2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Armando Rivero

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by myles21 Comments

It's hard to get excited about middle relief prospects. I know that I certainly poked my share of fun at the Rivero signing when it was made. He got $3.1 million, and Brett had this to say:  While he may prove a valuable piece of the bullpen in future years, this is simply about accumulating talented pitching, and paying handsomely to …

2013 Cubs Prospects Review: Marco Hernandez

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick894 Comments

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 in Baseball America's Top 25 …

2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Tyler Alamo

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by Sitrick16 Comments

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 an overslot pick. Alamo apparently …

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Willson Contreras

In Commentary And Analysis by myles28 Comments

Willson Contreras is only 21, but has been in the Cubs' organization for 5 years. An unheralded IFA from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, Contreras spent two years in the Dominican Summer League before making his stateside debut in Boise 2 years ago. In the 5 years he's played for Cubs affiliates, he's done yeoman's work, playing adequate defense with mediocre offensive …

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Trey Masek

In Commentary And Analysis by myles13 Comments

Trey Masek was one of the more intriguing arms that the Cubs picked up in the 2013 draft. Originally slated to go in the first round, a bout of shoulder tendinitis knocked his stock down considerably. While Baseball America had Masek as high as 48th, Masek actually went with the 138th pick in the draft. The slot value for the …