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by Named After Maddux
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 18652

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Sigh. Eric’s new mock. 16. Chicago Cubs – Patrick Bailey, C, North Carolina State As the draft approaches, Bailey is the one college hitter who appears to be slipping down the board, and I think a team with a track record of drafting safe college players will just take him. I also have the Cubs att...
by Named After Maddux
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 18652

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I just thought about putting together a mock for fun and discussion. Looking forward to tonight/tomorrow. Pick 16: Garrett Mitchell, OF It seems like this is a relatively common pick in mocks, most likely because it’s hard to place Mitchell and the Cubs look like they’re keeping things close to the ...
by Named After Maddux
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32805

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Just revisiting a few topics, especially with some position player information from Kantrovitz’s time with the Cardinals and A’s. A quick disclaimer, there’s countless data points to consider and a good amount is proprietary information. This isn’t any sort of method to “reverse-engineer” draft boar...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32805

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Great little race this year for top prep arm, Abel had me pretty convinced. I reeeeally wish Fulton stayed healthy since with my new perspective, he and Abel would be neck and neck I’m a little skittish with Kelley since there haven’t been glowing reports about his ability to spin a breaking ball. ...
by Named After Maddux
Wed May 27, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32805

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 Named After Maddux
Mon May 25, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32805

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

The Cubs were mocked Garrett Crochet in a recent Prospect 365 article All things considered, this is a fantastic pick for the Cubs. College pitcher is the heavy assumption here, and—in my eyes—Crochet being available here is the difference in drafting the 11th-ranked prospect on my recently-released...
by Named After Maddux
Wed May 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32805

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

https://twitter.com/BaseballAmerica/status/1263162571890163712?s=20 Article also says he's worked on his curve as well, has 12/6 shape according to Kevin Gunderson his trainer Knock some heads and make it happen, Theo! Am I the only one that didn't know Mick Abel was not directly related to Kevin A...
by Named After Maddux
Tue May 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32805

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Since we’re talking changeup, this is from BA’s best tools in the draft: Best Changeup High School 1. Ben Hernandez 2. Jared Kelley 3. Mick Abel 4. Marquis Grissom Jr. 5. Jared Jones College 1. Emerson Hancock 2. Jared Shuster 3. Asa Lacy 4. Logan Allen 5. Nick Swiney Ben Hernandez is a local kid. ...
by Named After Maddux
Tue May 19, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32805

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

The A’s also drafted Garrett Mitchell in the 14th round in 2017. If he fell in this draft, I would not be surprised to see the Cubs take him. It was a lot to go through the pitchers so I'll look into position player trends later and combine those for a list of possible draft targets. Love it. Thank...
by Named After Maddux
Mon May 18, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32805

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

There's obviously no sports right now so forgive the length. I spoilered a lot of the longer discussions. The addition of Kantrovitz as the Cubs new scouting director adds another wrinkle to evaluating which players they may be prioritizing. I looked at the drafts when he was the scouting director f...
by Named After Maddux
Wed May 13, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32805

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Law’s mock on The Athletic dropped today. 16. Chicago Cubs: Tanner Burns, RHP, Auburn The Cubs also have a new scouting director this year in Dan Kantrovitz, although I don’t think there’s a big change in direction coming just yet given how heavy this draft is on college pitching. That’s the second ...
by Named After Maddux
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bears offseason
Replies: 922
Views: 43248

Re: Chicago Bears offseason

I am also really interested in Hurts if the Bears were able to trade down and pick up a 3rd and 4th. I'm not really very experienced with evaluating football players, but I remember one of the knocks on Hurts is he's a "general accuracy" passer rather than "pinpoint accuracy". I ...
by Named After Maddux
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Game Off (MLB suspended indefinitely)
Replies: 77
Views: 5922

Re: Game Off (MLB suspended indefinitely)

Forgotmyoldlogin wrote:If the Rickettses want to gain some good will they could announce they plan to pay their hourly employees.


