If you haven’t seen one of his highlight videos yet, you will in just a few moments. He’s had a few lately, and if he stays healthy I suspect we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of them.
Connor Myers was drafted this June in the 27th round. At the time he stood out more for being a hitter taken by the Cubs in a draft in which they overwhelmingly drafted college pitching, but since joining the system it has his been his diving catches in center that are drawing the headlines.
The bat, so far, has been fairly pedestrian. This isn’t uncommon even in college draftees when they first come to professional ball, so I would hesitate to read too much into these numbers. In 101 PA for South Bend he has a strikeout rate of 29.7% (too high), a walk rate of 2.0% (too low), one home run, four steals, and a line of .211/.235/.284.
The glove, though, speaks for itself. I suspect we’ll see him back in South Bend to start next season, and I don’t doubt we’ll get some more catches like the one below while he’s there.
- Giovanni Soto: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K
- Corey Black: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
- Joe Thatcher: 1 IP, 2 K
- John Andreoli: 1 for 3, BB
- Jeimer Candelario: 1 for 3. His August line reads .354/.410/.563 in 25 games.
- Tim Federowicz: 1 for 4, 2B
- Jen-Ho Tseng: 6 IP, 4 R (2 ER), 9 H, 1 BB, 4 K
- David Garner: 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB
- R.J. Alvarez: 1 IP, 2 K
- Lane Adams: 3 for 3, BB, 2 SB. Adams has an OPS of .884 in 22 games with the Smokies.
- Gioskar Amaya: 1 for 3, 3B, 2 BB
- Trey Martin: 0 for 2, 2 BB, SB
- Carlos Penalver: 1 for 2, 2B, 3 BB
- Daniel Lewis: 3 IP, 2 H, 3 K
- Tommy Nance: 2.2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K
- Ryan McNeil: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB
- Donnie Dewees: 2 for 4, 2B
- Yasiel Balaguert: 2 for 5
- Ian Rice: 2 for 5
- Jeffrey Baez: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
- Andrew Ely: 2 for 4, BB
- Erick Castillo 3 for 5
Low A: South Bend Cubs
Great Lakes 2, South Bend 0
The losing streak has reached four games.
- Duane Underwood: 3.2 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 K
- Greyfer Eregua: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 K
- Jared Cheek: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K
- P.J. Higgins: 1 for 1, 3 BB
- Tyler Alamo: 1 for 4
- Connor Myers: 1 for 3, SB
- Erling Moreno: 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 6 K
- Dakota Mekkes: 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 K
- Darryl Wilson: 2 for 5, 3B, SB
- Yeiler Peguero: 2 for 5, 2B
- Chris Pieters: 1 for 4, BB, SB
- Trent Giambrone: 2 for 4, BB, SB
- Tyler Payne: 1 for 4, HR
- Kevonte Mitchell: 1 for 4, HR
- Jose Gonzalez: 2 for 3, 2 2B, BB
- Andry Rondon: 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K
- Yapson Gomez: 1.1 IP, 1 K
- Tolly Filotei: 2 for 4
- Kwang-Min Kwon: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
- Yohan Matos: 2 for 4
- Jhonny Bethencourt: 2 for 4
- Since winning 11-10 on August 24, the South Bend Cubs have failed to score more than two runs and have been shut out twice. Cause for concern? Probably not. This is still a very talented, very deep team that is remarkably well rounded for Low A. The bats and the arms are both capable of carrying them through a playoff series, and they still have a week to get the bats back into productive shape before the playoffs arrives. Add to that the fact that they are largely playing meaningless games right now, so far as the postseason is concerned, and I see very little to be concerned about.
- As of last night, game times for the Arizona Rookie League Playoffs had not been announced on the AZL website. This isn’t uncommon; that league is historically on the slower side in making information of that nature public. We should see something today, though.
- Eugene has been so good this year they actually tied a franchise record for wins. I like their odds of setting a new mark.
Ems tie franchise record for most wins in a 76-game season at 49. 8 games left to break the record. https://t.co/7NJp6r5g7S
— Steve Mims (@SteveMims_RG) August 29, 2016