Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-15-21

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Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-15-21

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:56 am

Scheduled Games (All Times Central):

Iowa ta Omaha, 7:05 p.m.
Tennessee at Biloxi, 6:35 p.m.
South Bend at Quad Cities, 6:30 p.m.
Myrtle Beach vs. Augusta, 6:05 p.m.

No complex league games.

Iowa: RHP Cory Abbott
South Bend: RHP Max Bain
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-15-21

Postby Bertz » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:29 pm

Presumably from today on it's our last look for any SPs?

Overall I find myself quite happy with Bain despite the mediocre full season line. Early on he was mostly good, but especially prone to the blow-up inning. But when he went to the pitch lab, he started pitching exclusively from the stretch and has been fantastic since. He's probably primed to open next season in the Tennessee rotation, and I could really see him making noise.

And that Tennessee rotation next year. It's probably going to be

Marquez
Jensen
Espinoza
Vizcaino
Bain

That is a fun group. A lot of relief risk, but health permitting I think all five are MLBers. That's fun. And you have Kilian a little bit ahead of them and Wicks a little bit behind them, we've finally got a bit of a pipeline going.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-15-21

Postby craig » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:01 pm

Speaking of Killian, anybody know what's happened to him or why?
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-15-21

Postby Hrubes20 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:15 pm

craig wrote:Speaking of Killian, anybody know what's happened to him or why?


It was mentioned a few days ago, but he was part of the COVID outbreak in Tennessee. Still dealing with all that goes with it, I suppose.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-15-21

Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:14 pm

I’m all for rooting for Max Bain, cool story, but what about a 23 YO signed from Indy ball in High A with a 13% BB rate and a flyball approach screams likely MLer? Granted pretty much any pitcher in MiLB who can stand has a shot at the MLs in the current meta, but a big nearly mid-20s UDFA RH who picked up some Ks on some velocity in High A without a ton else doesn’t scream obvious MLer

I think the win with Bain is that you can call him a prospect at all, that’s huge in context for him and the Cubs
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-15-21

Postby Hrubes20 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:32 pm

Bertz wrote:Presumably from today on it's our last look for any SPs?

Overall I find myself quite happy with Bain despite the mediocre full season line. Early on he was mostly good, but especially prone to the blow-up inning. But when he went to the pitch lab, he started pitching exclusively from the stretch and has been fantastic since. He's probably primed to open next season in the Tennessee rotation, and I could really see him making noise.

And that Tennessee rotation next year. It's probably going to be

Marquez
Jensen
Espinoza
Vizcaino
Bain

That is a fun group. A lot of relief risk, but health permitting I think all five are MLBers. That's fun. And you have Kilian a little bit ahead of them and Wicks a little bit behind them, we've finally got a bit of a pipeline going.


I'm also much more intrigued by Bain since he came back from the lab. I saw a report somewhere that the curve looked a lot better, and the stats seem to indicate that there was indeed some improvement somewhere. BB rate of 10.1% since coming back, with a K rate of 29.5%. Still room for improvement, but those are much, much better than where he was before.
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Postby EricG » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:39 pm

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Postby craig » Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:48 am

Bain pretty bad tonight.

Thanks for Schlafer video. A lot of these guys, it's so much about consistency. Bain, Schlafer, Hodge, on their good nights they're good. But some bad nights can be pretty bad, too. Hope with time is to get more consistent and find ways to work around when the good stuff isn't clicking.
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