2021 Cubs AZ Instructional League - Final Stats

2021 Cubs AZ Instructional League Final Stats 

There is no Official Scorer at AZ Instructional League games, so all stats are unofficial 

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CUBS AZ INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE RECORD: 5-11-1 

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POSITION PLAYERS 

* bats left 
# bats both

"TRIPLE SLASH LINE" below position player's name = AVG/OBP/SLG  

NOTE: Position players are sorted by PLATE APPEARANCES (PA) 


CHRISTIAN OLIVO
(SS-2B) - age 17 - Cubs 2021 17th round draft pick 
156/188/267
48 PA (14 GAMES) 
7-45
3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 RUNS, 2 BB (4% walk rate), 11 K (23% K-rate), 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (2 CS),
ERRORS: 4 (two fielding errors at SS, one throwing error from SS, and one throwing error from 2B) 

* EZEQUIEL PAGAN (LF-CF-RF) - age 21 - Cubs 2018 13th round draft pick 
067/222/200
36 PA (10 GAMES) 
2-30
1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 RUN, 3 BB (8% walk-rate), 7 K (19% K-rate), 3 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO
ERRORS: 1 (dropped pop fly in CF)

CHRISTIAN FRANKLIN (CF-LF) - age 21 - Cubs 2021 4th round draft pick 
276/382/345 
34 PA (10 GAMES) 
8-29
0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 RUNS, 4 BB (12% walk-rate), 10 K (29% K-rate), 1 HBP, 1 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: NONE  

KEVIN ALCANTARA (CF-RF) - age 19 - IFA signed by New York Yankees July 2018 - acquired by Cubs from NYY in Anthony Rizzo trade July 2021 
250/344/429 
32 PA (9 GAMES)
7-28 
1 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 5 RUNS, 4 BB (13% walk-rate), 10 K (31% K-rate), 2 SB (0 CS) 
ERRORS: 2 (a bobble on line-drive single to RF, and a dropped fly in RF corner)

PETER MATT (1B-3B-LF-RF) - age 23 - Cubs 2021 10th round draft pick 
240/387/240 
31 PA (9 GAMES) 
6-25
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 3 RUNS, 4 BB (13% walk-rate), 8 K (26% K-rate), 1 GIDP, 2 SB (1 CS) 
ERRORS: NONE  

MATT MERVIS (1B-LF) - age 23 - NDFA signed by Cubs June 2020
241/241/448
29 PA (9 GAMES) 
7-29
1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 RUNS, 0 BB, 10 K (34% K-rate), 1 GIDP
ERRORS: 1 (errant throw from 1B to 3rd base after pick-off attempt by catcher at 1st base)

YEISON SANTANA (SS-3B-2B) - IFA signed by San Diego Padres July 2017 - acquired by Cubs from SD in Yu Darvish trade December 2020
308/357/346
28 PA (8 GAMES) 
8-26
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 RUNS, 2 BB (7% walk-rate), 11 K (39% K-rate), 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 3 (missed catch on infield pop up at SS, fielding error at 3B, and a fielding error at 2B)
NOTE: Santana is Rule 5 Draft eligible 2021 

JAMES TRIANTOS JR (3B-2B) - age 18 - Cubs 2021 2nd round draft pick 
231/286/538
28 PA (7 GAMES)
6-26
2 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 4 RUNS, 2 BB (7% walk-rate), 3 K (11% K-rate), 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS), 2 PO
ERRORS: NONE  

PARKER CHAVERS (CF-LF-RF) - age 23 - Cubs 2021 7th round draft pick 
360/407/560
27 PA (7 GAMES)
9-25
3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI,  4 RUNS, 2 BB (7% walk rate), 4 K (15% K-rate), 3 SB (0 CS)
ERRORS: NONE 
NOTE: Chalmers Hit safely in all seven AZIL games in which he played. 

