Javier Assad
Dauris Valdez – ILCraig Brooks
Burl Carraway
Dalton Stambaugh
Ryan Jensen
Alexander Vizcaino – RL
Nicholas PadillaGraham Lawson
Peyton Remy
Blake Whitney
Eury Ramos
Wyatt Short
Scott Kobos – IL
Riley Thompson
CC – IF – GC – CI
Anderson Espinoza
Brailyn Marquez – IL
Kyle Johnson
Brandon LeibrandtGabriel Jaramillo
Jack Patterson
Danis Correa
CD PelhamBen Hecht – IL
Chris Clarke
Max Bain
CC – GC – CI
Bryce Windham
Harrison WensonCam Balego – DL
Tim Susnara – IL
Miguel Amaya – IL
Bryce Ball
Chris Morel
Christian Donahue
Chase Strumpf
CC – IF – CI
Delvin Zinn
Carlos Sepulveda
Andy Weber
Luis Vazquez
Levi Jordan
Darius Hill
Yonathan Perlaza
DJ Artis – IL
Alexander Canario
Bradlee Beasley


Prospect Update – Max Bain and His Stuff Look Ready to Compete Again
Max Bain – Picture by Todd Johnson Now that Max Bain has been promoted to AA Tennessee, that is going to put him a couple of throws away from Chicago and it’s also going to change how he goes about his daily job. 2021 was …
Starting Rotation Musical Chairs Might Be Coming to Tennessee and Iowa Very Soon
Max Bain – Picture by Todd Johnson When Chris Clarke and Max Bain were promoted from South Bend Tennessee, Riley Thompson and Ryan Jensen were placed on the development list by the Smokies. Usually a player spends a week or two working on something and then …
Breaking News – Garcia, Remy, and Mervis Win Player of the Week Honors
As was predicted this morning, Robel Garcia of the Iowa Cubs was named the International League HItter of the Week as Garcia hit 6 HRs and drove in 9 as the Cubs went 5-1 on the week. Tennessee's Peyton Remy won the Southern League's Pitcher …
<strong>North Side Bound Game of the Week 6: A No-Hitter, Andy Weber at 1st, and Strumpf Selling Out for Power</strong>
Game: 5/11 Tennessee Smokies and Montgomery Biscuits Final: Smokies 5, Biscuits 0 Summary: The Smokies No-Hit the Biscuits Peyton Remy, Danis Correa, and Eury Ramos combine for a no-hitter as the Tennessee Smokies beat the Montgomery Biscuits 5-0. After piggybacking to start the year, Peyton …
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, …
Prospect Update – Bryce Ball Takes a Huge Step Forward This Spring
Bryce Ball – Pitcure by Todd Johnson Last summer was one of the most wild and crazy summers I can remember as the Cubs were making trades and adding prospects all throughout the month of July. The first of those 12 guys the Cubs acquired …
Prospect Update – Jeremiah Estrada Looks Ready to Move Up a Level
Jeremiah Estrada – Pic by Todd Johnson In looking back at last night's action in the minor leagues, most people are probably go to focusing on the Tennessee Smokies for throwing the second no-hitter in the Cubs' system in 10 days. That would probably be …
Players of the Day for May 11, 2022 – Another Night, Another No-No
This is getting to be a regular occurrence! That video pretty sums up the night for the Smokies as they shut down and no-hit the Montgomery Biscuits 5-0. That pretty much seals the deal for two-thirds of today's awards. Peyton Remy is our Starting …
Breaking News – Alexander Canario Promoted to Tennessee!
Alexander Canario – Picture by Todd Johnson I was just checking the transaction page tonight of the Tennessee Smokies as I was looking up who all had been promoted so far this year. And there it was in all it's glory: "LF Alexander Canario assigned to Tennessee …
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 …
Affiliate Update – Several Smokies Not Far from Iowa
The Smokies have been the surprise affiliate of the year. They are much better than I thought they would be. And to be honest, there’s still lots of room for them to get better fairly easily. Current record: 12-11 As a team, the Smokies are …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
FINALLY — Nelson Maldonado Promoted to Iowa
He was too good last year, he was too good the minute he was assigned there to begin this year, and he was too good en route to a 255 wRC+ this season.​
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …