Tag: Isaac Paredes

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 »

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 »

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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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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Versatility a Short Path to the Majors

Versatility a Short Path to the Majors
Since taking over in 2012, the Cubs’ current front office has made it a seemingly never-ending search to find players that can add versatility to their roster. They first tried veterans such as Jeff Baker, Emilio Bonifacio, Chris Coghlan, Joe Mather, and Luis Valbuena before scoring big in free agency with Ben Zobrist. Management also... Read more »

Expectations Run High for the South Bend Cubs

Expectations Run High for the South Bend Cubs
Upon entering manager Jimmy Gonzalez’s office on South Bend media day, two familiar sights greeted the media: his Bible perched atop his desk and a set up chess board. “I’m always looking for a match” exclaimed the third year manager, not clarifying whether that was theologically or strategically. But the challenges Gonzalez will face this... Read more »

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 »
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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 »