Hendricks Remains Awesome, Roederer is Confident, and Other Bullets

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Hendricks Remains Awesome, Roederer is Confident, and Other Bullets

Chicago Cubs

To you fine folks in the Midwest, don’t be a hero this week. To the extent you’re able, just stay inside and bundle up. Run your water periodically. All that stuff. No need to mess around with this nastiness.

  • Fun with Kyle Hendricks being uniquely awesome:

  • While you enjoy that unique factoid, a broader reminder about just how good Hendricks has been in his career:

  • And now let’s just enjoy some nasty:

https://twitter.com/pitchingninja/status/1090219680231538689?s=21

https://twitter.com/ColeRoederer/status/1089713269894373376

  • The thing about Cole Roederer (and fellow early-2018 draft pick outfielder Brennen Davis) that should get you excited heading into this year is that he was only just starting to physically come into his own and translate that to power potential in his senior year of high school before the draft. That meant that he was not highly-ranked on the pundit draft boards, and meant that the Cubs were taking a big swing by drafting him so early, paying him such a big bonus, and getting a chance to develop him as he turned that corner. That’s how a scouting “win” can turn into a superstar after the first round of the draft.
  • So far, the eyes-on reports on Roederer have been rave. It’s not at all hard to see the 19-year-old head to Eugene this year after extended Spring Training, and maybe get a taste of Low-A South Bend by the end of the year, all while seeing his prospect stock shoot up.
  • Also, how much does that finish look like Ian Happ? I’m not making any comps or anything, mind you. Just fun to see.
  • Semi-relatedly:

  • I wonder how this poll is gonna go …

  • Fun and interesting analysis from the Bears side:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.