2013 Cubs Prospects In Review: Trevor Clifton

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by myles5 Comments

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 you hate school, though, it's a pretty good sign that you're willing to figure things …

Cubs Midseason Top Prospects: Consensus Rankings

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by myles33 Comments

All of the major scouting outlets have published their midseason top prospects updates by now, which is good since the season is well over halfway through. I rounded up a bunch of them (from Baseball America, Bullpen Banter, Baseball Prospectus's Jason Parks, ESPN's Keith Law, and minorleagueball's John Sickels) and pulled the rankings for Cub prospects, including newly acquired 'spects Mike Olt …

2013 Midseason Top Cubs Prospects

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick8929 Comments

Prior to the start of the season, Uncle Dave and I published our 2013 top Cubs prospects. We borrowed the system from Hockey's Future, which looks at both upside and floor. The rankings never really interested me, but there's a nice way to create a ranking because that's what people like. You can read the explanation of the system if …

2013 Cubs Prospects Ratings

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by Obstructed View Staff47 Comments

A little over 2 weeks ago, I wrote an article with Uncle Dave's help about a different way to rate prospects. Dave got the idea from Hockey's Future. Dave's explanations of what each number grade (ceiling) represented was so awesome that I used it word for word. I did want to clarify something on the letter grades (floor). An A …

A comparison of two prospects

In Minor Leagues by dmick89132 Comments

I’m going to compare two Cubs prospects who I’ll refer to as X and Z until the end. X turns 22 in March while Z turned 22 at the end of August. Both players just finished their age 21 season, but Z is older by several months. X played a majority of his age 21 season in AA while Z …