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Cubs Minor League Daily: Baseball Education – Literally

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

The Eugene Emeralds are putting out a video series on YouTube in which various members of the Emeralds provide short lessons on some aspect of the game. There are at least three of them up now, and all three are short and well worth watching.


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If you want to throw a slider, Michael Knighton has you covered. If you want to bunt (for a base hit only, of course), then tune in to Tolly Filotei. And if you want to not get flattened while turning a double play, Jhonny Bethencourt provides a how to.

Not to be outdone, the Tennessee Smokies have Cael Brockmeyer discussing kale. The green leafy stuff. For a minute and a half. It’s… something.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Iowa 6, Sacramento 5 in eleven innings.
A walk off double in extras ended a game that had just turned three hours old.


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Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Pensacola 5, Tennessee 0
The Smokies started the doubleheader by being one hit.

Tennessee 2, Pensacola 1
In Game Two they came up with eight hits on their way to the win.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Potomac 7, Myrtle Beach 2
Short has a nine game hitting streak.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 4, Bowling Green 1
Three runs in the sixth proved to be all the offense South Bend would need.

Short Season A: Eugene Emeralds
Boise 12, Eugene 5
Boise was held scoreless in the sixth and seventh innings. So that’s something.


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Rookie: AZL Cubs
Rangers 9, Cubs 5
The Cubs committed four errors.

Other Notes

  • The Top 40 has made it into the Top 10 now, with numbers 16 through 9 dropping yesterday. Anyone wondering just how I would rank Dillon Maples (you know who you are) will find your answers in that edition of the Top 40.
  • Jhon Romero picked up the save for South Bend yesterday. It was his sixth appearance for the Cubs, and so far he hasn’t allowed a hit. I don’t know much about the stuff this 22-year-old right hander has just yet, but we’ll keep an eye on him.

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Luke Blaize

Luke Blaize is the Minor League Editor at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @ltblaize.