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Cubs Lineup: 6/18/15

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In his first major league start, rookie Kyle Schwarber went 4-for-5 with a triple, three runs scored and two RBI. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty)

Cubs vs. Indians – Progressive Field
First Pitch: 6:10 p.m. CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, RHP
Indians Starter: Danny Salazar, RHP
TV: CSN; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Miguel Montero, C
5. Starlin Castro, SS
6. Chris Coghlan, LF
7. Chris Denorfia, RF
8. Kyle Schwarber, DH
9. Addison Russell, 2B

Cubs sign top pick Ian Happ

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The Chicago Cubs today announced they have signed outfielder Ian Happ, the club’s first-round pick (ninth overall) of the 2015 Draft. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Overall, the Cubs have signed 10 selections (including Happ): left-hander Ryan Kellogg (fifth round), right-hander Dave Berg (sixth round), right-hander Craig Brooks (seventh round), infielder Vimael Machin (10th round), infielder Blake Headley (20th round), right-hander Jared Cheek (21st round), left-hander John Williamson (23rd round), catcher Marcus Mastrobuoni (25th round) and infielder Angelo Amendolare (27th round).

Happ, 20, batted .369 (73-for-198) with 47 runs scored, 18 doubles, 14 home runs and 44 RBI for the Cincinnati Bearcats this season. He walked 49 times to contribute to a .492 on-base percentage, and his .672 slugging mark gave him a 1.164 OPS. Happ led the American Athletic Conference (AAC) in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, and tied for the lead in walks. He also led his team in runs, hits, doubles, homers and RBI.

Named a semifinalist for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, the switch-hitting Happ was recognized as the 2015 AAC Player of the Year, named First-Team Academic All-American, Second-Team Louisville Slugger All-American and was a unanimous First-Team All-Conference member as voted on by the league’s head coaches. He was listed as one of the top three pure college hitters in this year’s draft by Baseball America.

The 6-foot, 205-pound Happ batted .338 (194-for-574) with 120 runs, 44 doubles, two triples, 25 home runs and 107 RBI in three seasons at Cincinnati. He drew more walks (128) than strikeouts (116), contributing to a .463 on-base percentage, and, along with his .552 slugging mark, has recorded a 1.015 OPS through his junior season. Happ has seen time in both right field and center field, as well as at second base, third base and shortstop.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/17/15

Myrtle Beach captured its series with Winston-Salem, and Tennessee’s winning streak continued on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Iowa and South Bend both came out on the losing end. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (34-31)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-9.0)

Iowa held a 4-0 lead after five innings but could not hold on, falling 7-4 on the road at Omaha.

  • C Taylor Teagarden (.286) went 2-for-4. He has hit safely in three straight games (4-for-10).
  • DH Junior Lake (.250) went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the fourth inning, his first of the season.
  • CF Arismendy Alcantara (.270) reached twice, going 1-for-4 with a triple (7), a walk and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies (36-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-3.5)

The Smokies won their fourth straight game, blanking visiting Mississippi, 8-0.

  • RHP Neil Ramirez (0.00) tossed a perfect inning of relief in his first rehab appearance.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.237) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI (23). He has scored five runs in the last four games.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.279) extended his hitting streak to four games (8-for-16), going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI (20).
  • SS Bryant Flete (.184) went 2-for-3 with a double (1) and three RBI (4).
  • RHP Pierce Johnson tossed 5.0 scoreless innings in his second outing of the season. He has yet to allow a run in 8.0 innings (6 H, 2 BB, 6 SO).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (38-27)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+3.0)

Myrtle Beach claimed the rubber game of a three-game set, defeating Winston-Salem, 5-2.

  • RF Mark Zagunis (.312) went 3-for-4 with a triple (4), a walk, a run scored and an RBI (30). He has hit safely in five straight games (9-for-22).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.266) went 2-for-5 with an RBI (22).
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.262) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (40) and is now 5-for-8 in his last two games.
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (2.84) tossed 2.2 scoreless innings to pick up his second win.
  • RHP James Pugliese (1.47) collected his fifth save, striking out one in 2.2 scoreless innings. He has thrown at least 2.0 scoreless frames in six of his last seven appearances.

