Sounds like Americaan will replace him at high-A.
Davis led Basha High to an Arizona 6-A state title in 2017 and was named the region’s defensive player of the year while visiting Ivy League basketball programs such as Cornell and Yale, but chose to focus on baseball prior to his high school senior season.
Finally, there’s Alzolay. Of the three, he’s the player who has changed the most during the last couple of seasons. He’s working with two distinct fastballs now, his slider usage has exploded, and he’s executing that slider pretty consistently and walking fewer batters than is typical for him. Alzolay is 26, he has less roster flexibility than other rookie pitchers because two of his option years have already been used, and he was injured intermittently from 2017-19. It’s a high-wire act of sorts, but Alzolay’s stuff and the Cubs sudden ability to make headway developing pitchers give him the best shot of outperforming my FV grade of the three discussed here.
* Chris Allen (on 7-day IL)
James Bourque (on 7-day IL)
Shane Combs (on 7-day IL)
Yovanny Cruz (on 60-day IL)
Kohl Franklin (on 7-day IL)
Ben Hecht (on 60-day IL)
Jonathan Holder (on MLB 60-day IL)
* Bryan King
* Brendon Little (on 7-day IL)
* Luke Little
* Brailyn Marquez (on Developmental List)
Michael McAvene (on 60-day IL)
Nicholas Padilla (on 7-day IL)
* Jack Patterson (on 60-day IL)
* C. D. Pelham (on 60-day IL)
Aneuris Rosario (on 7-day IL)
Jerrick Suiter (on 60-day IL)
Riley Thompson (on 60-day IL)
Dauris Valdez (on 7-day IL)
Rowan Wick (on MLB 60-day IL)
Joe Wieland (on 7-day IL)
Cam Balego (on 7-day IL)
Austin Romine (on MLB 60-day IL)
* Aramis Ademan (on 7-day IL)
Scott McKeon (on 7-day IL)
* Alfonso Rivas (on 7-day IL)
* Jared Young (on 7-day IL)
CubsWin wrote:AZ Phil said at least 4 of the pitchers on the 60-day had gotten TJS. We know 3 of them are Jack Patterson, Yovanny Cruz and Ben Hecht.
The other pitchers that are currently on the 60-day IL that could've had TJS are Michael McAvene, Riley Thompson (though I thought I heard he didn't get it), Sam Thoresen, Jerrick Suiter, James Bourque, CD Pelham, Joe Wieland and Ben Holmes.
Burl Carraway walking the yard a cause for concern? Or does reliever expectation mean it’s just a matter of things lclicking” as you picked...
Eric A Longenhagen: He's not a starting pitching prospect so this is okay. Monster stuff, 94-97 with carry and two plus breaking balls. he's going to be a darn good reliever
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Please don’t need TJS. Please don’t need TJS.
Brennen Davis, OF, Cubs (Double-A Tennessee)
AGE: 21 . B-T: R-R. HT.:. 6-4 WT.: 210.
SOURCE: Basha HS, Chandler, Ariz.
HOW ACQUIRED: Selected by Cubs in second round of 2018 draft.
BACKGROUND: One of the best athletes in his draft class, Davis was a basketball star in high school and didn’t focus solely on baseball until his senior year.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Davis is an impressive defender in the outfield on the strength of his athleticism and is progressively improving as a hitter.
Manuel Rodriguez, RHP, Cubs (Double-A Tennessee)
AGE: 24. B-T: R-R. HT.: 5-11. WT.: 210.
HOW ACQUIRED: Purchased by Cubs from Mexican League in 2016.
BACKGROUND: Rodriguez won the Mexican League’s rookie of the year award in 2015 as the closer for Yucatan and was signed by the Cubs the following year.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Rodriguez features a fastball up to 98 mph and a hard slider that gets swings and misses.