LIAM SPENCE (2B-3B-SS) - age 23 -Cubs 2021 5th round draft pick 
160/192/160
26 PA (8 GAMES) 
4-25
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 RUNS, 0 BB, 8 K (31% K-rate), 1 HBP, 1 PO 
ERRORS: 1  (errant throw to 1st base from 3B on infield single) 

# B. J. MURRAY (3B-1B) - age 21 - Cubs 2021 15th round draft pick 
136/240/182
25 PA (8 GAMES) 
3-22
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 RUNS, 2 BB (8% walk-rate), 9 K (36% K-rate), 1 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS)   
ERRORS: 2 (two-base fielding error at 3B, and a two-base throwing error to 1st base from 3B)

* RONNIER QUINTERO (C) - age 18 - IFA signed by Cubs July 2019 
211/348/211  
23 PA (8 GAMES) 
4-19 
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 RUN, 3 BB (13% walk-rate), 9 K (39% K-rate) 
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 2-13 CS (15%), 1 PB, 2 E (one was errant throw to 2nd base on SB attempt, and the other was a dropped pop-up in foul territory)

MIGUEL PABON (2B-3B) - age 21 - Cubs 2018 34th round draft pick 
111/238/111
21 PA (7 GAMES) 
2-18
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 RUNS, 3 BB (14% walk-rate), 8 K (38% K-rate) 
ERRORS: 1 (throwing error to 1st base from 2B) 

* MIGUEL FABRIZIO (C-1B) - age 21 - IFA signed by Cubs August 2017 
353/421/529
19 PA (7 GAMES) 
6-17
0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 RUN, 2 BB (11% walk-rate), 7 K (37% K-rate), 0 SB (1 CS)  
ERRORS: NONE 
NOTE: Fabrizio is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021

LUIS VERDUGO (3B-RF) - age 21 - IFA signed by Cubs July 2017 
313/389/313
18 PA (6 GAMES)  
5-16
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 0 RUNS, 2 BB (13% walk-rate), 3 K (19% K-rate), 1 SB (1 CS) 
ERRORS: NONE  
NOTE: Verdugo is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021

PABLO ALIENDO (C-1B-3B) - age 20 - IFA signed by Cubs May 2018 
154/188/308
16 PA (6 GAMES) 
2-13 
2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 RUNS, 1 BB (6% walk-rate), 6 K (38% K-rate), 2 SF
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 0-3 CS (0%)   

# MALCOM QUINTERO (C) - age 21 - IFA signed by Cubs May 2018 
000/125/000
16 PA (5 GAMES) 
0-14
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 RUN, 2 BB (13% walk-rate), 7 K (44% K-rate)
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 2-11 CS (18%), 1 PB, 1 E (overthrow to 3B on SB attempt)

# REGGIE PRECIADO (DH) - age 18 - IFA signed by San Diego Padres July 2019 - acquired by Cubs from SD in Yu Darvish trade December 2020 
333/429/417
14 PA (4 GAMES) 
4-12
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 2 RUNS, 2 BB (14% walk-rate), 2 K (14% K-rate), 1 SB (0 CS) 
NOTE: Preciado did not play defense in games - was used as a DH only   

BRAYAN ALTUVE (LF-CF-RF) - age 18 - IFA signed by Cubs October 2019 
222/462/444
13 PA (4 GAMES) 
2-9
0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 RUN, 4 BB (31% walk-rate), 5 K (38% K-rate) 
ERRORS: NONE 

* BRYCE BALL (1B) - age 23 - Atlanta Braves 2019 24th round draft pick - acquired by Cubs from ATL for OF Joc Pederson July 2021 
091/231/091 
13 PA (4 GAMES) 
1-11
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 RUN, 2 BB (15% walk-rate), 2 K (15% K-rate) 
ERRORS: NONE  

FELIX STEVENS (RF-1B) - age 22 - IFA signed by Cubs March 2019 
417/462/1.083 
13 PA (4 GAMES) 
5-12
0 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 4 RUNS, 1 BB (8% walk-rate), 2 K (15% K-rate), 0 SB (1 CS)  
ERRORS- 1 (errant throw to relay man after triple into RF corner)

