Let’s talk about 2002

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle42456 Comments

If you read Baseball Prospectus, you probably know who Jason "Professor" Parks is. Parks had a chat yesterday that was very interesting for Cubs fans, and the most interesting question would be this one: BTH524 (Pennsylvania): Where do you project the top 2013 draft picks (Kris Bryant, Mark Appel, etc.) to be slotted in your top prospect list? With the understanding …

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Javier Baez

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick8917 Comments

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 #1 prospect, ace potential) 1.6 …

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Pierce Johnson

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick899 Comments

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 …

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Assume the Position in Review: C

In Commentary And Analysis by Obstructed View Staff3 Comments

I thought it would be neat to review my critiques at each position that I made before the season. Let's see how wrong I was! MLB Beef Castle is the definite starter next year. He's projected by BJ to have a wOBA of .318. I like him a pretty good deal: his minor league numbers indicate that he is ascending, he improved …