Iowa bush league update

Almora v. Buxton: Showdown at High Noon

Here’s a grab bag from recent days in the Iowa bush leagues:

 

*Junior Lake looks like a ballplayer but needs polish. He’s been getting on base a lot but his hits have included a swinging bunt here, a deflected ball there, a well-placed bloop, etc. With the glove his best game was in right field where he made multiple good plays. At 3B he’s made some diving and leaping stops but the arm’s erratic to the tune of five errors in less than a week. Still, he looks the part of a prospect.

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  • I noticed that too. He's getting to everything, but when he gets right under it on a high flyball he looks uncomfortable

    cubbies.4ever 24 min 36 sec ago view
  • Did you expect anything different?

    billybucks 54 min 47 sec ago view
  • Wow, did they blow this game. Stupid plays by the kids in the 7th -- Almora throwing to 3rd instead of 2nd to keep the DP in order (when a DP probably wins the game) and Baez throwing to 3rd (to a backpedalling KB) instead of getting the easy 2nd out at first - cost them the game. Also, Contreras almost throws the ball into RF on a nonexistent pick-off play. And Maddon, for using Peralta in the first place. Did they do a bunch of shots in the dugout before the 7th? Unbelievably bad baseball. I thought Almora had a high baseball IQ?

    billybucks 1 hour 16 min ago view
  • men on 2nd/3rd, 0 out...and nothing.

    cubs lose :(

    crunch 1 hour 49 min ago view
  • UH OH! RALLY TIME!

    crunch 1 hour 59 min ago view
  • Getting tired of this Heywood weak sauce

    jacos 2 hours 10 min ago view
  • Yep, can't say I disagree with that. His first batter and resulting walk was just brutal. Reminded me of a bit of Jacque Jones spiking his throws into the ground from RF.

    Eric S 2 hours 18 min ago view
  • The use of Peralta in any semblance of a high leverage situation is questionable at best.

    fixed that for ya.

    crunch 2 hours 25 min ago view
  • The use of Peralta in any semblance of a high leverage situation is questionable at best. Hind sight is easy but Peralta had nothing.

    Eric S 2 hours 33 min ago view
  • make that just peralta...

    crunch 2 hours 34 min ago view
  • a.soriano new OF fielding coach?

    crunch 3 hours 38 min ago view
  • Why is Almora jumping up on catches?

    jacos 3 hours 40 min ago view
  • "Tommy La Stella (hamstring) will remain on his minor league rehab assignment through at least Friday."

    should be an interesting roster shuffle once these guys trickle back in. i imagine patton or peralta are on the hot seat for la stella's return.

    crunch 3 hours 59 min ago view
  • 6 pitches, 2 run lead.

    neat.

    crunch 5 hours 8 min ago view
  • So am I. Point remains.

    Old and Blue 14 hours 57 min ago view
  • Not certain why the site has been slowed. Worked much of Wednesday on it and will continue today. Sorry for the inconvenience. I will probably take it offline for a while, but it will be up before the game against the Mets.

    WebAdmin 23 hours 4 min ago view