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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:03 pm

Is Miguel Cabrera good?



Also from that piece:

Myrtle Beach righthander Dillon Maples sat 94-96 mph with his fastball and 82-85 mph with a well-commanded power curveball to close out the ninth in order. The 25-year-old is 4-0, 2.01 with 44 strikeouts and 15 walks in 31.1 innings this season.
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:36 pm

Also from that piece:

Myrtle Beach lefthander Ryan Kellogg, the Cubs’ fifth-round pick in 2015, allowed only two hits in six shutout innings. Kellogg began the game throwing just 84-86 mph with his fastball but increased his velocity as the game went on and sat 88-91 by the sixth. He mixed in an 80-82 mph curveball and 78-80 mph changeup


Interesting note on the fastball there. Keep logging healthy innings and see what happens, I guess.
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:42 pm



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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:52 am

Didn't know where else to put this

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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:49 pm

BA Prospect Hot Sheet: http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/p ... et-june-9/

5. Eloy Jimenez, of, Cubs (21)
High Class A Myrtle Beach (Carolina)

Jimenez missed more than a month with a shoulder bruise but has come back strong. The Cubs’ top prospect has some of the loudest tools in the minors with his feel to hit and power. He does at times still lunge at the ball but has shown great improvement in understanding the strike zone.
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:23 pm

On MiLB's clip of the Paredes HR the announcer mentioned he's having a baby? Lol
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:17 pm




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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:01 pm

This week's BA Prospect Hot Sheet: http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/p ... t-june-16/

18. Thomas Hatch, rhp, Cubs (22)
High Class A Myrtle Beach (Florida State)

The Cubs focused their 2016 draft class on college pitchers. Hatch was one of the key members of that draft class with a fastball-breaking ball combo that could work either as a reliever or in a back-end starting role. Hatch’s eight shutout innings in his most recent start is the best of his pro career.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:26 am



There were rumors he was close to being promoted to the bigs.
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:35 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Is Miguel Cabrera good?



Forgot to say that the closest to the next Miguel Cabrera kind of hitter in the is Vlad Jr. Jimenez is an excellent prospect but I find comps to guys like Cabrera and Stanton to be at least a little lazy and almost intentionally hyperbolic, almost like an ad. I've been thinking Pat Burrell for Jimenez lately.
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby Tedward » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:56 pm

Excerpt below from Fangraphs Eric Longenhagen on Albertos last night....

I ran into Cubs RHP Jose Albertos for the third time this season. He was 92-95 and touched 96, as he was the last two times I saw him, and again struggled to find the strike zone. When he did, he was untouchable. He threw the best curveball I’ve seen from him, a comfortably plus, two-plane hook. His changeup feel was not good last night, but it has more than 15 mph separation from his fastball at times and has promising dive. There’s a chance for three plus pitches here, but the strike throwing looks like it’s going to be a long-term project.
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby Brian » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:25 am

I've become completely out of the loop on the Cubs minor leaguers outside of the big names, I'll probably be going to a South Bend Cubs game in Beloit in a couple of weeks... will there be anybody exciting to check out?
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:28 am

Brian wrote:I've become completely out of the loop on the Cubs minor leaguers outside of the big names, I'll probably be going to a South Bend Cubs game in Beloit in a couple of weeks... will there be anybody exciting to check out?


IF Isaac Paredes is the most interesting position player. They have a few interesting starting pitchers too - Dylan Cease and Erling Moreno at the top of the list.
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby Brian » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:01 am

oooh, for some reason I thought Cease was above A... I guess I need to start hoping I get lucky.
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby Little Slide Rooter » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:44 pm

Dillon Maples anyone?
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby davell » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:38 am

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Matt: How much has Cub SP pipeline improved in the last year or so? Any of those guys have front-end of rotation ceilings?


Eric A Longenhagen: Maybe as an absolute perfect-world outcome, yes. But it isn’t likely

Matt: If you’re Hoyer/Epstein, would you be more reluctant to move Happ or Eloy to land the controllable SP they’ll need?

Eric A Longenhagen: I’d be more reluctant to part with Eloy but that’s who teams are going to want.

R: Do you think Charcer Burks will ever be a guy? 22 y.o. center fielder raking in AA, but doesn’t get much prospect hype

Eric A Longenhagen: Limited ceiling, probably a bench OF, but yes he’s on the radar as some sort of big leaguer at this point.

BR: Have you gotten to watch Adbert Alzolay pitch? Could he emerge as a top of the rotation prospect?

Eric A Longenhagen: Not top of rotation for me (I just don’t throw that phrase around very much and neither do people in baseball) but has three above average pitches. Delivery has some violence but he’s a dude.


Ham Bone: Did you see Albertos last night?

Eric A Longenhagen: No, saw him last Tuesday. 92-95, t96, plus curve, potential plus change, trouble throwing strikes. Been that each of the three times I’ve seen him.


David: I’ve never heard a word from any scout on Mark Zagunis despite a really impressive approach and excellent numbers. Is he a regular, platoon, 4th OF, or AAAA?

Eric A Longenhagen: Bench OF for me. Was #9 on the Cubs list. Body looked like it had gone backwards to me this spring. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/top-23-p ... cago-cubs/

976: Isaac Paredes is 18 this whole season in A-ball and seems to be hitting well-enough for a shortstop. Does he have projection left and will he have to move to 3rd?

Eric A Longenhagen: I’ve heard he’s improved his conditioning but still projects to 3B for me

Lots of Cubs questions this week. Seems very high on Alzolay. Not a great opinion on Burks yet. Everything else you'd kind of expect out of him.
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:44 pm

Eloy will be the Cubs' Futures Game rep again.
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:35 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Eloy will be the Cubs' Futures Game rep again.


Victor Caratini made the team too but obviously just got promoted.
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Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Postby Little Slide Rooter » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:56 am

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