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by Hrubes20
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1209
Views: 89641

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Regular Show wrote:

This is encouraging news.


Nice! I had visions of him sitting 82-84 and fooling teenagers in the AZL with breaking stuff.
by Hrubes20
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL Rosters
Replies: 14
Views: 879

Re: 2018 AFL Rosters

Nico going to the AFL is pretty fun.
by Hrubes20
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-30-18
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-30-18

Longenhagen had prospect notes that included Swarmer about a week or so ago, and it was admittedly, fairly disappointing to read. He suggests that all his pitches are fringy (which suggest 40/45's) and play up because of the delivery (to be fair, the difference between fringy and average isn't a to...
by Hrubes20
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-29-18
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-29-18

Yonathan Perlaza had a really nice season this year. He may be a tad underappreciated by us on here.
by Hrubes20
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-27-18
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-27-18

Giambrone hit a HR playing SS tonight, 11th time at SS this year Ademan 2/4 with a double Lamge finished with 7 Ks, a HR, and 4 hits allowed in 6 IP (3 BBs) Alex Guerra is 2/3 with a couple doubles, should offer some offseason flexibility for the org at C in trades as he might be able to skip Eugen...
by Hrubes20
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-23-18
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-23-18

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:https://twitter.com/isitthewelsh/status/1032858869901361152?s=21


Definitely have to root for the guy. That fastball actually looked like it had a little bit of zip. I was expecting low-80's from him after 2 shoulder surgeries.
by Hrubes20
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-22-18
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-22-18

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Allen Webster was promoted to AAA and had a scoreless inning.


Robinson was bumped up as well.

by Hrubes20
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18

Just do it on August 31st, and option down Rosario for a day. That way Webster can be on the postseason roster if he balls out in September. The long term 40 man looks fine as well, since Chavez/De La Rosa/Wilson are all FAs and only Justin Steele needs to be protected in the Rule 5. Hamels is a FA...
by Hrubes20
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-21-18
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-21-18

dfnowak wrote:Anyone know why Cole Roederer was defensively substituted out of last night’s AZL Cubs 2 game? Looks to have happened between innings.


Or why Brennen Davis hasn't played in 11 days?
by Hrubes20
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18

The 40-man is at 39 after Anthony Bass was outrighted but they might have to take Smyly or Hancock off the 60-day DL in September. Leave Hancock on the 60 day. Give Smyly the open spot. DFA Mazzoni and add Webster. Easy peasy. Does he have options remaining? When you put him on the 40, you'd have t...
by Hrubes20
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-21-18
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-21-18

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Justin Steele promoted to AA.


Love it.
by Hrubes20
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18

https://twitter.com/cubprospects/status/1031359537306116096?s=21 Get him on the 40 man and call him up in September, if the stuff is back. I think it sits at 39, but I could be wrong. If a spot is needed, a guy like Cory Mazzoni can be jettisoned with no harm done. The 40-man is at 39 after Anthony...
by Hrubes20
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-21-18
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-21-18

Good to see Uelmen isn't dead, after leaving consecutive starts early.
by Hrubes20
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-20-18
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-20-18

So outside of Adbert Alzolay, I think Marquez is the best pitching prospect in our system. That's not a good sign. I think the earliest his ETA for reaching the big league team is late 2020 and that's being super optimistic. Are you saying it's not a good sign because he's far away? Yeah. The close...
by Hrubes20
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18

Allen Webster at AA: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K Pitched another perfect inning last night with 2 more Ks. 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 Ks. Has his velocity come back? I remember him as a 94-96 guy as a starter coming up through the minors with the Dodgers, and fangraphs has his fastball at 95.3 in 20...
by Hrubes20
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18

Allen Webster at AA: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K Pitched another perfect inning last night with 2 more Ks. 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 Ks. Has his velocity come back? I remember him as a 94-96 guy as a starter coming up through the minors with the Dodgers, and fangraphs has his fastball at 95.3 in 20...
by Hrubes20
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1209
Views: 89641

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:FWIW Davenport has Short at +5 DRS this season


I saw that and was shocked a bit. I've seen multiple games of Short and would have classified it as average defense at SS. But then again, that was just the eye test and I'm obviously not a scout.
by Hrubes20
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18
Replies: 17
Views: 782

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18

Well, that sucks for Yu. But I do applaud that he seems proactive about it now. Gotta look long term with him, due to the contract. ____ With the way he's eating solid innings, getting a healthy number of K's, and not giving up a lot of hits, I'm gonna be awfully surprised if Swarmer doesn't have 5...
by Hrubes20
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18
Replies: 17
Views: 782

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18

DJ Artis leadoff HR for Eugene. A no-doubter after a patient 10-pitch at bat... https://twitter.com/EugeneEmeralds/status/1031335894555353089 That's his 2nd HR in 7 games at Eugene after hitting only 4 in 58 games in college this year. First one was oppo, and that one was pulled. I like it. Can't h...
by Hrubes20
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-17-18
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-17-18

Seeing Keegan Thompson going today made me think of the top prospect list over at Bleachernation. I normally don't read anything over there written by Luke Blaize, but had some time to kill (apologies Luke, if you post over here as well). It's pretty awful, IMO. 1. Miguel Amaya 2. Keegan Thompson 3....
by Hrubes20
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-16-18
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-16-18

Paul Richan: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K Kohl Franklin: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K Danny Hultzen: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K - get him up to A ball already There is a possibility I was wrong about richan. I really hope I was wrong as well. I haven't had time to watch hardly any minor league games late...
by Hrubes20
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18
Replies: 22
Views: 1078

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18

I'm not that worried about the fastball velocity. It feels like he's throwing a lot more 2-seamers now than before, and it's obviously not going to top out at as high a velocity. If there are reports that his 4-seamer is sitting there ... then I'd be a touch concerned. It's been his 4-seam velocity...
by Hrubes20
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-15-18
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-15-18

Woof. Ugly day on the farm. Velazquez with the golden sombrero.
by Hrubes20
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18
Replies: 22
Views: 1078

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18

90-92 fastball for Lange, on a good day, isn't super inspiring. I've been surprised that after all the curveball buzz, that he hasn't K'd more guys. K-rate hasn't been bad, or anything, but given how few A-ballers can hit average curves, much less excellent ones, I'd have figured he'd have a few mo...
by Hrubes20
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18
Replies: 22
Views: 1078

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18

Alexander Ovalles, who hasn't played in a while for the DSL Cubs, is the PTBNL in the Hamels deal. He showed some aptitude this year Dang. I liked what little I read about this kid. Apparently he is recovering from having a hamate bone removed. But I suppose one has to give something up when acquir...

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