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Posts in category "Daily Cubs Minors Recap"

Daily Minors Recap: Zagunis hits grand slam; Hatch returns to the mound

Daily Minors Recap:  Zagunis hits grand slam; Hatch returns to the mound
Iowa’s offense kept rolling but it was otherwise a tough day on the farm… AAA Iowa 8 – Round Rock 3 Prospect Spotlight Mark Zagunis was the Cubs 3rd round pick in 2014 out of Virginia Tech.  The Cubs initally wanted him to catch but that experiment ended rather quickly.  Zagunis does have enough speed... Read more »

Daily Minors Recap: Happ HRs; Butler does it again; South Bend brings the Payne

Daily Minors Recap: Happ HRs; Butler does it again; South Bend brings the Payne
Feedback appreciated on this… I am trying a new format with the recaps. Sometimes when I try to cover too much, I feel like some of the standout performances get lost.   We’re going to put a bit more of the focus on prospects while also still covering the games.  I am going to do it... Read more »

Daily Minors Recap: Clifton shuts down Barons; Rose, Martinez, Hodges HR; Jimenez plays the OF

Daily Minors Recap: Clifton shuts down Barons; Rose, Martinez, Hodges HR; Jimenez plays the OF
Eddy Martinez hit a big HR to rally the Pelicans. Eloy Jimenez played some OF today though he did not make a throw during the game and played just 3 innings.  But hey, it’s another step on the road back… AAA New Orleans 7 – Iowa 3 Williams Perez had his second straight shaky outing... Read more »
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Daily Minors Recap: Cease throws 6 no-hit innings, Tseng sharp, Andreoli hits 2 HRs. Machin's clutch hit helps South Bend to win

Daily Minors Recap: Cease throws 6 no-hit innings, Tseng sharp, Andreoli hits 2 HRs. Machin's clutch hit helps South Bend to win
Dylan Cease is going to start getting even more national attention now… Iowa 8 – New Orleans 3 Seth Frankoff was brought in as a pitching depth possibility but had been working primarily out of the bullpen.  He got his chance to start today and with a couple of Iowa pitchers struggling, this could be... Read more »

Daily Minors Recap: LHPs Steele, Hudson returning to form; Martinez, Galindo, Peguero HR

Daily Minors Recap: LHPs Steele, Hudson returning to form; Martinez, Galindo, Peguero HR
It appears the Cubs may have a couple of “new” lefty pitching prospects to watch. Justin Steele and Bryan Hudson may have had a tough season, but Steele came back this spring on a mission and he is putting himself back on the prospect map. Hudson was hurt early but he is making up for... Read more »

Daily Minors Recap: Jimenez returns; Candelario, Zagunis, Caratini, Short HR; Hatch, Higgins hurt; Notes. photos from AZ

Daily Minors Recap: Jimenez returns; Candelario, Zagunis, Caratini, Short HR; Hatch, Higgins hurt; Notes. photos from AZ
It was a fun day in the backfields as a prospect laden lineup took the field led by none other than top overall prospect Eloy Jimenez.  He did not disappoint. We will cover extended spring training today as well as the regular action.  I will link that to AZ Phil for box score and game... Read more »
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Cubs Daily Minors Recap: Happ, Rose HR; Butler solid again; Myers continues great defensive play

Cubs Daily Minors Recap:  Happ, Rose HR; Butler solid again; Myers continues great defensive play
It was a short Easter Sunday schedule as only Iowa and Myrtle Beach were on the docket today.  Even the extended sprng training team was off. Iowa 6 – Round Rock 3 Eddie Butler was solid once again especially for the first 4 innings.  He walked a couple of batters in the 5th and started... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Baez, Castillo rally the Smokies; Notes and photos from extended spring training

Daily Cubs Minors Recap:  Baez, Castillo rally the Smokies; Notes and photos from extended spring training
Five games to cover plus some notes on extended spring training with photos.  I also got a pretty cool gift today, so lot’s to talk about. Let’s get right to it… AAA Round Rock 7 – Iowa 6 It was the debut of Williams Perez in the Cubs organization.  The stout RHP was acquired as... Read more »

Daily Minors Recap: Iowa gets no-hit; Martin, Rose HR; Peguero leads South Bend to win

Daily Minors Recap: Iowa gets no-hit; Martin, Rose HR; Peguero leads South Bend to win
I was really looking forward to seeing two of the Cubs best pitching prospects but neither was at his best on this night.  Still, both pitched well enough overall to keep their respective teams in the game.  Meanwhile, the vaunted Iowa offense was shut down and held without a single hit. New Orleans 11 –... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Happ HRs (again); Cease, Steele have strong outings, and an incredible Smokies comeback win

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Happ HRs (again); Cease, Steele have strong outings, and an incredible Smokies comeback win
Another day, another Ian Happ HR, but the game also featured strong outings from a couple of highly prized 2014 draft picks, and a comeback for the ages by the Tennessee Smokies. AAA Iowa 5 – New Orleans 2 Aaron Brooks bounced back from a shaky outing.  He has solid stuff (92-93, T95 FB, CB,... Read more »