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Smokies Announce Tentative 2014 Roster

By Andrew Green / Tennessee Smokies In conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, the Tennessee Smokies announced their initial roster for the 2014 season, which includes three of Baseball America’s top 100 overall prospects. The roster comprises of 12 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and five outfielders, with the team’s season opening contest set for Thursday, […]

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Seven Top Cubs Prospects Projected to Begin With Smokies

Seven of Baseball America’s top 30 Chicago Cubs prospects are expected to begin the 2014 season in a Smokies uniform according to the publication’s Prospect Handbook, including three of the top six. Infielder Kris Bryant, rated by Baseball America as the second-best prospect in the Cubs’ system and ninth-best prospect overall in baseball, finished his first […]

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Baez, Alcantara Among Baseball America’s Top 100

Baseball America announced their Top 100 prospects for the upcoming 2014 season on MLB Network Wednesday evening, with a pair of Tennessee Smokies alums named, in addition to several others that are expected to be wearing a Smokies uniform at some point this year. The entire Baseball America Top 100 prospects list can be viewed by clicking […]

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2013 RHP Kyle Hendricks is one of 25 Smokies alums invited to the Cubs' Big League camp.

65 Smokies Alums To Begin Year In Major League Spring Training Camps

February 13th has arrived, meaning Chicago Cubs Spring Training in Mesa, Arizona has opened with pitchers and catchers reporting. The report date for Cubs position players is February 18. In total, 25 Tennessee Smokies alums will begin Major League camp with the Cubs, while 40 others have either been invited to their respective teams’ Big […]

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Smokies’ 2014 Game Times Announced

The Smokies announced game times for the 2014 campaign on Wednesday, including first pitch times for all 70 home contests at Smokies Park. All weekday home games are scheduled for 7:15 p.m. starts, with the exception for April 10, 15 and 16 (11:30 a.m.) and May 6 (noon). All Saturday home contests are slated for […]

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Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule Announced; Smokies Voice Gillispie To Call 23 Contests

The Chicago Cubs recently announced their Spring Training broadcast schedule, with Tennessee Smokies Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie once again joining Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper to call 23 contests on The broadcasts will be available for free on the site, with the first broadcast and Cactus League game on February 27 in the Cubs’ […]

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Baez, Alcantara Among’s Top 100 Overall Prospects revealed their top 100 prospects in baseball Thursday evening on MLB Network, with a pair of 2013 Tennessee Smokies infielders honored, in addition to five other Cubs prospects. Shortstop Javier Baez was rated seventh overall, while shortstop/second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was tabbed the No. 89 overall prospect. The entire list, with scouting reports, can […]

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Javier Baez Ranked #2 Shortstop Prospect By today revealed the top ten shortstop prospects in the game, with 2013 Tennessee Smokies infielder Javier Baez named as the second best player at that position. Baez trailed only Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts in the rankings, which can be viewed by clicking here. During his time in Kodak, Baez accumulated a .294 average […]

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Alcantara Rated #4 Second Base Prospect By

Another 2013 Smokies infielder gained recognition as continues to count down their top ten prospects at each position, with infielder Arismendy Alcantara rated the fourth-best prospect at second base. The entire list can be viewed by clicking here. Alcantara spent all of last year with the Smokies, recording a .271 batting average (134-494), adding […]

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VIDEO: Javier Baez walk-off home run, August 16, 2013

Tied at 6-6 against the Chattanooga Lookouts in the bottom of the ninth inning, Javier Baez hit the go-ahead home run for the second night in a row. This time, it was a walk-off blast over the party deck in left field of Smokies Park. The two-run shot was Baez’s 31st home run of the […]

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