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Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:38 pm
by CaliforniaRaisin
https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-top ... s-of-asia/

Yusei Kikuchi, LHP, Japan - likely coming next offseason
Seong-Beom Na, OF, Korea
Takahiro Norimoto, RHP, Japan
Po-Jung Wang, OF, Taiwan
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, OF, Japan
Jeong Choi, 3B, Korea

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:43 pm
by Neuby
I want Bae but he's not on the list.

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:53 pm
by Transmogrified Tiger
Neuby wrote:I want Bae but he's not on the list.


Washington DC is not in Asia.

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:25 pm
by Ding Dong Johnson
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Neuby wrote:I want Bae but he's not on the list.


Washington DC is not in Asia.

maybe not, but one of our former managers thought she was doing to DC when she was sent to visit our Spokane office. true story.

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:02 am
by CubinNY
Choi must be like Smith in Korea

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:04 am
by Derwood
We can't enjoy the Darvish signing for even 48 hours before you're chasing the next guy? Sheesh

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:19 am
by Neuby
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Neuby wrote:I want Bae but he's not on the list.


Washington DC is not in Asia.

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Neuby wrote:I want Bae but he's not on the list.


Washington DC is not in Asia.


Korea is in Asia. I googled it.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/baseball/brav ... 7PTdZPgWP/

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:40 am
by Regular Show
After not signing Ohtani every other prospect from Asia feels disappointing right now. I know that's not fair and there are some good players over there, but it really sucks not getting him. I really thought we were getting him after we made it past the first cut.

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:52 am
by CaliforniaRaisin
Neuby wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Neuby wrote:I want Bae but he's not on the list.


Washington DC is not in Asia.

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Neuby wrote:I want Bae but he's not on the list.


Washington DC is not in Asia.


Korea is in Asia. I googled it.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/baseball/brav ... 7PTdZPgWP/


He's referring to Bryce Harper.

To actually answer your question, these are players who would make a jump straight to the majors. Bae is currently a minor leaguer at rookie ball level.

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:27 pm
by javy knows my name
Yusei Kikuchi
And I say, "Kikachi" :D

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:57 pm
by jersey cubs fan
Let's call the whole thing off

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:32 pm
by Ding Dong Johnson
we've officially hit a new low. or high, I can never tell

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:36 pm
by David
Regular Show wrote:After not signing Ohtani every other prospect from Asia feels disappointing right now. I know that's not fair and there are some good players over there, but it really sucks not getting him. I really thought we were getting him after we made it past the first cut.


The sting pretty much wore off for me when the info about his pre-injured elbow came out. Obviously, it wasn't going to cost anything so it would've been a great add, but meh.

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:20 pm
by CubinNY
David wrote:
Regular Show wrote:After not signing Ohtani every other prospect from Asia feels disappointing right now. I know that's not fair and there are some good players over there, but it really sucks not getting him. I really thought we were getting him after we made it past the first cut.


The sting pretty much wore off for me when the info about his pre-injured elbow came out. Obviously, it wasn't going to cost anything so it would've been a great add, but meh.

I don't know that he's an MLB quality hitter, so the elbow thing makes me happy the Cubs didn't sign him.