Tag: Dan Vogelbach

Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut

Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut
Dear Cubs Den Readers: In the wake of recent developments, Cubs Den is doing it’s part in trying to provide their readers with continual Cubs content. To that end, please enjoy this article recently publish at Prospects1500. In 2018, most prospect lists for the Chicago Cubs had any one of shortstop Aramis Ademan, right-handed pitcher Jose Albertos, or... Read more »

Paper Clip Trade Results in Utility Player Tony Kemp's Arrival

Paper Clip Trade Results in Utility Player Tony Kemp's Arrival
In June 2011, Jim Hendry was finally given a real budget to spend on the June amateur draft. The farm system was barren despite the team missing the postseason the previous two seasons. The Cubs selected Javier Báez first in a franchise altering pick, but with a fair amount of fanfare added beefy Daniel Vogelbach... Read more »

Elliot Soto: The Prospect Next Door

Elliot Soto: The Prospect Next Door
Emerging from the clubhouse at Principal Park in Des Moines, IA, a slight look of surprise was detected on the face of Elliot Soto. Not that Soto didn’t deserve the attention, but on a roster that contained major league players such as Jeimer Candelario and Tommy LaStella, along with prospects such as Victor Caratini, Chesny... Read more »
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Five Players to Watch: Double A Tennessee and Triple A Iowa

Five Players to Watch: Double A Tennessee and Triple A Iowa
Last week was the second of a series of three articles looking beyond the Top Twenty lists and exploring the other players in the Cubs organization that may have an impact on the major league club. The Five Players series has identified many players who have gone on to be considered top prospects and major... Read more »

Junior Lake center of attention, for now

Junior Lake center of attention, for now
Just as I finished writing that we would have to be patient and wait for the kids to come, here they come it seems. It may have just been a couple of the system’s stars being promoted, but it felt big. Kris Bryant and Dan Vogelbach’s ascension weren’t the only moves that sent ripple effects... Read more »

Game Preview and Thread: And now batting 4th for your 2016 Chicago Cubs...Dan Vogelbach?

Game Preview and Thread: And now batting 4th for your 2016 Chicago Cubs...Dan Vogelbach?
UPDATE (10:30): I decided to extend this to a game preview and thread since the game is way early today (11:35 CT) and I didn’t want to interrupt the great discussion on the DH question right now. Tonight I’m going to bear the cold and watch the Cubs future in action.  I’m talking, of course,... Read more »
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Cubs position-by-position analysis: First Base

Cubs position-by-position analysis: First Base
A little late today and we’ll continue this series on the 26th.  After all the pitching additions, the focus on the team and possible improvements has turned to the position players.   We focused on catching yesterday, which could be set for years if Welington Castillo continues to make progress.  Today it’s the first baseman,... 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 »