Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Text Size

North Side Baseball

All about Kyle Schwarber

Here is a smattering of things said about the Cubs pick of Kyle Schwarber today:

A poster here at NSBB posts indiana beat writers opinions

For his career at Indiana, Schwarber had 114 BB, 89 K and 39 HR.  Great plate discipline and power in a pitchers park.

In the MLBTV interview, one of the first things he said was, "I model my game after Joey Votto."  No matter where he plays on the diamond, that's a great thing to hear.

There have been multiple Brian Giles comparisons thrown around based on body, stance, swing, approach and production.

Add a comment

Read more...

Cubs take Schwarber at #4 in Draft

The Cubs picked college C/OF Kyle Schwarber in the draft today at the #4 overall pick.  While some may view this as a disappointment, Schwarber was very worthy of the pick.  He was the best bat in the college game this year and perhaps the best overall.  He was downgraded because of defensive questions, but very few question his ability to hit.

Much more detail later, but the Cubs found a hitter who has a great approach at the plate and can hit the ball over the fence.  Whether he sticks at catcher or moves to left field, he should provide another left handed bat in the middle of the order in a few years.

Add a comment

Pre-Draft Overview

CaliforniaRaisin (Navin Dore) posted an excellent pre-draft overview in the forums today.  Be sure to follow the draft online here at NSBB!


 

The draft starts today at 6 pm CT and can be seen on the MLB Network and at MLB.com. Also, you can follow along on the draft’s Twitter account.The first two rounds will be today. Rounds 3 – 10 will be tomorrow (starting at 12 pm CT) and rounds 11 – 40 will be on Saturday (starting at 12 pm CT). Days 2 and 3 will not be televised.

Add a comment

Read more...

June Amateur Draft is Today!

On the one hand, I love draft day each year.  The draft in all sports is fun - the guessing, the intrigue, the promise and hope of new players being added to the team.  Unfortunately, this has also been the biggest day of the year for the Cubs for the past few years.

I look forward to seeing who the Cubs get in the draft this year.  Be sure to join us in the forums for general draft discussion and the Cubs picks in particular and let us know what you think!

Add a comment

Search the Blog

Who's Online

We have 25 guests and no members online