If not for a dropped fly ball, Dale Sveum says, Jackson’s day would have been pretty good. Also: lots of prospect talk.
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Javier Baez had himself a weekend, and Dan Vogelbach exploded a baseball.
Recapping the minor league weekend action … and revisiting the entirety of the Chicago Cubs’ 2012 Draft.
There isn’t a ton to say about last night’s loss, other than it sucked. At least Javier Baez had an all universe game.
Roster Shuffle: Rafael Dolis to DL with “Mild Forearm Strain,” Alex Burnett DFA’d, Blake Parker Called Up
Hopefully it’s just a forearm strain for Dolis. Parker gets another look with the big club, and Burnett was clearly an attempt to grab and stash.
Garza’s three starts in to his 2013 return, and it’s looking great. The Cubs, too, are looking very good of late.
Everybody seems to see the Cubs going for Mark Appel in the Draft. Is he a threat to not sign? And how much will he want?
A little draft talk, a little prospect talk, and an interesting game for Javier Baez.
The 25-year-old righties trade places, and the Cubs will now get a look at Putnam.
Bowden has the right to refuse the assignment, but he’s tentatively expected to accept.
Reggie Golden is back and playing, and although his debut wasn’t great statistically, a number of guys had great days yesterday.
So far so good, generally-speaking, for the prospects at the top of the Cubs’ charts.
Abandon all hope ye who enter here.
It was a good night for the Cubs’ minor leagues, generally, and Arismendy Alcantara hit another homer. He’s now got more than Vogelbach, Soler, and Baez.
Appel, Gray, Bryant, Moran. Those are the four college players the Cubs are likely choosing from among. Maybe even as we speak.