Cubs Farm System And Prospects Discussion Thread

CSF77

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MB is A ball now. SB is A+. Eugene league was axed.

This is where he should be right now. 4 years out at 19.
 

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With his swing he might shoot up. He has a very short swing for someone his age.
 

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PCL be crazy yo. Very high run environment

Abbott has talent but his ERA blows.

Stewart had 16 hits off of him in 22 IP.
Abbott 28 hits off of him in 25.1 IP.

Looking at the Cubs Adbert has 39 Hits off of him in 54 IP. No other Cubs starter comes close to this.

Thompson 14 hits in 17.1 IP
Steel 7 hits in 13.1 IP

So there is a common theme to this. H:IP at or below 1:1 is a signal of how good a pitcher can be at the next level.

Steward lacks pure stuff but he moves around the zone and mixes well and with experience he can become a sturdy journeyman type.

Abbott is on the pure stuff side of things. I would ball him up with Maples pre 2021. Needs to refine and keep hitters off the bags vs depending on the strike out to get out of a jam.
 

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Jose Albertos seems to have found himself. I'm not sure if he is starter or relief material, but oh my I have never seen such speed and break in pitches. I see why he struggled with control. What a nasty break! His GB% are down to 48.5% this year and his Pull and LD% are up, but that relates to him hitting more if the strike zone. People were hitting groundballs way out of the zone when they were swinging. It constituted to a higher gb%, but also a much higher babip and a ridiculous Era due to a bb/9 of 8.16. This also is why is hr-fb% was ridiculously low because it was easy to get a walk out of him so why swing for an out? It seems he has taken some break off his pitches in favor of better accuracy. His bb/9 has cut in half while his k/9 has maintained for his 2019 stats. In my opinion, based off of his improvement and his ability to be the most electric pitcher in the system, Albertos will be producing at the AA level by Summer's end. This new minor league revamp has done wonders for the Cubs farm. Alzolay (I know, injuries have held him back tons) and Albertos have really found a rhythm they haven't been able to for years. Albertos could be a nasty filthy closer
 
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CSF77

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19 yo. .282/.343/.405 at A ball. Shoot I would push him up to South Bend and let him finish there. Get a challenge.

This kid is what you want in a lead off hitter. Contact uses the whole field. That forces teams to not shift as he will put it in the hole then have SB speed to make them pay. Nice write up on him.
 

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