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Happy Minor League Opening Day! Cubs Affiliates and Prospects Kick Off Their Seasons

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

cubs azl spring training logoAlthough it seemed like there were already a bunch of “Opening Day” days this year, there’s still one more to celebrate: minor league Opening Day! Because that’s today!


(And even more celebrations when Luke’s Minor League Daily kicks off, and we get prospect-y goodness every morning! Which reminds me, don’t miss his full Top 40 prospect ranking.)

The Chicago Cubs’ four full-season minor league affiliates kick off their regular season today:

  • The AAA Iowa Cubs take on Round Rock (3pm CT), and Ryan Williams will get the start.
  • The AA Tennessee Smokies take on Mobile (6pm CT), and Rob Zastryzny will get the start.
  • The High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans take on Frederick (6pm CT), and Jonathan Martinez will get the start.
  • The Low-A South Bend Cubs take on West Michigan (6pm CT), and Preston Morrison will get the start.

The full team rosters can be found here, if you want to know which prospects will be playing where.

Hooray prospects and hooray minor league baseball!


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.