Posts in category "prospects"

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 »

Chatting Prospects With Jordan Gorosh

Chatting Prospects With Jordan Gorosh
I chatted with my teammate at Baseball Prospectus Jordan Gorosh about the Midwest League and prospects for about 20 minutes. You can listen in here.

Observations and Photos from the Kane County Games This Weekend

Jeffrey Baez
This is a joint effort here by Mauricio and me — and my wife, who took the photos for this piece.  My wife and I were at the game Sunday and Mauricio was there both Saturday and Sunday.  I  added the photo gallery with about 40 pictures some of the new players and a few... Read more »
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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 »

More than just good bats: A look at the Cubs MLB ready pitching prospects

More than just good bats: A look at the Cubs MLB ready pitching prospects
Right now the hot topic of discussion among Cubs fans, and baseball fans everywhere, is the Cubs minor league system. Prospects that Cubs fans are hopefully watching every night (some maybe even more vigilantly than the actual Cubs team) are raking in runs left and right lately. But what seems to have been overshadowed in the... Read more »

Rumor Thread: Buzz on David Price, Javier Baez ,Starlin Castro. Plus Kris Bryant tops one prospect list

Rumor Thread: Buzz on David Price, Javier Baez ,Starlin Castro. Plus Kris Bryant tops one prospect list
There has been a distinct lack of Cubs-related rumors the past 10 days or so, but with 16 days remaining until the non-waiver deadline things will hopefully start to pick up. There are several teams actively seeking relief help, such as the Braves and Angels, which is actually one area the Cubs could afford to... Read more »
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Arismendy Alcantara Arrives (For Two Days)

Arismendy Alcantara Arrives (For Two Days)
The Cubs incumbent secondbaseman Darwin Barney is leaving on Paternity Leave for two days leaving a vacant spot on the 25 man squad. There were a few different scenarios I had in mind for who would get the call but never did I dare imagine Arismendy Alcantara getting the call for a quick two day... Read more »

Cubs 2014 Mid-Season Top Prospect List, Part 1: The Top 6

Cubs 2014 Mid-Season Top Prospect List, Part 1:  The Top 6
As we head into July, it’s time to check in on our top Cubs prospect list.  I am not going to do a top 35 again, well, not until this winter or next spring, but we’ll take a quick look at the Cubs top 15 prospects and then a bonus of 10 prospects who are... Read more »

Kris Bryant Or Javier Baez: Who's Ahead?

Kris Bryant Or Javier Baez: Who's Ahead?
It’s been a tale of two seasons for the top two prospects in the Cubs system. Kris Bryant and Javier Baez are a study in contrasts as both players display differing skill sets and aptitudes that almost run counter of each other. Entering the season Javier Baez was ranked just ahead of Bryant by Baseball... Read more »
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Sorting through the hype: The love of prospects and the minor league game

Sorting through the hype: The love of prospects and the minor league game
I have probably been as guilty as anyone on this. I’ve been a prospect hound since I discovered this little baseball rag called Baseball America in the early 80s.  I’ve been regularly attending minor league games since I was an undergrad in Peoria. We watched players like Jerome Walton and Frank Castillo make their way... Read more »
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