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Posts in category "Profiles"

Reviewing my early observations of Jorge Soler and what we can expect going forward

Reviewing my early observations of Jorge Soler and what we can expect going forward
Quick Note: I will be on The Game 87.7 today at 12:30 pm CT to talk about Jorge Soler. I probably have seen as much or more of Jorge Soler than I have of any Cubs prospect and so I am going to focus on what I have observed and evaluated first-hand.  The first thing... Read more »

Jorge Soler or Javier Baez: Who has the higher ceiling and who would your rather have?

Jorge Soler or Javier Baez: Who has the higher ceiling and who would your rather have?
Last year about this time, this wouldn’t have even been a question.  Javier Baez was tearing up AA and Jorge Soler was injured and losing a half season of much needed development. Baez hasn’t done anything to hurt his stock.  In fact, he is developing nicely.  However, Jorge Soler is shooting up the prospect charts... Read more »

Paul Blackburn has all the tools to be an impact starter in the majors

Paul Blackburn has all the tools to be an impact starter in the majors
I’ve been a fan of Paul Blackburn for awhile.  Since before the 2012 MLB Draft.  I wrote this about him in a draft preview in May of 2012, Blackburn is a bit more polished than (Hunter) Virant, but he does have some projectablity left.  He stands 6’2″, 180 lbs. and is athletic with a clean... Read more »
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Sleeper prospect Kyle Hendricks opening some eyes

Sleeper prospect Kyle Hendricks opening some eyes
We tend to get excited about hard-throwing prospects.  Cubs fans are already salivating at the thought of drafting one of two hard-throwing pitchers — Mark Appel or Jonathan Gray.  And that is with good reason.  The ability to throw hard simply gives you more margin for error.  You miss your spots and you can often... Read more »

Cubs next homegrown impact starter may be Arismendy Alcantara

Cubs next homegrown impact starter may be Arismendy Alcantara
While Cubs fans anxiously await the arrival of Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, there may be one prospect who beats them both to the show and makes an impact as a starter — Arismendy Alcantara. One thing you want to see from prospects at any level is improvement in their game and few Cubs prospects... Read more »

How I stopped worrying about the bust label and learned to love Junior Lake

How I stopped worrying about the bust label and learned to love Junior Lake
There may be no Cubs prospect more polarizing than Junior Lake.  He’s a player that’s been hyped — at times overly so.  Others, like some prospect writers,  have gleefully exaggerated his shortcomings, as if consciously trying to counter that hype. The feedback I’ve gotten back from my own industry sources is that the answer may... Read more »
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Observations on Javier Baez

Observations on Javier Baez
Javier Baez has a tattoo of the MLB logo on the back of his neck and walks with the confident swagger of a guy who fully intends to be there one day.   For some, that swagger teeters on the edge of cockiness. There’s a fine line players have to cross between confidence and cockiness.... Read more »