And their minor league players. Theo mentioned finding them meals and that’s great, but what about a salary/per diem?
by Named After Maddux
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Spring Training 2020 (aka Mark Gonzales blurry photo szn)
Replies: 71
Views: 7242

Re: Spring Training 2020 (aka Mark Gonzales blurry photo szn)

And the bullpen is likely to be Kimbrel Wick Ryan Jeffress Tepera Sadler Winkler Mills Of the bubble guys, sounds like Sadler and particularly Winkler are standing out the most. It’s great to see Winkler and Sadler standing out. Winkler was mentioned hitting 96 with a high spin rate and a solid sli...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32805

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:JT Ginn has Tommy John surgery. Was a probable first rounder, potential top 10 pick before the injury.



I imagine the Nationals at #22 or #56 would be a possible landing spot for Ginn.
by Named After Maddux
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2031
Views: 268295

Re: Minor League Musings

After reading MLB's list yesterday I'm really curious to see how the rotations play out in the lower levels: - Do any of Cruz/Gallardo/Estrada open the year in SB? - Do any of Jensen/McAvene/Clarke open the year in MB? - Whither Jose Albertos? - Was 5 dominant starts enough to show that Brailyn is ...
by Named After Maddux
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1430
Views: 101295

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

With all the SP injuries to the Yankees and Angels coupled with the inevitable move to get under the LT, I’d wonder what Q could bring back. It seems like we talked about it all offseason and the Cubs FO just didn’t get substantial offers to move anyone, but there’s a lot of urgency from teams. Jett...
by Named After Maddux
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 140
Views: 20420

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

Roederer's arm makes me think moved off CF/Billy McKinney type of future in the field. I mean sure hes gonna get stronger and hopefully that improves along with it but until that time comes, I'm just not that enthused about him. How valuable is he if he cant man CF? I'd imagine not very. I still th...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?
Replies: 13
Views: 1818

Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

If it was something to the extent of the Astros, then I would be truly devastated. If it was something like the Red Sox, It'd feel a bit cheapened, but I can't say it would bother me too much other than hearing teams with a little-brother complex (WS, MIL) rag on the Cubs needing to cheat to win a t...
by Named After Maddux
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017
Replies: 355
Views: 30560

Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/1215657271704702976 Well let’s see, the harshest penalty ever given out was a lifetime ban So they will get a lifetime ban on stealing signs? I don’t expect it, but if MLB found proof they used electronics to effectively steal a World Series then I don’t see ...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 41250

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

That list doesn't make any sense at all. There is an enormous gulf between some of those guy's value. Toro is not in the same league as the rest. By the way, Toro-Hernandez is the name of one guy. *face palm* that’s right. I completely forgot his full name was Abraham Toro-Hernandez. That makes mor...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 41250

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

There's a lot of caveats here (not sure about this guy's legitimacy, if this is legit who this came from, names listed are only the first or second player targeted etc), but presented on the slim chance this is anything: https://twitter.com/JohnMcGrathMLB/status/1206344780009164800 This guy was at M...
by Named After Maddux
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 32805

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Per Craig Mish and a few guys at BA, the MLB draft will now be held in Omaha starting next year. I’m a big fan of that change.
https://mobile.twitter.com/craigmish/status/1204234537913348096
by Named After Maddux
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 68997

Re: 2020 roster

The reporting could be wrong, but nothing in the Bryant trade news I’ve seen indicates that a big FA move would come on the heels of it. Either way, there’s no outcome with Cole, Rendon, or Strasburg. How to backfill Bryant depends on the specifics of what he’s traded for, bit I vote that if you’re...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 68997

Re: 2020 roster

I'll definitely start by saying that I do not agree with trading Bryant. However the more rumors that come out the more it looks like it is a legitimate possibility. Assuming you trade Bryant and sign Rendon (which they should) or obtain a young 3B option in the trade, I wonder about a Bote/Todd Fr...

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