Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hearn goes deep twice, Nwogu, Warkentin once as Pelicans bust out for 15 runs; Triantos signs; Miller, Avelino, Maldonado, and Artis stay hot

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hearn goes deep twice, Nwogu, Warkentin once as Pelicans bust out for 15 runs; Triantos signs; Miller, Avelino, Maldonado, and Artis stay hot
Ethan Hearn (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB Draft The Cubs signed 2nd round pick James Triantos yesterday, to a $2.1M bonus which eats up the final amount of the bonus money for this draft. It is still possible the Cubs can come to terms with 19th rounder RHP Daniel Avitia and/or 20th round LHP Wilson... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Davis and Morel each blast 2 home runs; Roberts maintains scoreless streak; Carraway punches out 5 of 6 batters

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Davis and Morel each blast 2 home runs; Roberts maintains scoreless streak; Carraway punches out 5 of 6 batters
Brennen Davis (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA Columbus 7, Iowa 4 Top Performers Trayce Thompson: 2-5, HR (9), R, 2 RBI (.222)Tyler Ladendorf: 1-2, 2B, R (.237)Alfonso Rivas: 1-3, 2B, R, BB (.274)Michael Hermosillo: 1-2, BB (.313) Injuries, Updates, and Trends Matt Duffy completed his rehab assignment and travelled to St. Louis yesterday. He could... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Schwindel homers in Iowa debut as I-Cubs put up 15 runs; Wick dominates again; Another homer for Aliendo

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Schwindel homers in Iowa debut as I-Cubs put up 15 runs; Wick dominates again; Another homer for Aliendo
Pablo Aliendo (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB What a comeback. I hope everyone enjoyed that. It’s especially sweet when it comes against the Cardinals. It sounds like the Cubs removing Kris Bryant from the game after he made that excellent diving catch was precautionary as much as anything. He felt slight discomfort in his hamstring... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Davis homers again; Maldonado and Aliendo with game winning blasts; Gallardo sharp on the mound

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Davis homers again; Maldonado and Aliendo with game winning blasts; Gallardo sharp on the mound
Richard Gallardo (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Toledo 3, Iowa 0 Top Performers Matt Duffy: 2-3, 2B (.308)Andrew Romine: 1-3 (.281)Adrian Sampson: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K (L, 4-3, 4.98)Manuel Rodriguez: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K (0.00) Injuries, Updates, and Trends The Cubs claimed veteran Minor... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Davis doubles and homers; Roberts and Lugo continue putting up zeroes; Wick starts rehab; Ball debuts; Estrada still dominating

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Davis doubles and homers; Roberts and Lugo continue putting up zeroes; Wick starts rehab; Ball debuts; Estrada still dominating
Jeremiah Estrada (photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa 3, Toledo 2 Top Performers Ian Miller: 1-3, HR (1), R, RBI, 2 BB (.275)Michael Hermosillo: 1-3, HR (7), R, RBI (.312)Nick Martini: 2-3, BB (.250)Justin Steele: 3 IP, H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K (1.35)Scott Effross: 2 IP, H, R, BB, 3 K (W, 2-2,... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hermosillo, Hill, Susnara, Artis and Hearn all homer; Draft signing update

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hermosillo, Hill, Susnara, Artis and Hearn all homer; Draft signing update
Ethan Hearn (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB Draft Draft Class signing update. James Triantos is the only unsigned Top 10 pick, but he expected to come onboard soon. We have yet to hear figures reported for 5th rounder Liam Spence or 10th rounder Peter Matt, but both should come in under slot. The Cubs 11th... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Cubs trade Pederson; Young and Davis reach 4 times; Jensen lights out again to lead a number of strong pitching performances

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Cubs trade Pederson; Young and Davis reach 4 times; Jensen lights out again to lead a number of strong pitching performances
Ryan Jensen (photo by Todd Johnson) MLB Transactions The sell off has begun. In a bit of a surprise, Joc Pederson ends up being the first to go, as he heads to Atlanta in a one-for-one swap for mammoth first base prospect Bryce Ball. I have to say, that return isn’t too bad. Ball was... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Leeper extends no-hit streak to 15.2 innings; Roberts extends shutout streak; Howard homers

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Leeper extends no-hit streak to 15.2 innings; Roberts extends shutout streak; Howard homers
Ed Howard (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB Draft The first draft signing news is drifting in. Early indications are the Cubs will sign their top ten selections in the draft. Several are already on their way to Chicago. However, it appears the Cubs may have swung and missed on a couple of their high upside... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Maldonado stays hot at the plate; Zinn gets 3 hits, swipes 4 bags; Caissie clubs first career HR

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Maldonado stays hot at the plate; Zinn gets 3 hits, swipes 4 bags; Caissie clubs first career HR
Nelson Maldonado by Rikk Carlson AAA Toledo 2, Iowa 1 Top Performers Taylor Gushue: 2-4, HR (6), R, RBI (.273)Michael Hauschild: 6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K (L, 0-3, 4.50)Tony Cingrani: IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K (0.00) Injuries, Updates, and Trends Veteran LHP Tony Cingrani made his Iowa... Read more »
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MLB Draft Day 3 (Rounds 11-20)

MLB Draft Day 3 (Rounds 11-20)
MLB Draft 2021 The Draft concludes on Tuesday with rounds 11-20 at 11 am CST on MLB.com. 01-021: LHP Jordan Wicks – Kansas State ($3,132,300)02-056: 3B James Triantos – James Madison HS VA ($1,276,400)03-093: LHP Drew Gray – IMG Academy FL ($627,900)04-123: OF Christian Franklin – Arkansas ($464,500)05-154: SS Liam Spence – Tennessee ($343,400)06-184: LHP... Read more »