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Posts in category "Scouting Reports"

Jen-Ho Tseng receives award and then an unexpected reward from the Chicago Cubs

Jen-Ho Tseng receives award and then an unexpected reward from the Chicago Cubs
Yesterday proved to be quite an eventful day for Jen-Ho Tseng. First, he came to Chicago in order to accept the 2017 Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award from the Chicago Cubs organization, the second time the 22-year old has received that recognition in his four year Minor League career. But the award was... Read more »

2017 Midseason Cubs Prospect Rankings - Tier 3 and Just Missed

2017 Midseason Cubs Prospect Rankings - Tier 3 and Just Missed
Tier 3 – BOR | LIR | Average or Semi-Regular  Charcer Burks | R | OF | 22 | 6’0″ 185 | 2013 (9th) |   Hit: 40/50, Disipline: 50/50, Power: 40/40, Run: 50/50, Defense: 50/60, Arm: 50/50 Added size and strength this year Translated to increased extra base power and more consistent hard contact Plate discipline has... Read more »

Guest Scouting Report: 2nd round pick, RHP Jake Stinnett

Guest Scouting Report: 2nd round pick, RHP Jake Stinnett
We have another special guest scouting post for you today from Kevin.  This time on Cubs 2nd round pick Jake Stinnett, who was regarded as the best college senior in the draft.  That may be a dubious distinction, like being the fastest catcher (though the Cubs seem to have that as well in Mark Zagunis),... Read more »
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Guest Scouting Report: Kevin Gallo returns with his report on Kyle Schwarber, tailored for Cubs fans

Guest Scouting Report: Kevin Gallo returns with his report on Kyle Schwarber, tailored for Cubs fans
We were thrilled to have West Coast Area Scout Alex Lontayo give us a statement on Kris Bryant after the draft last year. As many of you remember, Kevin Gallo was then an aspiring scout who was a contributor here at Cubs Den and, having been out in California last year, he gave us his... Read more »

Cubs area scout Alex Lontayo and Cubs Den contributor Kevin Gallo share their thoughts on Kris Bryant

Cubs area scout Alex Lontayo and Cubs Den contributor Kevin Gallo share their thoughts on Kris Bryant
We’ve got some special stuff from you on Kris Bryant today.  Normally we don’t get to quote scouts except indirectly and anonymously, but today we received permission to share some thoughts from you from one of the Cubs top scouts. Alex Lontayo is the Cubs Area Scout on the west coast where Bryant played, of... Read more »

Cubs young prospects learning to walk before they can soar

Cubs young prospects learning to walk before they can soar
I would have to say that two of my favorite Cubs teams were the 1984 Cubs and the 2008 Cubs  — and the one common thread with each team is that they were willing to work counts and take walks. Unfortunately for Cubs fans, that skill and approach has been frustratingly scarce overall.  Part of... Read more »
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Scouting Report: Kris Bryant, 3B-OF, University of San Diego

Scouting Report: Kris Bryant, 3B-OF, University of San Diego
The 2013 MLB Draft is important for the Cubs.  They have the 2nd pick in the draft and they have to get this right.  Most have assumed they will select a college arm but history says that a college bat is your safest bet.  Kris Bryant is the cream of the crop this year.  He’s... Read more »

Close-up view and breakdown of Jorge Soler's HR

Soler loads up a little deep...
This video is from Tim Sheridan of Boys of Spring. You really get an idea of his explosive hand speed here. See gallery (below video) for a step by step analysis… Below is a 5 page photo gallery and a breakdown of his swing from load to follow through…

Evaluating DSL Prospects: LHP Carlos A. Rodriguez

Evaluating DSL Prospects: LHP Carlos A. Rodriguez
One player I’ve been getting a lot of questions and comments about of late is Carlos A. Rodriguez.  He is a LHP out of Venezuela who had great success as a 17 year old in his debut season in the DSL. Rodriguez went 5-3 with a 2.01 ERA, had a strikeout rate of 9.2/9 IP... Read more »
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Guest Post: Sean Manaea scouting report

Guest Post: Sean Manaea scouting report
Cubs den contributor Kevin Gallo has another scouting report for us. This one is on potential top draft pick Sean Manaea. Kevin is a former high school baseball coach and an aspiring scout who attends a ton of amateur ballgames. He writes for Big League Futures, a draft site for amateur baseball players that will be holding... Read more »