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Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-16-19

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:17 am

Box Scores:

Iowa won 13-4 Box Score

Tennessee lost 8-3 Box Score

Myrtle Beach had the day off

South Bend had the day off

Eugene won 8-1 Box Score

AZL Cubs 2 beat AZL Cubs 1 16-6 Box Score

DSL Cubs 1 lost 5-2 Box Score

DSL Cubs 2 won 5-3 Box Score
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-16-19

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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:34 am

Yovanny Cruz is alive!

Started for AZL Cubs 2: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GO-FO, 10-2 GO-FO.

Hopefully he can get stretched out and get a few starts for Eugene this season.
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Postby CubsWin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:25 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Yovanny Cruz is alive!

Started for AZL Cubs 2: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GO-FO, 10-2 GO-FO.

Hopefully he can get stretched out and get a few starts for Eugene this season.

Yes, I was very happy to see this.

I'd love to see what Cruz, Albertos, Estrada and Correa could do if they'd just stay freakin' healthy!
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Postby CubsWin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:41 pm

Jeez, talk about hot and cold.

On July 5th, Cuban catcher Alexander Guerra was hitting .111/.250/.333 after having gone 0-for his last-12, striking out 6 times in 13 PAs. Since then, he's gone 12-for-28 (.429) with 2 walks, 2 singles, 1 double, 2 triples and 7 HRs with 20 RBI over his last 7 games raising his season line to .273/.355/.855.

Now, he's doing this as a 22-year-old in the AZL, so prospect-wise it doesn't mean much, but, damn man, make up your mind! Do you want to be good? Or bad?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEtOfM8T_nc
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Postby Hrubes20 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:21 pm

That's 6 straight terrific outings for Kohl Franklin. 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 Ks
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-16-19

Postby Bertz » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:20 pm

The Duane Underwood conversion to relief looks like it's bearing fruit. He converted May 31st and his first appearance sucked, but since June 1st:

13 Gs, 19 IP, 15 H, 5 BB, 0 HR, 25 K

1.89/2.11 ERA/FIP

I dont have anything on his groundball rate since the switch, but given how the ball is flying in AAA this year I'd imagine it's strong as well.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-16-19

Postby squally1313 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:36 pm

Bertz wrote:The Duane Underwood conversion to relief looks like it's bearing fruit. He converted May 31st and his first appearance sucked, but since June 1st:

13 Gs, 19 IP, 15 H, 5 BB, 0 HR, 25 K

1.89/2.11 ERA/FIP

I dont have anything on his groundball rate since the switch, but given how the ball is flying in AAA this year I'd imagine it's strong as well.


Baseball needs a loaner program. Send Miami some low A nobody and then tell them to pitch Underwood for 6 weeks to see what he's got and then send him back to us.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-16-19

Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:02 pm

Underwood's got a 47% GB rate as a reliever FWIW. Personally the most relevant thing about this um, development, is that the hope he develops some of his upside potential still exists 7 years in. Feels like every year, about this time early-mid summer too, this guy is being said to have turned the proverbial corner off a handful outings. This current case is 19 IP over the past 6 weeks
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-16-19

Postby Donzo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:33 pm

The difference this year (and it's really not an every year thing) is Underwood is doing it as a reliever. There's been a lot of discussion about how good he could be as a reliever. And, he hasn't been this good, at least not in a long time.

Franklin's development is encouraging... The Cubs are building some pitching.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-16-19

Postby CubsWin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:13 pm

squally1313 wrote:
Bertz wrote:The Duane Underwood conversion to relief looks like it's bearing fruit. He converted May 31st and his first appearance sucked, but since June 1st:

13 Gs, 19 IP, 15 H, 5 BB, 0 HR, 25 K

1.89/2.11 ERA/FIP

I dont have anything on his groundball rate since the switch, but given how the ball is flying in AAA this year I'd imagine it's strong as well.


Baseball needs a loaner program. Send Miami some low A nobody and then tell them to pitch Underwood for 6 weeks to see what he's got and then send him back to us.

Somebody get on the horn to Manfred. This is way better than the 3-batter rule.
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