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5/15: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is the recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/15/12, enjoy.

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 Tremendous effort from Gerardo Concepcion this afternoon for Peoria.  Concepcion went six strong innings to earn his first pro victory in a 2-0 win over Burlington.  Break up the Chiefs, they have now won 5 straight games to turn their season around.  Zeke DeVoss put on a show on the base paths today.  DeVoss went 2-for-2 with two walks, and two runs scored, oh, he also had four stolen bases, not a bad day. 

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Another rain out, totally stupid. 

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For the second straight day the Tennessee Smokies pounded the ball all over the place en route to a win over the Jackson Generals.  Today’s effort included 12 hits and 10 runs as that was just enough for a 10-8 victory.  Junior Lake is on a tear since returning from the DL, he went 3-for-5 today with a double, a run, and three RBI’s.  Justin Bour joined the fun going 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI’s.  Dae-Eun Rhee didn’t have his best stuff, but he didn’t get any help from his defense.  Rhee only lasted four innings, allowing six runs, only two earned however, good enough for a no decision. 

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 Anthony Rizzo is making it very hard for the powers that be to ignore him.  Rizzo went 3-for-4 today with his 13th home run of the season, he added a triple for good measure.  He also had two more RBI’s which bring his season total to 37.  Randy Wells continued his career meltdown giving up seven runs, all earned in five innings of work to earn his second loss of the season.  Mike MacDougal, who was just signed by the Cubs today, showcased his talents in 2/3rds of an inning by walking four guys and allowing two runs in mop up duty of a 9-4 loss.

 

Thanks for reading,
- George

Gerardo Concepcion Has His Best Pro Start

That sigh of relief you just heard was probably from Gerardo Concepcion as he just finished his outing against the Burlington Bees.  Concepcion has struggled, that is an understatement actually.  The intriguing Cuban prospect was 0-3 with a 12.66 ERA in four starts coming into today.  In most of those starts he has had trouble making it out of the first inning unscathed, let alone still in the game.

Today was different, Concepcion still had some issues with command but he was much better.  His final line was 6 innings, 3 hits, 3 walks, and 3 strikeouts, he is in line for his first pro victory as Peoria leads 2-0 in the bottom of the 7th against Burlington.

Thanks for reading,
- George

5/10: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is your nightly recap for the Cubs minor league system, enjoy.

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After falling behind 4-0 early, Peoria staged a comeback that ended up falling just short in a 6-5 loss to Beloit.  Rafael Lopez, and Marco Hernandez each had two hits in the losing effort for Peoria.  Gerardo Concepcion had probably his best start as a professional on Thursday.  Concepcion still struggled in the first inning, but settled down making it through four innings to earn a no decision.

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An early hole was too much for Daytona to climb out of as they fell to the Stone Crabs 8-3.  The D-Cubs pounded out 9 hits, but were only able to tally runs in the 2nd and 8th innings respectively.  Matt Szczur was 1-for-3 at the plate as he continues his surge with his average now sitting at .250.  Frank Del Valle started for the D-Cubs and took the loss giving up five runs in five innings, he’s now 2-1 on the season.

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FULL BOX SCORE

Dae-Eun Rhee was outstanding Thursday Night for the Smokies, going 7 and 2/3rd’s of an inning while only giving up one earned, which was unearned.  Rhee only allowed four hits, and walked only one guy en route to his 3rd win of the season.  Nate Samson had the big hit for the Smokies with a two run double in the second inning which was all the Smokies needed in a 4-1 win over Birmingham.

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One of the few nights that Anthony Rizzo didn’t run the I-Cubs offense, but that was alright as the rest of the team really picked up the slack in a 10-1 win against Fresno.  Luis Valbuena, Josh Vitters, and Dave Sappelt all had big days at the plate.  Vitters was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI’s as he tries to get back on track after slumping a bit.  Lost in an offensive firestorm was the solid start of Randy Wells.  Wells was solid, going six innings and allowing only one run for his second win of the season.

Thanks for reading,
- George

5/5: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is your nightly recap for the Cubs minor league system, enjoy.

FULL BOX SCORE

No, that’s not a misprint, Quad Cities hung 20 runs and 23 hits on the Peoria Chiefs Saturday Night.  Gerardo Concepcion continued his run of god awful first innings as he gave up seven runs in the first, however only two were earned but he was still done after one inning of work.  Zeke DeVoss, Taiwan Easterling, and Ryan Cuneo all had two hits in the losing effort.  Cuneo was also the pitching MVP of the evening going one scoreless inning.

