Tag Archives: Daytona Cubs
Kris Bryant was the best power bat in the 2013 MLB draft. (Photo Courtesy: San Diego Athletics)

Who is the Cubs Third Baseman of the Future?

In the Cubs organization the third base slot isn’t necessarily vacant, but it is up for the taking if a player in their system can prove that they can produce in that spot. When you compare the production that the Cubs got out of the third base position last year to other teams in the […]

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VIDEO: Matt Loosen Arizona Fall League Interview

Smokies Pitcher Matt Loosen recently sat down with the Smokies Radio Network to discuss his development in the Arizona Fall League. In 13 starts with Tennessee last year Loosen had a 6.14 ERA over 66.0 innings to go along with 60 strikeouts. The Florida native has been getting his innings out of the bullpen in […]

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VIDEO: Kris Bryant Arizona Fall League Interview

Highly touted Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant recently chatted with the Smokies Radio Network to discuss his development in the Arizona Fall League thus far. Bryant was drafted second overall by Chicago in the 2013 MLB Draft and rose quickly to High-A Daytona, playing in 36 games across the minors. Bryant hit .390 with 14 […]

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Baez, Hendricks named Cubs’ minor league Player, Pitcher of the Year

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named infielder Javier Baez and right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Baez and Hendricks will be honored during an on-field ceremony prior to the Cubs 3:05 p.m. CT contest on September 21 against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field. Baez, 20, […]

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Noble looks to settle back in with the Smokies

By: Matthew Osborne This season, Smokies catcher Chad Noble has not had much of a chance to unpack and settle into a clubhouse. He’s been with three teams in 2013. After beginning the season with Daytona, Noble has been with the Smokies three separate times and Iowa twice. He’s experienced the dreaded bus rides of […]

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Improved command key for Matt Loosen’s return to Smokies

By: Matthew Osborne A rough beginning to the 2013 season changed in one start. Command issues were solved and not a single hit was allowed. A no-hitter was thrown. Smokies pitcher Matt Loosen’s season did not start out the way he wanted. After starting the season on the disabled list, Loosen could not last longer […]

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Offensive explosion helps Smokies in July

By: Matthew Osborne To compare the Smokies’ offense and Mount Vesuvius would not be too much of a stretch after the month Tennessee has had in July. In total, the team has hit 36 home runs and driven in 94 runs. The additions of Javier Baez, from High-A Daytona, and Justin Bour, returning from a […]

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Desi Wilson on Arismendy Alcantara: ‘He has all the tools in the world’

By: Michael Wottreng Coming off of a broken foot that ended his 2012 season with Daytona, Arismendy Alcantara was a forgotten talent in some preseason prospect rankings. MLB.com listed the infielder as the No. 20 prospect in the Cubs’ organization prior to the 2013 citing a need for a new “plate approach” and a need […]

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Smokies hitting coach Desi Wilson sees improvement in Javier Baez

By: Nick Roark It has been nearly three weeks since Chicago Cubs’ top prospect Javier Baez began his Tennessee Smokies career with a towering home run in his first Double-A at-bat over the center field wall at Smokies Park.  In 15 games since his Tennessee debut on July 6, all the 20-year-old has done is […]

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Familiarity helping Noble fit in quickly with Smokies

When minor league baseball players get promoted in an organization, getting to know new teammates can take some time.  For Smokies catcher Chad Noble, he was joining a team with plenty of familiar faces. A 37th round selection by the Chicago Cubs in 2010, Noble played 19 games with the Smokies during the 2012 season.  […]

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