Tag Archives: Cubs Prospects

Column: Cubs need a cup of Joe, but not Girardi

By: Nick Roark Ever had that 2:30 feeling? Chances are if you’re a Chicago Cubs fan, that fatigued, disheartening and overwhelming feeling came over you many times this season; 96 times to be exact. It is no secret that the Cubs need a jolt of energy. And while Chicago president Theo Epstein is looking for a […]

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Smokies and Lookouts managers ponder if Javier Baez can be the next Yasiel Puig

By: Nick Roark Before becoming a big league sensation, Yasiel Puig’s talent was on full display in the Southern League. Since Javier Baez arrived at Double-A, opposing managers and players have admired the shortstop’s raw ability. The lasting memory for players, fans and media will be the rare athleticism of of Puig and the excitement […]

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Five Smokies named to Southern League Post-Season All-Star team

By: Adam Kline / Tennessee Smokies KODAK, Tenn. – Five members of the 2013 Tennessee Smokies have been named to the Southern League Postseason All-Star Team Friday, as announced by the Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs.  Infielders Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez and Christian Villanueva join outfielder Matt Szczur and pitcher Kyle Hendricks as part […]

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Four Smokies headline Cubs’ Arizona Fall League roster

By: Nick Roark The Chicago Cubs are sending their top prospects packing for Arizona this fall as the organization announced it’s sending five of its top six prospects to play in Mesa. The list of eight includes four current Smokies in shortstop Javier Baez and pitchers Dallas Beeler, Matt Loosen and Armando Rivero. Baez was […]

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Lopez baserunning

Jokisch’s no-no a night Rafael Lopez will remember

By: Matthew Osborne It’s not everyday a catcher calls and catches a no-hitter. Tuesday night, Wellington, Fla. native Rafael Lopez caught Eric Jokisch’s no-no in Jacksonville, a night that he will never forget. The former Florida State Seminole even went into detail about the last five batters Jokisch faced. Lopez said he realized that Jokisch had […]

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Javier Baez showing signs of patience, maturity at plate

By: Nick Roark It has been nearly a month since Javier Baez made his Double-A debut with the Tennessee Smokies. In that time, the Cub’s top prospect has unequivocally provided an extra thump to the Smokies lineup, but the scariest thought for Southern League opponents is the realization that Baez has plenty of growing left […]

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Smokies win sixth straight, defeat Generals 5-0

JACKSON, Tenn.- The Tennessee Smokies (16-8, 50-43) defeated the Jackson Generals (10-14, 39-51) 5-0 Saturday evening to extend their winning streak to a season-high of six games. The win marked a ninth straight victory over Jackson, dating back to June 24th when Tennessee won 5-1. Kyle Hendricks (9-3, 2.03) continued his dominance of Jackson as […]

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