* OWEN CAISSIE (LF) - age 19 - San Diego Padres 2020 2nd round draft pick - acquired by Cubs from SD in Yu Darvish trade December 2020
182/182/272
12 PA (4 GAMES) 
2-11
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 RUNS, 0 BB, 6 K (50% K-rate). 1 GIDP 
ERRORS: NONE    

FRANK HERNANDEZ (LF-CF) - age 19 - IFA signed by Cubs December 2019 
250/250/250
12 PA (4 GAMES) 
3-12
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 RUNS, 0 BB, 2 K (17% K-rate), 1 GIDP 
ERRORS: NONE  

ED HOWARD IV (SS) - age 19 - Cubs 2020 1st round draft pick 
182/250/182
12 PA (3 GAMES) 
2-11
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 RUNS, 1 BB (8% walk-rate), 3 K (25% K-rate) 
ERRORS: 1 (fielding error)

* BRYAN SERRA (2B-C) - age 23 - NDFA signed by Cubs August 2020 
167/167/167 
12 PA (5 GAMES) 
2-12
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 RUN, 0 BB, 8 K (67% K-rate) 
ERRORS: NONE 
NOTE: Was a college infielder, now is in the Cubs Catcher Conversion Program

* ISMAEL MENA (CF-RF) - age 18 - IFA signed by San Diego Padres July 2019 - acquired by Cubs from SD in Yu Darvish trade December 2020
200/273/273 
11 PA (3 GAMES) 
2-10
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 RUNS, 1 BB (9% walk-rate), 3 K (27% K-rate) 
ERRORS: NONE 

# CASEY OPITZ (C) - age 23 - Cubs 2021 8th round draft pick  
000/100/000 
10 PA (4 GAMES) 
0-9
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 RUNS, 1 BB (10% walk-rate), 4 K (40% K-rate) 
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 4-9 CS (44%)   

* MOISES BALLESTROS (C) - age 17 - IFA signed by Cubs January 2021 
429/429/714
7 PA (4 GAMES) 
3-7
2 2B, 0 3B,. 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 RUN, 0 BB, 2 K (29% K-rate)
CATCHERS DEFENSE:  0-4 CS (0%), 1 PB 

ALEXANDER CANARIO (RF-LF) - age 21 - IFA signed by San Francisco Giants July 2016 - acquired by Cubs from SF in Kris Bryant trade July 2021 
000/286/000
7 PA (2 GAMES) 
0-5
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 BB (29% walk-rate), 1 K (14% K-rate), 1 PO 
OUTFIELD ASSIST: 1  
ERRORS: NONE 
NOTE: Canario is on the Cubs MLB 40-man roster 

# PEDRO RAMIREZ (2B) - age 17 - IFA signed by Cubs January 2021 
500/500/750
4 PA (1 GAME) 
2-4
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 RUN, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 SB (0 CS)_ 
ERRORS: 1 (errant throw to 2nd base on attempted 4-6 FC) 


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PITCHERS

* throws left 

NOTE: Pitchers are sorted by INNINSS PITCHED (IP) 


LUIS DEVERS - age 21 - IFA signed by Cubs July 2017 
1.35 ERA -  0.68 WHIP - .200 OppBA 
13.1 IP, 9 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 18 K, 4 PO, 9/9 GO/AO
12.2 K/9, 0.0 BB/9, and he threw 72% strikes and 12.3 PITCHES-PER-INNING   
4 GAMES 
NOTE: Devers is Rule 5 Draft eligible 2021 

* CHASE WATKINS - age 22 - Cubs 2021 9th round draft pick
4.50 ERA -  0.92 WHIP - .209 OppBA 
12.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 15 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 8/10 GO/AO
11.3 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, and he threw 70% strikes and 15.2 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
4 GAMES 

* LUKE LITTLE - age 21 - Cubs 2020 4rh round draft pick 
3.97 ERA - 1.32 WHIP - .175 OppBA 
11.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R (5 ER), 8 BB, 21 K, 1 HR, 3 HBP, 8 WP, 3/4 GO/AO
16.7 K/9, 6.4 BB/9, and he threw 58% strikes and 17.9 PITCHES PER INNING 
4 GAMES 

