Thoughts from Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum, and thoughts on the importance of this kind of thing.
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Mostly good news from the injury front. No bad news, at least.
Too many topics today for there to be one lead item. And I didn’t even mention Jeff Samardzija’s boo-boo finger.
As far as Cubs prospects go, there was one big non-story yesterday, and one actually intriguing story.
The Cubs are taking their organizational directives very seriously. And it’s a good thing.
Jason McLeod has called the two college righties the top arms in the Draft, but he also identified the top two bats.
There were a lot of rainouts this weekend, though there were also plenty of games played.
Taking a look at the league average WHIPs across the minors, and comparing them with the top Cubs pitching performances.
All sides have a collaborative relationship, and Sveum has Epstein and Hoyer’s trust. Also injury updates on Garza, Fujikawa, Vitters and Almora.
The two collegiate righties have always made sense for the Cubs. It was just a matter of them showing they are truly elite.
Dan Vogelbach stole a base! And it wasn’t his first of the year!
Most of the Cubs’ farm system was traveling yesterday, so there’s only one game to discuss.
Even in the minors, the signs point toward a DH in the NL. Kyle Hendricks finally had a great start, which should remind you of who Hendricks is.