Luis Devers
Richard Gallardo
Jose Miguel Gonzalez
Porter Hodge
Jarod WrightAdam Laskey
Sam Thoresen
Tyler Santana
Bryan King
Bryan King – IL
Frankie Scalzo Jr
Tyler Schlaffer
Luke Little
Sheldon Reed
Chase Watkins
Johzan Oquendo
Adam Laskey
Jarod Wright
Kelvin FelizDrew Gray
Joel Machado
Erian Rodriguez
Alberto SojoAndricson Salvador
Ethan Hearn
Miguel Fabrizio
Malcolm Quintero
Casey Opitz – IL
Felix Stevens – IL
Liam Spence
Juan Mora
Reggie Preciado
James Triantos
BJ Murray
Kevin Made
Jacob Wetzel
Pete Crow-Armstrong
Ezequiel Pagan
Parker Chavers – IL
Kevin Alcantara
Christian Franklin – IL


Players of the Day for May 19, 2022 – A Good Day to Be a Starting Pitcher in the System
Today was another fun day in the system!  It started off with Iowa playing early this afternoon and getting the system started with a win. Myrtle Beach then put up some crooked numbers early and held off of a late rally by Columbia to win 6 to 5. South Bend blew a …
The Breakdown – Halfway Through May and the Bats Are Coming Alive
I mentioned in last week's Breakdown how good of a week that was as the system went 17-7. This week, the affiliates did even better coming it at 20-5. Let’s get right to it this week! With today being the exact middle of the month, I thought today would be a good …
Affiliate Update – 10 Things About Myrtle Beach and Buddy Bailey to Start 2022
CURRENT RECORD: 19-9, Tied for first place. When I see the amount of talent that is currently on the Myrtle Beach roster, I get a little giddy. And then I have to tell myself to calm down and to not rush their development. One great months is one great month. That’s all …
The Breakdown – Jared Young and Cam Sanders Tear It Up and There’s a Hot List
In terms of wins and losses, this was the best week of the year for the Cubs' system as the four affiliates went 17-7 highlighted by South Bend's six game sweep of Peoria. However, in terms of individual performance, there were some exciting moments taking place this week. To keep things different …
Players of the Day for May 5, 2022 – It Was a Rough Night for the System…Except for Myrtle Beach
Oof! The night began with a rainout in South Bend. That is never good news. The Cubs will make that game up on Saturday. For Iowa, Matt Swarmer had his start cancelled. Instead, he would piggyback off of Wade Miley who was doing a rehab start. Combined, the two pitched six innings …
Players of the Day for May 4, 2022 – Pelicans Playing Pinball It Seems
The Cubs' system is not dull at all this year, not in the slightest. The day began with two morning tilts. In South Bend, Alexander Canario and Matt Mervis stayed hot as each homered again en route to a 6-3 victory over Peoria, the Cubs' second win in a year. In Tennessee, …
Prospect Update – Walker Powell Moves into a Starting Role with a Bang!
Walker Powell by Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans When sources announced that Walker Powell from Southern Mississippi signed a free agent contract with the Cubs, I raised one eyebrow. I thought, “That’s a good school that produces good players that can play in the majors.” Then I saw he was 6’8” tall. Another …
Breaking News – Canario and PCA Named Players of the Week in the Midwest League and Carolina League.
As I mentioned this morning in The Breakdown this morning that it was difficult to pick our Hitter of the Week as both players just raked. Pete Crow-Armstrong hit .480 and had an OPS of 1.159 while Alexander Canario was smoking hot at .500 and 1.536 with 4 dingers and 9 RBI. …
The Breakdown – A New Month Already? That Was Quick!
Who Is Heating Up Heading into May? Before I left to go to the game in Davenport yesterday morning, I became engrossed in the stats page for each affiliate. Minor League Baseball now has several drop-down tabs that allow you to sort through the stats. This is going to make my job …
Players of the Day for May 1, 2022 – Canario Goes Off Again and a No-No Highlight the Awards
While I was freezing my rear end off at times watching South Bend play the Quad Cities, I didn’t envision what would happen this afternoon. Iowa, Tennessee, and South Bend all took tough losses. Myrtle Beach, however, is playing out of their minds right now. The Pelicans have over a +40 run …
Players of the Day for April 30, 2022 – It Was a Wild Night in Cubdom
You cannot stop Myrtle Beach right now. Buddy Bailey has all facets of the team working like a well oiled machine right now. Tonight, they steamrolled Columbia 9-1 and it was never close as the Pelicans scored early and often. Meanwhile, South Bend was homer happy as they used 3 dingers from …
Cubs Finally Assign 7-Day IL and 60-Day IL Prospects to Affiliates This Week
A strange thing happened this week – Back in early April, the Cubs announced which prospects were going to be at which affiliate. At that time, they did not include any players that were injured or left behind in extended spring training in case of injuries. And there was only one player …
Players of the Day for April 29, 2022 – Our First Tie of the Year and Porter Hodge Had Himself a Night
Porter Hodge – Picture by Stephanie Lynn To be quite frank, it was weird being home for the night after being at the ballpark twice this week. I had one eye on the draft and the other on the MiLB slate of games. I did spend most of the night watching Myrtle …
Prospect Update – Porter Hodge Has Built a Solid Foundation to Begin 2022
Porter Hodge – Picture by Stephanie Lynn Everybody likes different things in a prospect. Some people like players that burn from the start and flash a pretty good sized toolbox right from the get go. Other people like players who have a good backstory and are good people. And then there are …
Players of the Day for April 27, 2022 – A Good Day at the Beach
Picture by Todd Johnson Yesterday was fun getting to go see South Bend play in the Quad cities. Weather permitting I’ll be back there again tomorrow. Tonight, it was good to get back in the swing of things and watch baseball from the comfort of my nice warm chair rather than sitting …
Martin and Velazquez Earn Players of the Week Honors from MiLB
Earlier today in "The Breakdown," we gave Riley Martin and Nelson Velazquez the Reliever of the Week and Hitter of the Week honors respectively. So, this afternoon it came as no surprise that each player was given an award by MiLB. Velazquez was named the Player of the Week in the Southern …
<strong>North Side Bound Game of the Week: Week 3</strong>
Game: 4/20 Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Delmarva Shorebirds Final: Pelicans 17, Shorebirds 3 Summary: An Old Fashioned Shellacking You read that right, 17 runs total, and they still left 27 runners on base. Except for Ethan Hearn, every Pelican had a hit. Pete Crow-Armstrong, Peter Matt, Yeison Santana, and James Triantos all …
The Breakdown – Entertainment Aplenty, Choking Up, the Pitch Clock, and Three Dominating Performances This Week
It is hard to believe it’s Monday already and that another week of the minor league season has passed. However, it was quite exciting as there seemed  to be something big happening every night this week. Whether it was two dingers by Jared Young on Tuesday, a 17 run outburst by Myrtle …
Players of the Day for April 22, 2022 – Gallardo’s Grand Day Out and Higgins Begins to Knock on the Door Again
Tonight was a weird one for me. The whole fact that South Bend had a rain delay just threw everything off for me. That included feeding the dogs and making supper for me and my wife. But once the games began, I was too busy thinking about what was going to happen …
Players of the Day for April 20, 2022 – A Hot Day for Bats in the System
Nelson Velazquez – Picture by Todd Johnson “The sleeper has awakened!” That line from Frank Herbert’s Dune could describe the young Cubs' bats tonight. Everywhere you looked, there was hit after hit after hit after hit. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans had 15 hits themselves including Yeison Santana with four and three by …