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by Hrubes20
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1858
Views: 212167

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: 25858

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: 1858
Views: 212167

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: 9
Views: 1565

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: 1858
Views: 212167

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: 1858
Views: 212167

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: 1858
Views: 212167

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: 53396

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: 1858
Views: 212167

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: 1858
Views: 212167

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: 638

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: 889

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: 9
Views: 1565

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: 1269

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: 1858
Views: 212167

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: 523

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: 1073

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: 1073

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: 861

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...
by Hrubes20
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-19
Replies: 7
Views: 861

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

I like that Jensen is managing the inevitable struggles within his outings well more often than not. Walked the bases loaded with no one out in the first giving up just a run and picking up a couple Ks to get out of it. Threw a couple shutout innings after with a couple Ks. Including NCAA he's at 1...
by Hrubes20
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-15-19
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

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

Fun facts Nick Hoerner in AA at 22: 263/.333/.400 with 3 HRs, 19 XBHs, and a .93 GO/AO in 228 PAs Isaac Paredes in AA at 20: .286/.371/.418 with 10 HRs, 34 XBHs, and a .85 GO/AO in 472 PAs .300/.391/.500, 10.1% BB, 11.6% K in 69 PAs prior to breaking hand .241/.301/.323, 6.8% BB, 8.9% K in 180 PAs ...
by Hrubes20
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-13-19
Replies: 11
Views: 873

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-13-19

Well the pitching sure didn't disappoint yesterday. A recap: Alzolay - 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 Ks (69 pitches) Patterson - 5.2 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 8:2 GO/FO ratio (94 pitches) Marquez - 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (64 pitches) Franklin - 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 Ks (43 pitches) Miguel Amaya ha...
by Hrubes20
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1858
Views: 212167

Re: Minor League Musings

I checked on the former Cub farmhands that were dealt at the deadline, and it's interesting to me that the Tigers have used Alex Lange exclusively in relief since acquiring him. Same iffy results as when he was a starter, but still interesting that they immediately started that transition. Richan pi...
by Hrubes20
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-13-19
Replies: 11
Views: 873

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-13-19

Alzolay with 2 hits allowed, 0 BBs and 5 Ks through 3 shutout innings. Great bounce back effort so far.

Russell with a HBP and another bomb. Maybe a team this offseason would still trade something for him if he keeps mashing at AAA? Haha, who am I kidding. Everyone mashes at AAA this year.
by Hrubes20
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-12-19
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-12-19

https://twitter.com/cubprospects/status/1161102590794436608 That'll play. It's only been 5 total innings as a pro, but I love the fact that he hasn't walked anybody yet. Chris Clarke has only walked 1 guy in 13 pro innings (while striking out 19) as well. Makes up a bit for Ryan Jensen walking a gu...

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