Tag: Andruw Monasterio

Aramis Ademan Attains “A’s” All Around

Aramis Ademan Attains “A’s” All Around
At only 5-foot-11 and 160-pounds, Aramis Ademan appears almost cartoonish when among his South Bend teammates. Resembling a ballboy more than a Top Twenty prospect, Ademan even appeared dwarfed by his interpreter, the similarly sized Alberto Mineo, due to his youthful mien. The fact that he was days away from his nineteenth birthday may something... Read more »

Austin Upshaw Continues a Trend

Austin Upshaw Continues a Trend
 Authors Note: Although the regular season for the minor leagues is now over, please enjoy these profiles over the next few weeks to tide you over until the fall and winter leagues begin. It seems as if almost from the start of the current front office’s tenure, the development of a multi-positional player was a... Read more »

Andruw Monasterio, One Year Later

Andruw Monasterio, One Year Later
Last season for another website, I produced a piece on what looked like an exciting new double-play combination for the Cubs, Carlos Sepulveda and Andruw Monasterio. While Sepulveda opened the season with Advanced-A Myrtle Beach, he has been out since early May with an injury. Only 20 years old, Monasterio was held back in extended... Read more »
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Minor League Preview – Low-A South Bend Cubs

Minor League Preview – Low-A South Bend Cubs
Good morning to everyone! Today is the final (for now) installment previewing the 2017 minor league season.  Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated spring training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion of spring training. Low-A – South Bend... Read more »

Five Players to Watch: Low-A South Bend and Advanced-A Myrtle Beach

Five Players to Watch: Low-A South Bend and Advanced-A Myrtle Beach
Last week was the first of a series of three articles looking beyond the Top Twenty lists and exploring the other players in the Cubs organization that may have an impact on the major league club. The Five Players to Watch series has identified many players who have gone on to be considered top prospects... Read more »