Tag Archives: Mark Zagunis

BP’s List of Top Cubs Prospects Pretty Routine for a Change (Video)

I used to think that Baseball Prospectus intentionally put a little shock value into their top prospect lists for the Cubs system. In 2015, they placed Addison Russell over Kris Bryant at the top. I understand that Russell has MVP-type qualities, but there’s no way they should’ve selected him over …

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Final 2016 Team Report: A Tough Time in Tennessee

Final Record: 58-81 I don’t think there’s any question that the word “disappointment” sums up the 2016 Tennessee Smokies season. More than two-thirds (17 of 25) of the opening day roster was part of back-to-back championships at Kane County and Myrtle Beach. Needless to say, history was not repeated in Tennessee this …

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Final Team Report of 2016: Iowa Cubs Producing Prospects That Can Play in Chicago

Final Record: 67-76 The Iowa Cubs produced two players who became mainstays at Wrigley this summer. Carl Edwards Jr. and Willson Contreras proved they could learn and adapt at the MLB level and they have played key roles in crucial moments this season. Add in the fact that Albert Almora Jr. filled …

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Iowa’s Rough Season Still Provides Hope for Next Year

There’s winning going on almost everywhere in the Cubs minor league system. South Bend and Eugene already punched their tickets to the postseason by winning first-half titles. Myrtle Beach, Arizona, and the Dominican Summer League 2 team are all within striking distance of getting into the postseason. It’s pretty good that …

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