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by Hrubes20
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1294
Views: 105208

Re: Minor League Musings

KW 2:03 What's currently keeping you from hanging a 50 FV on Nico Hoerner? Would you need to see more power out of his bat to justify him inevitably moving to 2B? Eric A Longenhagen 2:03 He might move up when we do the Cubs list The power he's shown here in AZ has been surprising Also from that cha...
by Hrubes20
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

Take it PMs at this point or start a new topic. Title it "Is Nico Hoerner Fast?" or something. I mean, for Pete's sake, check the horse every now and then to see if it's still breathing... Fair enough. Re: Leal - I haven't gotten a look at him in the AFL. Is his 9 BBs in 17.1 IP due to hi...
by Hrubes20
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

CubsDen was citing StatCast data now? I find it a little fishy that you laid down the StatCast blanket but in the end ended up hand timing Youtube clips I compared velocity and running speed only in their ability to be measured reliably in a given outing, perhaps explaining Law’s updated take. Comm...
by Hrubes20
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

When considering speed in a baseball context, it's exactly as identifable as pitching velocity. One uses a radar gun, the other a stopwatch. Or Statcast for both. Just because one is defined more often does not mean that another is less identifable. But you're smarter than to make this argument. Yo...
by Hrubes20
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

And The Athletic says speed is Nico’s selling tool: Player of the Week: Nico Hoerner, SS, Cubs 60 AB, 21 H, 7 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, HR, 8 RBI (14 games) With their top pick for 2018, the Chicago Cubs opted for the bat of Stanford University shortstop Nico Hoerner and it hasn’t taken long this fall season ...
by Hrubes20
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

Again, not with something as objective as speed. It's quantifiable and competition has zero effect. The only way someone could drop from above average to below average in speed in only a few months is due to injury or insane weight gain. Or the evaluator just did a terrible job. Pitcher velocities ...
by Hrubes20
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

That's actually a pretty good point. And considering it was only a few months ago pre-draft that Law himself stated Hoerner had above average speed, that makes much more sense than Law now trying to claim that he has below average speed. I guess I just assumed all the "baseball instincts"...
by Hrubes20
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

I ... don't know if I care all that much about Nico's speed. Law's usually not going to that far off the walls, so I'd guess he either caught Nico on a bad day, or that Nico made some poor runs. Speed and baserunning aren't exactly the same thing, and Law's comments were about him being a below-ave...
by Hrubes20
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

Last thing is speed can be measured, but I didn't have a time and I haven't seen one online. A 4.1 time to first is very good and matches what I saw on film. Should be rated a plus in running if that's his normal time. Also, seems like a better runner underway once he gets going like KB. I don't ex...
by Hrubes20
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

Fangraphs has him as a 70/70 on speed. I’d assume that’s based on some numbers they have access to or talked to guys about and this is likely Law just going all in one way on a guy that he does often. You guys know how I feel about rankings and those scouting grades! As far as I can tell this and L...
by Hrubes20
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

Without any times or anything to work with, maybe Hoener looks faster than he is thanks to shorter strides + some good old fashioned benefit of doubt due to TWTW/GRIT? IIRC, he was timed around 4.1 home to 1st once he started playing after the draft. That's easily solidly above average and borderli...
by Hrubes20
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

Bull wrote:So Mike Fontenot?


I honestly get Fontenot vibes from Giambrone.
by Hrubes20
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

The Cubs also sent their first-round pick from this year, shortstop Nico Hoerner, an undersized middle infielder from Stanford who looks like a very smart player and shows good instincts on the bases and in the field. But he's very light on tools. He's a below-average runner who didn't make any har...
by Hrubes20
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:https://twitter.com/goldensombrero/status/1055916764393951232?s=21


He added a 2B as well.

Nico is 3 for 3 (all singles) and a HBP. REALLY happy that Nico hasn't been stuck on the taxi squad.
by Hrubes20
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

10/16: C J. Pereda 0/4, K; defense: 2/2 CS LF DJ Wilson: 0/4, K RP B. Clark 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GO-FO, 27-21 pitches-strikes That strike percentage from Clark is sexy, given his history. I tried finding some velocity reports for him on twitter, but wasn't having any luck. Last I remember...
by Hrubes20
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL

10/11: CF DJ Wilson 1/6, R, K 3B T. Giambrone 4/6, 2 R, RBI, 2 K SS N. Hoerner 0/5, RBI, K C PJ Higgins 0/3, RBI, 2 BB, K; defense: E (1, catcher interference), 0/1 CS SP J. Steele 1.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 3-2 GO-FO, 48-26 pitches-strikes RP M. Rondón 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-...
by Hrubes20
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

Re: 2018 AFL Rosters

Doesn't this bad boy start this week?
by Hrubes20
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1294
Views: 105208

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Amaya ends the season as the 87th ranked prospect by MLB.com.


Definitely will take that, even if there isn't much separating the 75th prospect from the 125th.
by Hrubes20
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1294
Views: 105208

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
Replies: 176
Views: 10157

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: 680

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: 642

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: 975

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: 735

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: 515

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.


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