Kris Bryant: Leadoff Extraordinaire?

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while, people. “Kris Bryant at leadoff is an abomination” you say?! Well I’m going to break it to you that I think you are dead wrong on this one. My apologies in advance.

First I need to address why I am just now coming out and saying this.  Continue reading

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Kris Bryant Signs Record Deal

Friday was the day of deals for the Cubs arbitration-eligible players. Instead of working out contracts in arbitration hearings, the Cubs sided with signing Kris Bryant, Justin Wilson, Kyle Hendricks, Addison Russell, and Tommy La Stella to one year deals. Justin Grimm is the only eligible player to not sign a new deal so far. Continue reading

Cubs Futures Game Participants of the Past

Last night was one of my favorite baseball events of the year: the Futures Game. Once a night, every All-Star break, each team across Major League Baseball gets to send a player or two to the game in which some of the best prospects in all of baseball are assembled to face off against each other in a game of USA vs. The World. Every season, the most untouchable prospects are involved, and this year was no different with the likes of Alex Bregman, Andrew Benintendi, and Yoan Moncada to name a few.

This year’s Cubs players included Eloy Jimenez and Jeimer Candelario, both representing the World team in the event. While Candelario could not participate due to the fact that he was already called up to The Show. Jimenez on the other hand got to participate and did not disappoint. Jimenez, going 2-3 with a homerun, a double, 4 RBI and an incredible catch in the outfield, made his best case to take home MVP honors only to fall short to Moncada.

With Eloy now directly in the spotlight as the next big Chicago Cubs prospect, it got me thinking about the players the Cubs have sent to the Futures Game in the past and what those players are doing now. I took a look back at the past 10 seasons to see who the represented the Cubs in the Minor League showcase and also looked at their career stats and where they are now. Continue reading

Lineup Notes 3/10 vs. Mariners

Joe Maddon is trotting out a team this afternoon against the M’s that actually doesn’t have too many prospects. With nearly all of the starters having some type of Major League experience, here is what the lineup card looks like today: Continue reading