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

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

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 Shaw. Albert Almora lines out …

2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Albert Almora

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by aisle424

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, he was sent to the …

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Pierce Johnson

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick89

Pierce Johnson is a 6-3, 170 pound right-handed starting pitcher. He was born May 10, 1991 and was drafted out of Missouri State in the 1st round (43) of the 2012 Draft. After Picking Albert Almora the Cubs picked pitcher after pitcher in the first 10 rounds because the organization lacked impact starting pitchers. Johnson entered the season as arguably …

2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Jorge Soler

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by Sitrick

Jorge Soler is a 21 year-old right-handed outfielder standing 6'3-225. Born in Cuba, Soler defected in 2011, establishing residency in Haiti. On June 2, 2012, Soler was cleared by OFAC to become a free agent, and began negotiations with clubs to sign a contract. Soler was notable in that he was the last major international prospect to become available before …

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Jake Arrieta

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by Obstructed View Staff

With 409 professional innings under his belt, Jake Arrieta isn't a prospect. As one of the major acquisitions over the past 12 months, however, and as someone who remains more potential than performance at this point, we felt it was worth it to take a look at his 2013 and try to get a sense of what he may or …

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Kyle Hendricks

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by Obstructed View Staff

Kyle Hendricks is a 6-3, 190 pound right-handed starting pitcher. He turns 24 on December 7th and was drafted 8th round of the 2011 Draft out of Dartmouth College. Here's what Baseball America wrote at the time of the draft. An economics major at Dartmouth, Hendricks brings a heady presence to the mound. He does more than just outsmart hitters, …

2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Gioskar Amaya

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by Sitrick

Gioskar Amaya came to the Cubs as a 2009 J2 signing. His signing bonus isn't listed anywhere, so we'll assume the Cubs didn't exactly break the bank on him. Amaya entered 2013 as a hot pick to have a breakout season in the Cubs organization. Some of the notable reports: Sickels: 11) Gioskar Amaya, 2B, Grade B-: I think he will …

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Juan Carlos Paniagua

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by myles

I'm not sure any Cub of the past 10 years is more enigmatic than Juan Carlos Paniagua (JCP for short). He's been "signed" 3 times, and the first 2, questions about his age (questions being used rather euphemistically) resulted in suspensions and deals being rescinded. He was signed the first time by the Dbacks in May 2009 (as Juan Carlos …