Heyman/Sullivan: Cubs calling up Hoerner

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Heyman/Sullivan: Cubs calling up Hoerner

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:33 pm



Didn’t expect this even with the rash of MI injuries.
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Re: Cubs calling up Hoerner?

Postby NOLA » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:07 pm

#wavesandwaves

Just kidding. Anxious to see if he can hold his own.
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Re: Cubs calling up Hoerner?

Postby Andy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:31 pm

This is basically a desperation move but what the hell, could be fun.
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Re: Cubs calling up Hoerner?

Postby sweetpeteman » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:56 pm

This doesn't feel like an actual rumor or move, just Sullivan making horsefeathers up.
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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:57 pm

sweetpeteman wrote:This doesn't feel like an actual rumor or move, just Sullivan making horsefeathers up.


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Re: Heyman/Sullivan: Cubs calling up Hoerner

Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:36 pm

This hopefully also means someone also interesting is going to the AFL instead. No lose situation for Hoerner
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Re: Heyman/Sullivan: Cubs calling up Hoerner

Postby Regular Show » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:55 pm


Here's a breakdown of Hoerner on a tool-by-tool basis:

Hit: Hoerner excels at making consistent contact because he has exceptional hand-eye coordination, a compact right-handed swing and a mature approach. His hitting ability made the Cubs comfortable assigning him to Double-A to start his first full pro season. He's a career .297 hitter with nearly as many walks (31) as strikeouts (36) in 89 career games in the Minors, whiffing in just 10 percent of his plate appearances.

Power: He hit just three home runs in three years at Stanford, which is a major reason why Hoerner wasn't considered a consensus first-rounder. But he has deceptive power thanks to his strong hands and has demonstrated the ability to impact the ball with wood bats. Chicago has worked with him to drive more balls in the air and he has shown the aptitude to do so, which could result in 20 homers per season in his prime.

Run: Hoerner has solid speed and uses it well, though he's more opportunistic than prolific as a basestealer. He has enough quickness to play an average shortstop.

Arm: The accuracy of Hoerner's throws stand out more than his sheer arm strength, which earns average to solid grades. He can make most of the throws necessary at shortstop, though plays deep in the hole are going to be challenging.

Field: Most evaluators project Hoerner to eventually move from shortstop to second base. His instincts and reliability are more impressive than his range or arm, though he offers better defense at short than either Bote or Zobrist. He has the tools to be a solid defender at second base and also should be able to handle the outfield if needed.


I wasn't expecting this, but sure why not?

He's probably going to struggle offensively (and won't hit for much power). I think he'll do fine on defense. There was talk about promoting him at some point when he got off to a hot start at AA, but injuries have slowed him down. I still think he's the Cubs top prospect and that he'll be our future leadoff hitter.
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Re: Heyman/Sullivan: Cubs calling up Hoerner

Postby Jaxbro » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:06 am

Fine with the start. Hitting him 6th........ well it is Joe
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Re: Heyman/Sullivan: Cubs calling up Hoerner

Postby Regular Show » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:41 am




For anyone that missed the game -- a great debut for Nico!

Maybe I was wrong about struggling offensively and not hitting for power lol. He looked great tonight. If he does well this month then I hope he breaks with the team out of ST next year and never sees the minors again.
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Re: Heyman/Sullivan: Cubs calling up Hoerner

Postby Wilson A2000 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:14 pm

Can Niko be on the playoff roster since he wasn’t on the 40 man by September 1? Heard something that if Baez or Rizzo are out for thr playoffs, the Cubs could file a waiver to get Nico on?
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Re: Heyman/Sullivan: Cubs calling up Hoerner

Postby David » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:26 pm

Wilson A2000 wrote:Can Niko be on the playoff roster since he wasn’t on the 40 man by September 1? Heard something that if Baez or Rizzo are out for thr playoffs, the Cubs could file a waiver to get Nico on?

Yes
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Re: Heyman/Sullivan: Cubs calling up Hoerner

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:56 pm

Wilson A2000 wrote:Can Niko be on the playoff roster since he wasn’t on the 40 man by September 1? Heard something that if Baez or Rizzo are out for thr playoffs, the Cubs could file a waiver to get Nico on?

Russell was put on the official concussion list yesterday, so I think technically that’s the move that would make him eligible.
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