JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-23-13

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 1 @ Memphis Redbirds 4 This will be short since the I-Cubs barely hit the ball last night. Nick Struck went 6 innings, allowed 5 hits and 2 runs. He walked 2 and struckout none. Casey Coleman struckout the side in the 7th. Yoanner Negrin gave up 3 hits and 2 runs in an inning of work. Logan …

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-21-13

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 0 @ Memphis Redbirds 1 It’s not easy writing about the Iowa Cubs. They are easily the least interesting team in the Cubs organization. Hell, the team in Chicago is even more interesting. We get paid the big bucks to do it so here we go. It was Hide Your Children Day in Memphis as Brent Lillibridge made …

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-18-13

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

The Iowa Cubs were rained out. Tennessee Smokies 5 @ Huntsville Stars 3 Kyle Hendricks got the start and lasted only 2 innings. He gave up 5 hits and 3 runs while walking a batter. He didn’t strike out anybody. The Smokies bullpen would throw the next 9 innings (extra innings game) and they allowed only 2 hits and no …

2013 PECOTA Projections

In Commentary And Analysis, Projections by dmick89

The 2013 PECOTA projections are out and I thought I'd post some of the Cubs below. Since you have to be a subscriber in order to download the spreadsheet, I'm only going to include PA and wOBA, which I calculated using the basic formula. For pitchers I'll only show IP and FIP (I calculated this too). 2013 PECOTA Projections for …

Cubs roster updates

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89

Last Update (2/21/2013): Removed Tony Campana from the 40-man roster. Added Scott Hairston to the 40-man roster. Earlier this week the Cubs re-signed Shawn Camp to a 1-year, $1.35 million contract. They also made a series of moves in preparation of protecting players from next month's Rule 5 Draft. They added Logan Watkins to the roster along with Trey McNutt, Christian …

Trey McNutt makes best of it

In aside by dmick89

Saw this on my rss feed today about Trey McNutt.  As in the abstract, McNutt is saying, this process is not exact. Unfortunately, Chicago's seventh-ranked prospect has been far from spot-on himself. Southern League batters are batting .266 against him, and he's posted a 55-to-39 strikeout-to-walk ratio unbefitting his powerful repertoire. After 17 starts, his last eight appearances have come out of …