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Posts tagged "Paul Blackburn"

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 »

My Conversation with Derek Johnson, Cubs Minor League Pitching Coordinator

My Conversation with Derek Johnson, Cubs Minor League Pitching Coordinator
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Cubs Minor League Pitching Coordinator Derek Johnson about pitching,  Cubs prospects, and his new book, “The Complete Guide to Pitching“. A Quick Review of the Book Here’s a short summary of why I  loved this book and why I would recommend it highly, especially if you… are... Read more »

6th Round Pick RHP Trey Lang signs; Mesa, Boise set rosters; update on Puig

6th Round Pick RHP Trey Lang signs; Mesa, Boise set rosters; update on Puig
Some quick notes for you including an update on Yasiel Puig, who I first wrote about yesterday.  It’s curious that there’s not a lot of information out there… The Cubs signed 6th round pick Trey Lang, according to his Twitter account.  Lang is a 6’3″, 235 lbs, hard-throwing righty who has touched 96 mph and... Read more »
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Cubs pick RHP Pierce Johnson with 43rd pick; Paul Blackburn with the 56th pick

Cubs pick RHP Pierce Johnson with 43rd pick; Paul Blackburn with the 56th pick
The Cubs did indeed go for a couple of arms in the supplemental round.  One of them, Paul Blackburn, was on my list of potential draftees. When I was making that list, RHP Pierce Johnson was on the orignal list that I eventually pared down.  The reason I took him off wasn’t because of his... Read more »