TYLER SCHLAFFER - age 20 - Cubs 2020 9th round draft pick 
4.09 ERA - 0.91 WHIP - .220 OppBA 
11.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 14/9 GO/AO
7.4 K/9, 0.8 BB/9, and he threw 70% strikes and 12.9 PITCHES-PER-INNING   
ERROR: 1 (errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base)
4 GAMES 


ANGEL GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ - age 19 - NDFA signed by Cubs July 2020 
5.63 ERA -  1.63 WHIP - .186 OppBA 
8.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R (5 ER), 8 BB, 9 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 2 GIDP, 8/5 GO/AO  
10.1 K/9, 9.0 BB/K, and he threw 54% strikes and 20.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING    
5 GAMES 

MICHAEL McAVENE - age 24 - Cubs 2019 3rd round draft pickl 
5.87 ERA - 1.70 WHIP - .281 OppBA 
7.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R (5 ER), 4 BB, 13 K, 1 WP, 4/4 GO/AO 
15.3 K/9, 4.7 BB/9, and he threw 63% strikes and 19.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
5 GAMES 

DANIEL PALENCIA - age 21 - IFA signed by Oakland Athletics February 2020 - acquired by Cubs from OAK in Andrew Chafin trade July 2021  
8.22 ERA - 1.43 WHIP - .179 OppBA 
7.2 IP, 5 H, 7 R (7 ER), 5 BB, 13 K, 4 WP, 1 BALK, 2/5 GO/AO, 
15.3 K/9, 5.0 BB/9, and he threw 60% strikes and 16.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
4 GAMES

FRANKIE SCALZO JR - age 21 - Cubs 2021 14th round draft pick 
3.52 ERA - 1.30 WHIP - .276 OppBA 
7.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 12 K, 2 HR, 2 WP, 5/4 GO/AO
14.1 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, and he threw 68% strikes and 14.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
ERROR: 1 (errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base)
3 GAMES 

* LUIS ANGEL RODRIGUEZ - age 22 - IFA signed by Cubs July 2017 
8.59 ERA - 2.05 WHIP - .344 OppBA 
7.1 OP, 11 H, 8 R (7 ER), 4 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 3 HBP, 4 WP, 1 GIDP, 6/5 GO/AO
11.0 K/9, 4.9 BB/9, and he threw 60% strikes and 19.1 PITCHES-PER-INNING  
3 GAMES 
ERROR: 1 (errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base)
NOTE: Rodriguez is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021

* DREW GRAY   age 18 - Cubs 2021 3rd round draft pick 
1.29 ERA - 1.14 WHIP - .087 OppBA 
7.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 6 BB, 13 K, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 3/4 GO/AO
16.7 K/9, 7.7 BB/9, and he threw 53% strikes and 20.6 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
ERRORS: 2 (an errant pick-off attempt at 1st base, and an errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base)
3 GAMES 

* BAILEY HORN - age 23 - Chicago White Sox 2020 5th round draft pick - acquired by Cubs from CHW for Ryan Tepera in July 2021 
3.86 ERA - 1.00 WHIP - .250 OppBA 
7.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 9/8 GO/AO
5.1 K/9, 0.0 BB/9, and he threw 72% strikes and 11.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
3 GAMES 

SHELDON REED - age 24 - NDFA signed by Cubs July 2020 
3.18 ERA - 1.06 WHIP - .227 OppBA 
5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 9 K, 1 HBP, 1 PO, 1 GIDP, 3/3 GO/AO
14.2 K/9, 1.6 BB/9, and he threw 67% strikes and 16.9 PITCHES PER INNING 
4 GAMES 

