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by CubsWin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 8877

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Or that Schmidt insisted on 'first round money' and that's the lowest number that qualifies. Technically, last pick in the 1st round this year was #27. He got slot for the 30th pick which was the Cubs compensation pick, but if you go by 30 teams in the league, then the 30th pick slot fits that logic.
by CubsWin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17
Replies: 36
Views: 588

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17

All 6 of Hudson's strikeouts came on the CB which he was spotting well. No FB velo reports from the Loons broadcasters but they did mention (oddly) Hudson's CB velocity 3 times. 74, 75, 77. He very often started an at bat with a CB for a strike and again all 6 of his Ks were on the curve (5 swinging).
by CubsWin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17
Replies: 36
Views: 588

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17

Four 18-year-olds and two 19-year-olds in the AZL Cubs line-up. That's a young team. Of course, the draftees are still to come.
by CubsWin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17
Replies: 36
Views: 588

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Wow, Carson Sands is starting for the AZL Cubs.

1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GO-FO

I was surprised to see that as well. I thought his timetable to return was a lot later.
by CubsWin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17
Replies: 36
Views: 588

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17

Consistently good performance is meaningful for a prospect. It seems to indicate sustainable performance as a player moves up and solid approach at the plate/ability to repeat mechanics on the mound. We saw this in the breakout year of Willson Contreras, and we are seeing it now with Charcer Burks. ...
by CubsWin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17
Replies: 36
Views: 588

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17

Hudson goes 5 5 1 1 3 6, on 95 pitches.....5/1 GB/FB. I wonder if he's changing something? Over his last 4 starts, he's gone 19.1 innings, with 18 K's. Quite a difference from starting the year out with 16 K's in his first 39.1 innings. He might just be executing his pitches better. #development I ...
by CubsWin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 8877

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Connecting a few dots, although it could be coincidental obviously....Clarke Schmidt just signed with the Yankees for 2,184,300. Our EXACT slot at pick 30. If it's not coincidental, what would those dots lead to? My Sherlock skills tells me it ain't no coinkydink. Right, but what do you think it me...
by CubsWin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17
Replies: 36
Views: 588

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-24-17

davell wrote:Hudson goes 5 5 1 1 3 6, on 95 pitches.....5/1 GB/FB.

I wonder if he's changing something? Over his last 4 starts, he's gone 19.1 innings, with 18 K's. Quite a difference from starting the year out with 16 K's in his first 39.1 innings.

He might just be executing his pitches better. #development
by CubsWin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 8877

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

davell wrote:Connecting a few dots, although it could be coincidental obviously....Clarke Schmidt just signed with the Yankees for 2,184,300. Our EXACT slot at pick 30.

If it's not coincidental, what would those dots lead to?
by CubsWin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 8877

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Hadn't seen these before now. 285. CHC - Chris Carrier, OF, Memphis $5,000 (Pick value: $137,500) 315. CHC - Brian Glowicki, RHP, Minnesota $5,000 (Pick value: $131,300) Starting assignment: TBD http://m.mlb.com/news/article/237042574/2017-draft-signing-and-bonus-tracker/?topicid=151437456 That's a...
by CubsWin
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-23-17
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-23-17

Erling Moreno goes 6 5 3 0 3 2, on 84 pitches. Pretty efficient. With a 12/0 GB/FB ratio. I'm so curious what his velo is at right now. My guess is its his typical 90-94, but Arguello bringing up 98 earlier this spring, has kept me wondering.....At any rate, he's having a pretty solid start to his ...
by CubsWin
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-22-17
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-22-17

Hatch's efficiency has been excellent his last 2 starts going 8 innings on 85 pitches and 7 innings on 84 tonight. He's induced 13 ground outs to 6 fly ball out and a combined 13 Ks over those same 2 starts. His FB was really good tonight. Sat 94-95 with tailing action and pretty good command. He's ...
by CubsWin
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-22-17
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-22-17

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:I've seen this a few times on here but they aren't going to move a guy from the DSL to the AZL now. Promoting a non-American midseason to the US is incredibly rare across baseball for obvious reasons.

Yep, you gotta put the incoming draftees somewhere.
by CubsWin
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-21-17
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-21-17

After lighting up ExST, Miguel Amaya has gotten off to a slow start with the bat in his stateside debut, but he still threw out 40% of would be base stealers tonight and has gunned down 7 of 15 on the young season.
by CubsWin
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 8877

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

https://twitter.com/TheAthleticChi/status/875202502781579264 If anyone has access or can find the scouts' takes, that would be cool. The "scouts take" on Cubs picks from The Athletic (really nothing new): With their second-round pick, the Cubs selected righty Cory Abbott out of Loyola Mar...
by CubsWin
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-21-17
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-21-17

Yovanny Cruz was up to his new tricks again today. 4 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.

The 17-year-old, 6'1", 190 lbs. RHP has a season line of 4 G, 16 IP, 16 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 17 K.
by CubsWin
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 8877

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Sounds like Meredith is the Estrada back up plan, to me. It'd be awesome, if you could get him AND Estrada somehow obviously. FWIW, according to a blog called The Clemson Insider, Meredith has confirmed he will attend Clemson. CCDT now has him marked in orange. Nothing set in stone yet obviously. T...
by CubsWin
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 8877

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Sounds like Meredith is the Estrada back up plan, to me. It'd be awesome, if you could get him AND Estrada somehow obviously. FWIW, according to a blog called The Clemson Insider, Meredith has confirmed he will attend Clemson. CCDT now has him marked in orange. Nothing set in stone yet obviously. T...
by CubsWin
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 8877

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

The Braves tried an extremely interesting draft strategy this year. Now, they've got a ridiculous amount of depth in their system and this likely played into it somewhat. But still, its extremely interesting..... Forget the rankings of the players too. Forget the amounts each individual got actuall...
by CubsWin
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-20-17
Replies: 27
Views: 769

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-20-17

I try to at least be aware of every Cubs prospect who has played in a game at some level in their organization. When I saw some guy named Alonso Garcia was starting for Eugene today I was like, "where'd this guy come from?" So I clicked on the link that Raisin so helpfully provides for us ...
by CubsWin
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-17
Replies: 13
Views: 531

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

Way early yet, but the most touted prospect of a very low-priced 2016 IFA class, RHP Jonathan Bruzal, has put together two solid outings since his terrible first start.

2 starts, 8 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 10 K. He's 17, 6'1", 172 lbs.
by CubsWin
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-17
Replies: 13
Views: 531

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

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:

Come on! Seriously?!
by CubsWin
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-17
Replies: 13
Views: 531

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

So, Jason Vosler is 2nd in the Southern League in HRs, SLG and OPS and he's younger than the guy in 1st place (plus most of the guys under him). Yeah so I haven't been following the minor leagues super duper closely, but is J. Vosler a legit prospect now? His slash line is now .274/.375/.521 with 1...
by CubsWin
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-17
Replies: 13
Views: 531

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

So, Jason Vosler is 2nd in the Southern League in HRs, SLG and OPS and he's younger than the guy in 1st place (plus most of the guys under him). Yeah so I haven't been following the minor leagues super duper closely, but is J. Vosler a legit prospect now? His slash line is now .274/.375/.521 with 1...
by CubsWin
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-17
Replies: 13
Views: 531

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

Don't know why, but Paredes has DH'd his last 4 games. Can't imagine he could have an injury that would allow him to hit but not field. Maybe they're working on the side on his defense and just want him to focus on hitting during games for now. I don't know. What we do know is he's hitting very well...

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