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|
Dolorous Jon Lester 19 hours 26 min ago (view)
I think, in relation to the higher profile guys like Javy or Contreras, they're trying to put some pressure on to sign extensions.
That said I do think they're listening on everyone with the only name I haven't seen being Rizzo.
crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)
i wonder where the cubs will go with things.
there's a lot pointing to the cubs being expected to listen to offers on almost anyone. as it is, on paper, the cubs could roll right into 2020 with no changes whatsoever and still field a very competitive team. the whole "shakeup" thing seems to be a very hot topic from a variety of sources, though.
bryant, contreras, schwarber have all been linked to "cubs may be listening" rumors...probably listening to anything on happ, bote, almora, russell, too...
Hagsag 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
Even the Cubs should be able to out bid the Marlins!
crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
"According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins are "believed" to have interest in free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos."
by interest, i assume they mean they'd like to have some baseball rookie cards or his or maybe a hug from him. i can't imagine they actually want to spend money on someone they could use to make their team better because that makes no sense.
Arizona Phil 2 days 5 hours ago (view)
Prior to joining the Cubs in 2012 Scott Harris was Director of Baseball Operations in the MLB office, which means he received, reviewed, and approved all major league and minor league contracts and transactions, as well as providing MLB clubs with schedules, rules updates, and draft information.
Cubster 2 days 12 hours ago (view)
Giants hire Scott Harris, from Cubs front office, as GM
Charlie 3 days 15 hours ago (view)
For anyone else who immediately wonders but is not invested enough to look it up, this is not Chris (Ryan) Young, former Padres starter and fisticuffs partner of Derrek Lee, but rather the two-years younger Chris Matthew Young.
crunch 4 days 2 hours ago (view)
rev up those off-season rumor fryers...
Jeff Passan @JeffPassan
Multiple teams in search of catching help believe Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be available this winter. The Cubs will get creative this winter, and with a deep catching free agent market, they could trade Contreras and begin retooling under new manager David Ross.
crunch 4 days 7 hours ago (view)
former padres manager andy green is gonna be ross's bench coach.
green was c.rea's manager in SD, btw.
Arizona Phil 4 days 13 hours ago (view)
Last year the Cubs signed four free-agents to minor league contracts prior to the Rule 5 Draft: LHP Alberto Baldonado, OF Wynton Bernard, RHP Corey Black, and RHP Jose Rosario. All four were members of the Cubs organization in 2018 but declined to sign a 2019 minor league successor contract prior to being declared a free-agent, but then came back to the Cubs after briefly testing the free-agent waters.
crunch 4 days 17 hours ago (view)
chris young to be named new bullpen coach (former phillies pitching coach)
mixed messages on whether lester strode will have a new cubs role or leaving the cubs...
crunch 5 days 11 hours ago (view)
t.clifton straight up falling off a cliff sucked to watch happen last year.
i had a lot of faith in the guy to at least hold his own in AAA, even if he needed another season or 2 after to get ready for prime time.
he ended up giving out homers like candy on halloween while retaining his high walk and injury rate.
that said, his career is far from done. most likely many other teams willing to give him a minor league deal.
Arizona Phil 5 days 15 hours ago (view)
Keep in mind that most free-agents who sign a 2020 minor league contract prior to the Rule 5 Draft are eligible for selection. (The only exception would be a free-agent who is not yet eligible for selection in the Rule 5 Draft, such as a player whose only previous pro experience was in a foreign major league or in an independent minor league, or a player who was released by another MLB organization but is still not yet eligible for selection in the Rule 5 Draft).
Arizona Phil 5 days 15 hours ago (view)
If you're wondering if players who sign minor league successor contracts ever get taken in the Rule 5 Draft, the answer is most definitely - YES -.
The Cubs selected RHP Hector Rondon in the 2012 Rule 5 Draft after the Indians signed him to a minor league successor contract, and the Baltimore Orioles selected RHP Pedro Araujo in the 2017 Rule 5 Draft after the Cubs signed him to a minor league successor contract.
Hagsag 5 days 16 hours ago (view)
Got to get Taylor Davis back.
Arizona Phil 5 days 16 hours ago (view)
So the Cubs were ultimately able to retain five of their seven most-valuable post-2019 minor league free-agent eligibles (Rea, Pereda, de la Cruz, Lugo, and Burks), losing only Clifton and Leal (both of whom are probably looking for a fresh start in another organization after maybe feeling stalled in the Cubs system).