto Clemente... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 15

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 15
Good morning! It was a somewhat abbreviated week of action in the off-season leagues due to the holiday and the beginning of the playoff round-robin in the Dominican Republic. To see how the Cubs’ prospects are doing as we go into the new year, take a look inside! Roberto Clemente League Cangrejeros de Santurce It... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 14

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 14
Good Morning! As we head into the holidays, pitching steps to the front of the line in the off-season leagues. Some of the Cubs’ pitching prospects put forth good efforts, while there is an emerging player coming out of Australia. For more, take a look inside, and Happy Holidays! Dominican Winter League Aguilas Cibaenas It... Read more »