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JeffH

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4485 on: November 16, 2017, 08:01:26 am »
We'll see what the Cubs think about him on Monday.

CUBluejays

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4486 on: November 16, 2017, 08:56:51 am »
Any ideas what his stuff looks like?

dallen7908

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4487 on: November 16, 2017, 10:47:42 am »
Earlier this year I read that he has a low 90s FB, curve, and change-up; pretty generic righty - who has a chance because of good command

ticohans

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4488 on: November 30, 2017, 11:48:49 am »
Fangraphs' Cubs list is up:

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/top-22-prospects-chicago-cubs/

Not a lot of high grades, but as you read through the write-ups, it seems like there's the potential for a lot of these 45's and 40's to really blossom into something more. Jives well with the assessments of Cubs' brass that there is a breadth of young talent at the lower levels

CUBluejays

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4489 on: November 30, 2017, 03:29:39 pm »
Just a reminder on the 20-80 scale with regards to pitchers.
#1- 5-7 WAR/Season
#2- 4-5 WAR/Season
#3- 2.5-4 WAR/Season
#4- 2-2.5 WAR/Season
#5- 1.5 WAR/Season.

44 SP had >2 WAR last year
6 SP had 1.5-2 WAR last year


Ray

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4491 on: December 02, 2017, 10:06:30 pm »

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Ron

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4493 on: December 07, 2017, 10:05:59 am »
Thanks for the link, Playtwo.  Seems like a really good young man.  Hope things work out for him (and the Cubs).

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4494 on: December 07, 2017, 10:12:30 am »
Thanks for the Lange article, P2.  Everything we've heard about him sure suggests he has the right make-up!

Let's hope he can stay healthy!

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4495 on: December 14, 2017, 08:23:33 am »
Pedro Araujo taken by Orioles in the Rule 5.

Bennett

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4496 on: December 14, 2017, 01:32:52 pm »
In the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft, the Cubs lost Alberto Mineo, Andrew Ely, and Chris Nunn.

http://www.chicagonow.com/cubs-den/2017/12/rule-5-draft-recap-cubs-lose-pedro-araujo-in-mlb-portion-along-with-3-minor-leaguers/

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4497 on: December 16, 2017, 04:42:27 pm »
FWIW, my notes on the three former Cubs

C/1B Alberto Mineo 5'11" 165 Lbs. L/R (199307) (2010-Italy, $225K) In 2014, 0.243/0.365/0.703 in 162 PA (36/26 K/W). 
Began 2015 in NWL  In 2016 0.237/0.296/0.321 in 41 G of which 40 were in MWL; threw out 4 of 19 base stealers
In 2017, he threw out 26 of 73 base stealers (36%) while hitting a respectable 0.278/0.374/0.358 in 396 MWL PA; however, he is a bit old for low-A.

LHSwing Chris Nunn 65 200 Lbs. (199010) [2012 HS, San Diego] Hard throwing LHRP who struggled with control and frequently got lit up before being released.
Signed by Cubs in late August 2017 after he touched 97-98 pitching in his first start for the independent Evansville Otters.   
Opened 2017 with Cubs as AA starter.  Got lit up in his first start but pitched 6 innings of shutout ball in his last start.  Overall, 14/10 K/W in 17 AA IP with 0.206 BAA.

SS/2B/3B Andrew Ely 510 180 Lbs. L/R (199301) [2014-32, U Wash] In 2014, 0.326/0.363/0.535 in 89 AZL PA against much younger pitchers followed by 0.229/0.317/0.343 in 40 AAA PA as emergency fill-in.
In 2016 hit 0.262/0.333/0.333 in 104 G split between low-A (0.766 OPS) and high-A (0.601 OPS).
In 2017 posted 0.259/0.356/0.355 line in 324 SL PA with 1 SB in 5 attempts.

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4498 on: January 14, 2018, 03:37:41 pm »
In Mid-December, the Cubs signed Alberto Maldonado

http://metsminors.net/cubs-sign-alberto-baldonado/

JeffH

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4499 on: January 14, 2018, 03:56:46 pm »
An organization can never have too many guys named "Baldy".