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by Hrubes20
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class
Replies: 60
Views: 7780

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021

I understand that system, but it feels too arbitrary... Just like with the MLB draft, some years will have a generational talent (Wander Franco) at the very top. Why does a team in the AL Central get to pick first that year hypothetically speaking? Just random luck? MLB doesn't like trying new, cre...
by Hrubes20
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1981
Views: 251875

Re: Minor League Musings

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:https://twitter.com/cubprospects/status/1273406656043462658?s=21


Great to see! I just assumed he had TJS.
by Hrubes20
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class
Replies: 60
Views: 7780

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021

I understand that system, but it feels too arbitrary... Just like with the MLB draft, some years will have a generational talent (Wander Franco) at the very top. Why does a team in the AL Central get to pick first that year hypothetically speaking? Just random luck? MLB doesn't like trying new, cre...
by Hrubes20
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class
Replies: 60
Views: 7780

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021

https://twitter.com/jaseidler/status/1272913587141578757 I can't say I trust MLB to intelligently run an international draft, but I feel like we hear reports similar to this every year (or close to it) and something has to change. Thanks for sharing that article. Yeah, things can get very messy ove...
by Hrubes20
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1981
Views: 251875

Re: Minor League Musings

i definitely saw that too Agreed. Now if only they could get him to throw that disgusting Harden changeup, we have something. Harden never had close to the velo that Jensen has. Huh? http://www.wallpaperhi.com/thumbnails/detail/20120226/baseball%20mlb%20oakland%20athletics%201024x768%20wallpaper_ww...
by Hrubes20
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Alec Burlson was rumored by BA to be connected to the Cubs, but he was drafted by StL in the supplemental 2nd round. He signed with the Cardinals for approx Cubs 3rd round slot value ($678,600). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Quite happy that it played out that way. Nwogu is a much more interes...
by Hrubes20
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1981
Views: 251875

Re: Minor League Musings

Jensen's got such a crazy arm. Please be a starter by 2022! He has some Rich Harden vibes with his delivery/motions and build i definitely saw that too Agreed. Now if only they could get him to throw that disgusting Harden changeup, we have something. Harden never had close to the velo that Jensen ...
by Hrubes20
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Looks like Sam Thoresen, a junior RHP from U of Minnesota, signed. https://twitter.com/SamThoresen/status/1272367084094308352 Looks like another one of the big stuff, terrible command/control types that have been added to the system. Get that arm in the pitching lab and see if something can be done.
by Hrubes20
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I was talking to someone yesterday and joking around about how bad all the mock drafts were in regards to the Cubs. Like, in 2018 I'm almost certain there wasn't a single mock draft that had the Cubs taking Nico Hoerner. And then last year, I don't think anyone had us taking Ryan Jensen... I could ...
by Hrubes20
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I was talking to someone yesterday and joking around about how bad all the mock drafts were in regards to the Cubs. Like, in 2018 I'm almost certain there wasn't a single mock draft that had the Cubs taking Nico Hoerner. And then last year, I don't think anyone had us taking Ryan Jensen... I could ...
by Hrubes20
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Not a bad draft class as all, IMO. Carraway in the 2nd is my least favorite pick, but he probably allows for a tiny bit of signing bonus flexibility for Howard, Moreno, and maybe Little. The best part of the draft for me is that there is upside with every one of these picks. Nothing better for a pro...
by Hrubes20
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Don't love Carraway. Walked over 5 guys per 9 in his collegiate career. I say this every year with a player I don't love, but hopefully it is an underslot.
by Hrubes20
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:https://twitter.com/jensen_juicy/status/1270781442218311680?s=21

This guy is with Prospects Live. First time I’ve seen Jones mentioned with the Cubs.


I like Jones a good bit, as far as prep RHPs go. He would be a really nice option if there in the 2nd.
by Hrubes20
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Sigh. Eric’s new mock. 16. Chicago Cubs – Patrick Bailey, C, North Carolina State As the draft approaches, Bailey is the one college hitter who appears to be slipping down the board, and I think a team with a track record of drafting safe college players will just take him. I also have the Cubs att...
by Hrubes20
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I wouldn't be surprised if that surprise pick is Robby Ashford to the Pirates or Padres...They've both got money and picks to play with, one has already gone through not signing their top ten pick and getting the comp...Easy to forget that Ashford opened up high in this draft, one of the handful be...
by Hrubes20
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I can confirm Ben Hernandez is in play for the Cubs, but other teams like him too. Great changeup and outstanding makeup. Cubs will probably only take 1 HS prospect this year. Ed Howard is a Sox fan and yeah, Hernandez is a huge Cubs fan. EDIT: Just to be clear, I mean he's in play to possibly be d...
by Hrubes20
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Not totally sure if I should share this because it might not happen, but I was told a strong rumor a few days ago about a team that might take a lower-ranked prospect in the 1st round. And this selection will be a big shocker when it happens/if it happens... Not sure if the team is just trying to p...
by Hrubes20
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Not totally sure if I should share this because it might not happen, but I was told a strong rumor a few days ago about a team that might take a lower-ranked prospect in the 1st round. And this selection will be a big shocker when it happens/if it happens... Not sure if the team is just trying to p...
by Hrubes20
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Every year, we put up a new thread for draft day. Post everything in here and I’ll lock the other thread. I will update this OP with the Cubs’ actual picks as they are made. This year’s draft is only 5 rounds and all NDFAs can only sign for up to $20k. Round 1 and Competitive Balance Round A are to...
by Hrubes20
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 29942

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

There are plenty of guys I would be completely fine with in the 1st. But one guy that I wouldn't be fine with, is Cade Cavalli. He's quite easily my least favorite of the picks that has been mocked to us. He just can't throw strikes.
by Hrubes20
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 29942

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Patrick Bailey continues to get mocked to the White Sox, who just signed a badass catcher. It confuses me, super popular mock pick, probably definitely has something to do with some league $/WAR agenda I think it's because they have taken a college hitter in the 1st round the past 4 years, and Bail...
by Hrubes20
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 29942

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

by Hrubes20
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 29942

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

https://twitter.com/carlosacollazo/status/1267986557086162949?s=21 https://twitter.com/keithlaw/status/1267986394431066112?s=21 That's probably a good move by him. He wasn't going to be a 1st rounder and with the lowered bonus pools, he wasn't going to get 1st round money as a later pick. Spend a f...
by Hrubes20
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 29942

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

You like Kelley's body over Abel's ? The video I watched of Kelley makes him look a little portly already. Abel looks like a young Strasburg. Long, thin, and loose limbs with plenty of room to add good weight. Or did you mean body of work? 100%, Abel's going to need a good 20 pounds to catch up. Th...

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