Category: AAA Iowa

Cubs Prospects Statistical Update - May

Cubs Prospects Statistical Update - May
We are now one month into the Minor League season, which began on April 6th. Hitters are surpassing 100+ plate appearances, pitchers are surpassing 25+ innings, so the sample sizes are becoming significant enough (for the players who haven’t missed time) to give indications for areas of progress or regression in a prospect’s game. Although it should be noted that... Read more »

Lester to 10-day Injured List

Lester to 10-day Injured List
The Cubs have placed Jon Lester on the 10-day IL with a hamstring injury suffered running the bases after his RBI double on Monday. The team performed an MRI today, but the results, and the severity of the injury have not been reported at this time. In the short run, the Cubs will need to... Read more »

Iowa Cubs Preview

Iowa Cubs Preview
Position Players Top prospects to watch: All eyes will be glued to Ian Happ as he attempts to make adjustments at the plate to increase his contact rate. Expect him to see time in both the infield and outfield for Iowa. Beyond the attention paid to Ian Happ, the middle infield tandem of Zack Short and Trent Giambrone... Read more »
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A look at the Cubs 2019 depth chart

A look at the Cubs 2019 depth chart
Starting Rotation Order the top five however you like… Jon Lester Kyle Hendricks Cole Hamels Yu Darvish Jose Quintana Tyler Chatwood Mike Montgomery Alec Mills (40) Adbert Alzolay (40) – Will begin season on IL Duane Underwood, Jr. (40) – Currently in piggyback role Jen-Ho Tseng (40) Duncan Robinson Matt Swarmer Mike Montgomery would be the obvious... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 17

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 17
Good morning, and welcome to Cubs Den’s final coverage of Cubs in the off-season leagues. In today’s report, the Mexican Pacific and Australian Baseball Leagues crown champions while Cubs Den names their Player and Pitcher of the Winter. Cubs Den Player of the Winter Nico Hoerner, INF Almost as soon as his name was announced as their first... Read more »

Caribbean World Series Preview

Caribbean World Series Preview
A last-minute change has the Caribbean World Series taking place in Panama this year, as teams are preparing for a ten-game round-robin to begin on Monday. With the change in venue, Toros de Herrera from Panama have been invited to participate. Here is a preview of the tournament, with the finals on February 10.  Cuba... Read more »
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Dakota Mekkes Stands Above

Dakota Mekkes Stands Above
A quick glance at Dakota Mekkes and you would think you’re looking at a football player rather than a baseball pitcher. Think again. Mekkes has arguably been one of the Cubs most successful “homegrown” pitchers in recent years and appears to be at Wrigley’s doorstep. The Cubs selected Mekkes in the 10th round of the... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 16

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 16
Good Morning! As we enter into the final week of championships for Cubs in the off-season leagues prior to the Caribbean World Series, some Cub prospects are playing pivotal roles. To find out more, take a look inside today’s report. Mexican Pacific League Yaquis de Obregon The LMP championship series started on Monday with Obregon spotting... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 15

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 15
Good Morning, and Happy Martin Luther King Day! As we enter championship week for Cubs in the off-season leagues, some players rose to the playoff occasion in the previous week. To find out more, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido Escogido ended round-robin play on Monday, as a 7-0... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 14

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 14
Good morning! It was a limited week for the Cubs in the off-season leagues, as many teams were eliminated in post-season play. To find out who remains playing and how they fared, take a look at today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido The pace in round-robin play continues to be blistering as Escogido... Read more »