Cubs Minor League Daily: A Few Early-Season Stat Leaders, a No-Hitter, and a Great Catch

Social Navigation

Cubs Minor League Daily: A Few Early-Season Stat Leaders, a No-Hitter, and a Great Catch

Chicago Cubs

You probably knew that Ian Happ leads the minors with five home runs, but did you know he is second in the Pacific Coast League in total bases (26)? He trails only one guy – his teammate, Jeimer Candelario (27).

Meanwhile, in the Midwest League, Dylan Cease is tied for fourth in strikeouts with 15. Not far behind him are teammate Tyson Miller, Manuel Rondon, and Pedro Silverio with 13 each. Silverio actually leads the league in strikeouts by relievers.

And back up in Iowa, John Andreoli‘s three steals have him in second in the PCL in swipes.

Despite being well represented on the league offensive leaderboards, Iowa had some trouble on offense yesterday.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
New Orleans 11, Iowa 1
The Cubs were no hit, but not shutout.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Mississippi 10, Tennessee 2
There was no miracle come back in this one.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Lynchburg 5, Myrtle Beach 2
The pitching wasn’t bad, but there wasn’t a lot of offense for the Pelicans in this one.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 6, West Michigan 4
The SB Cubs saved us from a day without a Cubs’ win at any level.

Other Notes

  • So how did Iowa avoid being shutout despite being no hit? With one out in the bottom of the eight, Todd Glaesmann, pinch hitting, drew a walk. He reached second on an error that put Victor Caratini on first, and then advanced to third on a walk to Taylor Davis. Another error occurred on a ball put in play by Ozzie Martinez, and Glaesmann scores. One run, no hits.
  • The team that no-hit the I-Cubs? They are called the Baby Cakes. Seriously.
  • Myrtle Beach outfielder Daniel Spingola went all out to make a great catch into the sand:

Latest from Bleacher Nation:

Author: Luke Blaize

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