The hope is that he’ll be back at the very end of the season. The Cubs have some top prospects, Darwin Barney is swell, and Hayden Simpson keeps trying.
Category: Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Cubs’ minor league system demonstrates, in part, why W/L is the worst stat ever for pitchers. Also, the Daytona coach really likes stolen bases.
That’s a pretty great pair. The front office likes Dale Sveum, a look at some mid-season stuff, and let’s talk about awesome minor league names.
Josh Vitters was very un-Josh-Vitters-like in the AAA All-Star Game last night, but he’s still been impressive. Also, a Lendy Castillo sighting!
Starting in 2013, it looks like the norm will be four games, not six. Bryan LaHair talks about his Japan dalliance, and an update on Dillon Maples.
With no minor league games yesterday, let’s take a look at how the Dominican Summer League has been going.
Bryan LaHair and Starlin Castro are excited to be in Kansas City, and LaHair, in particular, is getting some love. More on the Draft, Yu Darvish, and pictures of Jorge Soler.
It wasn’t too long ago that the outfield was considered one of the weak spots in the Cubs’ farm system. Now it’s one of the strongest in baseball.
Almora instantly becomes one of the Cubs’ best prospects.
Dale Sveum was asked to name his first half MVPs, and he gave a semi-surprising response. Gerardo Concepcion gets a bad review, the rotation changes, and Ryan Dempster zings.
The Cubs’ lone prospect in the Futures Game did everything he could for the International Team.
With Duane Underwood Receiving $1.05 Million, Cubs Should Be Able to Lock Up Albert Almora This Week
Where do the Cubs stand on their pool, though? How much can they afford to give Almora?
Dustin Geiger, Twitter star, is making a name for himself on the field, too.
The other guy in the Matt Garza deal is back, and flying up the system.
Garza is as hard on himself about his first half as anyone. Jeff Samardzija isn’t giving up the curveball, Ryan Dempster could start Sunday, and Dale Sveum wonders what if.
In fact he’s so good, he’s a top 25 prospect in all of baseball. Kind of. Pretty much.
He wasn’t a huge risk to not sign, but it’s good to know he’s in the fold.
What’s going on with the Cubs’ affiliation in short season baseball?
Sveum says Volstad didn’t stick to the game plan and didn’t pitch well. But he’ll start again. Darwin Barney is a Gold Glover, and Jeff Samardzija’s June is explained.