Tag: Mark Zagunis

Game Post 5/25

Game Post 5/25
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Saturday: 1:20 PM CT on MLB Network/ABC-7/670AM Lineups Reds 1. Nick Senzel (R) CF 2. Joey Votto (L) 1B 3. Eugenio Suarez (R) 3B 4. Jesse Winker (L) LF 5. Yasiel Puig (R) RF 6. Derek Dietrich (L) 2B 7. Jose Iglesias (R) SS 8. Tucker Barnhart (S) C 9.... Read more »

Game Post 4/4

Game Post 4/4
Watch/Listen Thursday: 6:20 PM CT on MLB Network/NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Albert Almora Jr. (R) CF 2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 4. Javier Baez (R) SS 5. Willson Contreras (R) C 6. David Bote (R) 2B 7. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 8. Yu Darvish (R) P 9. Mark... Read more »

Ian Happ Will Begin the Season in AAA

Ian Happ Will Begin the Season in AAA
In what has to come as a big surprise to most observers, Manager Joe Maddon announced Ian Happ will begin the year in AAA Iowa. Happ has struggled mightily this spring with a batting average currently sitting at .135. After a very good rookie season, the versatile outfielder/infielder struggled in 2018 to a .233 average... Read more »
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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 »

Elliot Soto: The Prospect Next Door

Elliot Soto: The Prospect Next Door
Emerging from the clubhouse at Principal Park in Des Moines, IA, a slight look of surprise was detected on the face of Elliot Soto. Not that Soto didn’t deserve the attention, but on a roster that contained major league players such as Jeimer Candelario and Tommy LaStella, along with prospects such as Victor Caratini, Chesny... Read more »

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 »
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Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa
Good morning to everyone! Today is the first 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. Triple-A – Iowa Cubs Although Manager Marty... Read more »