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Re: 2018 AFL

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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby KingCubsFan » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:12 am

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I look forward to trading him in a package for a reliever.
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Re: 2018 AFL

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KingCubsFan wrote:I look forward to trading him in a package for a reliever.


Hopefully, that reliever is more Jesse Chavez and less Brandon Kintzler.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Hrubes20 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:40 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:10/11:

CF DJ Wilson 1/6, R, K
3B T. Giambrone 4/6, 2 R, RBI, 2 K
SS N. Hoerner 0/5, RBI, K
C PJ Higgins 0/3, RBI, 2 BB, K; defense: E (1, catcher interference), 0/1 CS
SP J. Steele 1.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 3-2 GO-FO, 48-26 pitches-strikes
RP M. Rondón 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GO-FO, 22-11 pitches-strikes


The rust for Nico isn't surprising. That was a really horsefeathers outing for Steele though.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 pm

Nico 3-5, 3 singles and 1K today.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Regular Show » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:00 pm



He starts talking to Nico Hoerner at the 19:26 mark in the podcast.

Nico says he feels great and is fully healthy now. Cubs have him doing pilates. He sounds really confident and is up for moving around and playing different positions.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:57 am

11/12:

DH N. Hoerner 3/5, R, K
RF DJ Wilson 0/3, RBI, K
SP E. Leal 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 2-2 GO-FO, 50-33 pitches-strikes
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Regular Show » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:26 am

Not Cubs related, but if Nate Pearson ends up being really good and Alex Lange & Brendon Little disappoint I'm going to be pretty pissed. Too early to know what will happen and pitching prospects are fickle creatures.

Still, 100 is 100:



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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:10 pm

Nico now 6 for his last 8 (they're all singles) and his batting average is up to .353.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:21 pm

10/15:

RF T. Giambrone 0/4, R, BB, SB (1)
C PJ Higgins 0/4, R, BB, 2 K
SS N. Hoerner 3/4, R, K
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Regular Show » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:40 am


Nice to hear good things on defense for Nico Hoerner. I think some scouts before the draft maybe thought he couldn't stick at short because of arm strength issues? He doesn't have a cannon, but it seems like he makes pretty accurate throws.


Not a big deal lol.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:17 pm

10/16:

C J. Pereda 0/4, K; defense: 2/2 CS
LF DJ Wilson: 0/4, K
RP B. Clark 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GO-FO, 27-21 pitches-strikes
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Hrubes20 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:50 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:10/16:

C J. Pereda 0/4, K; defense: 2/2 CS
LF DJ Wilson: 0/4, K
RP B. Clark 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GO-FO, 27-21 pitches-strikes


That strike percentage from Clark is sexy, given his history. I tried finding some velocity reports for him on twitter, but wasn't having any luck. Last I remember seeing was that he was sitting 92-93ish, rather than the 95-97 that he has flashed before.
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Re: 2018 AFL

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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:56 am

11/17:

SS N. Hoerner 1/4, 2 K, E (1, throw)
RP M. Rondón 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GO-FO, 35-18 pitches-strikes
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Regular Show » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:56 am





Keith Law on Vlad Jr. lol:

He can really throw, but he's just so big, with so much of his weight in his lower half, that I see little chance he stays at third base -- he clearly needs about 12 more days of service to work on that in Triple-A next April.


No Cubs prospects are mentioned in the article.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:43 pm

11/18:

CF DJ Wilson 1/3, 4 R, RBI, 3 BB, K, SB (1)
SS N. Hoerner 1/6, 3 RBI, K
C PJ Higgins 2/5, 2 R, HR (1), 3 RBI, K
SP J. Steele 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GO-FO, 55-34 pitches-strikes
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Regular Show » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:34 am

http://www.mlb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp ... 19&cid=555

An extra-base hit from Nico Hoerner would be nice. He's hitting .286/.276/.286 in 28 AB. He's hitting for a good average and this is the toughest pitching he's ever faced.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Regular Show » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:50 pm

From the latest chat on Fangraphs:

Scott of Lincolnshire: Eric! How’d Justin Steele look?

Eric A Longenhagen: Meh. 90-93, average curveball, below control.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:58 pm

10/19:

CF DJ Wilson 1/3, BB, SB (2)
2B N. Hoerner 0/4, 2 K
SS T. Giambrone 2/3, R, HR (1), RBI, BB, K, E (1, throw)
C J. Pereda 0/2, BB, K
SP E. Leal 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GO-FO, 31-21 pitches-strikes
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:59 pm

Regular Show wrote:From the latest chat on Fangraphs:

Scott of Lincolnshire: Eric! How’d Justin Steele look?

Eric A Longenhagen: Meh. 90-93, average curveball, below control.


That was after watching his bad first start but before his second, good start.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:32 am

An extra base hit!

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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:30 am

Now a Nico homer.
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