DAKOTA CHALMERS - age 25 - Oakland Athletics 2015 3rd round draft pick - acquired off waivers by Cubs from MIN June 2021 
5.06 ERA - 1.50 WHIP - .273 OppBA 
5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 3/6 GO/AO
11.8 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, and he threw 60% strikes and 17.1 PITCHES-PER INNING
2 GAMES 
NOTE: Chalmers is eligible to a minor league 6TFA after conclusion of 2021 World Series

PORTER HODGE - age 20 - Cubs 2019 13th round draft pick 
7.71 ERA -  2.36 WHIP - .364 OppBA 
4.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 3/6 GO/AO
7.7 K/9, 5.8 BB/9, and he threw 64% strikes and 19.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
2 GAMES 

* BURL CARRAWAY  - age 22 - Cubs 2020 2nd round draft pick 
4.50 ERA - 1.25 WHIP - .143 OppBA 
4.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP 
11.3 K/9, 6.8 BB/9, and he threw 55% strikes and 16.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING
4 GAMES

EDUARNIEL NUNEZ - age 22 - IFA signed by Cubs March 2017 
2.25 ERA - 1.50 WHIP - .214 OppBA 
4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 6/2 GO/AO
7.5 K/9, 7.5 BB/9, and he threw 54% strikes and 20.8 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
5 GAMES
NOTE: Nunez is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021  

YOVANNY CABRERA - age 20 - IFA signed by Cubs May 2019 
17.18 ERA - 3.00 WHIP - .389 OppBA 
3.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R (7 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HBP, 2 WP, 2/3 GO/AO
4.9 K/9, 9.8 BB/9, and he threw 52% strikes and 20.5 PITCHES PER INNING 
ERROR: 1 (errant pick-off attempt) 
4 GAMES 

CHRIS CLARKE - age 23 - Cubs 2019 4rh round draft pick 
9.00 ERA - 1.67 WHIP - .333 OppBA 
3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 5/2 GO/AO
3.0 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, and he threw 61% strikes, 15.3 PITCHES PER-INNING 
1 GAME  

DAURIS VALDEZ - age 25 - IFA signed by San Diego Padres February 2016 - acquired by Cubs from SD for RHRP James Norwood April 2021 
0.00 ERA - 0.67 WHIP - .100 OppBA 
3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 2/2 GO/AO
15.0 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, anf he threw 66% strikes and 11.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
3 GAMES 
NOTE: Valdez is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021 

DOMINIC HAMBLEY - age 18 - Cubs 2021 18th round draft pick 
16.86 ERA - 2.25 WHIP - .333 OppBA 
2.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP, 1 HR, 3/1 GO/AO
13.5 K/9, 6.75 BB/9, and he threw 53% strikes and 22.1 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
3 GAMES 

NICHOLAS PADILLA  - age 24 - Tampa Bay Rays 2015 13th round draft pick - selected by Cubs from TB in Minor League Phase of 2019 Rule 5 Draft 
0.00 ERA - 1.50 WHIP - .111 OppBA 
2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K, 1/1 GO/AO
16.9 K/9, 10.1 BB/9, and he threw 56% strikes and 21.4 PITCHES-PER-INNING  
ERROR: 1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base)
NOTE: Padilla is eligible to be a minor league 6YFA after conclusion of 2021 World Series 

RYAN JENSEN - age 23 - Cubs 2019 1st round draft pick 
0.00 ERA - 0.50 WHIP - .143 OppBA 
2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 BALK, 2/0 GO/AO
18.0 K/9, 0.0 BB/9, and he threw 73% strikes and 15.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
1 GAME 

EURY RAMOS
 - age 24 - IFA signed by Cubs August 2014 
13.50 ERA - 3.00 WHIP - .273 OppBA 
2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 3 WP, 1/2 GO/AO
9.0 K/9, 13.5 BB/9, and he threw 45% strikes and 29.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
2 GAMES
NOTE: Ramos is eligible to be a minor league 6YFA after conclusion of 2021 World Series

* DIDIER VARGAS - age 22 - IFA signed by Cubs July 2016 
6.75 ERA - 4.50 WHIP - .429 OppBA 
1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GO/AO 
13.5 K/9, 20.3 BB/9, and he threw 53% strikes and 28.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
2 GAMES
NOTE: Vargas is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021 
  
KOEN MORENO - age 20 - Cubs 2020 5th round draft pick 
9.00 ERA - 1.00 WHIP - .250 OppBA 
1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GO/AO
18.0 K/9, 0.0 BB/9, and he threw 71% strikes and 17.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
1 GAME   

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  • crunch 2 hours 58 min ago (view)

    yanks and wsox fans are both hyped up over this signing by the cubs.