South Bend Cubs (27-36)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Eighth Place (-10.5)

South Bend dropped its second straight game to Dayton by a score of 3-1.

  • LF Rashad Crawford (.287) went 2-for-3 with a double (4) and a run scored. He has a six-game hitting streak (8-for-21).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.313) reached base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • RHP Michael Wagner (0.00) fanned six batters in 3.1 scoreless innings of relief.
  • 1B Cael Brockmeyer, C Gioskar Amaya and RHP Trevor Clifton were all ejected in the fourth inning.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/15/15

Iowa and Tennessee each secured wins while Myrtle Beach couldn’t get out of an early deficit Monday. South Bend’s game was cancelled in the third inning due to weather. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (34-29)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-8.0)

Iowa claimed its fourth win in its last five contests, defeating host Omaha, 6-3.

  • LHP Drake Britton (3.42) picked up the win with five strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched, giving up two earned runs.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.277) went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs (10), his first multi-homer game of the season. He is batting .316 (18-for-57) with five doubles and three homers in June.
  • 1B Chris Valaika (.260) went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI (16).
  • LF John Andreoli (.298) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, his second straight multi-hit game.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.274) went 2-for-4 with a double (8), a run scored and an RBI (17).

Tennessee Smokies (35-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

The Smokies won their third straight game versus Jacksonville, 5-1, and outscored the Suns 21-5 during that span.

  • RHP Ryan Williams (2.93) fanned seven batters in 6.0 innings, giving up one earned run to pick up the win.
  • LF Jacob Hannemann (.207) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored. He has five runs in his last five games.
  • CF Albert Almora (.254) went 2-for-4 with a triple (2), run scored and RBI (17).
  • C Kyle Schwarber (.320) went 2-for-5 with double (10) and a run scored.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.294) reached twice, going 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBI (27).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (36-27)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+3.0)

The Pelicans fell behind 6-1 in the third inning and could not recover, falling 7-4 at Winston-Salem.

  • 2B Chesny Young (.368) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI (12). He has hit safely in eight straight games (.387/12-for-31).
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.275) went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. He has scored six runs in his last six games.
  • RHP Jasvir Rakkar (2.70) fanned two batters in a scoreless inning of relief.

 

Cubs Lineup: 6/15/15

Cubs vs. Indians – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, RHP
Indians Starter: Trevor Bauer, RHP
TV: WPWR-TV; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Miguel Montero, C
5. Starlin Castro, SS
6. Chris Coghlan, LF
7. Chris Denorfia, RF
8. Jake Arrieta, P
9. Addison Russell, 2B

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/14/15

It was a good day for Cubs affiliates as all four teams picked up wins Sunday. Iowa won in extras, Tennessee and Myrtle Beach were carried by solid pitching and South Bend ended a losing streak. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (33-29)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-8.0)

Iowa took three of four games from visiting Colorado Springs, winning the finale, 8-7 in 10 innings.

  • RHP Dallas Beeler (7.57) gave up one earned run in 5.0 innings, striking out six in the no-decision.
  • SS Chris Valaika (.249) hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, finishing 1-for-5 with a run and RBI.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.277) started the scoring with a three-run homer (8) in the first inning, finishing 2-for-4 with a walk, home run, run scored and three RBI (28).
  • CF John Andreoli (.292) reached base four times, going 2-for-3 with two walks, one run scored and an RBI (8).
  • RHP Gonzalez Germen improved to 4-0 as he tossed 2.0 scoreless innings (0 H, 1 SO).

Tennessee Smokies (34-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

The Smokies collected their second straight win, topping host Jacksonville, 4-1.

  • Making his second rehab start, RHP Jacob Turner (2.00) threw 63 pitches in 5.0 scoreless innings.
  • CF Albert Almora (.249) went 2-for-5 with a double (8) and run scored.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.272) went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI (19) and a stolen base (6). He has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games and is batting .350 (14-for-40) in June.
  • C Kyle Schwarber (.318) went 0-for-2 but tied a season high with three walks and scored a run.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.232) scored two runs, going 1-for-4 with a walk and RBI (22).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (36-26)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+3.0)

The Pelicans surrendered just two hits as they rolled past visiting Lynchburg, 7-1.

