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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:32 am

10/20:

SS N. Hoerner 2/3, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB, K, 3B (1), HR (1)
LF DJ Wilson 1/4, 2 R, 2 K
SP B. Clark 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GO-FO, 7-6 pitches-strikes
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:43 am

Bailey Clark was hit by a comebacker tonight but stayed in the game:

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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:45 am

Nico’s triple:

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Re: 2018 AFL

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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:06 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Nico’s triple:



Prospects no. 1-5 must be pretty good
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Regular Show » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:17 am


Seriously lol? Lost his spot to MJ?

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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:26 am

10/22: Nico doubled off Forrest Whitley

DH N. Hoerner 1/4, 2B (1), 2 K
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Regular Show » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:33 am

Nico seems to have adapted to the better pitching in the AFL. Not saying I would do this or Cubs management, but he could start next season at AA.

Most likely he starts at High-A alongside Ademan and Amaya.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CubsWin » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:07 am

Regular Show wrote:Nico seems to have adapted to the better pitching in the AFL. Not saying I would do this or Cubs management, but he could start next season at AA.

Most likely he starts at High-A alongside Ademan and Amaya.

Don't know what the FO is thinking, but I'd have no problem that.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:14 pm

Regular Show wrote:Nico seems to have adapted to the better pitching in the AFL. Not saying I would do this or Cubs management, but he could start next season at AA.

Most likely he starts at High-A alongside Ademan and Amaya.


Agreee. I’ve been under the impression he’ll skip high-A with a good AFL.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:49 pm

10/23:

DH T. Giambrone 0/4, 3 K
C J. Pereda 1/3, BB, K - only hit in 10 innings for Mesa
RF DJ Wilson 0/3, BB, 3 K, SB (3), outfield assist at first base
SP M. Rondón 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GO-FO, 34-19 pitches-strikes
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:13 pm

10/24:

SS N. Hoerner 2/3, RBI, BB
C PJ Higgins 0/3
SP J. Steele 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 6-1 GO-FO, 62-41 pitches-strikes
RP B. Clark 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GO-FO, 22-11 pitches-strikes

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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:34 pm

Adam: How has Nico Hoerner looked?

Eric A Longenhagen: Fine. 5 arm is not ideal at short and he has a weird arm stroke, but I bet they let him play there.

Chaise: Did you watch Steele yesterday? Better numbers but did the process back up the results?

Eric A Longenhagen: Nope I was at SRF for Dup/Buk
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Regular Show » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:58 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Adam: How has Nico Hoerner looked?

Eric A Longenhagen: Fine. 5 arm is not ideal at short and he has a weird arm stroke, but I bet they let him play there.

Chaise: Did you watch Steele yesterday? Better numbers but did the process back up the results?

Eric A Longenhagen: Nope I was at SRF for Dup/Buk


Yeah, I heard some scouts have questioned Nico's arm strength, but there are many SS that have gotten by with a 5 arm. He has good range and it seems like he has good hands. David Eckstein had probably a 4/below-average arm and it worked for him.

Also, no one cares about the weird arm stroke if your throws are accurate and you have good carry. I mean Russell also has kind of a weird arm stroke or motion. Scouts actually like it when you can throw accurately from weird angles/arm slots.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:04 am

Regular Show wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Adam: How has Nico Hoerner looked?

Eric A Longenhagen: Fine. 5 arm is not ideal at short and he has a weird arm stroke, but I bet they let him play there.

Chaise: Did you watch Steele yesterday? Better numbers but did the process back up the results?

Eric A Longenhagen: Nope I was at SRF for Dup/Buk


Yeah, I heard some scouts have questioned Nico's arm strength, but there are many SS that have gotten by with a 5 arm. He has good range and it seems like he has good hands. David Eckstein had probably a 4/below-average arm and it worked for him.

Also, no one cares about the weird arm stroke if your throws are accurate and you have good carry. I mean Russell also has kind of a weird arm stroke or motion. Scouts actually like it when you can throw accurately from weird angles/arm slots.

Yeah as long as they don’t think the arm stroke will lead to injury who really cares as long as he’s accurate with it. And agree on the arm strength thing, if he has good range and good instincts a 5 arm will play. Russell can’t have more than a 6 arm, right? He’s been one of the best defensive SS in MLB with that. I don’t expect Nico to be Russell good fwiw, just that Hoerner can make the arm work if other things are plus like Russell has and at least be a slightly positive defender.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby davell » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:54 am



Informative thread.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:32 am

#3 ceiling for Steele, eh? Alrighty
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:22 am

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/cubprospects/status/1049760838612017152?s=19

Informative thread.


Rule 5 eligible. Will be interesting to see if he interests teams since his profile normally wouldn’t. Rondón will definitely warrant some Rule 5 interest as a LOOGY if he keeps this up.
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Re: 2018 AFL

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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby Hrubes20 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:05 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:https://twitter.com/goldensombrero/status/1055916764393951232?s=21


He added a 2B as well.

Nico is 3 for 3 (all singles) and a HBP. REALLY happy that Nico hasn't been stuck on the taxi squad.
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Re: 2018 AFL

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:10 pm

Can they trade recent draftees yet or is it still a PTBNL thing where he’s playing in the Cubs’ system until June?
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