Cubs Minor League Recap 4/27/18

The Cubs Minor League Affiliates went 2-2 on Friday night, with a few more strong pitching performances to add to what has been already a great April for the Cubs Minor League Pitching Prospects.

Low A: South Bend Cubs

South Bend 5, Great Lakes 2

Top Performances
Teddy Payne: 2 for 4, 2 RBI
Austin Filiere: 2 for 4, 1 R
Miguel Amaya: 1 for 4, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
Javier Assad: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, Win
Tyler Thomas: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

Standings Check
9-9, 4th Place in Midwest League Eastern Division

Next Up
Brendon Little is the scheduled starter for South Bend on Saturday night at 7:05 PM Eastern.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach 3, Salem 9

Top Performances
Chris Pieters: 2 for 4, 1 RBI
P.J. Higgins: 1 for 4, 1 R
Andruw Monasterio: 1 for 4, 1 R

Standings Check
7-15, 5th Place in Carolina League Southern Division

Next Up
Alex Lange is the scheduled starter for Myrtle Beach on Saturday night at 6:05 PM Eastern.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee 6, Chattanooga 1

Top Performances
Zack Short: 2 for 5, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
Jeffery Baez: 3 for 5, 1 R
Ian Rice: 3 for 4, 1 R
Carlos Penalver: 1 for 4, 1 R, 3 RBI
Trevor Clifton: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO, Win

Standings Check
10-10, 3rd Place in Southern League North Division

Next Up
Duncan Robinson is the scheduled starter for Tennessee on Saturday night at 7:15 PM Eastern.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs

Iowa 1, Oklahoma City 4

Top Performances
Mark Zagunis: 2 for 4, 1 RBI
Efren Navarro: 1 for 4, 1 R
Taylor Davis: 2 for 4

Standings Check
4-15, 4th Place in Pacific Coast League American Northern Division

Next Up
Michael Roth is the scheduled starter for Iowa on Saturday night at 8:05 PM Eastern.


  • 19-year old phenom, C Miguel Amaya, continues to impress by the day, with his third home run in 56 plate appearances. Amaya is batting .268 from the plate with an on-base percentage of .359, and slugging percentage at .518. Through 16 games this season, the Cubs #10-ranked prospect continues to rake and reminds us of the 19-year old SS Aramis Ademan who’s tearing it up with Myrtle Beach this season.
  • Staying with South Bend, Pitching Javier Assad produced another strong performance, improving his record 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA. Assad showed some flashes of potential with Eugene last season, including 9 strikeouts in a game on three occasions, but we never thought he would be this dominant to start off 2018. The 20-year old doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon with a five-inning shutout of the Loons on Friday.
  • The Cubs other really good shortstop prospect, Zack Short, had himself a nice day with the Smokies on Friday. Short was 2 for 5 with a home run, and one RBI in the only other win for a Cubs affiliate. That was Short’s second home run of the season, and over the past few games has snapped out of his cold streak. 

Lucas Babcock

Lucas Babcock is the Editor in Chief of Lucas has been a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

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