Category Archives: Chicago Cubs

Scouting Report: Junior Lake (SS)

BLUF: Crazy tools but lacks the polish to translate them on the field and may never realize potential. The Player: Junior Lake (SS, Chicago Cubs) – Debuting in the Dominican Summer League in 2007, the then 17-year old Lake hit … Continue reading

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2013 Chicago Cubs Top 15 Prospects

In desperate need of a complete rebuild the Cubs have started to do just that by adding plenty of high-end talent through the draft. This year’s Top 15 list is littered with players that were either nowhere to be found … Continue reading

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Accountability Check: Cubs 2012 Top 15 Prospects

Chicago Cubs 2012 Top 15 Prospects (12/6/11) Truth be told, given what the Cubs had in their system at this time last year and what I knew about those players, I really don’t have any significant heartburn with what I … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Dan Vogelbach (1B)

BLUF: Bat-only masher that fits best as a DH and has very little margin for error. The Player: Dan Vogelbach (1B, Chicago Cubs) – Second round pick by the Cubs in 2011. Played in just six games after signing, hitting … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Non-Waiver Deadline Passes

I got tied up at the ball park with some Nick Castellanos interviews yesterday but I wanted to circle back and hit the scouting reports on the prospects involved in the flurry of trades leading up to yesterday’s non-waiver trade … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: The Cubs Get Busy

The home stretch has arrived for the 2012 trade deadline. As if the Chicago Cubs weren’t busy enough trying to move Ryan Dempster, Alfonso Soriano and possibly Matt Garza, they managed to flip Geovany Soto, Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Javier Baez (SS)

BLUF: Potential number three hitter with power and average from the hot corner. The Player: Jaiver Baez (SS, Chicago Cubs) – Ninth overall pick in the 2011 draft. Made a notional pro debut of only five games after signing last … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Josh Vitters (3B)

BLUF: Solid MLB regular that always entices people to expect more because of draft position and swing. The Player: Josh Vitters (3B, Chicago Cubs) – Third overall pick in the 2007 draft. Debuted with just a .118 average in 14 … Continue reading

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2012 Post-Draft Notes: National League Central

Chicago Cubs While the big news surrounding the Cubs has been the signing of Jorge Soler, the 2012 draft will go a long way to beginning to re-shape the club’s future. Albert Almora offers exceptional polish for a young player … Continue reading

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2012 Impact Prospects: National League Central

The National League Central is a league in flux in 2012. With the departure of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, and the arrival of new leadership groups in Chicago and Houston, there is plenty of movement afoot. That movement will … Continue reading

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