Category: Daily Cubs Minors Recap

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Moreno breezes through 7 innings; Cruz throws 5 shutout; Fennell contributes 3-hit night

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Moreno breezes through 7 innings; Cruz throws 5 shutout; Fennell contributes 3-hit night
A South Bend 2, Lake County 1 Prospect Profile Erling Moreno is one of the more difficult Cubs prospects to put a ranking on. At his best, he looks like a ground ball inducing dynamo with two average or better secondaries (curve, changeup) to complement his heavy low-to-mid-90s sinker (T97). The Colombian hurler has starter’s... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Steele and Robinson lead way in a pair of shutouts; Reynolds and Velazquez continue to mash for Eugene

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Steele and Robinson lead way in a pair of shutouts; Reynolds and Velazquez continue to mash for Eugene
AAA New Orleans 7, Iowa 6 Game Recap Four home runs would have been a good total in a week for the I-Cubs earlier in the season, but despite the power surge the team still fell short as Alec Mills suffered through a rare poor outing (4.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 3... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Thompson with more shutout work on mound; Lots of great efforts in AZL

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Thompson with more shutout work on mound; Lots of great efforts in AZL
AAA New Orleans 9, Iowa 2 Game Recap Chris Coghlan opened the game with a home run on the very first pitch. Not much went right after that. The Baby Cakes would score in each of the first three innings off Duane Underwood, Jr. (L, 4-10, 4.32) and then add at least one run off... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Clifton carries no-hitter into 6th; Rucker with 6 dominant innings; Homers throughout system

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Clifton carries no-hitter into 6th; Rucker with 6 dominant innings; Homers throughout system
AAA Iowa 4, New Orleans 2 Game Recap Trevor Clifton carried a no-hitter through 5.2 innings as he continues to pitch with confidence, the best command of his career, while effectively changing speeds. He has three distinct velocities that hitters must account for between his two-seam fastball which sits in the high-80s-to-low-90s, his changeup which... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Slaughter hits grand slam, drives in 6; Velazquez homers; Updated prospect rankings

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Slaughter hits grand slam, drives in 6; Velazquez homers; Updated prospect rankings
A rough night in the win and loss columns for the affiliates last night, but we did get a win and a notable first down in Eugene. I spent a little time yesterday putting together an updated prospect ranking list for the org: (1/5) August #Cubs Prospect Rankings: 1. Adbert Alzolay 2. Miguel Amaya 3.... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Passantino and Swarmer dial up dominating performances

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Passantino and Swarmer dial up dominating performances
It was a light day of action as the I-Cubs and Emeralds were both off and then the Pelicans were rained out and the two AZL games were suspended in the early innings, but that didn’t stop a couple of guys that did play from posting some standout performances. 1/3 A picture of contrasts standing... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Coghlan with 4-hit game; Marquez strikes out two in All-Star Game action; Clark begins rehab

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Coghlan with 4-hit game; Marquez strikes out two in All-Star Game action; Clark begins rehab
AAA Las Vegas 9, Iowa 6 Game Recap Las Vegas jumped all over Jen-Ho Tseng and built up a 7-0 lead through the first four innings. Chris Coghlan and the offense fought back late but the hole was too deep. Top Performers Chris Coghlan: 4-5, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI (.210) Stephen Bruno: 2-5, 2B,... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Vosler, Zagunis, Morel and Guerra with big offensive games; Thompson continues rolling

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Vosler, Zagunis, Morel and Guerra with big offensive games; Thompson continues rolling
I’m on the road in Kansas City. I met my family in town and we went to the Negro League Baseball Museum yesterday and then are going to catch the Cubs playing the Royals tonight so this is going to be an abridged version of the recap today. Tomorrow will likely be similar in nature... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Rucker drives in a pair and goes 6 strong; Impressive outings by Hudson and Abbot go to waste

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Rucker drives in a pair and goes 6 strong; Impressive outings by Hudson and Abbot go to waste
AAA Las Vegas 9, Iowa 6 Top Performers Stephen Bruno: 3-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI (.230) Trey Martin: 2-4, 3 R, BB (.230) Mark Zagunis: 1-4, 2 RBI, BB (.272) Ryan Court: 1-4, 2 RBI, BB (.278) Rob Zastryzny: 2 IP, 0 R (4.06) Injuries, Updates, and Trends Trevor Clifton (4.2 IP, 6 H, 5... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Sierra hits a grand slam; Hatch tosses 6 and Williams 7 shutout innings; Cruz swipes 47th bag; Herron homers and drives in game-winner

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Sierra hits a grand slam; Hatch tosses 6 and Williams 7 shutout innings; Cruz swipes 47th bag; Herron homers and drives in game-winner
AAA Salt Lake 6, Iowa 4 Top Performers Kyle Ryan: 3 IP, 2 H, 3 K (2.87) Dillon Maples: IP, H, K (2.43) Mark Zagunis: 1-3, 2B, BB (.272) Jason Vosler: 1-2, RBI, BB, SF (.262) Taylor Davis: 1-3, RBI, SAC (.274) Injuries, Updates, and Trends Kyle Ryan replaced Luke Farrell (4 IP, 2 H,... Read more »