If Appel gets slot or close to it, Kris Bryant’s agent is going to have just a touch more ammo to get slot for his client.
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Hankins just finished his junior year at Austin Peay State, and is going to be converted into a full-time catcher, it seems.
Ranking the Cubs’ top prospects is nearly impossible.
If the Number Three pick gets $800K under slot, could the Cubs shave that amount off the Bryant signing at Number Two? I’m not so sure.
Burks, a high school outfielder, gets a slightly over slot bonus.
In the last 10 games in particular, the offense has been nearly non-existent. At least there’s a little bit of nice prospect stuff.
How are the young, young kids is Venezuela faring on the young, young season? And how did Javy Baez follow up his four-homer performance?
It’s a big-time honor, even if it’s not a huge surprise. The hopefully-soon-to-be Cubs prospect could be one of the best talents in baseball.
Putnam has an elbow issue, and Raley appears to be a temporary fill-in.
One game – even a four-homer game – doesn’t push a guy up the ladder. But Baez might be getting close anyway.
It sounds like it was just a matter of not having his best stuff. It happens. Also Theo Epstein on the minors, and Jim Callis on the Cubs’ top prospect.
The Arizona Cubs’ roster is kinda-sorta out, though it looks like it’s very preliminary.
The big righty has a huge – read: 100 mph – arm, but has been plagued by control issues for years.