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Old Aug 17th 2007, 11:32 pm
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Cubs Sign Josh Vitters

Their #3 (overall) pick in last June's First Year Player Draft.

Apparently there is a new "hurry-up and get it done" deadline too; which the Cubs and Vitters just sneaked under. As I read it any player drafted not a college senior (and thusly out of options educationally) who did not sign within what appears to be about 60 days after the draft goes into next years pool; the drafting team loses all rights.

Bummer. I'm not sure Tim Wilkens likes the new rule either:

" ... "It's the first time we've had this deadline, and I don't think I like the deadline," said Tim Wilken, the Cubs scouting director. ... "

Fortunately the two sides reached an agreement - just in time.

Vitters does not turn 18 for 9 more days:

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/art...=.jsp&c_id=chc

Look at the picture in the MLB article and tell me Vitters and the evil "Bud" Selig (please do not take me too seriously) do not look like father and son - same facial features and shape - same grin. Same nose - same everything. Poor kid.

In any case he could become an exceptional player - or be the next Earl Cunningham. I doubt the latter. Good to see him signed.
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Old Aug 17th 2007, 11:40 pm
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http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/art...=.jsp&c_id=chc

Look at the picture in the MLB article and tell me Vitters and the evil "Bud" Selig (please do not take me too seriously) do not look like father and son - same facial features and shape - same grin. Same nose - same everything. Poor kid.
I just looked at it and you aren't kidding! Poor kid is right. More like grandfather and grandson though.
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I'm glad we were able to sign him. He is supposed to be the best hitter in all of high school ball. I don't think we'll see him until after Rammy though.
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I did some poking around the net & found a good write-up on Vitters that I felt like sharing:

30-40 Hr's, 110-120 Rbi's. 280 BA, sound good?

http://diamondcutter.wordpress.com/2...-josh-vitters/
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good article, though im not sure we can expect to see him til at least 2011 (sounds like a lifetime, doesnt it... even scarier, he'll be 22). he had a miserable time in a tiny sample at boise and arizona but he has plenty of time.

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
14 51 2 6 0 0 0 3 3 14 .118 .164 .118 .282
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good article, though im not sure we can expect to see him til at least 2011 (sounds like a lifetime, doesnt it... even scarier, he'll be 22). he had a miserable time in a tiny sample at boise and arizona but he has plenty of time.

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
14 51 2 6 0 0 0 3 3 14 .118 .164 .118 .282
Anyone would have a miserable time playing pro ball while playing with phnemonia. That stat line means nothing.
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Anyone would have a miserable time playing pro ball while playing with phnemonia. That stat line means nothing.
i agree, i think he was being run out at the end of the year just to give him a bit of an inkling about what was coming: if he was ill the same time next year i would expect him to be shut down. he improved vastly (from a very low baseline) when he was well enough to move up to boise: trebling his obp, slg and ba.
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The only thing that should slow his development is his defense. He could very well see high,single A ball this year, if he hits like most think he can. AA in 09' is not out of the question. If he is as good of a prospect as many scouts think he is, he could make it to the majors as early as 2010.
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and where woudl be play? A-Ram is our 3B for a long time
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I figure its going to 4-5 years at least until he's MLB ready. Thats about the avg. learning curve for most prospects isn't it? Anyway you have to figure by then Rammy will be on his way out, which suck b/c he's the best 3B we've had in a few generations. But thats the likely reality of it.
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