Tag Archives: Prospect

The Process – S2,E2 – “Becoming A Superstar”

In this edition of “The Process,” the Smokies Radio Network staff covers the ongoing process of Kris Bryant’s rise to stardom.

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CSN Chicago: 1-on-1 with Addison Russell

Smokies radio play-by-play broadcaster Mick Gillispie sat down with recently acquired Cubs prospect Addison Russell for a CSN Chicago television interview. Russell came over to the Cubs from the Oakland Athletics as part of the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija to the A’s earlier this year. The interview is also linked below: http://www.csnchicago.com/video_content_type/1-1-addison-russell

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Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover

Bryant Named SL Hitter of the Week

Smokies INF Hit .464 With 12 Runs, 13 Hits, Four Homers & 14 RBI

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Bryant’s Blasts Beat Barons 12-1

Smokies third baseman Kris Bryant recorded his first two-homer game of his professional career and drove in six RBI, while starter Dae-Eun Rhee fired seven solid innings in Tennessee’s 12-1 series-clinching victory over the Birmingham Barons on Wednesday evening at Smokies Stadium. The Smokies clinched a series win with their third straight toppling of the […]

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Kris Bryant in the Spotlight

Recently Kris Bryant took some time with Smokies broadcaster Mick Gillispie to talk about his time in Tennessee. Bryant was the second pick in last year’s MLB draft. Click on the link below for the full interview. http://www.csnchicago.com/cubs/cubs-kris-bryant-ready-whatever-rolls-his-way  

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VIDEO: Matt Szczur offers sneak peek to ESPN E:60 feature

During his junior season at Villanova, Tennessee Smokies outfielder Matt Szczur had the chance to make a difference in the life of a young girl half way across the world.  Tune into ESPN2 Tuesday evening as their full story will air on ESPN’s E:60 at 7 p.m. EST. To stay current with all the latest […]

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Ross Stripling

Lookouts’ starter Ross Stripling following footsteps of former Aggie teammates

By: Nick Roark Ask Chattanooga Lookouts starter Ross Stripling about two current Iowa Cubs pitchers and chances are he will tell you of their collegiate days together at Texas A&M. More importantly, the 23-year-old right-hander will tell stories of how Brooks Raley and Barret Loux helped turn him from a walk-on reliever to a fifth-round […]

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Zach Lee

Lookouts starter Zach Lee happy he chose Dodgers over SEC football

By: Danny Will  Not many life-altering decisions have to be made when one is at the young age of 18.  Chattanooga Lookouts pitcher Zach Lee was faced with one of those decisions.  A two-sport star at McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, Lee graduated in 2010 and committed to LSU to play quarterback. Things slowly […]

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Ryan Brett

Ryan Brett back on track with Biscuits

By: Nick Roark  Ryan Brett’s trek to Double-A Montgomery has been a eventful one. In a career full of decisions, the Biscuits second baseman made one that would slow his career down by 50 games. In late August of 2012, Brett was suspended by Major League Baseball for using Adderal, “a prescription stimulant which contains […]

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Brandon Jacobs

Brandon Jacobs making his own name in White Sox organization

By: Nick Roark Brandon Jacobs hears the comparisons all the time. Often confused with current NFL free agent running back Brandon Jacobs, the Birmingham Barons outfielder has caught all the jokes concerning his shared name with the eight-year NFL veteran. “I normally get, ‘Just picked you up in my fantasy league.’ That’s probably the most […]

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