And those weren’t the only great performances this year in the Cubs’ system.
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Who else could be coming up to the big team? Also, scores and highlights from the weekend in the Cubs’ system.
The 24-year-old righty has a special arm, though control issues could limit his impact for now.
The minor league seasons, save for the playoffs, come to a close tomorrow.
It looked like a head/neck area thing, something Almora’s dealt with before this season.
The 24-year-old righty has the kind of killer stuff to succeed in the big leagues, but can he command it well enough to be useful down the stretch?
They’re not quite there yet, but they’re very close. Great young team.
Almora’s recent blazing hot streak did not go unnoticed, and De La Cruz is a young arm to follow.
This teaser comes from Brett: Holy crap. Especially the thing at the end.
Torres is just 18, and he’s already heading for High-A. Incredible.
The quote that’ll probably surprise you: “Jon Lester might be our best at holding runners.”
What a night for the Iowa Cubs. Big win for the Eugene Emeralds.
The two pitchers hadn’t contributed much to the Cubs lately, so the roster gets a significant shake-up.
So many of the Cubs’ top prospects are going this year, including Willson Contreras, Pierce Johnson, Mark Zagunis, and Jeimer Candelario.
The 22-year-old returns to the big leagues a little more ready. Also: lots of big offensive games down on the farm.
The move opens up a spot for Austin Jackson, and could be the end of Olt’s time with the Cubs.
Wait ’til you see Candelario’s discipline numbers at AA so far this year.
Seasons are winding down in the minors, and the Cubs will have at least two playoff teams. Also: Baez so hot, Happ homers, more.
A crazy play up the middle for Baez, who brings a glove, not just a bat.
What will Baez’s role look like? Will he have a chance to contribute significantly?