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Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:56 am
by CaliforniaRaisin
Box Scores:

Iowa lost 7-0 Box Score

CF J. Hannemann 1/4, K
RF M. Zagunis 0/3, BB, E (1, fielding)
LF B. Rademamcher 2/3, 2B (1), BB, K
2B D. Bote 0/3, BB, K
DH T. Davis 0/3
1B R. Court 0/3, 2 K
SP A. Mills 4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 2-3 GO-FO, 86-51 pitches-strikes
RP B. Markey 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-0 GO-FO
RP D. Underwood Jr 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3-1 GO-FO, 51-33 pitches-strikes

Tennessee had the day off

Myrtle Beach lost 6-4 Box Score

C J. Pereda 1/4, K
DH K. Mitchell 0/3, BB, 2 K
1B A. Upshaw 0/2
2B A. Monasterio 2/4, 2 R
SS A. Ademan 0/4, 3 K
SP M. Swarmer 4.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 3-2 GO-FO, 67-47 pitches-strikes

South Bend won 13-11 Box Score

CF Z. Davis 0/4, R, BB, 2 K, HBP, SB (2), outfield assist at home
2B J. Bethencourt 1/5, 2 K, 2 E (3, throw, throw)
3B A. Filiere 3/5, 3 R, 2B (1), HR (1), 4 RBI, K
1B M. Cruz 2/4, 2 R, HR (1), 2 RBI, BB
RF B. Hughes 1/4, R, 2B (1), 2 RBI, BB
SS Y. Peguero 1/4, R, K, E (1, fielding)
SP B. Little 0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 1-1 GO-FO, 35-18 pitches-strikes
RP Y. Gomez 3 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4-2 GO-FO, 63-46 pitches-strikes
RP E. Diaz 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GO-FO

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:33 pm
by craig
Not great opener for little: 0.2-2-4-4-2-1.

Pulled him mid-inning at 35 pitches and still only retired two guys.

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:43 pm
by Cubswin11
craig wrote:Not great opener for little: 0.2-2-4-4-2-1.

Pulled him mid-inning at 35 pitches and still only retired two guys.

He apparently struck out a guy for the 3rd out but the ball got away from the catcher and then it all went to horsefeathers

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:45 pm
by Hrubes20
craig wrote:Not great opener for little: 0.2-2-4-4-2-1.

Pulled him mid-inning at 35 pitches and still only retired two guys.


That's an understatement. What a damn abortion of a first full season start. It's cold still, but the velo still isn't up to what the pre-draft scouting reports had him at.

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:54 pm
by Cubswin11

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:44 am
by TomtheBombadil
There's some clips of Amaya up on MiLB.com. He looks nice and twitchy at the plate this year, which I think was more the case on defense last year.

It feels great to kind of just observe these prospects with no strings attached thanks to a loaded ML roster. There's literally years before anything but some roster depth reeeeeeaaaaaaaalllly needs to happen,the org can kind of guage where they are at with scouting and developing. That guys like Amaya and Ademan (Paredes too) were and are holding their own and then some in advanced leagues is a testament to the org's ability to scout and develop, kind of a big deal seeing as they won't be relying on top ten picks and relatively large amatuer spending budgets for some time.

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:34 am
by TomtheBombadil
Austin Filiere is having a big night for SB. I like him as a potential RHH corner UT candidate, and either way the whole MIT angle makes him an intersting org guy.

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:42 am
by Bear Cub
Was the wind blowing out in South Bend?

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:28 pm
by craig
Hrubes20 wrote:...That's an understatement. What a damn abortion of a first full season start. It's cold still, but the velo still isn't up to what the pre-draft scouting reports had him at.


What kind of velocity did you see?

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:22 pm
by CaliforniaRaisin
Estrada and Marquez getting good reviews down in Arizona: https://www.thecubreporter.com/04102018 ... pener#more

CUBS LINEUP:
4a. Jonathan Sierra, RF: 0-3 (3-2 FC, K, F-7)
5a. Chrisopher Morel, 3B: 1-2 (5-U FC, 1B, RBI, CS)
5b. Henderson Perez, PH-C-DH: 0-2 (K, F-8)
9. Luis Vazquez, SS: 0-2 (HBP, F-7, K)

CUBS PITCHERS:
4. Jeremiah Estrada: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 27 pitches (15 strikes)
5. Brailyn Marquez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 23 pitches (17 strikes)


BRADSBEARD: Not counting guys who are at Extended Spring Training to get into shape for full-season ball, Jeremiah Estrada and Brailyn Marquez are the top two pitching prospects at Cubs EXST right now. Actually that's why they pitched today (Tuesday) after Kyle Ryan and the two rehab guys (McNeil and Rondon), because they are at the head of the class.

Estrada's FB has been sitting at 94 the last two outings, and in his previous outing (which was an intrasquad game) he had a plus-plus knee-buckling CV. But against the Dodgers he was bouncing/spiking his CV in front of the plate and so he used his FB to get outs. He is still a bit raw.

Marquez is more-polished than Estrada. His FB is ranging 90-92 T-93, and his CV is more consistent than Estrada's at this point. Marquez also features a CH that shows promise.

As things stand right now, Estrada and Marquez (in no particular order) are likely to be the #1 and #2 starters at Eugene when the short-season leagues begin play in June. They are both legit SP prospects, and (presuming there are no blips) both will be will spending the next couple of months getting game experience as starting pitchers and gradually increasing their innings and pitch counts.

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:24 pm
by Hrubes20
craig wrote:
Hrubes20 wrote:...That's an understatement. What a damn abortion of a first full season start. It's cold still, but the velo still isn't up to what the pre-draft scouting reports had him at.


What kind of velocity did you see?


89-92 was what I was told.

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-10-18

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:40 pm
by craig
Hrubes20 wrote:...89-92 was what I was told.


Thanks rubes. Yeah, for a guy whose scouting reports and 1st-round status assumed a plus fastball, that's nothing to get excited about.

Hopefully we'll see better in future. But you'd almost think with the adrenaline of opening day, you might expect extra fast if anything... O well, better luck next time, I guess.