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by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-19
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-19

Brendon Little's pitching for the AZL Cubs 1
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1547
Views: 153197

Re: Minor League Musings

I would drink my coffee with cream (blech) for the Cubs to land one of Luis Robert or Jo Adell
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-19
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-19

Here's Nunez during ExST c/o Prospect Live:

by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4722
Views: 344139

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

squally1313 wrote:But a floor of 35 WAR and 434 home runs is just insane.


Who in their right mind would make *that* specific a comp? The comp is way more general - Gonzalez was a big tall COF, top 5 prospect in baseball, and had the high average/meh walks/big power/bad defense thing going on
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4722
Views: 344139

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Wait, is it a crazy comp based on Gonzalez's name recognition or something else? I think it's a way more apt comp in size, pedigree, and skills, especially offense, than Schwarber
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4722
Views: 344139

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I very well could be under selling it. But even if I am, how good a bat needs to be as a DH only/terrible defender to be crazy valuable (like even more than 2-3 wins valuable) is pretty damn high and few guys get there. That’s my over reaching point. I don’t think he can hit on the JD Martinez leve...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4722
Views: 344139

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I very well could be under selling it. But even if I am, how good a bat needs to be as a DH only/terrible defender to be crazy valuable (like even more than 2-3 wins valuable) is pretty damn high and few guys get there. That’s my over reaching point. I don’t think he can hit on the JD Martinez leve...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4722
Views: 344139

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I have no real opinion on Schwarber's defense, but UZR's creator always tabbed 3 seasons as a significant sample and most of the other metrics are less high. The team could use his cheap LH power and patience, he's young, good dude, cheap, LH, cheap... ---- Schwarber would be less valuable in the AL...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 8402

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread



The Padres gave their third round pick, LHH OF Hudson Head, $3 million out of HS. He looks like a dude so gl to him, that bonus will come up constantly unless he makes it probably
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-18-19
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-18-19

A couple Cubs in the MWL AS game already...Thompson threw the second inning with a hit and a K, Marquez gave up a double to Brice Turang before being pulled in the third. CW11 posted JJ Cooper's 100 MPH read for Marquez
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-18-19
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-18-19

I guess today's a decent day to check up on the DSL teams...The pitching's been ugly but there's a few bats: Yohendrick Pinango OF (17, 5/7/02) - Hitting .377/.459/.472 with 6 SBs, more walks than Ks, and an 11% K rate in 71 PAs, listed as one of BA's 12 sleepers in the 2018 IFA class Rafael Morel I...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-17-19
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-17-19

Yonathan Perlaza hit Eugene's first HR...I'm hoping they see RHP Adam Kloffenstein this series ---- Richard Gallardo was the opening day starter for the AZL Cubs 1, threw 3 scoreless with 2 BBs and a K Lots of young hitters doing something positive in the AZL lineups...SS Pedro Martinez is 2/3 with ...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 6302

Re: Trade targets 2019

My favorite realistic-ish LHRP add might be Jake Diekman. Averaging 96 on his fastball/sinker with a 13% whiff rate on the pitch, 22% whiff rate on his slider, 43 Ks / 2 HRs / 18 Hs allowed in 29 IP, contact is mostly groundballs and pop ups, 17% swinging strikes...Gordon, Dozier, Mondesi, or Merrif...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1547
Views: 153197

Re: Minor League Musings

If that weird alpha bro can guess it wasn't racism (thanks!), I think we all can. On my end, it's wild minds went to racism on a Sunday morning! My mom was born on June 16th! OTOH re-reading the post it really does not fit in and puts the brakes on a read. It was a passive aggressive shot at the man...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-16-19
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-16-19

7 Ks in 4 IP for Estrada. His first innings pitched since 2017, when he threw 6.1. Hopefully this jump starts him getting starts. In general, the velocity we're seeing in the low minors is promising for The Future. It'd be nice to catch up to the Yankees (relievers) and Houston (starters) in develop...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-16-19
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-16-19



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Same guy said he was hitting 95 easy
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-16-19
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-16-19

Davis is at .333/.444/.544 with a ~16% K rate through 82 PAs, including .318/.426/.568 with a ~16% K rate in 54 June PAs. How long before he earns a High A promotion? 100 PAs? 150? 200? Those two levels have their ASBs starting tomorrow. Neither SB or MB qualified for the playoffs during the first h...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1547
Views: 153197

Re: Minor League Musings

I'm going to add Ezequiel Pagan to the AZL list as well. I don't think he did too much damage to himself last summer as a 17 YO draftee from PR in the 13th round. Listed at 6'1" 163 and doesn't turn 19 until July so there might be alot of growth potential left. He hit a little for one AZL club ...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Edwin Encarnacion Traded to Yankees
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Edwin Encarnacion Traded to Yankees

I feel like this is an example of the competitive advantage the AL teams have in acquiring players. Cubs could have given up a Cory Abbott or whatever comparable pitcher and used Edwin to mash some dongs, but since they have Rizzo at first there's no spot for him. Bring the DH to the NL, get rid of...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1547
Views: 153197

Re: Minor League Musings

The AZL is opening up tmrrw! Some very green players I'm looking forward to: Richard Gallardo RHP - Arguably the best lottery ticket arm the FO has brought in, top ranked pitcher in the class by MLB.com, up to 95 and showing three pitches this Spring according to Badler, the dream is to fly through ...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-16-19
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-16-19

“Alzolay is on a real roll at Triple-A, and we’d been planning even before this to possibly give him a couple of spot starts at some point over the next month or so,” Epstein said. “Just to get his feet wet and also give our veteran rotation guys a little bit of a breather during a stretch in the s...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Hendricks to IL, Shoulder Inflammation
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Hendricks to IL, Shoulder Inflammation

Enjoy the R&R!
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019 NBA Offseason
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: 2019 NBA Offseason

UMFan83 wrote:And AD to the Lakers.

Ball, Ingram, Hart and 3 1sts


Took long enough
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 6302

Re: Trade targets 2019

I think I could be talked in to Alex Gordon as a target, he’ll be owed ~$14 mil this year yet ($20 mil salary this year, $4 buyout next year becomes a $4 trade bonus if traded) and then there’s a mutual option next year. He’s hitting .270/.350/.470, 10 Dongs, 8% BB 16% K rates, 116 wRC+. He’s at .2...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019 NBA Offseason
Replies: 16
Views: 567

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