We know minor league walk rates and strikeout rates matter, but at what levels? And in what relationship to each other?
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The front of the rotation is exciting, but the Cubs have a very interesting middle of the rotation, too.
Valaika returns, the Cubs get a couple arms, and a solid back-up-back-up catcher.
Quite a bit to say about a number of top Cubs prospects this week. That’s always fun in January.
The former Cubs reliever will get a chance elsewhere, and it makes me remember a couple things.
The Cubs know they have a potential impact bat in Kyle Schwarber. But does it come from a catcher or an outfielder?
Chambers, 28, was a long-time Cardinals outfield prospect.
No big surprises at the top, but a few differences there in the next tier. So much quality, so much depth.
It’s very legitimate to be excited about getting to see what Bryant can do next year. Just remember, though: he’s young, he’s a prospect, and most guys go through adjustment periods.
Looking ahead to a repeat of sorts in 2015. Also, folks want the Cubs to be good, and farewell to a Cubs pitching prospect.
A good time last night means the Bullets show up a little later than usual. Lefty bullpen stuff, Chris Denorfia stuff, and more.
You’d never advocate blowing the budget in the draft, right? And losing two first rounders for doing it? Probably not, but there’s an interesting angle to discuss.
Villanueva fell off the prospect radar a bit last year, but he’s still a guy to be following.
And dreaming on the fun of fighting about how to accommodate all of the Cubs’ talent.
A power lefty who hasn’t quite broken through at the big league level. Might the Cubs see what he can do in relief?
This figures to be one of the least fun topics over the next few months. I’ll do my best to keep our collective heads on straight.