Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Jordan and Hill lead Iowa to a third straight comeback win; Pertuz homers twice and Devers shines despite SB loss; Pelicans blow 6-run 9th inning lead

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Jordan and Hill lead Iowa to a third straight comeback win; Pertuz homers twice and Devers shines despite SB loss; Pelicans blow 6-run 9th inning lead
Fabian Pertuz (photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa 5, Toledo 4 Game Recap Iowa trailed 4-1 in the bottom of the 7th when Levi Jordan hit a two-run homer to close the gap to one. An error by Toledo on a Narciso Crook grounder scored Alfonso Rivas from 3rd to tie it the next inning.... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Cubs make deal for McKinstry; Madrigal with another multi-hit game; 5 Smokies reach base 3 times; Wetzel homers; Rough day for pitching in the system as full season affiliates get swept

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Cubs make deal for McKinstry; Madrigal with another multi-hit game; 5 Smokies reach base 3 times; Wetzel homers; Rough day for pitching in the system as full season affiliates get swept
Jacob Wetzel (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB The selloff has begun. First out the door is reliever Chris Martin. A solid middle reliever with playoff experience, Martin has been a bit homer prone this year, but otherwise been reliable. He’ll join former Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel in the Dodgers bullpen. The return for Martin was... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Luis Devers delivers 5 shutout innings to lower ERA to 0.42; Mervis, Crook homer again; Herz effectively wild; Miley kicks off rehab

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Luis Devers delivers 5 shutout innings to lower ERA to 0.42; Mervis, Crook homer again; Herz effectively wild; Miley kicks off rehab
Luis Devers (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB Draft Signing Update The Cubs appear to have concluded their MLB draft signings yesterday. Two more deals were finalized to bring their total up to 19 signings. The deal for 2nd rounder Jackson Ferris used up all but $5 of the Cubs $10,603,005 bonus pool. They were also... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Canario might be the hottest hitter on the planet at this moment; Dermody and Espinoza toss Iowa's 2nd straight shutout; Mervis homers once, Washer homers twice

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Canario might be the hottest hitter on the planet at this moment; Dermody and Espinoza toss Iowa's 2nd straight shutout; Mervis homers once, Washer homers twice
Alexander Canario (photo by Todd Johnson) AAA Iowa 7, Omaha 0 Game Recap A day after Caleb Kilian and Sean Newcomb combined to shutout the Storm Chasers, Matt Dermody and Anderson Espinoza followed suit. The 32-year old Iowa native Dermody has been a nice run of late. He’s gone at least four innings in each... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Too many great performances to choose from for a headline, in one of the best days on the farm in recent history

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Too many great performances to choose from for a headline, in one of the best days on the farm in recent history
Jacob Wetzel (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) It is difficult to know where to start. Cubs with the system sweep from Chicago to Arizona tonight. Scores:6-210-012-66-214-45-1Have to go all the way to the DSL to find a Cubs loss. The two DSL teams were 1-1 today.— Brad (@ballskwok) July 24, 2022 Simply put, the Cubs farm... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Canario and Perlaza reach 4 times; Amaya with 3 hits in AA return; Hodge pitches well in High-A debut; Crow-Armstrong and Ballesteros homer; Horton signs

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Canario and Perlaza reach 4 times; Amaya with 3 hits in AA return; Hodge pitches well in High-A debut; Crow-Armstrong and Ballesteros homer; Horton signs
Alexander Canario (photo by Todd Johnson) MLB The first MLB Draft signing news is beginning to roll in. The Cubs have secured deals from 1st rounder Cade Horton, 7th rounder Nick Hull, and 15th rounder Hadyn McGeary with bonus amounts being reported. The #Cubs have signed 1st round pick Cade Horton for a little more... Read more »
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2022 Draft, Day 2: Cubs continue drafting for upside, with projectable prep infielder Christopher Paciolla in 3rd round, and hugely athletic RHP Nazier Mule in 4th

Round 3 (86): IF Christopher Paciolla – 6’2″ 185, Age 18 – Temecula Valley (CA) BONUS SLOT VALUE: $735,200& MLB Pipeline: 166th, BA: 128th A projectable frame, Christopher Paciolla generates good exit velos already, and reportedly makes consistent contact as well. Currently a SS, but with questions about speed and range, so is expected to... Read more »

2022 Draft: Cubs go with high upside pitchers Cade Horton and Jackson Ferris on Day 1

2022 Draft: Cubs go with high upside pitchers Cade Horton and Jackson Ferris on Day 1
Round 1 (7): RHP Cade Horton – 6’1 211, Age 20 – Oklahoma BONUS SLOT VALUE: $5,708,000 A redshirt sophomore, Cade Horton shot up draft boards in the 2nd half of the 2022 collegiate season, finishing the year with a terrific postseason run for the Sooners beginning with the Conference title game and continuing through the... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Five Pelicans combine for No-Hitter; Pitching leads the way in Iowa and South Bend victories as well; Hill hits walkoff homer; Nwogu homers for 2nd straight day; Uelmen promoted

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Five Pelicans combine for No-Hitter; Pitching leads the way in Iowa and South Bend victories as well; Hill hits walkoff homer; Nwogu homers for 2nd straight day; Uelmen promoted
Tyler Schlaffer (photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends Daniel Norris was DFA to make room on the roster for reliever Erich Uelmen. Norris had developed into a good reliever a couple of years ago before struggling in 2021. The Cubs hoped they could help him bounce back, but it just wasn’t happening,... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Wicks and Herz promoted to AA; Mervis mashes his 21st HR, Piñango goes oppo to extend hit streak; Dermody and Santana continue hot streaks on the mound

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Wicks and Herz promoted to AA; Mervis mashes his 21st HR, Piñango goes oppo to extend hit streak; Dermody and Santana continue hot streaks on the mound
Matt Mervis (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA Iowa 3, Buffalo 1 Game Recap Matt Dermody has been on quite a run recently. He was coming off his best start of the season, and though he didn’t miss as many bats in this outing he didn’t walk anyone and kept the Bisons in check through five... Read more »