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Hitting prospects: looking toward 2017

Here is the list of Cub hitting prospects for 2017 based on full-season minor-league numbers. The ranking looks at total bases, walks, steals and games played. It takes the sum of total bases + walks + SBs, adjusts it slightly, and divides by games played to arrive at a score. (Hitting prospects are starters, not […]

Smokin’

Second-baseman Chesny Young reached base five times Tuesday night as the Tennessee Smokies closed out a sweep of a five-game road series at Mobile against the D’Backs’ AA franchise. Young raised his BA to .382 and nudged his OPS up over 1 to 1.035, third best in the Southern League. He will never lead the […]

Hitting prospects 2015

This is a ranking system that considers a base that is stolen to be as valid a unit of offensive production as a base that is attained any other way. It takes the sum of total bases + walks + SBs, adjusts it slightly, and divides by games played to arrive at a score, according […]

Cub-watching in Woodbridge, VA

I caught the Nationals-Pelicans (or Potomac-Myrtle Beach) game last Saturday evening. That was the game with the walk-a-thon seventh inning, when the Pelicans received six walks in a row and scored five runs on no hits or errors. The final score was Us 11, Them 1. MB is a solid winning team (31-16) with much […]