Box Score / Highlights / Condensed Game
Long day. Missed the game. Talk amongst yourselves.
I didn’t watch the game myself either. But Rizzo definitely has started off strong which is definitely what everyone needed. I mean 17-44 (8 Extra base hits), that is unbelievable. As for the minors, some excitement is starting to brew. Sappelt is now hitting .343 over last 10 games. Vitters only got 1 hit and dipped below .300, but got his 24th double, so slugging over .500. But he collected his 15th error. Adduci got 2 hits as well to start off AAA this year. Juan Apodaca got 3 hits to climb over .300 and has been doing fairly well for both AA and time while in AAA. Alcantara hit a homer and is hitting over .300, but has a whopping 34 errors. Rubi Silva is hitting .463 over last 10 games, but on the season has twice as many caught stealing as actual steals. For Peoria, Dustin Geiger hit a homer (his 8th overall and 5th in last 10 games) and is hitting over .300. Not to be outdone is our very own stud Baez who collected 3 hits (1 being a homer). He is hitting .305 now (.378 over last 10). 13 steals compared to 1 caught on the year. Stephen Bruno is starting to break onto the scene for Boise as hitting .317 and hit a game winner recently (.417 over last 10). Not to mention another player who seems to be climbing the prospect charts in Candelario, who is hitting almost .350 and slugging .535
More and more I am becoming more interested in the minor league. Not just the Cubs system either. I found a good website that helps me keep track of the top talent in the minors that I enjoy. http://www.deepleagues.com/. Does anyone else have any favorite sites that keep up with the minors? Look to take a look at them.
Looking at that most recent top 100, we have 5 up there, but that includes Rizzo, so I don’t know when players are no longer considered prospects on that list as there are others who have played some major games. Almora will surely join that list when he signs. So in a way looks bad, but on average should be about 3 per team (of course none are pitchers yet for the Cubs). Baez will shoot up some more I’m sure. Soler, Jackson, and Candelario are the others. I am trying to learn more about where hitters are in reference to BABIP and ISO and some of the other numbers people have been bringing up here, so will sometimes go to:
His good citizen awards are still up in the air, but I think wed can say now that Rizzo can definitely hit big league pitching.
Pretty much use Baseball America’s website for, well, everything not related to the major leagues bomesinis IMO.
I didn’t get to see this gam either, Cubs lost but at least it seemed like a real major league game via the box score. The Cubs are starting to look and play like a major league team which is refreshing. Rizzo has definitely given the Cubs some pop in the line up and taken some pressure off of Castro. I hope LaHair enjoys the all star game and has many more. How cool would that be to see Castro, Rizzo and LaHair as main stay all stars in the future, regardless of if LaHair remains a Cub.
Solid way to enter the All Star break. Fun one to listen to, and the replay did Castro’s bomb a whole lot more justice. Turned on an inside fastball and stuck it 380 or so. He might be able to sneak out 20 this season after all…it sure would be fun to have a 30-30 guy down the road. Go Cubs.
So will it be Dempster to Detroit?