2011 Cubs picks and signings thread

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Re: 2011 Cubs picks and signings thread

Postby OleMissCub » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:11 pm

CubColtPacer wrote:
OleMissCub wrote:Did we ever sign the fat kid?


Vogelbach was signed and got 27 at-bats at rookie league this year.


Ah, cool.
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Re: 2011 Cubs picks and signings thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:15 am

OleMissCub wrote:
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OleMissCub wrote:Did we ever sign the fat kid?


Vogelbach was signed and got 27 at-bats at rookie league this year.


Ah, cool.


Hopefully he'll be ready to do his Prince Fielder impersonation by the time Prince is getting paid to be mediocre.
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Re: 2011 Cubs picks and signings thread

Postby StarlinOnYou » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:24 pm

Not that it's an important question, but does anyone think the Cubs would have signed Jacquez if they knew this would be the last year they could go crazy with draft spending?

And how much different would this draft had of been for all the teams? I think we really lucked out.

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Re: 2011 Cubs picks and signings thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:27 am

A lot of teams paid more aggressively this year in fear of it being the last year without hard slotting, not just the Cubs.

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Re: 2011 Cubs picks and signings thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:18 am

Baseball America wrote:The Cubs signed 37th-round Texas Christian senior Steven Maxwell on Feb. 2, then released him a day later.

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Re: 2011 Cubs picks and signings thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed May 09, 2012 11:28 am

The best prospect not to sign from last year's Cubs draft:

@DMcComasOB: #UT freshman pitcher Ricky Jacquez no longer with Texas baseball team. #Longhorns

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Re: 2011 Cubs picks and signings thread

Postby PriortoTheoIhadWood » Wed May 09, 2012 11:44 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:The best prospect not to sign from last year's Cubs draft:

@DMcComasOB: #UT freshman pitcher Ricky Jacquez no longer with Texas baseball team. #Longhorns


That's juicy I wonder what happened....He was a curveball of doom guy.
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Re: 2011 Cubs picks thread

Postby David » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:21 am

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John Klima wrote:Javier Baez is a nimble middle infielder with modest offensive potential, but if you can be a sure-handed middle infielder with the ability to spray the ball, you’ll be considered a good draft get. Baez is an adequate middle infielder who profiles at second base with contact spray ability.
His best abilities would be his footwork, quickness and soft hands up the middle. He has average range and an adequate arm. Offensively, he lacks raw power and doesn’t have game-changing speed. His BP rounds I saw I felt were also inadequate for the kind of pro hitter he’s going to have to be. Overall, some adjustments will be required. I’d call him a sound draft pick but not a premium player.


So how hilariously wrong was this?
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Re: 2011 Cubs picks thread

Postby pitchcs » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:24 am

David wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
John Klima wrote:Javier Baez is a nimble middle infielder with modest offensive potential, but if you can be a sure-handed middle infielder with the ability to spray the ball, you’ll be considered a good draft get. Baez is an adequate middle infielder who profiles at second base with contact spray ability.
His best abilities would be his footwork, quickness and soft hands up the middle. He has average range and an adequate arm. Offensively, he lacks raw power and doesn’t have game-changing speed. His BP rounds I saw I felt were also inadequate for the kind of pro hitter he’s going to have to be. Overall, some adjustments will be required. I’d call him a sound draft pick but not a premium player.


So how hilariously wrong was this?


I mean he did say he doesn't have game-changing speed... :-"
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Re: 2011 Cubs picks and signings thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:28 am

Who the hell is John Klima? Like is that the equivalent of DA Bum writing a scouting report?
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Re: 2011 Cubs picks thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:02 pm

David wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
John Klima wrote:Javier Baez is a nimble middle infielder with modest offensive potential, but if you can be a sure-handed middle infielder with the ability to spray the ball, you’ll be considered a good draft get. Baez is an adequate middle infielder who profiles at second base with contact spray ability.
His best abilities would be his footwork, quickness and soft hands up the middle. He has average range and an adequate arm. Offensively, he lacks raw power and doesn’t have game-changing speed. His BP rounds I saw I felt were also inadequate for the kind of pro hitter he’s going to have to be. Overall, some adjustments will be required. I’d call him a sound draft pick but not a premium player.


So how hilariously wrong was this?


I mean, if we want to really give him the benefit of the doubt, that did come before Baez played his full senior season, so maybe his opinion would have changed. But it's a good reminder of how much can change with draft reports, especially for high schoolers.

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Re: 2011 Cubs picks thread

Postby A New Era » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:27 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
David wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
John Klima wrote:Javier Baez is a nimble middle infielder with modest offensive potential, but if you can be a sure-handed middle infielder with the ability to spray the ball, you’ll be considered a good draft get. Baez is an adequate middle infielder who profiles at second base with contact spray ability.
His best abilities would be his footwork, quickness and soft hands up the middle. He has average range and an adequate arm. Offensively, he lacks raw power and doesn’t have game-changing speed. His BP rounds I saw I felt were also inadequate for the kind of pro hitter he’s going to have to be. Overall, some adjustments will be required. I’d call him a sound draft pick but not a premium player.


So how hilariously wrong was this?


I mean, if we want to really give him the benefit of the doubt, that did come before Baez played his full senior season, so maybe his opinion would have changed. But it's a good reminder of how much can change with draft reports, especially for high schoolers.


Maybe a learning experience to trust McLeod? Makes me maybe kinda ok with a Jackson pick if we do eventually end up with him.
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Re: 2011 Cubs picks thread

Postby bd811 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:29 pm

A New Era wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
David wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
John Klima wrote:Javier Baez is a nimble middle infielder with modest offensive potential, but if you can be a sure-handed middle infielder with the ability to spray the ball, you’ll be considered a good draft get. Baez is an adequate middle infielder who profiles at second base with contact spray ability.
His best abilities would be his footwork, quickness and soft hands up the middle. He has average range and an adequate arm. Offensively, he lacks raw power and doesn’t have game-changing speed. His BP rounds I saw I felt were also inadequate for the kind of pro hitter he’s going to have to be. Overall, some adjustments will be required. I’d call him a sound draft pick but not a premium player.


So how hilariously wrong was this?


I mean, if we want to really give him the benefit of the doubt, that did come before Baez played his full senior season, so maybe his opinion would have changed. But it's a good reminder of how much can change with draft reports, especially for high schoolers.


Maybe a learning experience to trust McLeod? Makes me maybe kinda ok with a Jackson pick if we do eventually end up with him.


McLeod didn't select Baez.

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Re: 2011 Cubs picks and signings thread

Postby David » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:10 pm

Yeah, and given the comments that he's made to what they felt about him prior to that draft (some positive, some negative - didn't know if he was gonna be Manny or flame out in A ball or whatever), I'm not even certain he would have.
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Re: 2011 Cubs picks thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:50 pm

It's a good reminder that every dork who can afford to put up a website doesn't necessarily have an opinion worth listening to.

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Re: 2011 Cubs picks thread

Postby A New Era » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:09 pm

I know it was a Wilken pick but I meant as far as Jackson also being a HSer and the fact that it's been said McLeod loves him and really good scouts can see stuff in HSers before most of us can.
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