Tag: Minor League Baseball

Cubs Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Month (June)

Cubs Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Month (June)
We have already reached July and that means the All-Star break is right around the corner and the month of June saw some top Cubs prospects get the call as Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario made their MLB debuts. With that being said there were still plenty of guys to chose from as multiple prospects... Read more »

South Bend Cubs vs. Lansing Lugnuts 6/30

South Bend Cubs vs. Lansing Lugnuts 6/30
With a free afternoon on tap, my friend and I ventured down to South Bend. For those living in Chicago, it’s an easy two hour drive and as long as the traffic isn’t bad it flies by. Definitely worth a weekend visit if you have the time. Also, Four Winds Field is an incredible minor... Read more »

The End: Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Biloxi Shuckers

The End: Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Biloxi Shuckers
As a precursor to the baseball, Chattanooga is a very underrated city. The architecture was surprisingly sublime, to go along with the pleasant Tennessee river and a magnificent view from a nearby mountain. If you ever get the the chance, I recommend you visit. I even ate a burger with a biscuit bun, in between... Read more »
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Observations: Tennessee Smokies vs. Mobile BayBears

Observations: Tennessee Smokies vs. Mobile BayBears
We were treated to a gorgeous drive through the Appalachians this afternoon, and I arrived at the Smokies Field just in time for batting practice. Unsurprisingly, Schwarber was hitting bombs on to the concourse in RF, with Vogelbach right behind him in the power department. I was able to interview Billy McKinney and Corey Black... Read more »

Winston-Salem Dash vs. Lynchburg Hillcats

Winston-Salem Dash vs. Lynchburg Hillcats
We arrived at the field pretty early and were able to catch BP for both teams, with videos of Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer coming in a few days. The Dash were nice enough to allow us to film on the field, making Frazier’s bat speed even more impressive. Unless you’re watching the video in... Read more »

Interview with Chesny Young

Interview with Chesny Young
While at Myrtle Beach, I got the chance to interview Jeimer Candelario (interview here) and Chesny Young. Drafted in the 14th round out of Mercer in 2014, Young has gotten off to a great start in his pro career. Originally a third baseman, he was switched over to second once he reached pro-ball, and now... Read more »
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Kannapolis Imitators vs. Lexington Legends

Kannapolis Imitators vs. Lexington Legends
On to Kannapolis we went to check in on the Imitators, the White Sox Low-A affiliate. I’m going to defer to my buddy who’s on the road trip with me, Will Siskel, for his thoughts on the White Sox prospects (futuresox.com). As for the Royals prospects, no position players really stood out so this will... Read more »

Observations from the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers vs. Kane County Cougars Showdown on Saturday

Observations from the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers vs. Kane County Cougars Showdown on Saturday
You might have read the title and been a bit confused by seeing the Kane County Cougars listed there, especially since the South Bend Cubs replaced the Cougars as the Chicago Cubs Low-A affiliate. However, the Cougars are located withing 30 minutes of my house, so catching games isn’t an inconvenience. On Saturday, the Cougars... Read more »

Myrtle Beach Pelicans vs. Potomac Nationals Notes

Myrtle Beach Pelicans vs. Potomac Nationals Notes
After another early morning wake-up, we arrived at Myrtle Beach around 1:00 pm. The Pelicans were nice enough to provide me with a Media Pass for the game, and an interview with Jeimer Candelario and Chesny Young that should be out in the coming days. TicketReturn.com Field is a fantastic fan experience, and even if... Read more »
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Day 5: Augusta Greenjackets vs Asheville Tourists

Day 5: Augusta Greenjackets vs Asheville Tourists
After hovering around Greenville for a few hours, we began our three hour trek to Augusta, Georgia. Whilst filling up with gas on the road, we were dumfounded on how to use an old gas pump. After sitting there confused for five minutes, we eventually figured out you had to pull a lever to start... Read more »