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May 7, 2014

Which Cubs Prospect Are You Most Confident In?

Filed under: Featured,General — Joe Aiello @ 6:23 am

I’ve been super busy with life the last couple days and I feel like I’m getting a cold. As a result, I’ve not been able to watch either of the last two games. As a result, I want to present a few nuggets for you to chew on till tomorrow.

  • Kris Bryant left the game yesterday with a stomach virus. Apparently him and I have been hanging out since we’re both sick. Perhaps some of his power will rub off on me too.
  • George Kottaras was designated for assignment by the Indians yesterday. Perhaps the Cubs would be interested in bringing him back.
  • Jose Veras made a rehab appearance in AA yesterday and pitched a scoreless inning, facing just three batters and throwing just 11 pitches.
  • The makeup day for last weeks Cubs / Reds rainout was announced. It will be played on July 8th as part of a day / night double header.
  • Arodys Vizcaino was promoted to AA yesterday. If you’ve been listening to the podcast this year, you know I’m a big fan of Vizcaino and I wanted him on the Major League roster out of spring training.

Discussion Question

As of right now, which of the Cubs top 5 prospects do you feel the most sure about them reaching their potential and which do you feel the least confident in? Why? The list is below:

  1. Javier Baez
  2. Kris Bryant
  3. Albert Almora
  4. C.J. Edwards
  5. Jorge Soler
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  • Frank Friedlander

    As far as confidence in reaching their ceiling, I’m going to go with Bryant. However, I still believe that Soler has the highest ceiling of them all.

    As for least confidence, while Baez and Almora have induced plenty of early nail biting, Edwards frame still makes me question him as a big league starter. There’s also the incredibly late draft slot he was picked at.

  • jswanson

    Bryant is the real deal. I’d like to see him in RF today.

  • Doc Raker

    He can play anywhere he wants as long as his AB’s are better than Darney’s.

  • jswanson

    As so long as he doesn’t pull Darwin’s purse out of the bat rack on his way to the plate, I don’t see this being a problem.

  • Doc Raker

    Barwin couldn’t hit his way out of a broken purse or a wet paper bag.

  • Doc Raker

    Kris Bryant, no relation to Kobe although he loves the beef, left the game yesterday with a stomach virus after watching the Barwin Darney take an AB.

  • Eddie Von White

    But he could hit you with his purse.

  • PLCB3


  • jswanson

    That doesn’t add up. The rookies are charged with making sure there is a fresh roll of Tums in Darwin’s purse’s little zipper pouch before the game.

  • Doc Raker

    Tums give away day. Every fan who attends a game in which Barwin Darney starts gets a free roll of Tums to lesson the nausea of watching his AB’s.

  • Cubbie Blue

    I’m definitely the most confident in Bryant. He dominates pretty consistently and hasn’t had any prolonged slumps. I’m least confident in Soler. All the tools are there, but I don’t know if he has the mentality to maximize his potential, nor am I confident in his ability to stay healthy. I have great confidence that Almora will at least be a solid major leaguer for a long time, even if not a star. I’d put both Baez and Edwards in between somewhere.

  • rick

    Most confident in Bryant. Soler … well, I only know what hear on the net,but I’m reminded of ” Nuke” in Bull Durham-million dollar talent, with a ten cent head. Really hope my opinion is wrong.

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