- Staying True To Cubbie Blue
Chicago Cubs
Player Stats
Depth Chart
Wrigley Field
2013 Standings
National League Central
St. Louis 97 65 .599 -
Pittsburgh 94 68 .580 3.0
Cincinnati 90 72 .556 7.0
Milwaukee 74 88 .457 23.0
CUBS 66 96 .407 31.0
- End of Regular Season -
Recommended Sites
Media Friends:
CBS SportsLine
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Cubs
FOX Sports
Sports Illustrated
Site Friends:
1060 West
Chicago Cubs Blog
Ivy Chat
Len & Bob's Blog
MLB Rumors
fogpog Feeds
RSS 2.0
RSS 1.0
Add to My Yahoo!
Link To Us: - Staying True To Cubbie Blue

Welcome to fogpog, the best place to talk about all things related to Chicago Cubs baseball. To gain full access to fogpog you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:
  • Participate in our forums and browse from over 75,000 posts.
  • Communicate privately with other Cubs fans from around the world.
  • Create your own custom profile filled with many different features.
  • Gain access to our free arcade providing an assortment of fun and challenging games.
All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the fogpog Staff.

Go Back   fogpog > Cubs Baseball > Minor Matters
CUBS Tickets Gallery Arcade FP Store Donate
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Feb 6th 2007, 10:08 am
ChinMusic22's Avatar
ChinMusic22 ChinMusic22 is offline
My Mood:

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The Big Apple
Posts: 678
Cubs Draft Overview- via Baseball America

There's some interesting stuff here about some future Cubs...

Courtesy of "Baseball America Prospect Handbook 2007"

Best Pro Debut: OF Tyler Colvin (1) was a surprise as the 13th overall pick, then went out and hit .268 with 11 homers and 12 steals to earn top-prospect recognition in the Northwest League. RHP Jeremy Papelbon (19) made the NWL all-star team after going 4-0 with 50 strikeouts in 44 innings. OF Matt Camp (13) batted .289 with 22 steals and an NWL-high 87 hits, and looked good at second base in an instructional league.

Best Athlete: RHP Jeff Samardzija (5) is an all-America wide receiver who set Notre Dame records for receiptions (77) and touchdown catches (15) in 2005 and has definate NFL potential. If he stickswith baseball he'll collect a record $7.25 million bonus; if we walks, the Cubs are only out $250,000 at this point. In terms of athletism, Colvin has a chance to develop plus tools accross the board. OF Drew Rundle (14) has similar tools.

Best Pure Hitter: Colvin, with Rundle and OF Cliff Andersen (9) right behind him.

Best Raw Power: Both Colvin & Rundle have nice loft in their swings. Colvin has more projection then most college juniors, as he didn't turn 21 until September and is still growing into his 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame.

Fastest Runner: Andersen runs a 60 yard dash in 60 seconds and is a good all around athlete.

Best Defense Player: 3B Josh Lansford (6) has plus-plus arm strength, plus range and surprising agility for a 6-foot-2 220-pounder. he can get a little pull happy, but he can do damage at the plate as well.

Best Fastball: Samardzija has touched 99 a couple of times and usually pitches at 91-94 mph. he's expected to throw mid to upper 90's regularity. RHP Chris Huseby (11) barely pitched in the spring while coming back from 2005 Tommy John surgery but showed enough to get a $1.3 million bonus. throws 90-95 mph with good life. Fifth-year senior sign Rocky Roquet and fellow RHP's Michael Cooper (26) and Miguel Cuevas (36) can pitch into the mid-90's.

Best Breaking Ball: Either Huseby's or RHP Billy Muldowney's (8) curveball, both of which need more consistancy. There's more power to Huseby's hook.

Most Intriguing Backround: Lansford's father Carney won an American League batting title; his uncles Jody & Phil were former first-round picks; and his brother Jared was a second round choice by the Athletics in 2005. Papelbon's twin brother Josh signed with the Red Sox as a 48th-rounder in June, and their older brother Jonathan is an all-star with Boston. Cubs scouting director Tim Wilken drafted SS Matt Matulia's (24) brother John in 2005 while with the Devil Rays.

