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Javier Baez, Albert Almora and Kris Bryant, the Cubs’ first-round picks in the last three First-Year Player Drafts, will both participate in the Arizona Fall League, which begins play Oct. 8. Almora will be on Mesa’s taxi squad, and play Wednesdays and Sundays. Other Cubs on the Mesa AFL roster include pitchers Dallas Beeler, Matt Loosen, Armando Rivero and Arodys Vizcaino.
“It’s really exciting for us,” said Jason McLeod, Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development. “Javier has had a great year, and he didn’t get to play as much last year in the AFL because of the injury. Kris is ready to be pushed. Soler was going to go [to make up for lost time]. Albert missed time, so he’ll go to instructs and then the taxi squad, which will be good for him.”
This will be Baez’s second turn in the AFL. Last year ended early because of an injury. This season, the shortstop batted .274 in 76 games with 17 home runs, 19 doubles and 57 RBIs at Class A Daytona, and was batting .308 with 18 home runs, 14 doubles and 48 RBIs in 48 games with Double-A Tennessee.
The Arizona Fall League will release the rosters for the 2013 season, and the Cubs will have some star players on the Mesa squad. Jorge Soler, Albert Almora and Kris Bryant are all expected to participate in the AFL, which begins Oct. 8. Soler and Almora have missed time this season because of injuries, so the extra at-bats will benefit them.
Dave Sappelt had two hits, including his fifth home run, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 11-5, to Memphis. Brooks Raley gave up seven runs on seven hits over two innings. Raley had a blister on his pitching hand, but Iowa manager Marty Pevey thought the lefty would be OK. Iowa is six games behind first-place Omaha in the PCL’s Northern Division with eight games to play.
Nick Struck gave up two runs over six innings in Tennessee’s 2-0 loss to Mobile. Javier Baez had one hit, and now has hit safely in 19 of 24 games in August. Yeiper Castillo threw three innings of scoreless relief. The Smokies’ magic number to take the second-half title remains at two.
Ivan Pineyro gave upone run over six innings in Daytona’s 11-2 win over Tampa. Kris Bryant had two RBIs and two hits to extend his hitting streak to seven games. He’s batting .368. Ben Carhart and Wes Darvill also each had two hits and two RBIs.
Starling Peralta gave up three runs — two earned — over 5 1/3 innings in Kane County’s 3-1 loss to Wisconsin. Wilson Contreras had two hits and one RBIs. With the loss, the Cougars were officially eliminated from playoff contention with eight games remaining in the 2013 regular season.
Dillon Maples gave up four runs — none earned — over five innings in Boise’s 6-5, 10-inning loss to Hillsboro. Kevin Encarnacion hit a double and drove in two runs.
Kevin Brown hit his first pro home run in Mesa’s 5-1 loss to the Reds. Brown also hit a double. Jesse Hodges added a triple.
Casey Coleman gave up one run over six innings in Iowa’s 3-2 loss to New Orleans. Mike Olt snapped a five-game hitless streak with a single.
Dae-Eun Rhee gave up two runs over seven innings in Tennessee’s 9-2 win over Birmingham. Javier Baez had three hits for his 10th multi-hit game of the month. He’s batting .397 in August with 11 doubles, three home runs and 17 RBIs. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits, including a solo home run. Rubi Silva had three hits and two RBIs.
Daytona had the day off, and resumes action Tuesday against Dunedin. Ben Wells was slated to start. Kris Bryant was named Florida State League player of the week for Aug. 12-18. He batted .360 in seven games with three home runs and five RBIs.
Jeimer Candelario had two hits, including a double, in Kane County’s 9-2 loss to Clinton. Rock Shoulders had two RBIs.
Duane Underwood gave up three runs, none earned, over 4 1/3 innings in Boise’s 6-3 loss to Tri-City.
Charcer Burks and Jeffrey Baez each had two hits in Mesa’s 5-4 loss to the Athletics.
Justin Grimm gave up three runs over seven innings in Iowa’s 3-0 loss to New Orleans. Ty Wright had two hits. Kyle Hendricks starts Sunday.
