2013 Cubs Prospects Review: Marco Hernandez

Marco Hernandez is 6-0, 170 pounds. He was born September 6, 1992 in the Dominican Republic and currently plays shortstop. The right-hander bats has been known for his defense and is a switch hitter. The Cubs signed Hernandez during the July 2009 international signing period. He was signed on July 17th and was not included […]

2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Tyler Alamo

Tyler Alamo came to the Cubs organization as the 24th round pick in this year's amateur draft. A strong, big-bodied catcher out of a Cypress, California high school, Alamo was ranked as the 348th best prospect in the draft according to the BA 500, and was expected to be a tough sign, or at least […]

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Yoanner Negrin

Yoanner Negrin is sort of an enigmatic fellow. He signed with the Cubs in 2011, when he was 27 YEARS OLD. He wasn't exactly a premium prospect; I can't find any information on what he signed for. The expectation at the time of the signing was the he preferred relieving, but his arsenal of pitches […]

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Corey Black

The 5-11, 175 pound righty was acquired from the Yankees in the Alfonso Soriano trade on July 26th. Corey Black was selected in the 4th round in the 2012 Draft our of Faulkner University. He was born on on August 4, 1991. Player ages in baseball are the age of the player before August 1st […]

Cubs Minor League Playoffs 2013; Daytona, Boise Game 1

Dunedin Blue Jays 1 @ Daytona Cubs 6 Kris Bryant led the way with 2 hits and a single. He also had enough RBIs by himself to win. The only extra-base hit was a double by Pin-Chieh Chen to lead off the Cubs in the bottom of the 1st (he'd come to score on a […]

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Logan Watkins

For some reason, I was thinking that Logan Watkins was drafted in the 3rd round in 2008. He did sign for $600,000, which was probably 2nd round money considering the Cubs draft order that year (maybe even higher at that time), but he lasted until the 21st round. He had a strong committment to Wichita […]

2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Trevor Clifton

Trevor Clifton came into the organization as a 12th round pick in this year's draft, a BA Top 200 prep arm with a big, projectable fastball, ugly mechanics, and a murky signability status due to his commitment to University of Kentucky baseball. When you tell a reporter that

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Matt Szczur

The minor league season ends today and we'll be starting a four to five week series in which Sitrick, Myles and I review numerous 2013 Cubs prospects. Our goal is to write about no less than 40 Cubs prospects and we intend to be finished with the reviews by the time the postseason begins. We'll […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-31-13

Iowa Cubs 2 @ Nashville Sound 7 This is what I get for talking up Mike Olt yesterday. He went 0-4 with 4 Ks. Yikes. Jae-Hoon Ha went 2-3 with a double and a walk. The pitching was fucking terrible. Tennessee Smokies 4 @ Chattanooga Lookouts 3 Javier Baez doing Javier Baez Things. 2-5 with […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-30-13

Iowa Cubs 2 @ Nashville Sounds 3 If I were the type of person to find a narrative in chaos, I would suggest that Mike Olt has realized that if he wants to not be in the PCL for the third season in a row next year, he better start hitting, and fast. He was […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-26-13

Omaha Strom Chasers 1 @ Iowa Cubs 2 Mike Olt went 0-1 with 3 walks. That's an interesting line. He's still been hot garbage for the Cubs since the trade (.155/.244/.282, .245 wOBA, 37 wRC+), but over the last 10, he's .259/.429/.407. That's workable. I'm still much less confident in his abilities than I was […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-25-13

Memphis Redbirds 11 @ Iowa Cubs 5 Dave Sappelt went 2-4 with a double and a home run, Mike Olt went 1-4, and I went into my bedroom and cried for watching this shitpile of a team. Brooks "Lendy Castillo" Raley went 2 innings and allowed 7 runs. Thanks, Obama. Mobile BayBears 2 @ Tennessee Smokies […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-24-13

Better late than never, it's yesterday's JOT. Sorry for the delay. Chicago Cubs 3 @ San Diego Padres 2 Is it April? Because Jeff Samardzija just put together two good starts in a row. 8 innings, 7 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, and 7 Ks. PETCO helps, but he's almost got his ERA back under […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-23-13

Memphis Redbirds 0 @ Iowa Cubs 2 Kyle Hendricks got the win by tossing 7 strong shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and a walk on 3 Ks. Zach Rosscup and Eduardo Sanchez had 3 Ks between them in a perfect 8th and 9th. Mobile BayBears 3 @ Tennessee Smokies 2 Dim the lights and put […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-22-13

Memphis Redbirds 4 @ Iowa Cubs 3 The Resistance is a game where players attempt to deduce one another's identities. It is similar in structure to party games such as Mafia and Werewolf, where a small, informed minority attempt to mislead a larger, uninformed majority. The Resistance uses slightly different mechanics from similar games, and […]

The Cubs’ Crowded 40-Man

2013 is essentially a lost season for the entirety of the major league Cubs. Sure, Welington Castillo has looked like a competent catcher, if not spectacular, but most of the young core went the other way or stayed the same. Now that it's almost September, it's almost time for September call-ups. For the more casual […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-21-13

Memphis Redbirds 7 @ Iowa Cubs 1 Mike Olt went 0-2 with a walk. Yoanner Negrin was pretty awesome, allowing 1 run in 5 innings. He walked 1 and allowed 4 hits. Alberto Cabrera did a Lendy Castillo impression, as did Jeffry Antigua. Marcus Hatley went scoreless. Javier Baez and the Superfriends 10 @ Birmingham […]