ESPN’s Keith Law revealed his rankings for all 30 clubs and their Minor League systems, with the Chicago Cubs coming out on top for the second consecutive season. The article, which is available only to those with an ESPN Insider subscription, can be found here. At least three of the Cubs’ top prospects are expected […]
The Chicago Cubs Wednesday announced their minor league coaching staff assignments for the upcoming 2015 campaign, with 2014 manager Buddy Bailey returning to the Tennessee Smokies, along with 2014 pitching coach Storm Davis, hitting coach Desi Wilson and trainer Shane Nelson. Guillermo Martinez also joins the Smokies’ 2015 field staff for his first season in […]
The Chicago Cubs announced Thursday that 2014 Tennessee Smokies pitcher C.J. Edwards has been added to the Major League club’s 40-Man Roster. Thursday was the final day to protect players who were previously not on the 40-man roster from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Edwards […]
Former Smokies Infielder Arismendy Alcantara hasn’t been a big name thrown around by fans of the Cubs and baseball critics as the attention has mostly been on Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant, and recently acquired Addison Russell, but Alcantara has quietly put up big numbers and is finally creating buzz in Chicago. […]
Des Moines Register Sports Writer Tommy Birch spent some time with the Smokies Radio Network to discuss former Smokies Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, Kyle Hendricks, Eric Jokisch and Jonathan Mota and their respective seasons with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.
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 […]
MLB.com 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 […]
Another 2013 Smokies infielder gained recognition as MLB.com 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 […]
KODAK, Tenn. – For the second night, the Tennessee Smokies found themselves in a must-win situation and continued their North Division Championship Series comeback with a 10-7 win over the Birmingham Barons in Game Four, Sunday afternoon at Smokies Park. The win evens the best-of-five series at two games apiece and forces a series-deciding Game Five on Monday night […]
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