A Review of the Cubs 2013 Draft
Following on my Friday post on the 2012 draft, here is an overview of the Cubs 2013 draft and where the players are now. Here again it only shows those draft picks who signed with the Cubs and lists their draft number, current age, position, current organizational level, and a brief snapshot of their 2014 performance. Bryant is the headliner here; beyond him it was a pitching-heavy draft and many are moving steadily through the system with three reaching A+ by the end of the year, though one of those (Godley) was sent to the Diamonbacks in the Montero trade.
|Round||Player||Position||Current Age||Current Level||2014 Comments|
|1||Kris Bryant||3B||22||AAA||325/438/661 combined in AA and AAA|
|2||Rob Zastryzny||LHP||22||A+||4.66 ERA in 23 GS at A+|
|3||Jacob Hannemann||OF||23||A+||251/315/368 combined in A and A+|
|4||Tyler Skulina||RHP||22||A+||3.21 ERA in 18 GS for A before late promotion to A+|
|5||Trey Masek||RHP||22||A-||Only pitched 3 innings before seaason-ending injury|
|6||Scott Frazier||RHP||22||RK||14 ER in just 1.1 IP in the season|
|7||David Garner||RHP||21||A||3.82 ERA and 10.6 SO/9 combined in A- and A|
|8||Sam Wilson||LHP||22||A-||3.62 ERA and 11.1 SO/9 in 32 IP|
|9||Charcer Burks||OF||19||A-||311/393/409 combined in RK and A-|
|10||Zack Godley||RHP||21||A+||1.80 ERA in 15 G at A before being promoted, 3.57 ERA and 11.6 SO/9 in 40 IP at A+, traded to Diamondbacks for Miguel Montero|
|11||Jordan Hankins||3B||22||A+||322/361/461 at A before being promoted, 218/323/318 in A+ after|
|12||Trevor Clifton||RHP||19||A-||3.69 ERA in 13 GS|
|13||Trevor Graham||RHP||22||A-||5.58 ERA in 50 IP|
|15||Michael Wagner||RHP||22||A||3.23 ERA in 61 IP|
|16||Cael Brockmeyer||C||22||A||297/366/461 in A|
|17||Kelvin Freeman||1B||23||Released in March 2014|
|18||Giuseppe Papaccio||SS||23||196/271/244 in 209 ABs before being released|
|20||Zak Blair||2B||24||Just 37 ABs before being released|
|22||Kevin Brown||OF||23||A-||261/322/416 between A-, A, and filling in at AA|
|23||Tyler Ihrig||LHP||22||A||4.44 ERA in 8 GS at A- then 2.30 ERA in 27 IP at A|
|24||Tyler Alamo||C||19||RK||215/267/237 in 93 ABs|
|28||Brad Renner||RHP||23||DL||Missed all of 2014 due to TJS|
|30||Zak Hermans||RHP||23||A||3.92 ERA in 39 IP|
QuietMan 1 hour 26 min ago (view)
Edwards optioned to Iowa per Jesse Rogers,
George Altman 1 hour 41 min ago (view)
Yeah.....yeah. I think I'm good too. Put him and Strop in the Shawn Greene deal.
Mike Wellman 3 hours 49 min ago (view)
I feel like I've already waited & seen enough of CEJ...
Dolorous Jon Lester 4 hours 11 min ago (view)
Not as much as it makes his stomach tighten!
i dont think we should trade him. We would get nothing of value back. But I don’t think he should be a bullpen piece on a playoff contender either. He should be in Iowa. Reassess where he’s at for September and next year. If they don’t like what they see, non-tender.
Charlie 4 hours 43 min ago (view)
Cheap may not be the right word, but has put up reasonable value per dollar compared to other relievers prior to this ear.
He accrued 2.9 bWAR 2017-2018. Strop put up 3.2 bWAR during the same period. Edwards is making $1.5M this year. Strop is making $6.25M. He'll get a bump again this offseason even if he doesn't rebound in the second half, of course. I just don't see a need to trade him unless the Cubs are being offered value in return.
That said, it does make my stomach knot up a bit when I see they are bringing him into a close game.
Arizona Phil 12 hours 20 min ago (view)
Carl Edwards Jr will be out of minor league options next season (2020), and he will (once again) be arbitration-eligible post-2019 (he was "Super Two" arb eligible post-2018) and he will be a FA post-2022.
crunch 18 hours 3 min ago (view)
cubs lose, cards win, brews win.
Dolorous Jon Lester 19 hours 49 min ago (view)
I think this is his last option year. And he’s not as cheap as you’d think, he’s a super two qualified player this year.
Charlie 19 hours 59 min ago (view)
Edwards is frustrating at times. Some of that frustration comes from thinking he could be much better than he currently is. But prior to this year (in which he has pitched very few innings), he's overall been an OK relief pitcher in the majors. I'm happy to wait and see on him for quite a while. Still has an option and is cheap, right?
Dolorous Jon Lester 20 hours 58 min ago (view)
I feel pretty safe in saying that 1. They don’t want him and 2. If they did, things wouldn’t improve for CJ.
Allowing inherited runners and 1-2 of your own in a close game is what I like to call the “Carl Jr Special.” It was formerly a Justin Grimm special, thankfully Carl stepped up to fill that void.
crunch 21 hours 5 min ago (view)
there's always nick castellanos for a chance to rid of edwards...at which point a couple month rental will probably turn edwards into their ace closer or something just as awesome.
Eric S 21 hours 6 min ago (view)
The bitter side of me thinks it should have been a two for one trade for Maldonado
Anyways, has not been a clean series for the Cubs against the Padres - fortunate to have won the series and a 7-2 home stand is a pretty big dill. Or deal. Or something
crunch 21 hours 11 min ago (view)
edwards gonna edwards...blah
bradsbeard 22 hours 39 min ago (view)
Thanks for the clarification. Guess we’ll find out what he’s going to do sooner than later.
crunch 23 hours 44 min ago (view)
delay over, game on.
Arizona Phil 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
And if Zobrist were to consent to an Optional Assignment to the minors for the purpose of getting into playing shape, it could very well be to AA Tennessee (close to his home in Nashville) rather than to AAA Iowa. He might even just play home games for the Smokies and then work out on his own while they are on the road.