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The D-Cubs finally took some frustration out with the bats.  Daytona pounded out 20 hits and 11 runs to down Jupiter 11-1.  Great days all around at the plate, Matt Szczur went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs.  Arismendy Alcanatara went 4-for-5 with a triple, and RBI, and a run.  Nelson Perez went 5-for-5 with a home run and two RBI’s, while Elieser Bonne also had four hits on the night including a triple.  Frank Del Valle got the win as he was stellar over 6 innings, he improves to 2-0 on the season.

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The Smokies beat Montgomery in a wild error filled game 8-7.  The Smokies committed 4 errors on the night, but were able to survive behind 8 hits and 8 runs.  Jame Adducci was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, two walks and two runs scored.  Rebel Ridling also had two hits, and he added an RBI for good measure.  Justin Bour may have only had one hit on the night, but he drove in three runs.  Dae-Eun Rhee had a quality start and earned the victory to improve to 2-1 on the season.

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 Randy Wells was pitching in a new location but had much of the same results as he did in the big leagues on Saturday Night.  Wells walked two guys over 5 and 1/3rds of an inning, while allowing three runs on seven hits to take the loss.  The I-Cubs couldn’t get much going at the plate as they only managed three runs on six hits in the 7-3 defeat.  Dave Sappelt was 1-for-4 with a run scored, while Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Thanks for reading,
- George

4/30: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is your nightly recap for the Cubs minor league system, full recaps/box scores after the jump, enjoy.

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4/25: Concepcion Struggles in Debut

Gerardo Concepcion made his pro debut for the Cubs organization yesterday with the Peoria Chiefs, and he probably wishes he had that first inning back.  Concepcion lasted five innings surrendering five runs, all in the first, so it was good to see him settle down after that.  Full box score after the jump.

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Peoria Chiefs Add Concepcion to Roster

Gerardo Concepcion officially signed with the Cubs back in March, you can read about that here, he will now make his Organizational debut tomorrow for the Peoria Chiefs, where he will be starting.  We will keep you posted on his progress for sure. 

Thanks for reading,
- George

Casey Weathers Removed From 40-Man Roster

The Cubs removed RHP Casey Weathers from the 40-man roster today.  He was obtained this offseason with Ian Stewart in the deal that sent Tyler Colvin and D.J. Lemahieu to the Rockies.  (more…)

Cubs “Officially” Sign Concepcion

The deal for Gerardo Concepcion was announced in early February, now it’s official.  The Cubs have agreed to a five-year major league contract with the 20-year-old Cuban prospect.  The delay in officially signing Concepcion can be pinned on Concepcion establishing free agency, contract language, and physicals.  Concepcion will now report to the minor league camp instead of the big league camp to get in shape, and Hoyer said that there is a good chance that he will see some Spring action near the end of camp.  The contract details are as follows, Concepcion is guaranteed $6 million in the deal. There is a $3 million signing bonus with the other $3 million spread out over the length of the contract, which is five-year.

Thanks for reading,

George Cotugno

Cubs Sign Cuban Prospect Concepcion

According to Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald, the Cubs have signed Cuban left handed pitching prospect, Gerardo Concepcion to a $7

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

million guaranteed contract.  Concepcion, 18, was declared a free agent last week by Major League Baseball. It is believed he had several teams interested in him, before he ultimately chose to sign with the Cubs.  Reports have the 6-foot-2 lefty featuring a low 90s fastball to go along with a curveball and change-up.  Concepcion was named the Cuban National Series Rookie of the Year, posting a 10-3 record and a 3.36 ERA.

By all reports this is a nice signing for the Cubs.  This will give them another young pitching prospect which they desperately need and should help the Cubs in the future.  Reports have Concepcion with the potential to be middle of the rotation starter in the big leagues, but how his skills will translate to the major league level is yet to be seen, but at 18 there is a lot of time to mature and grow.

Might the Cubs sign another Cuban before spring training?  It is possible, they, as well as several other teams have shown interest in outfielders, Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler.  With the first of the three Cuban players signed, when will the other two go and where?

-Mark Sorrentino

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