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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:30 am

Isaac Paredes now has more HRs (1) than he does Ks (0) while hitting close to .500 in 25 PAs since the trade.

Luckily by the time Jimenez or even Paredes might be stars in the majors the Cubs will have horsefeathers tons of money and years of drafting and IFAing behind them. Plus Ademan is shaping up nice, the quality of pitching is improving, and there should be some OF talent to watch next year starting with Wilson. Oh and Kris Bryant is 25.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:05 am

Oh and Michael Kopech might be a thing for the White Sox. Confetti cannon for them
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:58 am

TomtheBombadil wrote:Oh and Michael Kopech might be a thing for the White Sox. Confetti cannon for them

He's going to die soon enough, even if it's a Syndergaard thing where he gets to be good for a year+. It's all pathos with these guys.
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Postby Little Slide Rooter » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:30 am

To follow up on the where are they now stuff, I dipped into the Mexican league rosters, and:

Carlos Quentin, Daric Barton, Nyjer Morgan (and T-Plush too,) Willy Tavares, Julio Borbon, Kyle Blanks, and Chad Gaudin are all on one team, and scattered throughout the league are Jose Valverde, Sergio Mitre (per BBR, he hadn't pitched since 2013 before resurfacing in Mexico this season,) Esmailen Caridad, Junior Lake, Dave Sappelt, Jorge Cantu, Miguel Olivo, Endy Chavez, Yuniesky Betencourt, among others.
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Postby PackLandVA » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:45 pm

Anybody have any updates on Carson Sands? I know he was hurt and then sent down to Eugene. Is he hurt again?? He's be nothing short of a disaster over his last 4 appearances. Not getting the ball over the plate and getting shelled.

Any ideas?
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:24 pm

Zack Short was identified as a Matt Carpenter profile in the minor leagues. These are guys who make high a high amount of contact and are also extreme fly ball hitters and whose tools might escape scouts to a degree.

Short has a swstr% of just 6.4 and a GB of 28.7

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Zack Short, however, merits a moment of consideration. Just a 17th-round pick in last year’s draft, Short has nevertheless exhibited a rare combination of contact and elevationwhile playing in High-A as just a 22-year-old and while recording all of his defensive starts for Myrtle Beach at shortstop. He’s produced an isolated-power figure of .170, about 40 points higher than the Carolina League average. That profile would be encouraging were it to belong to a former first-round selection. From a 17th-round pick — especially one who was selected just last year — it’s rare.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:49 pm

I didn't realize that Short was playing 100% SS at Myrtle Beach. That's really nice to see considering I had him pegged as a non-factor there when he was equally splitting time across 3B/SS/2B at Low A.

Also good to see the batting average tick up at High-A, all the contact and elevation doesn't do you much good if you can't get enough hits in A-ball.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:22 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:I didn't realize that Short was playing 100% SS at Myrtle Beach. That's really nice to see considering I had him pegged as a non-factor there when he was equally splitting time across 3B/SS/2B at Low A.

Also good to see the batting average tick up at High-A, all the contact and elevation doesn't do you much good if you can't get enough hits in A-ball.

Before the promotion I was thinking he's another Tim Saunders but he's done a good job of handling the advancement in competition
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:33 pm

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Zack Short was identified as a Matt Carpenter profile in the minor leagues. These are guys who make high a high amount of contact and are also extreme fly ball hitters and whose tools might escape scouts to a degree.

Short has a swstr% of just 6.4 and a GB of 28.7

This is the blurb

Zack Short, however, merits a moment of consideration. Just a 17th-round pick in last year’s draft, Short has nevertheless exhibited a rare combination of contact and elevationwhile playing in High-A as just a 22-year-old and while recording all of his defensive starts for Myrtle Beach at shortstop. He’s produced an isolated-power figure of .170, about 40 points higher than the Carolina League average. That profile would be encouraging were it to belong to a former first-round selection. From a 17th-round pick — especially one who was selected just last year — it’s rare.


When I first saw the profile on Rhys Hoskins all I could think was "oh, Paredes!"

