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by Hrubes20
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 131
Views: 13466

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

MLB Pipeline has the Cubs with the 23rd best farm system in baseball. https://www.mlb.com/news/2020-farm-system-rankings?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage 23) Chicago Cubs 2019 preseason rank: unranked 2019 midseason rank: unranked Top 100 Prospects: Nico Hoerner, SS/2B/OF (No. 51), Brailyn Marquez, LHP (No....
by Hrubes20
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 20189

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

https://twitter.com/cespedesbbq/status/1236133524907929605?s=21 That's really fun to see. I definitely need to be brushing up on the college players this year with Dan Kantrovitz heading up the draft. He's been running a team's draft since 2012 and has only taken a HS player 1 time in the 1st round...
by Hrubes20
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4404

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2020-mlb-international-prospects-preview-catchers-to-watch/ On top of potentially the top IFA in next year's class, Dominican SS Christian Hernandez, the Cubs are also linked to Venezuelan catcher Moises Ballesteros. Ballesteros bats lefty, produces hard cont...
by Hrubes20
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 20189

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Freddy Zamora blew his ACL and is out for the year before it even began. He was a borderline 1st rounder that could have seen his stock really rise with a good year.
by Hrubes20
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 131
Views: 13466

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

TomtheBombadil wrote:Whoa good stuff getting national recognition so quickly...I'm getting more confident they can trade for someone badass like Lindor


I'm the low guy on Strumpf, so I would absolutely love a way to deal him for something valuable at the big league level.
by Hrubes20
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 131
Views: 13466

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

1. Brailyn Márquez 2. Nico Hoerner 3. Brennen Davis 4. Miguel Amaya 5. Chase Strumpf 6. Cole Roederer 7. Ryan Jensen 8. Ethan Hearn 9. Riley Thompson 10. Cory Abbott They dropped a 60 FV on Brailyn. Considering how consistently they rated Hoerner in the top 50 all season, it’s reasonable to expect ...
by Hrubes20
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1900
Views: 241334

Re: Minor League Musings

- The Cubs have been crushing it in the IFA world in recent years, coming soon, but one bonus baby that did not hit the ground running was Jose Lopez CF. He missed the AZL cut, got hurt, opted for a no contact version of offense in the DSL, came in below average on IsoSLG in the DSL...Obviously he ...
by Hrubes20
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 32889

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

BA's draft report card for the Cubs: https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/chicago-cubs-2019-mlb-draft-report-card/ Best Pure Hitter: Chase Strumpf Best Power: Ethan Hearn Fastest Runner: Zac Taylor Best Defensive Player: Ethan Hearn Best Athlete: Zac Taylor Best Fastball: Ryan Jensen Best Second...
by Hrubes20
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1900
Views: 241334

Re: Minor League Musings

Ewww...I'd complain more about a pre-injured college pitcher (McLanahan) or Freeman but it's A ball. I honestly thought Davis would be higher. The guys I'd put over him are Franco, Edwards, Thomas, Gorman, Benson maybe, probably Liberatore and Baz...So as low as 8th as high as 4th Maybe it's my hat...
by Hrubes20
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4404

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021



He really matured since the previous video I saw of him. I also don't hate that his nickname is Arod.
by Hrubes20
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1900
Views: 241334

Re: Minor League Musings

11. Miguel Amaya, C, Myrtle Beach (Cubs) Age: 20. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-1. Wt.: 185. Signed: Panama, 2015. Scouts graded Amaya highly for his bat control and ability to hit to the big part of the field, which unfortunately for hitters is bigger at Myrtle Beach than most minor league parks. His catching ...
by Hrubes20
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1900
Views: 241334

Re: Minor League Musings

Abbott was first in the AA Southern League in IP, Ks, 4th in ERA, 2nd in K-BB%, limited line drives and generated popups as a flyball pitcher...Decent prospect too, first maybe underrated Cubs pitching prospect in a few years. Definitely these two seem a step up from when like Nick Struck won pitch...
by Hrubes20
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1900
Views: 241334

