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by CubsWin
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-29-17
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-29-17

I don't expect him to develop Madux-like control or anything, but how likely is it that Cease gets a better touch for his stuff and becomes more economical? Is that just part of his progression or is his control a serious issue going forward? That's the question, isn't it. Time will tell. He certai...
by CubsWin
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-29-17
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-29-17

South Bend with Hudson and Cease going. Interested to see how they fare. I hope they can get the games in. Forecast looks pretty wet, though the afternoon has the lowest chance of precip according to the current outlook.
by CubsWin
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-29-17
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-29-17

Speaking of slow starts, because his overall numbers are so good we may have forgotten that Candelario started the year striking out 7 times against 0 walks in his first 5 games while slashing .200/.200/.650. In his next 16 games he's walked as often as he's struck out (14/14) and has 8 walks with o...
by CubsWin
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-29-17
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-29-17

Zagunis got off to a terrible start to the season K'ing 12 times in his first 31 AB and slashing .097/.243/.129 in those 9 games. In the 11 games that followed, he's K'd 8 times against 9 walks in 35 AB with 5 HRs, 14 RBI while hitting .314.

Let's hope he's more of the latter than the former...
by CubsWin
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-26-17
Replies: 8
Views: 868

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-26-17

Burks is having an excellent start to the season. That BABIP has a lot of room to drop but the discipline is quite good and his ISO is consistently growing. He should have some decent trade value. Sent from my SM-N900T using Tapatalk On upside and the ability to play a true CF, I'd still want Rasha...
by CubsWin
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-17
Replies: 29
Views: 1582

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-17

I can't believe I'm writing this, but don't look know... here comes Dillon Maples. It's just 4 good outings, but after pitching very well in minor league spring training, Maples (who amazingly is still just 24) has strung together 7.1 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits, 2 walks while striking out 13....
by CubsWin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-17
Replies: 29
Views: 1582

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-17

Pineda with Bosio could be really intriguing. Totally intriguing, but I can't see the Yankees letting him go without a bidding war. He won't come cheap. Even though he's one of the youngest arms available, if the Cubs are going to spend big, I might want someone with a better, healthier track recor...
by CubsWin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-17
Replies: 29
Views: 1582

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-17

Pineda with Bosio could be really intriguing. Totally intriguing, but I can't see the Yankees letting him go without a bidding war. He won't come cheap. Even though he's one of the youngest arms available, if the Cubs are going to spend big, I might want someone with a better, healthier track recor...
by CubsWin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-17
Replies: 29
Views: 1582

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-17

Man it would be cool if Butler stays sharp at AAA and could be poised as a viable, desirable option for the Cubs to get on a decent mid-level contract for the next few years. It really would be great, because then you're going into 2018 looking like Lester,Hendricks,Mongomery,Butler and that open s...
by CubsWin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-17
Replies: 29
Views: 1582

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-17

https://twitter.com/billazbbphotog/status/855477630191124480 Everybody is raving about Ademan; especially Arguello. Legit defensive SS with a good hit tool. This is the first I've seen anyone say he has easy power though. That's exciting. He's sounding more and more like Gleyber Torres. Probably a ...
by CubsWin
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-19-17
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-19-17

Charcer Burks rarely, maybe never lol, gets a mention. Maybe he should..... 2015- 20 years old, .257/.339/.347 in South Bend, 3HR 44RBI 28SB 2016-21 years old, .247/.356/.407 in Myrtle Beach, 11HR 43RBI 23SB Starting off well in Tennessee as a 22 year old. 4th OF types aren't sexy, I get it. But, a...
by CubsWin
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-19-17
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-19-17

Cease very likely done after 6 innings (the 1st time he's done that in his career) and over 90 pitches. If so, final line:

6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K.
by CubsWin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-17-17
Replies: 20
Views: 853

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-17-17

Candelario with a homer. I think it was Raisin who pointed out Candelario's poor cold weather April's in the past. April 2016 in AA: .203/.347/.342 April 2015 in A+: .250/.299/.333 April 2014 in A+: .213/.351/.375 April 2013 in A-: .229/.356/.313 Spot on, CR! So far this April: .326/.408/.791. Corn...
by CubsWin
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-15-17
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-15-17

Candelario with another double, his 7th, and another RBI, his 16th. This is Iowa's 10th game of the season.

Jeimer has 12 hits on the year, 11 of them have been for extra bases.
by CubsWin
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-15-17
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-15-17

Ryan Williams, Williams Perez. At least MiLB.com got 50% of the starter's name right.

Someone find the Anchorman gif. 60% of the time, it works...every time.
by CubsWin
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: How HAS our FO done with pitching?
Replies: 25
Views: 1265

Re: How HAS our FO done with pitching?

For me, the Cubs minor league pitching situation can be summed up in 3 words "interesting question marks". Of course, there's always the popular notion that all pitching prospects are question marks, but I don't buy into that language. They're plenty of good pitchers in the majors and at o...
by CubsWin
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: How HAS our FO done with pitching?
Replies: 25
Views: 1265

Re: How HAS our FO done with pitching?

Stinnett, haven't seen him on a roster. Wonder what's happened with him? He's listed on Tennessee's 7-day DL. No word as to the malady. davell, I too would like to see him move to the pen. That's where he spent the most time in college and there's a decent chance he adds velo if/when he makes the m...
by CubsWin
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-14-17
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-14-17

Interesting pitching day following Cease and Steele doing well. Also, Eloy news from AZ Phil... Eloy Jimenez (on Myrtle Beach 7-day DL - right shoulder bruise) began taking BP this morning, as he gets himself into playing shape prior to playing in EXST games and (eventually) re-joining the Myrtle Be...
by CubsWin
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-13-17
Replies: 34
Views: 1553

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-13-17

Steele with a good game, 6K/1BB and a couple of doubles in 5 innings. Would be fun if he emerged as a consistent strike-thrower. On top of the rather surprising performance from Steele, good news from Mesa where another pitcher who struggled last season threw a gem. The 6'8 Hudson (Cubs 2015 3rd ro...
by CubsWin
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-17
Replies: 36
Views: 1928

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-17

Forever against trading good young bats for the myth that is "young pitching." I get the argument, but good young pitching exists. It's not a myth. It's a myth because the youth doesn't do much of anything for you. There is nothing even resembling a semblance of certainty that you're gett...
by CubsWin
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-12-17
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-12-17

Another 5 RBI game for Candelario (his 3rd of the season thus far) and they're still in the 4th inning...
by CubsWin
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-11-17
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-11-17

This Pedro Silverio cat has 13 Ks in 6.1 innings with just 1 walk and no hits allowed but he's a 22 y/o in SB Apparently Silverio has a mid-90s FB with a good but not great curve and no 3rd pitch as of yet. He struggled with control last season but is off to a good start in that regard so far this ...
by CubsWin
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-11-17
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-11-17

Love the new nickname for New Orleans. Went from the Zephyrs (which is still pretty cool) to the Baby Cakes. WTF? Awesome.
by CubsWin
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-17
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-17

Prospect of the Night: Duane Underwood... =D> 5IP, 4H, 2ER, 1BB, 8K. His stuff is top notch. If he can figure it out, he'll be a heck of an asset. He's still real young, too. He was missing a lot of bats last night, that's a great sign. Watched the game on MiLB.com and the Blue Wahoos announcers we...
by CubsWin
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-17
Replies: 36
Views: 1928

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-17

Forever against trading good young bats for the myth that is "young pitching." I get the argument, but good young pitching exists. So do winning Powerball tickets Yes they do. But the odds of acquiring or developing a good pitcher 26 or younger are significantly better. But I suspect you ...

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