This might actually be the future Cubs profile up and down...Ademan's getting there too, I think.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:23 pm

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/instagra ... s-823-824/

Jose Albertos, RHP, Chicago NL (Profile)
Level: Short Season Age: 18 Org Rank: 4 Top 100: NR
Line: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 1 R, 8 K

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He was a bit wild during the spring, but Albertos has thrown more strikes lately at Eugene, allowing his stuff to thwart rookie-level hitters. He sits 92-95 with sink and will flash a plus curveball and changeup. It’s impact stuff if Albertos can locate it and stay healthy. (He had an ominous 13-day stretch without a start in mid-July and then got shelled when he returned, but has been very good since then.) He’s done both for the last 20 days.
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Postby Regular Show » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:35 am



That video is awesome. Man, those icy stares into the camera... Grade 80 skill at making people uncomfortable for T. Davis lol.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:40 pm

Short made the Fringe 5

Like few players who’ve appeared among the Five before, Short possesses simultaneously both a real lack of pedigree but also all the indicators of a true prospect. He was selected in the 17th round last year out of a school (Sacred Heart) that has produced just one major leaguer ever. At the same time, however, he’s recording markedly above-average offensive numbers and playing shortstop exclusively as a 22-year-old at High-A. His strikeout rate (17.6%) is a bit higher than the sort typically produced by players who appear in this column. That seems to be a function more of patience, however, and less of an inability to make contact. Consider: while recording one of thehighest walk rates in the Carolina League, he’s also responsible for one of the lowest swinging-strike rates.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:58 pm

Nelson Velásquez was named the Cubs' August minor league player of the month and José Albertos was named the minor league pitcher of the month.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:09 pm

Justin Steele had his TJS:

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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:09 pm

Saw Davell in the Longenhagen chat

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Davell: Did the Cubs get a steal with Nelson Velázquez?

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Eric A Longenhagen: He has looked good and may have been under-valued on draft day due to a hamstring injury that limited his mobility during the spring. Ask me about him again next week after I’ve seen him three more times. AZL Cubs are in the finals

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Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:33 pm

Here's two hitter's pro debuts:

~32% GB / ~19% LD / ~52% FB / ~7% IFFBs

30% GB / ~19% LD / 51.4% FB / 5.6% IFFBs

One an 18 YO CF in Rk ball the other is Kris Bryant between Rk and A ball in 2013.

The swing and miss might kill him, but no one has debuted with that kind of game power since the system was at its peak. Other pluses are that he's 18, he can play CF, he played some of the PG events/showcases, and he has plenty of tools to go with a physical frame. Also he used to switch hit in HS, might say something to instincts or intelligence or makeup or something.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:44 pm

No surprise here - Jen-Ho Tseng was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Victor Caratini was named Minor League Player of the Year.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:06 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:No surprise here - Jen-Ho Tseng was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Victor Caratini was named Minor League Player of the Year.

Yup, both deserving. This is Tseng's second one, right?
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:21 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:No surprise here - Jen-Ho Tseng was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Victor Caratini was named Minor League Player of the Year.

Yup, both deserving. This is Tseng's second one, right?


Yep. His last one was in 2014.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:27 pm

Duke Silver wrote:Willson has a younger brother, William, playing rookie-ball in the Braves' system, and he looks like he might be a decent prospect.

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=661388


Apparently William just had a big breakout season a la Willson in 2015:



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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:02 am

https://muskat.mlblogs.com/cubs-instruc ... 7e33e21519

Instructs roster includes Brendon Little, Cory Abbott and Eddy Martinez. Also:

Other 2017 Draft picks include:

Pitchers

RHP Jeremiah Estrada — 6th round pick
RHP Ben Hecht — 12th round pick
RHP Rollie Lacy — 11th round pick
LHP Tyler Thomas — 7th round pick
RHP Keegan Thompson — 3rd round pick
RHP Erich Uelmen — 4th round pick

Infielders
3B Austin Filiere — 8th round pick
IF Austin Upshaw —13th round pick
SS Luis Vazquez — 14th round pick
2B Jared Young — 15th round pick

Outfielders
Brandon Hughes — 16th round pick
Chris Singleton — 19th round pick
Nelson Velazquez — 5th round pick
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