Re: Minor League Musings

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/1173631558156214272 Haven't looked at the numbers, but kind of surprising that the 100+ MPH lefty that was unhittable for the 2nd half isn't the pitcher of the year. Because he was hittable and walked a decent amount of guys the 1st half. Marquez wins 2nd Half pitche...
by Hrubes20
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 557
Views: 61901

Re: Trade targets 2019

Chatwood and Happ for Jed Lowrie is something I like and thinks makes sense for everyone involved. Mets need to fill their rotation and get Happ to take Lowrie’s role for the trouble and Chatwood costing $3 mil more than Lowrie. Lowrie helps with the contact issues and helps the offensive depth and...
by Hrubes20
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1900
Views: 241334

Re: Minor League Musings

https://twitter.com/BaseballAmerica/status/1173318067146940416?s=20 Boooooooooo, I don't think the Brewers or Mets are that bad either. I'd proooooobably go with the Nats' as the worst. The Yankees' isn't so hot either, they're system is structured like the Cub' with a nominal #1 up top because he ...
by Hrubes20
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1900
Views: 241334

Re: Minor League Musings

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:https://twitter.com/longenhagen/status/1166077343686725632?s=21



Man, they essentially wasted his 2020 by waiting so long. He hasn't pitched in a really long time.
by Hrubes20
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-27-19
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-27-19

Nico went 3 for 4 with a 2B and a BB.
by Hrubes20
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-25-19
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-25-19

Man, Cory Abbott is on some kind of roll. In the month of August: 5 G, 30.2 IP, 11 H, 6 BB, 40 K, 1.17 ERA, .107 BAA, 0.55 WHIP. He's averaging 7 innings per start this month without exceeding his 100 pitch cutoff (one game was a rain-shortened affair in which he only went 3). He's led the Cubs sys...
by Hrubes20
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4404

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Let's root against an IFA Draft in 2020 because the Cubs are linked to arguably the #1 IFA prospect - 6'1" Dominican SS Christian Hernandez, who is expected to sign for more than $3 million if there is no draft.


Is this the article from BA today?
by Hrubes20
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-20-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-20-19

Marquez hit 102 on the stadium gun again last night. Ho hum. The 20th could be Gallardo's last outing of the season....17 YO will walk into that outing with a 4.28 ERA/4.61 RA9 in a league where the average is 4.36/5.44, has 3 PAs against a hitter younger than him, his 3% HR/FB is strong, and a 12:3...
by Hrubes20
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1900
Views: 241334

Re: Minor League Musings

As a big believer that the general philosophy is to develop bats and buy putching, I like to follow non-Cubs pitching prospects closer than the bats and one of the potentially good ones is getting called up: AJ Puk will work out of the A's bullpen. Pre-TJ Puk was filthy, a giant lefty with a mid-up...
by Hrubes20
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-17-19
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-17-19



More power and more contact in SB, please.
by Hrubes20
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-15-19
Replies: 19
Views: 1246

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-15-19

Damn. Abbott is on fire lately. 12 Ks tonight in 6.2 innings. He punched out 10 last time out in 7 innings, and 9 in 7 innings the start before that.
by Hrubes20
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-15-19
Replies: 19
Views: 1246

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-15-19

TomtheBombadil wrote:The upside basically still seems like an IF Almora who maybe - being in his early-mid 20s in a juiced league - hits some HRs for cheap


Like, the current form of Almora that is the worst or second worst hitter in baseball over the past year?
by Hrubes20
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-19
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-19

There really should not be any inevitable struggles from a 1st round collegiate SP in short season ball. I realize the previous 1st round pitchers taken have set a very low bar, but even the 3rd and 4th rounders from this year have had zero issues at all in short season ball. Jensen's command is pr...

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