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Deeg

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10965 on: March 10, 2023, 01:15:37 am »
Sure hope he gets back all the way physically, and he can stand or fall based on his ability to put the bat on the ball.  Absolutely a special athlete.

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« Reply #10966 on: March 12, 2023, 04:23:07 pm »
Lifted from BleacherNation. PCA and Triantos cheering from the stands for Caissie

https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2023/03/12/cubs-prospect-owen-caissie-just-hit-a-massive-blast-in-the-wbc/
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« Reply #10967 on: March 12, 2023, 04:40:06 pm »
For a guy like that, the WBC is great experience. 
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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10968 on: March 14, 2023, 09:35:48 pm »
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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10969 on: March 14, 2023, 09:58:31 pm »
This is a link to Hortonís CWS start vs. Ole Miss in the championship game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkVjND5Mwtc

He was filthy.

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10970 on: March 15, 2023, 06:43:55 am »
You just want us to watch Ole Miss win the CWS.

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10971 on: March 18, 2023, 04:13:42 pm »
https://www.thecubreporter.com/comment/274608#comment-274608

Devers is the only significant pitcher-prospect name on the injured group. 

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« Reply #10972 on: March 19, 2023, 03:10:11 am »
On the subject of 3B---discussed on another thread about 2023 with Madrigal and other suspects...

Not a great prospects position for Cubs either.

Top 3B prospect in system is probably Chase Strumpf??----who was exposed to the Rule 5 and unclaimed.

Then there's Triantos and seems like the projection is "can't play 3B" and if can stay on the infield, it's 2B.......maybe. 

Maybe Cristian Hernandez will move to 3B, which isn't the best outcome and he's probably a long way away.

Preciado has such a miserable time trying to hit last season, he hardly gets a mention anymore.

Paciolla just drafted, who knows.  Who else?  Not great.

Meanwhile, Cubs could have drafted Brooks Lee---who will start season already at AA and is getting a ton of PAs this spring which kind of indicates Twins think he's pretty close to majors.  Correa will move him to 3B of course.  Or, Correa moves to 3B.  Either way.

Maybe the Horton/Ferris draft will prove to be a stroke of genius.  Fingers crossed.  But, passed up a guy who figures to have a very good chance to be a very solid 3B---and soon.  Hoping that does not look like a very bad decision in a few years.

Then, of course, there's drafting Ed Howard instead of Jordan Walker.  I don't know, maybe Walker is too big to stay at 3B but moving Walker off 3B because Arenado is there is an obvious move, whether Walker can stay at 3B or not.  Maybe we'll get something out of Howard just yet.  But.....

And, then there's Kris Bryant being wasted in LF for Rockies instead of playing 3B for Cubs for a dozen seasons.  Oh well.

We have Madrigal to play 3B.  Answering questions in a dozen spring training games. 


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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10973 on: March 19, 2023, 12:31:15 pm »
https://www.thecubreporter.com/comment/274608#comment-274608

Devers is the only significant pitcher-prospect name on the injured group.

Jack Patterson went from off the radar to the Cubs #31 prospect in 2020 and #29 prospect in 2021 (based on Baseball America).  He had TJ surgery in spring 2021 and has not been heard from since.

Brailyn Marquez was the Cubs #1 prospect entering 2020 and 2021 and still #3 by Baseball America entering 2022 (most other rating services had cooled on him by then).  Unfortunately, fixing a shoulder is like spinning a wheel and hoping for the best ...

Kenyi Perez is or was a deep sleeper on some prospect lists.  Hard thrower with no control.

Ezequiel Pagan is recovering from off-season knee surgery. 

Shane Marshall had arm surgery in August 2022. The C to RP conversion will have to wait.

Jordan Holloway had arthroscopic surgery on his elbow early last fall.

Tyler Schlaffer had TJ surgery last August.

JP Wheat had TJ surgery sometime last summer?

Garrett Brown was an 18th round selection of the Cubs last year and has not played yet.

So yes ... it's still early but it seems like a relatively healthy MiL camp - so far.





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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10975 on: March 21, 2023, 09:30:56 am »
Nazier Mule to undergo TJS.

I guess he was worked like a rented mule.

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10976 on: March 21, 2023, 10:52:46 am »
Nazier Mule to undergo TJS.

I guess he was worked like a rented mule.
Kind of frustrating because his arm hasn't been right for nearly a year.

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10977 on: March 23, 2023, 02:14:01 pm »
https://www.mlb.com/news/chicago-cubs-spring-training-prospect-report-2023?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage

Enthusiastic Callis article.  Callis phrasing suggests Ferris is likely to start in Myrtle, but I'm guessing either his wording was maybe careless and he doesn't actually expect that; or else that his expectation might just be wrong if he really does expect that. 

It's going to take me a while to track the Cubs farm stuff.  Jarred Banner is super positive about guys.  Not sure yet whether that's just Banner-gush, in the tradition of Jim Hendry and Fleita; or whether Banner is so positive because these prospects really are so good. 

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10978 on: March 23, 2023, 02:14:36 pm »
https://www.mlb.com/player/chris-clarke-669247?stats=gamelogs-s-pitching-mlb&year=2023

Chris Clarke was Rule-5 selected by Seattle.  He's pitched 5.2 innings this camp for Seattle, 6K/2BB/6H.  Not sure what their competition is, or how much upside they see in him.  That kinda sounds like a guy the Cubs will likely be able to get back, *IF* they want him back. 

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« Reply #10979 on: March 23, 2023, 02:54:42 pm »

Chris Clarke was Rule-5 selected by Seattle.  He's pitched 5.2 innings this camp for Seattle, 6K/2BB/6H.  Not sure what their competition is, or how much upside they see in him.  That kinda sounds like a guy the Cubs will likely be able to get back, *IF* they want him back. 

Mariners have a very deep bullpen. Seems VERY remote that Mariners will have room for Clarke and canít see any reason why Cubs wouldnít reclaim him. Of course, Clarke would be subject to a waiver claim after Mariners non-roster him but seems unlikely he gets claimed. So, expect to see him back in Cubs system soon.