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by CubsWin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: South Bend Summer Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: South Bend Summer Camp

TomtheBombadil wrote:I recognize Alzolay, but no one else there. Who is bottom left?

That's Brailyn Marquez.
by CubsWin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: South Bend Summer Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: South Bend Summer Camp

Finally! This is what I've been waiting for. Now I have to wait to see what kind of coverage/reports we will get out of South Bend. I need trackman and exit velo data. I need video. I need scrimmages. I need... well, what I need is an actual 140 game minor league baseball season, but I'll take what ...
by CubsWin
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class
Replies: 60
Views: 7780

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021

“When we were initially projecting him, you obviously throw the A-Rod body comp on him, and you kind of expect him to grow into his body and get a little bit bigger, and that hasn’t happened yet.”

Well, you know, Cristian hasn't met Victor Conte over at BALCO yet, so...
by CubsWin
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1981
Views: 251867

Re: Minor League Musings

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Lol, Ryan Jensen looks especially short when he’s sandwiched by Kohl Franklin and Brennen Davis.


I know, at first glance I was like is that Cole Roederer??
by CubsWin
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

lol - I had the exact same thought when I read that. Benjamin Rodriguez http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=675851 I'm assuming Eric is referring to this guy in our system. Just accidentally replaced the 'g' with a 'q' I think. I don't know of a "Benny Rodriquez".....
by CubsWin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

David wrote:can we find some other all around solid SS comp instead of larkin again

but not nick ahmed either

I know. When I heard Dan O'Dowd say it on the broadcast my immediate reaction was "oh no, that's who they comp'd Russell to!"
by CubsWin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:17 am
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/outofthevines/status/1271289248113541124?s=21

This is pretty awesome. I wonder how often that happens? One prep player playing against another at a showcase or something and they later are drafted by the same team in the same year.
by CubsWin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 10665

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

And NOW, it's time to play everyone's favorite game show: Who's... Your... Comp! 1. Ed Howard - Barry Larkin 2. Burl Carraway - Mark Langston (if he was 2 inches shorter and never a starter) 3. David Nwogu - Glenallen Hill 4. Luke Little - A left-handed Dillon Maples 5. Koen Moreno - C.J. Edwards wi...
by CubsWin
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:09 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 liked this exchange from a previous Fangraphs chat/discussion in the International Free Agency thread. McDaniel leaned Howard so these two prospects might start a war Take Howard with the 16th pick and let em battle it out! Should be fun to watch. Yeah, I'm good like that. Lots of inside connecti...
by CubsWin
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 142
Views: 16073

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

Jose Albertos lives!
by CubsWin
Thu May 28, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 29941

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

BA: 16 Mick Abel Jesuit HS, Portland, Ore RHP Notes: We’ve had the Cubs linked to bats fairly consistently in our 2020 mock draft process, with names like Hassell, Soderstrom and Arizona’s Austin Wells pegged to this pick. Hassell and Soderstrom have both been picked above and Wells is now being ta...
by CubsWin
Sat May 16, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 29941

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

I haven't minded the previous Cubs draft philosophy of taking college hitters (for the most part) in the 1st round because it worked out so well. It's fair to say they haven't missed on any college bat they've taken with their first round pick. But I've always been a fan of upside especially when yo...
by CubsWin
Wed May 13, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1981
Views: 251867

Re: Minor League Musings

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:https://twitter.com/davidjohnherz/status/1260354848245063682?s=21

I don't think those mechanics are repeatable. Might have trouble throwing strikes consistently...
by CubsWin
Sun May 03, 2020 9:33 am
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/mlbpipeline/status/1255261559460413443?s=21 Christian Hernandez is 5th on MLB’s list. I haven’t seen him lower than 2 on any other ranking, though this is the first ranking I’ve seen with Yoelqi Céspedes (Yoenis’ younger half brother). At 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, the teenager resem...
by CubsWin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 142
Views: 16073

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

By MLB.com, I think you're referring to MLB Pipeline , which is run by Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum. Those 3 are the ones in charge and come up with the lists. Is there another top prospect list put out by MLB.com? Well, MLB.com is very large and employs many writers, like Jesse San...
by CubsWin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 142
Views: 16073

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

Finally, an MLB.com list that makes sense to me. And I like the new format, too. Of course, by "makes sense to me" I mostly mean that I agree with. I'm no expert, but we always think a list makes sense when it basically lines up with our thinking, heh. But MLB's lists have had some odd in...
by CubsWin
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 142
Views: 16073

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

Finally, an MLB.com list that makes sense to me. And I like the new format, too. Of course, by "makes sense to me" I mostly mean that I agree with. I'm no expert, but we always think a list makes sense when it basically lines up with our thinking, heh. But MLB's lists have had some odd inc...
by CubsWin
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency, 2019-2020
Replies: 66
Views: 15233

Re: International Free Agency, 2019-2020

Contrary to reports, 2019-20 IFA J-2 C Brayan Altuve was -NOT - signed by the Cubs in July. The Cubs did not have enough ISBP room initially to fit in his $1M bonus, so instead he was "officially" signed after the conclusion of the 2019 season, which means the Cubs will get an extra year ...
by CubsWin
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:50 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://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2020-mlb-international-prospects-preview-catchers-to-watch/ On top of potentially the top IFA in next year's class, Dominican SS Christian Hernandez, the Cubs are also linked to Venezuelan catcher Moises Ballesteros. Ballesteros bats lefty, produces hard cont...
by CubsWin
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class
Replies: 60
Views: 7780

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021

Yeah I really like this idea of stockpiling young offensively gifted catchers. Attrition is really bad behind the plate, but between Hearn, Quintero, and Ballasteros the odds of netting an impact guy are actually pretty solid. I also think some of the the systemic changes coming to MLB in the next ...
by CubsWin
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class
Replies: 60
Views: 7780

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021

Ed Howard or Cristian Hernandez among signable amateur HS aged SSs this year? Eric A Longenhagen: oooh, good one. man, that’s close. I’ll say Hernandez, more body projection. Howard is the better glove, though. McDaniel leaned Howard so these two prospects might start a war Take Howard with the 16t...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1429
Views: 95984

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Remember when we were excusing inexplicable moves because the Cubs were obviously positioning themselves to sign Bryce Harper? Yeah, they might not get him. They could outbid everybody and still not get him. They could then go after Springer if they wanted and outbid everybody and not get him eithe...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1429
Views: 95984

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Remember when we were excusing inexplicable moves because the Cubs were obviously positioning themselves to sign Bryce Harper? Yeah, they might not get him. They could outbid everybody and still not get him. They could then go after Springer if they wanted and outbid everybody and not get him eithe...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1429
Views: 95984

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I guess the reason for flipping or pivoting would be the lack of ANY development of pitching to date. I’m sure it was in the plan that by this point they’d have a real internal option or two for a SP role and some bullpen roles. The lack of that may have changed the equation a bit with needing so m...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1429
Views: 95984

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I think the part no one wants to really focus on is that, given the current roster and farm system, there's really nothing you can do now where you could confidently point to 2021 and beyond and say that we'd be contenders. I hope otherwise, but I think it's looking like an inevitability after what...

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