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by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Highest Upside Cubs Prospects
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Highest Upside Cubs Prospects

Raw ceiling? Marquez on the pitching side, then Riley Thompson and Estrada.

Sierra, Davis, Roederer and Velazquez on the offensive side.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: FanGraphs Cubs Top 31 Prospects List
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: FanGraphs Cubs Top 31 Prospects List

TomtheBombadil wrote:Wow, this system is at a weird point in time. Justin Steele (!!) is a top 5 prospect coming off a TJ surgery and a move to the pen.


Justin Steele hasn't moved to the pen.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: FanGraphs Cubs Top 31 Prospects List
Replies: 14
Views: 588

FanGraphs Cubs Top 31 Prospects List

We can consolidate all the major offseason lists in here as they come out. Kiley McDaniel and Eric Longenhagen’s Cubs top 31 is out: https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/top-31-prospects-chicago-cubs/ The biggest surprises were Ademan still being in the top 3, Reivaj Garcia at 11, Abbott and Thompson rel...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

Re: 2018 AFL

Callis has Hoerner as the 13th best AFL prospect [ahead of Alonso, Duplantier and Bukauskas, but behind Keibert Ruiz (didn’t qualify for BA’s list), Lucius Fox and Cole Tucker]: https://www.mlb.com/news/blue-jays-vlad-jr-leads-2018-afl-top-25-list/c-301075896?tid=151437456 13. Nico Hoerner, SS, Mesa...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 279
Views: 28850

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Longenhagen says Fujinami is a reliever, when and if he comes over. Kikuchi is the best pitching prospect over there, after Ohtani, at this point. The Seibu Lions of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball have announced that they will post ace Yusei Kikuchi for Major League teams in early December (E...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

Re: 2018 AFL

Their top 12 was:

1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr
2. Forrest Whitley
3. Christian Pache
4. Jazz Chisholm
5. Keston Hiura
6. Luis Robert
7. Taylor Trammell
8. Carter Kieboom
9. JB Bukauskas
10. Jon Duplantier
11. Nate Pearson
12. Peter Alonso
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

Re: 2018 AFL

BA had a top 12 AFL prospects list. Nico didn’t make it for some reason (come on, I’d rather have Nico than Peter Alonso) but he did make the AFL Prospects on the Rise list: AFL Prospects On The Rise The Arizona Fall League provides an excellent opportunity for players to increase their prospect sta...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: John Wick incoming
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: John Wick incoming

Cubs get: Rowan Wick, RHP San Diego gets: Jason Vosler, 3B Wick is a capable, generic middle reliever. He works 93-96, has an above-average slider, and a change-of-pace curveball. Vosler is a an extreme fly ball hitter (over 50%) with huge platoon splits. He might be just a 30 bat, but Vosler can pl...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster
Replies: 37
Views: 2108

Re: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster

The Padres have designated righty Colin Rea for assignment along with infielders Cory Spangenberg and Allen Cordoba, the club announced. San Diego also designated Christian Villanueva, whose contract rights will be sold to a Japanese club. Spangenberg hasn't really put it together but he can play m...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1309
Views: 110332

Re: Minor League Musings

Kieran Lovegrove is a minor league free agent and the Cubs should sign him.

I have more faith in him as a late inning reliever than Dillon Maples.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 666
Views: 36382

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

BA has their Cubs draft grades: https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/chicago-cubs-2018-mlb-draft-grades/ Best Pure Hitter: Cole Roederer and Nico Hoerner Best Power: Luke Reynolds, then Brennen Davis Fastest Baserunner: Edmond Americaan, then DJ Artis just slightly behind Best Defensive Player: A...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1309
Views: 110332

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
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

Re: 2018 AFL

Today’s Mesa game will be on MLB Network at 7 pm CT. I hope we get some more Nico action. https://twitter.com/cubprospects/status/1061262024389378048?s=21 Hoerner is batting second at short, Giambrone is batting third and playing third and Higgins is catching and batting 8th. The game is about to s...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

Re: 2018 AFL

Today’s Mesa game will be on MLB Network at 7 pm CT. I hope we get some more Nico action.

by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

Re: 2018 AFL

by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

Re: 2018 AFL

by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

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by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

Re: 2018 AFL

by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1972
Views: 91847

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Whoever pays arenado will regret it Morosi's column this morning literally mentioned us being more enamored with future FA classes, and brought up Arenado specifically. horsefeathers, this is the "excuse" they're gonna run with? The Cubs were linked to Machado early in the midsummer trade...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 734
Views: 37124

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Saw a blog from a NY writer on what the Yankees ought to do this offseason. He suggested a trade of Stanton for Darvish and I wondered if that could be expanded to Stanton + Gray + $$$$ for Darvish + Chatwood. Obviously the amount of money involved (and in what years) would be the sticking point. F...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

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by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

Re: 2018 AFL

by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1972
Views: 91847

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

kaplan is pretty plugged in, that tweet is very concerning. failing to leave money to make harper a real offer will be a good fit in the roster has been mismanaged thread. He definitely was plugged in when he said Maddon would be fired if the Cubs lost the Wild Card Game. There’s a lot of smoke out...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

Re: 2018 AFL

by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 12404

Re: 2018 AFL

CubsWin wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Bailey Clark is now in the game.

And getting rocked.


I was disappointed with FB velocity only being in the 94-96 range in a short burst. And thought his infield defense could’ve helped limit some of that damage.

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