Tag: Dakota Mekkes

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Minor League Pitchers of the Year

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Minor League Pitchers of the Year
The John Arguello Awards continues today, as our panel of minor league reporters at Cubs Den now turn their attention to Minor League Pitchers of the Year. The Cubs’ Minor League Pitchers of the Year: Duncan Robinson, RHP and Dakota Mekkes, RHP For the second straight year, the abundance of pitching talent the Cubs have... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards – The Cubs’ Minor League Co-Pitchers of the Year

The John Arguello Awards – The Cubs’ Minor League Co-Pitchers of the Year
This is the final of a series of articles naming minor league players and pitchers of the year. For consideration for Minor League Pitcher of the Year , a pitcher would have to be assigned to one of the four full season minor league teams (Low-A South Bend, Advanced-A Myrtle Beach, Double-A Tennessee, and Triple-A... Read more »

Dakota Mekkes Continues His Incredible Run

Dakota Mekkes Continues His Incredible Run
As fans of the Cubs’ minor league system may know, 6-foot-7 reliever Dakota Mekkes was not hard to miss on the field. Yet Mekkes did not land a scholarship at Michigan State University. But on a recruiting meeting with legendary basketball coach Tom Izzo, Mekkes was able take away something that stays with him to... Read more »
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Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season

Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season
Last week, the Cubs Den minor league reports gave you their take on the Mid-Season  All-Prospect team for the Cubs’ system. Today’s, I give five things I have taken away from the first half of the minor league season. Don’t look back Albert Almora, Charcer Burks is gaining on you! This is not meant to... Read more »

The Cubs Den Mid-Season All-Prospect Team

The Cubs Den Mid-Season All-Prospect Team
With the minor league season reaching its midpoint last Monday, the Cubs Den minor league crew decided to get together and come up with the prospects that are having the best 2017 at this point. The panel included minor league update reporter Michael Ernst, along with feature writers Stephanie Lynn and me, Tom U. All... Read more »

The Show So Far: Advanced-A Myrtle Beach and Low-A South Bend

The Show So Far: Advanced-A Myrtle Beach and Low-A South Bend
Good Morning, and welcome to the show so far, part two! Today, we look at two of the four full-season minor league squads as they have completed their sixth week of play. The end of May is one of the major landmarks in the minor league season, as organizations ready themselves for the upcoming MLB... 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 »