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Tom U on WSBT radio

Tom U on WSBT radio
Starting this evening at 6:30 ET/5:30 CT, and for the next six weeks, Cubs Den’s very own Tom U will be a guest on WSBT radio’s Sportsbeat program. South Bend Cubs’ play-by-play man Darin Pritchett is the host who will be talking Cubs baseball and their minor league system with Tom. This will mark the... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

License to Fly - Roberto Caro Speeds His Way to the Top

License to Fly - Roberto Caro Speeds His Way to the Top
An outfielder in a minor league system can get lost in a hurry if he does not find a way to make himself stand out in a crowd. Presently, Roberto Caro is looking for a way to make his mark, and is apparently succeeding. Caro was signed by the Cubs in 2012 as an 18... Read more »

Duncan Robinson: A Game Study

Duncan Robinson: A Game Study
A recent trip back to Four Winds Field provided the opportunity to see one the hottest pitching prospects in the Cubs’ system this season, right-handed starter Duncan Robinson. Here then is one game snapshot of Robinson. Background: Selected by the Cubs in the ninth round of the 2016 draft, Robinson had been named the MVP... Read more »
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Hello!

Hello!
My name is Tom Usiak, known on the internet as Tom U. I have been covering the Cubs’ minor league system for over six years on another website. When that site’s manager recently announced he was cutting back on his content, he gave his blessing to me to look for other places to write. I’ve... Read more »