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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  • Weird. I respect Chapman's body of work, but I guess I don't value closers as much as Brennaman. Also, Schwarber can't be traded? For some reason I have it in my head you can't trade a guy on the DL.

    Ryno 17 min 48 sec ago view
  • Jesse Rogers [email protected]

    Cubs catcher Tim Federowicz cleared waivers and is reporting back to Triple-A Iowa

    QuietMan 29 min 46 sec ago view
  • @thekapman Marty Brennaman on trading Schwarber for Aroldis Chapman: "I would carry Schwarber on my back to NYC if I was getting Aroldis Chapman back."

    Brian Peters @thekapman that is one DUMB mfer you're talking to, Kap.

    Rob G. 1 hour 23 min ago view
  • The lineup 6-8 is looking a bit shaky.

    billybucks 1 hour 33 min ago view
  • Yeah, I have fond memories of old #28. He was a good field, no hit CF when he came up with the Mets, but later on in Chicago he had learned how to work the count and then demolish 3-2 fastballs. (Wish Javy Baez had the concept.) I remember, in '69 or '70, someone (maybe Durocher) saying that Hickman and Joe Torre were about the two best righty hitters in the league.

    VirginiaPhil 1 hour 37 min ago view
  • Ryno 1 hour 45 min ago view
  • The Tim Federowicz DFA expires today (Monday 6/27) .

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 14 min ago view
  • Unfortunately, Peralta is indeed an extreme flyball pitcher. Even when he was at his best (2011-14) he surrendered a lot of HR.

    He has had significantly better success versus LH hitters than versus RH hitters, thanks to a plus-splitter. So he will probably be used like a LHRP (even though he is a RHP).  

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 16 min ago view
  • "is the wind blowing out or in?"

    "in."

    "get peralta up."

    crunch 2 hours 52 min ago view
  • Joel Peralta was one of Maddon's bullpen guys in Tampa Bay.

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 58 min ago view
  • Well there is no "You go, we go" without Fowler. The last week has showed how important he is to the Cubs.

    I imagine the Cubs getting back on track once we get some DL players back, but hopefully sooner rather than later.

    chitownmvp01 3 hours 21 min ago view
  • Well, there you have it. Bullpen fixed. Time to move onto the World Series.

    Eric S 3 hours 37 min ago view
  • I hope it is Jack Leathersich.

    James Watkins 3 hours 38 min ago view
  • Hearing its Peralta....Joel Peralta? Ugh.

    Dusty Baylor 3 hours 45 min ago view
  • ERIC S: The way it was done (with no immediate corresponding roster move) makes it look disciplinary. 

    Arizona Phil 3 hours 59 min ago view
  • I guess Joe and Jedstein did not much care for Concepcion's bases clearing double yesterday - he's on his way back to Iowa per twitterverse. No corresponding call up announced yet.

    Eric S 4 hours 14 min ago view