ELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION IN DECEMBER 2014 RULE 5 DRAFT Gilberto Abreu, RHP Gioskar Amaya, INF John Andreoli, OF Delbis Arcila, OF Jeffrey Baez, OF Frank Batista, RHP Zach Cates, RHP Hunter Cervenka, LHP Pin-Chieh Chen, OF Gerardo Concepcion, LHP Willson Contreras, C Blake Cooper, RHP Wes Darvill, INF Taylor Davis, C Alberto Diaz, LHP C. J. Edwards, RHP Kevin Encarnacion, OF P. J. Francescon, RHP Victor Garcia, LHP Dustin Geiger, INF Anthony Giansanti, OF Jae-Hoon Ha, OF Marco Hernandez, INF Michael Jensen, RHP Eric Jokisch, LHP Austin Kirk, LHP Matt Loosen, RHP Rafael Lopez, C Jeff Lorick, LHP Barret Loux, RHP Dillon Maples, RHP Andrew McKirahan, LHP Trey McNutt, RHP Alberto Mineo, C Yoanner Negrin, RHP Carlos Penalver, INF Felix Pena, RHP Ivan Pineyro, RHP Austin Reed, RHP Tayler Scott, RHP Rock Shoulders, 1B Rubi Silva, OF Brian Smith, LHP Elliot Soto, INF Antonio Valerio, C Yao-Lin Wang, RHP Ben Wells, RHP Tony Zych, RHP
2015 Draft Pick Race
Updated through 8/31/14 - 25 games left for Cubs.
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in next year's draft on top of their regular pick.
Cubs 2009 2nd round pick D. J. LeMahieu (LSU) made his professional debut tonight at Fitch Park in Mesa, going 2-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, leading the AZL Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the AZL Brewers in Arizona League action.
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they were playing in a kenko/rubber ball league...they don't have a future anyway.
it's the JV to the varsity...the flag girl to the cheerleader...etc etc...especially on the high-school level.
that said, i'd like to see more US kids playing kenko ball at younger ages (little league and before) because it strongly skews the game into a defensive game with a lot of fielders handling outs over popouts to the OF or Ks.
the ball generally isn't thrown as hard and it comes off the bat weakly unless it's squared up and/or hit very hard.
This is completely irrational but I pretty much despised Bo Porter after he single handedly walked over and challenged the Cubs' dugout during that fracas with the Nationals a couple years back. Might be just me but he seemed fairly incendiary. I know he has a good reputation.
I agree dusty Baylor, I don't believe Bo Porter was the main problem. However, there appears to be a rift between him and the front office which, regardless of who's at fault, generally doesn't end well for a short tenured manager with a losing record.
Not a surprise then. I'm not too sure what the Astros expeced, bringing back mostly the same guys from 2013, and expecting a huge imrovement...well, more than they did? Springer sure was K'ing a lot..but managed a .124 OPS+...Singleton's swing looked loopy to me.
Did anyone "get" the Cosart trade btw? Is Collin Moran worth it?
Porter and GM Jeff Luhnow were no longer playing nice with each other is what I've gathered from local reports here in Texas. Pretty similar to the Sveum situation with some apparent second guessing by the GM of in-game strategy. Guessing that the fact that neither Springer nor Singleton had excellent rookie outings also played a part. The local fans don't call them the disAstros without cause. Between the Aiken/draft fiasco, the computer breach, the Appel saga and some disappointing prospect progress; it's been a rough year for Astro fans.
Going from 61 wins to 66.....with Rizzo and Castro regressing, and Astros going from 51 wins to a pace of 69 wins.. with Keuchel improving, Springer debuting, and Altuve having his best season aren't EXACTLY the same thing Rob.