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Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/19/13

Despite a huge night in the previous game, Kris Bryant was not in the lineup last night. Jorge Soler and Wes Darvill were. Jorge Soler, 1-4, R, K, 0/1/2 FB/GB/LD Jorge Soler lines out to right fielder Stephen Piscotty. Jorge Soler called out on strikes. Jorge Soler singles on a line drive to right fielder […]

Kris Bryant Goes Crazy: Minor League Recap 10/18/13

Lots of Cubs got some action in Arizona today. The best day was Kris Bryant who hit 2 home runs and now has 4 on the season in the Arizona Fall League. Albert Almora: 1-6, 1 2B, 0 R, 0 RBI, 0/2/4 FB/GB/LD Albert Almora grounds out, second baseman Joe Wendle to first baseman Travis […]

Minor League Roundtable Part 3: Cubs Prospects ETA

This is our third part of the roundtable. Myles was not present at the time that Sitrick and I started, but his answers are toward the end. dmick89: Of the major prospects, it's expected that Javier Baez will get to Chicago first. If he gets off to a good start at Iowa where I expect […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/17/13

Only one Cub played today. Albert Almora 1-4, SO, CS Albert Almora pops out to second baseman Cory Spangenberg. Albert Almora singles on a ground ball to left fielder Stefen Romero. With Addison Russell batting, Albert Almora caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Austin Hedges to second baseman Cory Spangenberg. Albert Almora flies out to center […]

What Happened To Castro?

Last season was a lost year for Starlin Castro. While many were optimistic about his ability to take a step forward (myself included), quite the opposite happened. Castro got worse, appreciably, in essentially every way.   OBP BB% K% wOBA Castro 2011 0.341 4.9% 13.4% 0.338 Castro 2012 0.323 5.2% 14.5% 0.323 Castro 2013 0.284 […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/15/13

Mesa 7 v Scottsdale 4 Albert Almora: 2-4, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO Albert Almora grounds out, third baseman Peter O'Brien to first baseman Angel Villalona. Albert Almora walks. With Taylor Lindsey batting, missed catch error by Angel Villalona on the pickoff attempt, Albert Almora to 2nd. Albert Almora hits a ground-rule double […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/14/13

Mesa 7 v Scottsdale 6 Kris Bryant: 1-4, R, RBI Kris Bryant reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Alen Hanson. Brian Goodwin to 3rd. Kris Bryant reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez. Kris Bryant reaches on a fielding error by right fielder Cory Vaughn. Devon Travis to 3rd. Kris Bryant […]

Minor League Roundtable Part 2: Breakouts and Busts

Part 2 of our Roundtable series discussing all sorts of things relevant to the Cubs Minor League system. Let's get into it, shall we?   Myles: Who do you guys think could breakout next year? I think there's a slam-dunk answer to breakout candidates, but I have a few I'd like to talk about. The one I'm […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10-11-13

Mesa vs. Surpsise Jorge Soler, 1-5, 2 R, 2 K Jorge Soler reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Ryan Rua. Jorge Soler singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Mitch Haniger. Zach Borenstein to 3rd. Jorge Soler strikes out swinging. Jorge Soler grounds out, shortstop Derrik Gibson to first baseman Jorge […]

Star of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/10/13

Mesa 8 v Salt River 1 Only Almora and Armando Rivero played.  Albert Almora: 2-5, 2 R, 3B, 3 RBI Albert Almora grounds out, third baseman Jake Lamb to first baseman Andy Burns. Albert Almora flies out to left fielder Todd Glaesmann. Albert Almora singles on a ground ball to third baseman Jake Lamb. Albert Almora grounds […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/9/13

Glendale 9 v Mesa 13 Albert Almora: 4-5, 3R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI Albert Almora homers (1) on a line drive to left field. Albert Almora doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Jared Mitchell. Adrian Nieto scores. Dixon Machado scores. Albert Almora singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Brent Keys. Albert […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/8/13

I thought it'd be nice to go over the AFL on a daily basis. I can't say I'll get to it every day; however, since many of the Cubs' very best prospects are on the Mesa Solar Sox, it's prudent to discuss. Mesa 8 v Glendale 8 (11 innings) Jorge Soler: 1-6, 2B, RBI, 2 […]

2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Albert Almora

Albert Almora is a right-handed center fielder, and just finished his age 19 season. He stands 6'2-180. He came to the Cubs as the first round pick in the 2012 draft. Taken sixth overall, Almora signed for an overslot $3.9 million to pry him away from a commitment to the University of Miami. Soon thereafter, […]

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant stands 6-5 and weighs 215 pounds. He was born on January 4, 1992 and was drafted out of the University of San Diego this year. He was the Cubs first pick (2nd overall) and was rated as the 3rd best draft prospect by Baseball America. He plays 3rd base and es expected to […]

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Javier Baez

Ednel Javier Baez was drafted by the Cubs in the 2011 draft with the 9th pick. History is going to look at that draft as an incredible one. Here's a sampling of players taken in that round: 1.1 Gerrit Cole (ace potential) 1.3 Trevor Bauer (20 makeup, but #2 potential) 1.4 Dylan Bundy (pre-TJS, was consensus […]

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