  • RF Mark Zagunis (.303) went 2-for-5 with a double (13), run scored and two RBI (24).
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.276) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI (14).
  • CF Trey Martin (.240) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, his sixth multi-hit game.
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (2.62) surrendered one earned run in 6.0 innings in the win. He has gone 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA (3 ER/16.0 IP) in three June starts.
  • RHP James Pugliese (1.56) has gone at least 2.0 innings in 14 of his 19 relief appearances and has held the opponent scoreless in 10 of those outings.

South Bend Cubs (27-34)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Eighth Place (-9.0)

South Bend snapped a five-game losing skid, defeating host Peoria, 7-3.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.319) collected a career-best five hits as he went 5-for-5 with a double (11), two-run homer (1), two runs scored and three RBI (35).
  • RF Yasiel Balaguert (.295) went 3-for-5 with a double (12) and run scored. Balaguert has hit safely in five straight games (9-for-22), including two three-hit efforts.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.259) went 2-for-5 with a double (7) and two runs scored.
  • 1B Jesse Hodges (.238) went 2-for-4, his 10th multi-hit game of the season.

Cubs Lineup: 6/12/15

Cubs vs. Reds – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 3:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, RHP
Reds Starter: Johnny Cueto, RHP
TV: WGN; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Miguel Montero, C
5. Starlin Castro, SS
6. Chris Coghlan, LF
7. Chris Denorfia, RF
8. Jason Hammel, P
9. Addison Russell, 2B

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/11/15

Tennessee and Myrtle Beach were the only squads that took the field Thursday, though neither was able to pick up the win. Both Iowa and South Bend were rained out, which each team playing a doubleheader Friday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Tennessee Smokies (32-28)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-3.5)

Tennessee dropped the series opener at Jacksonville, 5-2. The Smokies were 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

  • SS Elliot Soto (.274) went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.
  • LF Jacob Hannemann (.191) went 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.234) went 1-for-1 with a walk and a RBI (21).
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (0.00) drew a no-decision in his first outing with the Smokies, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings and allowing just three hits.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-24)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+5.0)

Myrtle Beach fell to Frederick in the series finale, 7-4. The two teams split the four-game series, 2-2.

  • RF Mark Zagunis (.308) went 2-for-5 with two doubles (12) and one run scored. It marked his second consecutive multi-hit game.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.271) went 1-for-4 with two RBI (13) and scored once.
  • 3B Chesny Young (.373) went 2-for-4 with a double (3) and a walk, marking his third consecutive multi-hit game (6-for-12/.500).
  • C Victor Caratini (.253) went 2-for-5 and scored once, improving his hitting streak to four games.

Cubs Lineup: 6/11/15

Cubs vs. Reds – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
Reds Starter: Michael Lorenzen, RHP
TV: CSN Chicago; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Miguel Montero, C
5. Starlin Castro, SS
6. Chris Coghlan, LF
7. Junior Lake, RF
8. Tsuyoshi Wada, P
9. Addison Russell, 2B

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/10/15

Myrtle Beach won in extra innings Wednesday, but South Bend gave up a few runs late in a loss. Meanwhile, Iowa had the day off and Tennessee was postponed due to a sprinkler system malfunction. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-23)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+5.0)

The Pelicans prevailed over host Frederick, 9-6 in 11 innings. The teams combined to score 10 runs in the final three innings with four Pelicans registered three-hit games.

  • RHP Duane Underwood (2.08) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings, striking out three.
  • DH Mark Zagunis (.305) went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI (24).
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.253) extended his hitting streak to five games (7-for-16) with a three-hit game, going 3-for-6 with three RBI (34).
  • CF Trey Martin (.243) went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and a stolen base (8).
  • RF Kevin Brown (.237) went 3-for-5 with a run scored, snapping a five-game hitless skid.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.272) and 3B Chesny Young (.367) each went 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs.

South Bend Cubs (26-31)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-8.0)

South Bend surrendered three runs in the eighth inning, falling 6-4 at Burlington.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.291) went 3-for-4 with two doubles (10), one run and one RBI (28).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.315) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI (32) and a stolen base (9). He’s scored a run in four of the last five games.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.218) reached twice, going 1-for-3 with a triple (2), walk and two runs scored.
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