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Iowa's Underwood extends shutout streak

Cubs 29th-ranked prospect has put up zeros for 13 2/3 innings
May 11, 2018

Nearly six years after the Cubs paid him more than $1 million to pass on a commitment to the University of Georgia, Duane Underwood Jr. appears to be putting together health and performance.The Cubs' 29th-ranked prospect extended his scoreless streak to 13 2/3 innings Friday by pitching shutout ball into

Cubs Prospect Primer: Righties get ready

Albertos, Maples, Rucker on the rise along with catcher Caratini
March 22, 2018

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2018 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Full-season debutant: Jose Albertos, RHPAfter

Smokies' Underwood spins seven-inning gem

Cubs No. 17 prospect loses no-hitter on one-out single in sixth
August 11, 2017

Duane Underwood Jr. has been going deeper into games of late, but Friday night's outing was easily his best effort of 2017.The Cubs' No. 17 prospect carried a no-hitter in the sixth inning as Double-A Tennessee blanked Biloxi, 6-0, at MGM Park. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed one hit with six strikeouts

Smokies' Hendricks, Underwood chase history

Cubs rehabbing righty, No. 12 prospect fall just short of perfection
July 17, 2017

A stoic response to losing a perfect game with one out in the ninth inning might be traditional, but one wasn't going to come from Double-A Smokies pitching coach Terry Clark. As proud and pleased as the 56-year-old was of his pitchers' efforts Monday night, he still lamented coming so close