Closest To The Majors: There's a lot of upside but may not be a fast-track player in this draft. Pitching could come together quickly for Samardzija, but he still needs to work on his delivery and secondary pitches, Colvin needs at least two years in the minors before he'll be a finished product.

Best Late-Round Pick: Huseby & Rundle. Cooper & Cuevas required smaller investments.

The One Who Got Away: The Cubs lost the rights to four players, the best whom is offensive minded Clemsons 3B Marquez Smith (35).

Assessment: The cubs gave up their second- through fourth-round picks as free agent compensation, but they made up for it with Samardzija, Huseby, & Rundle. Wilken's drafts havethe best track record among current scouting directors, and this was a typical Wilkens effort with power pitchers and multi-tooled position players.

2005- Few lefties have arms to match Mark Pawelek (1) and Donald Veal (2), though they ahve rough edges to smooth out.

2004- The Cubs had no first-rounder and their top choice, RHP Grant Johnson (2), has been a $1.26 million bust. RHP Shawn Gallagher (12) and 2b Eric Patterson (8) are left to salvage this class.

2003- OF Ryan Harvey (1) is a high risk, high reward player whose future is still unclear. LHP Sean Marshall (6) was a nice find, but signing Tim Lincecum (48) would have been even nicer.
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th 2007, 3:09 pm
cubbie_kern's Avatar
cubbie_kern cubbie_kern is offline
My Mood:

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Haubstadt, IN
Posts: 817
60 yards in 60 seconds? That's the fastest we got?
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th 2007, 3:52 pm
HOLYCOW!25's Avatar
HOLYCOW!25 HOLYCOW!25 is offline
My Mood:

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Crookfield
Posts: 1,540
Send a message via AIM to HOLYCOW!25
Yea I hope they meant 60 yards in 6 seconds, because I think anyone can get 60 yards in 60 seconds.
"This just in, Washington, here's some good news, has approved a rescue plan for the Cubs"
- David Letterman
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th 2007, 5:53 pm
diehardnorthsider's Avatar
diehardnorthsider diehardnorthsider is offline
My Mood:

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Grand Rapids, MN
Posts: 697
God I hope we have faster guys than that, hell I can run 60 yards in a minute and i'm way out of shape.
That has to be a misprint
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th 2007, 6:56 pm
ChinMusic22's Avatar
ChinMusic22 ChinMusic22 is offline
My Mood:

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The Big Apple
Posts: 678
I typed it word for word. I just looked again and it says 60 in 60. It's an obvious typo...
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th 2007, 7:39 pm
VanMan's Avatar
VanMan VanMan is offline
My Mood:

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Posts: 7,298
Send a message via ICQ to VanMan Send a message via AIM to VanMan Send a message via MSN to VanMan Send a message via Yahoo to VanMan Send a message via Skype™ to VanMan
I'll bet they missed the period key and meant to say 6.0 seconds. That's faster over 60 yards than most football players can run a 40.
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 8th 2007, 1:32 am
cubbie_kern's Avatar
cubbie_kern cubbie_kern is offline
My Mood:

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Haubstadt, IN
Posts: 817
yeah that sounds right. and damn that's fast!
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26th 2007, 11:21 am
elven_scout's Avatar
elven_scout elven_scout is offline
My Mood:

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 126
Thank for posting that. I enjoyed reading it. Colvin excites me now, actually. I didn't like the pick at the time, though.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yahoo Fantasy Baseball scuba Fantasy Focus 130 Feb 7th 2007 9:27 pm
The IPod and baseball.... ryno4ever Around The Horn 2 Jan 31st 2007 4:09 pm
Baseball America's Top Prospects ChinMusic22 The Bleachers 0 Jan 29th 2007 10:48 am
Best name in baseball bringbacktuffy Around The Horn 34 Dec 20th 2006 12:39 pm
Baseball Tour Shwerve The Water Cooler 9 Dec 2nd 2006 7:53 am

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 6:13 pm.

Copyright © 2006-2013 All rights reserved.
Chicago Cubs logos Copyright © 2013 Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs.
Powered by: vBulletin v3.6.8, Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.