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Re: Minor League Musings

Postby Hrubes20 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:23 pm

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Cubswin11 wrote:Damn, he’s a big dude (in a good way) already for a 18-19 year old. Looks like he can still add some decent, good weight to his frame too.



Whoa. Dude has been in the gym this offseason! He was MUCH skinnier this past summer.

No horsefeathers. Look at the video (outside of the swing difference as noted, which is interesting and good to see in and of itself) he was skinner than Carl.





That's some terrific stuff. I'm loving those swing changes as much as the physique changes.
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Re: Minor League Musings

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:13 pm

That's really cool about Hagerty. I remember that draft well. We had 4 first rounders and none of them made it to the majors. Cubs apparently sent some scouts to watch that workout.


Side note: One of the other three, Bobby Brownlie, is now an area scout in PA/NJ. A friend of mine's brother in law is a Rockies scout and he was hanging out with Brownlie during a few games in the area this season.
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Re: Minor League Musings

Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:26 pm

Rutgers baseball legend Bobby Brownlie! I remember that pick so well - one year too late as he had gotten hurt and lost both the fastball and curveball. All the teams knew it too except apparently the Cubs...
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Re: Minor League Musings

Postby d_money » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:53 pm

Back In ‘14 or ‘15 - what was the peak number of Cubs prospects in the top 100? 6 or 7?
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Re: Minor League Musings

Postby CubsWin » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:20 am

d_money wrote:Back In ‘14 or ‘15 - what was the peak number of Cubs prospects in the top 100? 6 or 7?

MLB.com had 6 Cubs in the top 100 (top 72, really) and 4 in the top 50 at the end of '14.

3rd Bryant
5th Russell
36th Almora
48th Soler
53rd Edwards
72nd Schwarber
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Re: Minor League Musings

Postby Named After Maddux » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:40 am

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d_money wrote:Back In ‘14 or ‘15 - what was the peak number of Cubs prospects in the top 100? 6 or 7?

MLB.com had 6 Cubs in the top 100 (top 72, really) and 4 in the top 50 at the end of '14.

3rd Bryant
5th Russell
36th Almora
48th Soler
53rd Edwards
72nd Schwarber


At BA it was still six to start 2015, but even more impressive. The Cubs had four in the top 20 overall prospects.

1st Bryant
3rd Russell
12th Soler
19th Schwarber
38th Edwards
83rd Billy McKinney
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Re: Minor League Musings

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:07 am

Eloy Jimenez is MLB.com’s top OF prospect. confetticannon.gif
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Re: Minor League Musings

Postby d_money » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:15 am

TomtheBombadil wrote:Eloy Jimenez is MLB.com’s top OF prospect. confetticannon.gif

Well that’s just horsefeathers great.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:21 am

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Postby Regular Show » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:43 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:https://twitter.com/adbert29/status/1088842369464655872?s=21




Due to the injury last season, the Cubs will also keep a close eye on Alzolay's innings throughout the summer. He only logged 39 2/3 innings prior to his health setback, so a full season of starting is not in his future for 2019.

"He's worked exceptionally hard," Cubs senior vice president of player development and amateur scouting Jason McLeod said last weekend. "The kid's phenomenal. He feels great. He looks great. But, yeah, it's probably going to be -- I can't put the innings out there now -- but it won't be a full 160-inning year."

The alternative would be to have Alzolay begin his season as a starting pitcher, with an eye on potentially coming to the Majors as a reliever. McLeod emphasized that given the structure of the MLB roster at the moment, the bullpen is the most probable route for pitching prospects to earn big league time this year. Obviously, injuries or setbacks would alter that landscape.
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Re: Minor League Musings

Postby Regular Show » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:46 am



In terms of prospects on our current Cubs Top 30, right-hander Richard Gallardo will jump from No. 27 to close to the Top 10. While Gallardo is 17 and has yet to appear in a pro game, he was the best pitcher on the international amateur market last summer and signed for $1 million out of Venezuela. He obviously has everything to prove, but he has the potential for three plus pitches and precocious feel for a teenager, so I like him more than most of Chicago's muddled group of righties.

As for prospects not featured on the current list, right-handers Tyson Miller and Yovanny Cruz will push into the back of the Top 20. Both posted strikeout-to-walk ratios around 4/1 in 2018 with solid if not spectacular stuff. Cruz's repertoire grades slightly better than Miller's, though Miller starred in Class A Advanced last year and Cruz has yet to reach full-season ball.
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Postby Tim » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:47 am

See, I'd say that the most likely way to reach the majors is for injuries to the starters. But I'm drinking gin tonight, so maybe that makes me a different kind of drunk. :wink:
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Postby Regular Show » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:50 am

Tim wrote:See, I'd say that the most likely way to reach the majors is for injuries to the starters. But I'm drinking gin tonight, so maybe that makes me a different kind of drunk. :wink:


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Re: Minor League Musings

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Tim wrote:See, I'd say that the most likely way to reach the majors is for injuries to the starters. But I'm drinking gin tonight, so maybe that makes me a different kind of drunk. :wink:


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Was Cubbie Swagger (or whatever his name was) before your time?
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Postby Regular Show » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:55 am

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Tim wrote:See, I'd say that the most likely way to reach the majors is for injuries to the starters. But I'm drinking gin tonight, so maybe that makes me a different kind of drunk. :wink:


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Was Cubbie Swagger (or whatever his name was) before your time?


Yes, most of the random posters you guys bring up are before my time here lol.
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Postby Tim » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:57 am

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Yes, most of the random posters you guys bring up are before my time here lol.

Ah

One of the many mountains he chose to die upon was that different types of alcohol made you different types of drunk.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:17 am

Tim wrote:
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Tim wrote:Was Cubbie Swagger (or whatever his name was) before your time?


Yes, most of the random posters you guys bring up are before my time here lol.

Ah

One of the many mountains he chose to die upon was that different types of alcohol made you different types of drunk.

A LOT of people I know feel the same way. Had some pretty brutal arguments about it.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:15 pm



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MLB.com’s top 100 comes out tonight. Since there’s nothing else for them to talk about there will be a big unveiling at 8 PM on MLBN
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:55 am

Hoerner (100) and Amaya (94) are the Cubs on MLB Pipeline’s top 100
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Oh and just because:

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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:28 am



What a horsefeathering great offseason

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Re: Minor League Musings

Postby David » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:51 pm

not that i care all that much about these minor league dorks, but it would seem that the fact that he's still active at all would be an indication that it's not that serious an injury
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:07 pm

Theo gonna leave the cupboard legitimately as bare as everyone claimed it was when he took over.
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