Relive some of the best moments from the 2014 season with our collection of video recaps.
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
In the season premiere of our ongoing series “The Process” we turn our focus on catcher Rafael Lopez who, despite his excellent play this season, has been left out of the prospect conversation by the experts.
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.
Albert Almora recently sat down with Jeff Platt of the Smokies Radio Network to discuss his improvement throughout the Arizona Fall League. The 19-year-old outfielder has swung the bat well all through the fall league, batting .307 with six doubles and 12 RBIs in 79 plate appearances. Almora said the Cubs, “could send me to […]
Albert Almora recently sat down with Jeff A. Platt of the Smokies Radio Network to discuss his progress thus far in the Arizona Fall League. Almora, rated the Chicago Cubs No. 2 prospect by Baseball America after being drafted sixth overall in the 2012 MLB Draft, played in 61 games this season for Single-A Kane […]
Former Tennessee Smokies’ pitcher Kyle Hendricks and Smokies’ shortstop Javier Baez were honored at Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon for being named Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Year, respectively. Featured on WGN’s ‘The Leadoff Man’, this video recaps the two career seasons for each player.
Tied at 6-6 against the Chattanooga Lookouts in the bottom of the ninth inning, Javier Baez hit the go-ahead home run for the second night in a row. This time, it was a walk-off blast over the party deck in left field of Smokies Park. The two-run shot was Baez’s 31st home run of the […]
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 […]