     

  • Arizona Phil 4 hours 36 min ago (view)

    CRUNCH: I would be very surprised if the Cubs sign anyone with a QO attached, so that rules out Story and Correa. I could see the Cubs maybe acquiring Didi Gregorius from the Phillies as a Phillie salary dump if the Phils sign Correa or Story. Then the Cubs could flip Gregorius at the trade deadline. Gregorius is signed thru 2022 at about $14M. Gregorius could end up back with the Yankees for a year under a similar scenario. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 4 hours 43 min ago (view)

    CRUNCH: Willson Contreras to the Yankees just makes too much sense. 

     

  • crunch 5 hours 1 min ago (view)

    yow...okay, maybe trade watch is very underway.

    https://twitter.com/WContreras40/status/1465719425634549761

     

  • crunch 5 hours 6 min ago (view)

    yan gomes 2/13m cubs.

    contreras trade watch underway...maybe...dunno if you can actually count on gomes to catch 120+ games a year.  he may be high-end backup/rest with powerful bench option between him and contreras.

     

  • crunch 5 hours 11 min ago (view)

    j.baez to DET....6/140m

    cubs are obviously in the market for a SS, especially since hoerner has been put on notice he could be a ultility player in 2022.  it's looking a lot like trevor story time unless he gets priced out.

    not too stoked on his bat, but his glove is solid.

     

  • Sonicwind75 5 hours 52 min ago (view)

    Have to admit that as someone that now lives in Texas and enjoys baseball in general (not just Cubs), will likely head to DFW instead of Houston this summer to get my baseball fix.  New stadium, some exciting new players.  Guess that covers $100 of those millions they just spent.

    I figured the Rangers would make a Jason Werth type of signing this offseason.  Overpay to bring in a big time free agent that signals that the organization is transitioning from rebuilding to trying to be competive.  Didn't expect them to double down on it. 

     

  • crunch 22 hours 16 min ago (view)

    corey seager signed a deal for 32.5m a year and that means carlos correa is having a really great day.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 22 hours 51 min ago (view)

    Texas has a wildly expensive middle infield. They've also set the market really high for the remaining SS. And they did it single handedly.

     

  • crunch 1 day 18 min ago (view)

    c.seager goes to TEX for 10/325.

    they've committed to spend 1/2 billion this week (marcus semien added, too).

    meanwhile, the cubs complained to the local paper about how their new multi-million dollar sports betting lounge isn't a casino and they sent out a "cyber monday" ad to offer the great deal of it costing nothing to get on the season tickets waiting list.

    it already is and will continue to be a hell of a 24 hours.  maybe the cubs will *shrug* i dunno...do something worth talking about.

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    BA released their top-10 cubs prospects list...

    1. Brennen Davis

    2. Cristian Hernandez

    3. Brailyn Marquez

    4. Pete Crow-Armstrong

    5. Jordan Wicks

    6. Kevin Alcantara

    7. Caleb Kilian

    8. Owen Caissie

    9. DJ Herz

    10. Yohendrick Pinango

    reggie preciado got robbed.

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    m.scherzer mets 3/130m (wow)

    that's more than the entire payroll for PIT last season per year and only a bit less than what BAL, CLE, and MIA paid out.

     

  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    both are equally useful to a baseball team.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    The violinist or the camera staring afficionado?

     

  • Hagsag 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    Taylor Davis might be next.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    STOP THE PRESSES! They signed someone. Some random lefty RP named Locke St.John.

    Sounds like a Bond villain.