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Posts tagged "Prospects"

Anarchists Brunch: I Think I'm Getting The Fear

Anarchists Brunch: I Think I'm Getting The Fear
While it's easy to look over the list of prospects that the Cubs have in the system at the moment and find yourself needing a smoke, it can be hard to remember that it's not that simple. Believe me, I've constructed the Bryant-Alcantara-Soler outfield with the Castro-Russell-Baez-Rizzo infield and Schwarber behind the plate lineup in my head so many times it's a wonder that I can still count to four. But things just aren't ever that linear. Ask the Royals...

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 »

Tuesdays with Felzzy-Abbreviated.

Tuesdays with Felzzy-Abbreviated.
The Winter meetings are in full swing. So the rumors are going to be flying fast and furious.  So there’s no real column. Just a few thoughts and we can all get back to the rumor mill. * Phillies are throwing a monkey wrench in everybody’s Jeff Samardzija trade dream aren’t they? It will be... Read more »
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Quick Hits: Toronto Prospects

The Jeff Samardzija rumors are still swirling around. Toronto was the hot destination for a while before other teams joined in the fray. I decided to take some time and compile a few opinions on some prospects. We’ll start with Toronto first since they seemed to be the most aggressive pursuers of Samardzija. I’m going... Read more »

Talking MLB Draft and prospects with Brian Bedo on miCubs

Thank goodness I have someone to moderate me when I talk baseball, especially prospects and the draft.  If I did my own podcasts, they’d probably go on for hours. Here’s the link to miCubs and my podcast.

Jim Callis talks Cubs prospects on the Score

Jim Callis talks Cubs prospects on the Score
Jim Callis joined Matt Spiegel and Barry Rozner today on The Score to talk about Cubs prospects.  As you might expect, they talked about some of the bigger names that everyone is counting on in the near future.  Callis is still the top prospect guru, in my opinion, especially from the scouting perspective. On the... Read more »
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Cub Minor League Preview: AA Tennessee Smokies

Cub Minor League Preview: AA Tennessee Smokies
A while back, we looked at the Iowa Cubs  as a team that could help the Cubs a lot more in 2012 than they had in the past.  The next level down, the class AA Tennessee Smokes, looks to have some interesting prospects as well.  It doesn’t have the top end talent that Iowa does,... Read more »

Camp surprise candidate: Blake Parker

Camp surprise candidate: Blake Parker
Every spring there seems to be a surprise player who either makes the team or puts himself on the radar for the near future.  Last year Welington Castillo rebounded from a mediocre 2010 minor league season and had a big spring, re-established his status as the Cubs top catching prospect, and eventually got the call... Read more »

Tony Campana taking his opportunity and running with it

We talk a lot about young players and future prospects on this blog but one guy who never gets mentioned is Tony Campana.  It looks like I may have missed the boat on that one. For Campana, however, it’s business as usual. At just 5’8″ and 160 lbs, he has always been told that he... Read more »
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Cubs call up Chris Carpenter and his 100 mph fastball

The Cubs have called up a lot of minor leaguers during this season, but only one thus far is considered a top 10 prospect — DJ LeMahieu. Make that two. The Cubs just called up fireballing reliever Chris Carpenter and sent Casey Coleman back down to AAA.  Carpenter was once considered a possible first round pick... Read more »