Eric Jokisch gave up three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 6-4 loss to Chattanooga. Javier Baez hit a double and drove in a run, extending his hitting streak to seven games. Christian Villanueva had one RBIs and a double, his 38th, tops in the Southern League.
Ivan Pineyro gave up six runs over five innings in Daytona’s 10-2 loss to Brevard County. Kris Bryant had two hits and one RBIs, and has hit safely in five of six games with Daytona.
Michael Heesch gave up three runs over six innings in Kane County’s 7-6 win over Clinton. The Cougars rallied with three runs in the seventh. Rock Shoulders, Oliver Zapata and Giuseppe Papaccio each had two hits and one RBIs.
Michael Wagner gave up three runs over three innings in Boise’s 11-0 loss to Tri-City. Carlos Penalver had two hits and a stolen base.
Charcer Burks, Jeffrey Baez and Kevin Brown each had multi-hit games in Mesa’s 9-7 win over the Reds.
Casey Coleman gave up one hit over five shutout innings to help Iowa beat Sacramento, 2-1. Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits, including a solo home run. Brian Schlitter converted his 17th save. Coleman made an emergency start for Jake Arrieta, who will be promoted to the big league team and start Friday.
“They said be ready in case something happens,” Coleman told the Des Moines Register.
The only hit off the right-hander was a two-out single in the third.
Dae-Eun Rhee gave up two runs over 6 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 6-2 win over Chattanooga. Javier Baez had two hits, both doubles, and three RBIs, and Christian Villanueva had two hits, both doubles, and one RBI.
Kris Bryant hit his second home run in as many games and Ben Wells gave up one run over 5 1/3 innings in Daytona’s 5-1 win over Clearwater in the first game of a doubleheader. Bryant has hit in 17 straight games (15 with Boise). Dustin Geiger and Chadd Krist each had two hits. In the second game, Kyler Burke gave up one run over four innings in a 2-0 loss.
Reggie Golden and Jeimer Candelario each homered in Kane County’s 5-4 loss to Burlington. Starling Peralta gave up three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings.
David Bote and Kevin Encarnacion each hit three-run homers to power Boise to a 13-2 romp over Eugene. The Hawks totaled 15 hihts for the third straight game. James Pugliese benefitted, giving up one run over six innings for the win. Cael Brockmeyer had three hits and one RBIs.
Daury Torrez threw five shutout innings in Mesa’s 13-4 win over the Diamondbacks. Brian Bogusevic hit a double and drove in a run in his fifth rehab game.
Kyle Hendricks struck out seven but gave up four runs over five innings in Iowa’s 6-4 loss to Sacramento. Edgar Gonzalez and Chad Noble each had two hits. Edwin Maysonet had two RBIs. UPDATE: Jake Arrieta was scheduled to start Wednesday, but was scratched and will start for the Cubs on Friday.
Eduardo Figueroa threw five shutout innings to help Tennessee beat Chattanooga, 4-1. Christian Villanueva had two hits, including his league-leading 33rd double. Rubi Silva had two RBIs.
Kris Bryant and Dan Vogelbach had stellar debuts for Daytona. Vogelbach homered in the first game of a doubleheader against Clearwater, a 5-0 win. Pierce Johnson threw 5 2/3 shutout innings, striking out seven. Vogelbach finished with two hits and two RBIs. Bryant homered in the second game, a solo shot in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 3-2. Wes Darvill had two hits and a stolen base.
Kane County had Tuesday off and returns to action Wednesday against Burlington.
Boise scored a season-high 12 runs in a 12-1 romp over Eugene. Yasiel Balaguert hit his seventh home run and drove in three runs. David Bote had three hits, including two doubles, and four RBIs. Jordan Hankins had three hits and one RBIs. NOTE: Shawon Dunston Jr. has not played since he injured his leg July 21, but was expected to return to action late this week.
Mesa had Tuesday off and returns to action Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
* Top prospect Jorge Soler, sidelined since June 14 with a stress fracture in his left tibia, most likely will not rejoin Class A Daytona this season, but still could play in the Arizona Fall League. Soler, 21, was examined Monday in Mesa, Ariz., where he is rehabbing, and the test results were sent to Chicago. Theo Epstein said the early reports show that Soler still needs time to heal and his leg will remain in a boot. The Arizona Fall League begins Oct. 8.
