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by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2020 Fall Instructs
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: 2020 Fall Instructs

Wish it was more than 20 games for minor leaguers but it’s better than nothing.

I assume the Cubs will have their normal instructs before spring training in February 2021.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2031
Views: 268536

Re: Minor League Musings

https://www.mlb.com/news/top-prospects-not-at-alternate-training-sites-update?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage Each Team’s Top Prospect not at the Alternate Site Cubs: Ed Howard, SS (No. 4) The best true shortstop in the 2020 Draft, Howard became the first Illinois prep position player taken in the first rou...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2021 Draft Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 4678

Re: 2021 Draft Thread

MLB.com's top 15 HS prospects: https://www.mlb.com/news/2021-mlb-draft-top-high-school-prospects?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage 1. Jordan Lawler, HS, Jesuit College Prep (TX) 2. Andrew Painter, RHP, Cavalry Christian Academy (FL) 3. Marcelo Mayer, SS, Eastlake HS (CA) 4. Brady House, 3B/RHP, Winder-Barrow ...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2031
Views: 268536

Re: Minor League Musings

by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2031
Views: 268536

Re: Minor League Musings

by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: South Bend Summer Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 2990

Re: South Bend Summer Camp

https://twitter.com/mlbpipeline/status/1304435352791330818?s=21 Top prospect performers at alternate sites This week, we want to change that. Reaching out to player development staffs for all 30 teams, we uncovered one prospect for each team who has impressed the most. We might not hear the buzz the...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: South Bend Summer Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 2990

Re: South Bend Summer Camp

Juan Gamez is gone:

by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2031
Views: 268536

Re: Minor League Musings

by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: South Bend Summer Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 2990

Re: South Bend Summer Camp

Duncan Robinson was added to the 60-man pool on Monday.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 20
Views: 1786

Re: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists



After about 10 days, the Cubs once again have three top 100 prospects.

69. Brailyn Márquez
79. Brennen Davis
100. Miguel Amaya
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 20
Views: 1786

Re: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists

https://www.mlb.com/news/2020-midseason-farm-systems-rankings 26. Chicago Cubs 2020 preseason rank: 23 2019 midseason rank: unranked 2019 preseason rank: unranked Top 100 Prospects: Brailyn Marquez, LHP (No. 72), Brennen Davis, OF (No. 82) The Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer regime has excelled at producing...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2031
Views: 268536

Re: Minor League Musings

!!!! https://twitter.com/jjcoop36/status/1300997659680010240?s=19 Major League Baseball issued a memo on Tuesday to club executives to inform them that fall instructional programs—including games against other clubs—will be permitted this season, starting no earlier than Sept. 18. The camps may be ...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2021 Draft Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 4678

Re: 2021 Draft Thread

Missouri prep RHP Christian Little, one of the top prospects in next year’s draft, is instead enrolling early at Vanderbilt.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 20
Views: 1786

Re: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists

DJ Herz was added to the MLB Pipeline Cubs Top 30 after Zack Short was traded away.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2031
Views: 268536

Re: Minor League Musings

In better news:

by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2031
Views: 268536

Re: Minor League Musings

Well crap:

by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class
Replies: 65
Views: 10376

Re: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class

Good read on how little success there has been giving big bonuses to J2 pitchers:

by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: South Bend Summer Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 2990

Re: South Bend Summer Camp

https://twitter.com/tommybirch/status/1297953085986414598?s=21 Here's what Dorey had to say about some of Chicago's young players: Who have been the biggest surprises? Chris Morel and Brennen Davis, both being younger guys, stepping into this environment, have really stepped up to the challenge. I t...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 20
Views: 1786

Re: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists

With Nico graduating, Brennen moves into BA’s top 100. He was already on FG and MLB’s top 100 lists.

by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 20
Views: 1786

Re: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists

Nico graduated from prospect status today.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: South Bend Summer Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 2990

Re: South Bend Summer Camp

by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 20
Views: 1786

Re: 2020 Midseason (FWIW) Top Prospect Lists

https://twitter.com/baseballamerica/status/1293578162627063810?s=21 Cubs are up to 21, 1 spot higher than their preseason ranking. 21 Last: 22 Chicago Cubs 2020 Preseason: 22 |2019 Midseason: 29 | 2019 Preseason: 29 | 2018: 28 | 2017: 16 | 2016: 20 | 2015: 1 | 2014: 4 Top 100 prospects (2): LHP Brai...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2031
Views: 268536

Re: Minor League Musings

http://www.chicagonow.com/cubs-den/2020 ... -baseball/

Luis Lugo has been pitching for Team Italy during the minor league shutdown.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: South Bend Summer Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 2990

Re: South Bend Summer Camp


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