Tag: Yasiel Balaguert

Winter Leagues Report: Week 6

Winter Leagues Report: Week 6
Another week, another league starts play! Good morning and a Happy Thanksgiving week to all! Inside today’s edition, the Australian Baseball League begins play with an old friend to Cubs minor league followers, Ryan Kalish. Inclement weather stalled play in the Dominican Republic, and Manuel Rodriguez remains rock-steady in Mexico. Mexican Pacific League Caneros de... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 5

Winter Leagues Report: Week 5
Week 5 in the winter leagues was a little quiet, as the Cubs did not make any further moves or add any more players to the winter league rosters. But Manuel Rodriguez continues to impress in Mexico while Gioskar Amaya continues his comeback in Venezuela. Mexican Pacific League Caneros de los Mochis It seems that... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 4

Winter Leagues Report: Week 4
Good morning, and welcome to Week 4! In today’s addition we learn that the Cubs’ organization has some additions to the winter leagues. Iowa Cubs pitcher has Williams Perez has joined Cardenales de Lara, while Tennessee Smokies Gioskar Amaya and Yasiel Balaguert are with Navagantes de Magallanes and Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan... Read more »
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The Quiet Competence of the Tennessee Smokies

The Quiet Competence of the Tennessee Smokies
Deep in the off-season, there was a murmur of anticipation for the Tennessee Smokies in 2017. The core of the team had unexpectedly won the Mills Cup, the Carolina League championship the previous year. There was also some uncertainty over whether top prospect Ian Happ would be back following a less than stellar second half... Read more »

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee
Good morning to everyone! Today is the next installment previewing the 2016 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. Double-A – Tennessee Smokies Last season... Read more »

Winter League Wrap-up

Winter League Wrap-up
It seems as if the winter leagues opened just yesterday, and we are ready to conclude the Caribbean World Series and the Australian Baseball League playoffs. Altogether, 36 players that belonged to the Cubs system at one time or another in the 2016-17 off-season would play winter ball. The notable performers are inside today’s report.... Read more »
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Cubs Winter Leagues Report – 01/16/17

Cubs Winter Leagues Report – 01/16/17
Welcome to the internet’s only full coverage of Cubs’ prospects participating in the winter leagues. To get you started, there are four leagues that operate from October through January, culminating with the Caribbean World Series in February. Those leagues are the Dominican Winter League (DWL), the Mexican Pacific League (LMP), the Roberto Clemente League in... Read more »