Can you guess what team the South Bend Cubs are affiliated with? If you guessed the White Sox from 1988-1993 , The Arizona Diamondbacks from 1994-2014 and now The Chicago Cubs since 2015. You would be right! But if you knew all that already You probably know more than I do, so send some knowledge my way.
This team has had some Legends come though it like Terry Francona, manager in 1992. 1988 AL MVP George Bell, 3x all star and 2010 NL Batting Title Champ Carlos Gonzalez , 3x all star Dan Uggla , and 4x all star Justin Upton . Most of these player or retired or at the tail end of there career.
Now on to names that are still in the big league. 1x all star Wade Miley, David Bote , and Ian Happ who all play for the cubs and finally Gleyber Torres 2x all star who plays for the New York Yankees.
The South Bend Cubs play at Four Winds Fields at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend Indiana . Four Winds has been around since 1987 and cost 11 million dollars back then. That would be 26.2 millions dollars today.
Now to the Prospects..
Jordan Wick the number 5 prospect in the cubs organization. He is a LHP who was drafted in 2021 with the 21th pick . He went to school at Kansas State. Currently rocking a 4.30 ERA in 23.0 innings, a great WHIP of 1.39. He has given up 25 hits and 2 dingers this season .
Now to the Prospects..Jordan Wick the number 5 prospect in the cubs organization. He is a LHP who was drafted in 2021 with the 21th pick . He went to school at Kansas State. Currently rocking a 4.30 ERA in 23.0 innings, a great WHIP of 1.39. He has given up 25 hits and 2 dingers this season .
The 8th prospect in the Cubs organization is OF Owen Cassie. He was drafted in 2020 in the 2nd round with the 45th pick by the San Diego Prades. He has .179 AVG, .259 OBP and .259 SLG . In 22 games he has 14 hits and 2 dingers. Let’s hope he can turn this season around with the Avg.
Back to the pitchers cause the 9th prospect in the Cubs organization is LHP DJ Herz. DJ was drafted in the 2019 with the 252nd pick In the 8th round. In 23.1 innings he has an ERA of 1.93 ,(That is really good people) with a WHIP of 1.03 ( also really good) , with only one 1 dinger given up. He is definitely having a great season. Hopefully he can keep this going.
And last but not least Ed Howard 2B or SS. He is the 14th prospect in the Cubs organization. He has been batting decently with a .244 AVG , .323 OBP , and .317 SLG. In 20 games he has hit the ball 20 times and 1 dinger. Hopefully he can hit some more dingers . Cause “chick’s dig the long ball” – Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux.
So when your in South Bend you should go to a Cubs game and see some young star players. You won’t be disappointed.