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by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Draft Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 12401

Re: 2019 Draft Thread

After college baseball's opening week, it looks like West Virginia RHP Alek Manoah and Elon RHP George Kirby might be the biggest risers in this year's draft: West Virginia righty Alek Manoah started the season ranked 44th on our latest rankings but will be higher in the re-rank next week after a lo...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 74
Views: 5016

Re: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List

Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel came up with a list of players they expect to make the 2020 Top 100 list. When they did this exercise before the 2018 season, they went 18 for 63. One Cub made the list - Cole Roederer in the Under the Advanced Young Bats with Defensive Value section. I was surpri...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Draft Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 12401

Re: 2019 Draft Thread

by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 74
Views: 5016

Re: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List

A couple surprises in BA’s top 30 are Luis Verdugo at 12 and Edmond Americaan at 16. They think both have more power and the defensive tools to stick at SS and CF respectively, with Americaan also having plus speed. They speculate Americaan might get a South Bend assignment, which would be nice. Th...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: College Baseball (Multiple Seasons)
Replies: 19
Views: 2626

Re: College Baseball (Multiple Seasons)

Diamondbacks 2018 first round pick Matt McClain is playing center this year for UCLA and already batting fifth behind potential 2019 first rounders Chase Strumpf and Michael Toglia. Had the go-ahead bases loaded BB last night on an impressive 9-pitch PA: https://twitter.com/shotgunsprd1/status/10966...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Draft Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 12401

Re: 2019 Draft Thread

by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency, 2019-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: International Free Agency, 2019-2020

Hrubes20 wrote:Also, that Jasson Dominguez guy the Yankees are signing looks freaking ridiculous. Stupid Yankees.


Indeed. They already do well with the lesser heralded guys who suddenly are throwing 100, now they're getting in on the top prospect in the last half decade types.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency, 2019-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: International Free Agency, 2019-2020

Kevin Made is a Dominican SS with a wiry, athletic frame. Has shown good ability to hit in games despite being skinny and is expected to get a bonus that surpasses $1 million. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoW7xo_Hflb/?utm_source=ig_embed Ben Badler also said the 2019 class is very talented and the ma...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 74
Views: 5016

Re: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List

Fangraphs Top 100: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2019-top-100-prospects/

73. Miguel Amaya
105. Nico Hoerner
119. Aramis Ademan
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency, 2019-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: International Free Agency, 2019-2020

Fangraphs provided a list of their 6 best prospects for 7/2/19. All 6 were in the exact same order as BA's top 10 list, but the player linked to the Cubs wasn't on there. FG : 1. Jasson Dominguez, CF, Dominican Republic - Yankees - $5 million 2. Robert Puason, SS, Dominican Republic - A's - $5 milli...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Draft Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 12401

Re: 2019 Draft Thread

by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 74
Views: 5016

Re: BA, BP & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List

John Sickels resurfaced at The Athletic. He put out his top 100 list: https://theathletic.com/808011/2019/02/11/john-sickels-top-100-prospects-for-2019/ 89) Miguel Amaya, C, Chicago Cubs, (Grade B): Age 19, hit .256/.349/.403 with 12 homers in A-ball; good defender who could be excellent in time; po...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 74
Views: 5016

Re: BA, BP & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List

I don’t have Premium but I believe this is Keith Law’s Cubs Top 10 Prospects: 1. Amaya 2. Hoerner 3. Marquez 4. Alzolay 5. Davis 6. Roederer 7. Ademan 8. de la Cruz 9. Uelman 10. Swarmer That 8-10 sure is different. 7-10 is a little jumbled. Here's the full list: 1. Miguel Amaya 2. Nico Hoerner 3. ...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1413
Views: 126052

Re: Minor League Musings

@CubsProspects is replacing Luke Blaize at BN, which is fantastic. He unmasked himself too.

by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 74
Views: 5016

Re: BA, BP & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List

I don’t have Premium but I believe this is Keith Law’s Cubs Top 10 Prospects:

1. Amaya
2. Hoerner
3. Marquez
4. Alzolay
5. Davis
6. Roederer
7. Ademan
8. de la Cruz
9. Uelman
10. Swarmer

That 8-10 sure is different.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1413
Views: 126052

Re: Minor League Musings

Tom, I still haven’t seen confirmation that Estrada had surgery.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Draft Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 12401

Re: 2019 Draft Thread

https://twitter.com/MLBPipeline/status/1093638002625134593 https://twitter.com/MLBPipeline/status/1093203218673348610 Not sure if this means it'll be harder to sign him away from going to school or not. He's a heck of a talent (not as talented as Kyler Murray though). Kiley said it was more likely ...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency, 2019-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: International Free Agency, 2019-2020

Brian wrote:I'm sure teams give away gear like candy


Correct.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency, 2019-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 811

International Free Agency, 2019-2020

The Cubs are linked to one of the top 10 prospects next year: Ronnier Quintero, C, Venezuela Power hitting C with a strong arm. Ben Badler doesn’t provide bonus info for Venezuelans because of the danger these prospects are in. https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/top-2019-international-prospects...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 74
Views: 5016

Re: BA, BP & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List

Law is the only guy around saying Amaya's offense is ahead of his defense.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 74
Views: 5016

Re: BA, BP & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List

Ben Sheets went to Louisiana-Monroe, not LSU.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 74
Views: 5016

Re: BA & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List

BP’s top 10 is out. Not a fan: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/46779/2019-prospects-chicago-cubs-top-10-prospects/ The State of the System: It’s better at the top than it was last year, but calling the Cubs system “improved” overall is a stretch. The Top Ten: Nico Hoerner, SS Mi...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1413
Views: 126052

Re: Minor League Musings

by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The Travel Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21493

Re: The Travel Thread

We've been getting a lot of rain this winter. California with lots of rain >>>>>>>>>>>California with very little rain. It's amazing how much more beautiful it is even in my own neighborhood after some good solid rains, which happens far too infrequently. This Spring will be fantastic for hiking no...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The Travel Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21493

Re: The Travel Thread

Which entrance is that by? We tentatively want to find something near the giant sequoias. We will have a 6 month old and will put him in the hiking pack for the trails but definitely want to limit the long drives site to site. Yosemite is prolly out of your way if you are starting at Sequoia and no...

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