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OV Daily Facepalm

In Facepalm by berselius

Lots of HRs, lots of walks Baez and Olt both hit bombs off of Randy Wolf (video here and here), a not uncommon occurance for Randy Wolf. Olt later hit another bomb against against a Mariners reliever. Likely fifth starter James McDonald issued five walks in 2 2/3 innings in his start last night. First round of cuts The first round of …

OV “Daily” Facepalm

In Facepalm by berselius

Ted Lilly Added to Cubs front office Ted Lilly signed on with the Cubs FO as a special assistant, and should be around as an instructor in spring training as well as doing some scouting and stuff during the season. Even though he struggled with injuries last year and retired this offseason, he might still have been good enough to …

Javier Baez and projections

In Commentary And Analysis, Projections by dmick89

It's the season of projections and they're all starting to come out or already have. About ten days ago I was looking at Javier Baez's page on Fangraphs and saw that Oliver projected him to have a .336 wOBA (109 wRC+) and 4.2 fWAR. Of course, about 15 runs of that was defense and from what we know, Baez isn't …

Stars of Tomorrow: 10/24/13

In Commentary And Analysis by myles

Scottsdale 4 v Mesa 7 Jorge Soler: 3-4, R, 2 RBI, SO Jorge Soler singles on a ground ball to left fielder Robby Hefflinger. Brian Goodwin scores. Devon Travis scores. C. Cron to 2nd. Jorge Soler singles on a line drive to left fielder Robby Hefflinger. Tyler Collins to 2nd. Jorge Soler singles on a ground ball to left fielder …

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/22/13

In Minor Leagues by myles

Kris Bryant now leads the league in avg, HR, and RBI. Triple Crown! Kris Bryant: 2-4, RBI, 2 SO Kris Bryant singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Tyler Naquin. Brian Goodwin scores. Tyler Collins to 2nd. Kris Bryant called out on strikes. Kris Bryant singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Jason Rogers. Albert Almora …

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Kris Bryant, Man: Cubs Minor League Recap 10/21/13

In Commentary And Analysis by myles

Only 2 Cubs played. Kris Bryant is a good baseball player. Kris Bryant: 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB, SO Henry Urrutia grounds into a double play, third baseman Kris Bryant to first baseman C. J. Cron. Garin Cecchini out at 3rd. Kris Bryant walks. Kris Bryant strikes out swinging. Kris Bryant walks. Kris Bryant doubles (3) on a sharp ground …

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 …

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

In Minor Leagues by myles

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 fielder Delino DeShields. Albert Almora …