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VIDEO [HD]: Javier Baez monstrous two-run home run

After being drilled by a pitch in his first at-bat of Game Five in the North Division Championship Series versus Birmingham, Cubs top prospect and Smokies shortstop Javier Baez answered with a mammoth two-run homer to center field. The round tripper was estimated at 419 feet. To stay current with all the latest news, follow […]

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Matt Szczur: “I wanted to have people inspired” by ESPN feature

By: Nick Roark Matt Szczur was understandably tense as he sat down to watch what he called his “greatest accomplishment” in life. The Tennessee Smokies outfielder finally saw a three-year journey come to national fruition on ESPN’s ‘E:60’ Tuesday evening as reporter Lisa Salters told the story of how Szczur helped save the life of […]

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VIDEO: Brett Jackson: “Adversity is what makes the man”

In August of 2012, Brett Jackson was playing center field for the Chicago Cubs three years after being drafted 31st overall by the Northsiders. But 2013 has brought many challenges for Jackson, who now finds himself at Double-A Tennessee after missing over a month with nagging injuries. The 25-year-old prospect said the adversity he has […]

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Three-day rest paying off for Arismendy Alcantara

By: Nick Roark Tennessee Smokies second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was not able to enjoy the All-Star break like most minor leaguers. Rather than rest for three days, the Cubs No. 5 rated prospect flew to New York to participate in the All-Star Futures Game then proceeded to Jacksonville to take part in the Southern League […]

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Brett Jackson “excited” to begin climb back towards Chicago

By: Nick Roark The tables have turned in just one calendar year for Chicago Cubs prospect Brett Jackson. This day last year, Jackson had just celebrated his 24th birthday and was two short days away from making his Major League debut, starting in center field for Chicago as the Cubs faced off against one of […]

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