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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:24 am

Box Scores:

Iowa had the day off

Tennessee lost 4-3 Box Score

Myrtle Beach won 5-3 Box Score

South Bend had the day off

Eugene had the day off

AZL Cubs 1 had the day off

AZL Cubs 2 had the day off

DSL Cubs 1 won 4-3 Box Score

DSL Cubs 2 lost 2-0 Box Score
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:53 am

Brennen Davis with 12 Ks in 34 PAs this July after an 0/4 with 2 Ks, has 27 Ks in his last 113 PAs (.817 OPS), and broke 20% on the season tonight. Hopefully this is the hitter's equivalent of a dead arm period and he'll find a second wind because there is a good 6+ weeks of season left!
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-9-19

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:47 pm

Nico in CF today
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Postby Hrubes20 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:04 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Nico in CF today


That's really aggressive, but I love it.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:44 pm

Hrubes20 wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Nico in CF today


That's really aggressive, but I love it.

Him being able to play CF is probably the most valuable position for him, for this team now and in the future. OF/CF is a big weakness in the org, MIF (especially 2B) is a relative strength. So hopefully they stick with him in CF and he shows he can handle it.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-9-19

Postby Hrubes20 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:51 pm

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Bases were actually loaded. That was a real heads-up play to get the runner at 3rd and end the inning, rather than trying the longer throw to home.
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Postby donobr1 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:52 pm

People forget Mickey Mantle was a shortstop moved to centerfield because the Yankees had Phil Rizzuto at short
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-9-19

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:13 pm

Hrubes20 wrote:
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Bases were actually loaded. That was a real heads-up play to get the runner at 3rd and end the inning, rather than trying the longer throw to home.


Not that we didn't need proof that Nico was smarter than Addison Russell...
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Postby David » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:15 pm

donobr1 wrote:People forget Mickey Mantle was a shortstop moved to centerfield because the Yankees had Phil Rizzuto at short


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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-9-19

Postby Edith Cox » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:17 pm

Leading off and playing 2nd and CF feels like Theo may be changing his mind on Nico's timeline and could look to him at being Whit Merrifield in 2019 rather than giving him plus others up to get the older version.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-9-19

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:50 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Hrubes20 wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Nico in CF today


That's really aggressive, but I love it.

Him being able to play CF is probably the most valuable position for him, for this team now and in the future. OF/CF is a big weakness in the org, MIF (especially 2B) is a relative strength. So hopefully they stick with him in CF and he shows he can handle it.


Not to be pedantic, but is there a big difference between 2B and CF? Below Nico you have Ademan and Strumpf at 2B, and also Roederer and Davis. Above him you have Almora and Russell both looking like zeroes, and I guess Bote(although I'm not sure he's an every day 2B), and Happ can be mediocre defensively at both. But for 2020 and beyond they look similar to me, unless I missed someone.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-9-19

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:59 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Hrubes20 wrote:
That's really aggressive, but I love it.

Him being able to play CF is probably the most valuable position for him, for this team now and in the future. OF/CF is a big weakness in the org, MIF (especially 2B) is a relative strength. So hopefully they stick with him in CF and he shows he can handle it.


Not to be pedantic, but is there a big difference between 2B and CF? Below Nico you have Ademan and Strumpf at 2B, and also Roederer and Davis. Above him you have Almora and Russell both looking like zeroes, and I guess Bote(although I'm not sure he's an every day 2B), and Happ can be mediocre defensively at both. But for 2020 and beyond they look similar to me, unless I missed someone.

Davis and Roederer are far enough away and have questions about CF long term, Almora is really the only other guy there in the system, and I guess Happ no? For 2B there’s Bote, Russell, Happ, Ademan, Strumpf, and that’s not including Robel who maybe is a thing and also just my thinking it’s easier to find 2B at any level than CF (especially a potential guy who is solid to plus out there in a lot of aspects of his game).
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-9-19

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:00 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
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Cubswin11 wrote:Him being able to play CF is probably the most valuable position for him, for this team now and in the future. OF/CF is a big weakness in the org, MIF (especially 2B) is a relative strength. So hopefully they stick with him in CF and he shows he can handle it.


Not to be pedantic, but is there a big difference between 2B and CF? Below Nico you have Ademan and Strumpf at 2B, and also Roederer and Davis. Above him you have Almora and Russell both looking like zeroes, and I guess Bote(although I'm not sure he's an every day 2B), and Happ can be mediocre defensively at both. But for 2020 and beyond they look similar to me, unless I missed someone.

Davis and Roederer are far enough away and have questions about CF long term, Almora is really the only other guy there in the system, and I guess Happ no? For 2B there’s Bote, Russell, Happ, Ademan, Strumpf, and that’s not including Robel who maybe is a thing and also just my thinking it’s easier to find 2B at any level than CF (especially a potential guy who is solid to plus out there in a lot of aspects of his game).


I think at this point I don't see a difference below him(admittedly Ademan and Strumpf are more polished but neither is on a fast enough track to influence where Nico breaks in/plays for at least a couple seasons), and I have to think Russell is basically done. If you think Bote is a near-everyday 2B I can get on board with that logic, but I guess the now-pedantic point I was driving at was the difference between thinking that and thinking Almora is a tweak away from being a similar caliber roadblock in CF isn't super different.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-9-19

Postby Regular Show » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:33 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Nico in CF today


Well, I was wrong about the Cubs experimenting with Nico in CF this offseason lol. I'm glad I was wrong!

Really curious to see how natural it is for him. His speed and great instincts should help with the transition. It's not the easiest position, but some players say playing CF "feels easier" than LF/RF because they can see the ball coming off the bat really well in CF. I disagree with that assessment.

I also really hope I'm wrong about the Cubs pushing him aggressively and calling Nico up on 9/1.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-9-19

Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:19 am

Amaya heating up? His last 40 PAs: .297/.325/.480 with a 15% K rate. Since binging on Ks during a 7 game stretch in mid-June, he's at a 13% K rate in 45 PAs
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