* First-round pick Kris Bryant and Dan Vogelbach, a second-round selection in 2011, were both promoted to Class A Daytona, with Bryant making the biggest leap from short-season Boise.
“In Bryant’s case, we wanted him to shake the rust off in short-season ball and get him adjusted to what life in pro baseball is like,” Epstein said. “He started out a little rough, that 0-for-5 [in first game with] five [strikeouts], but it was just a matter of getting his timing back. For the last week or so he’s just been locked in. … He had nothing much left to do at that level.”
Bryant, ranked No. 4 among the Cubs’ top 20 prospects, was named the Northwest League Player of the Week on Monday, going 9-for-17 with three doubles, one triple, a home run and five RBIs in five games.
The Cubs wanted Jeimer Candelario to continue to get regular playing time at third base at low A Kane County, plus Daytona is headed for the playoffs, which is also why Bryant was added along with Vogelbach, ranked No. 11 on the Cubs’ top 20 prospects list.
“[Vogelbach] has been pretty consistent driving the baseball and getting on base and he’s working hard on his defense,” Epstein said. “We felt it made sense for him to move up at this time.”
* Epstein, GM Jed Hoyer, and Dale Sveum will meet soon to discuss possible September call-ups.
“We don’t want to clutter the locker room with people who aren’t going to play but [add] people who we want to see and get their feet wet and get some playing time before next season,” Sveum said.
* There are no plans to have Junior Lake play anywhere but outfield with the Cubs for the rest of this season. Lake came up as an infielder, but when he was called up from Triple-A Iowa, he was inserted into the outfield because of injuries.
“Right now, with our personnel, he’s not playing third base,” Sveum said.
* Scott Baker begins his second rehab stint, with hopes of getting into a Major League game next month. Baker is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Rain interrupted his scheduled starts.
“The only limitation is health,” Epstein said.
– Carrie Muskat
Josh Vitters and Mike Olt each homered to help Iowa beat Sacramento, 2-1. Justin Grimm picked up the win, giving up one run over 5 1/3 innings. It was Vitters’ first game back from being on the disabled list. Edgar Gonzalez had two hits, including a double.
Javier Baez hit a game-tying solo home run in the sixth and Taylor Davis smacked a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh to lift Tennessee to a 3-2 win over Montgomery in the first game of a doubleheader. Christian Villanueva hit a three-run homer and Jonathan Mota added a two-run shot in the second game, a 9-4 Smokies win to complete the sweep. Jeff Antigua picked up the win in relief in the nightcap.
Ivan Pineyro gave up one run over six innings in Daytona’s 5-4 win over Tampa. Anthony Giansanti had two hits, including a double.
Dan Vogelbach had two hits to help Kane County snap a three-game losing streak and beat Cedar Rapids, 4-3. Reggie Golden and Rock Shoulders each drove in a run. Vogelbach was promoted to Daytona after the game.
Boise had Monday off, and will resume play Tuesday against Eugene. Third baseman Kris Bryant was promoted to Daytona on Monday, but prior to that, he was named the Northwest League Player of the Week. The Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick was 9-for-17 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and five RBIs in five games.
Erick Leal threw five shutout innings in Mesa’s 7-0 win over the Mariners. Brian Bogusevic had one hit, a double, and one RBI in his fourth rehab game. Jeffrey Baez had three hits, including a double and a triple, and one RBIs. Jesse Hodges had two hits and one RBI.
Not only was Kris Bryant bumped up from Boise to high A Daytona, but Dan Vogelbach was promoted from Kane County to Daytona, and Trevor Gretzky will join Kane County from Boise.
Vogelbach batting .284 with 17 homers, 21 doubles and 71 RBIs with Kane County. The left-handed hitting first baseman, who was the Cubs’ second-round pick in 2011, was batting .293 against right-handed pitchers. A seventh-round pick in 2011, Gretzky was batting .256 in 27 games with Boise, including .283 with runners on base. He was 7-for-19 (.368) this month.
– Carrie Muskat