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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    He wont make a difference in getting the Cubs as contenders for the Division, so hold your horses. Let the kid mature in the minors...the last things the Cubs need to do is bring him up too soon and have to send him back down after a month.
    Or worse...keep him in the majors, letting him keep striking out and the fans riding him, where he loses all confidence and get traded after a few unspectacular years like Corey Patterson and Felix Pie.



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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Was at the Southern League All-Star game yesterday and he looked the part. Missed the home run derby the night before but heard it was a good show! He didn't really put on a show at the game but was good to see him in person.



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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by laminak View Post
    Or worse...keep him in the majors, letting him keep striking out and the fans riding him, where he loses all confidence and get traded after a few unspectacular years like Corey Patterson and Felix Pie.
    To be fair to Patterson, he was really coming on strong at the time of his knee injury and was never the same player again after that. He's still one of my favorite MLB players, though; loved watching him in DSM as a kid.


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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Heard somebody (maybe Birch) about the "core 4" in the minor leagues. Supposedly the future. Who would they be? Obviously Bryant and Baez but who are the other two?



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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneinWDSM View Post
    Heard somebody (maybe Birch) about the "core 4" in the minor leagues. Supposedly the future. Who would they be? Obviously Bryant and Baez but who are the other two?
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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneinWDSM View Post
    Heard somebody (maybe Birch) about the "core 4" in the minor leagues. Supposedly the future. Who would they be? Obviously Bryant and Baez but who are the other two?
    Def Albert Almora and Id say Jorge Soler.



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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Chuck is right.



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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Tonight's lineup:




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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    The Cubs drafting seems to have improved considerably under Theo. Some prior years first round picks..

    2005 P Mark Pawelek - Out of baseball
    2006 OF Tyler Colvin - Traded for Ian Stewart who was released
    2007 3B Josh Vitters - 3A
    2008 P Andrew Cashner - Traded for Rizzo
    2009 OF Brett Jackson - 3A
    2010 P Hayden Simpson - Out of baseball

    6 first round picks and all they have to show for them on the ML roster is Rizzo



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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by enisthemenace View Post
    Not to mention arbitration considerations. Don't want to bring him up too soon, or that clock starts.

    THIS!

    Cubs top prospects are a few years away from being ready. You keep all of these guys in the minors as long as possible to get those extra years.



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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    To be fair to Patterson, he was really coming on strong at the time of his knee injury and was never the same player again after that. He's still one of my favorite MLB players, though; loved watching him in DSM as a kid.
    Just terrible. Dude blows out his knee trying to hustle to first. Corey could have been a superstar but was never the same.



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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Def Albert Almora and Id say Jorge Soler.
    Baez is the other. Shortstop I think.


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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

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    Tonight's lineup:

    That line up looks pretty good, with the exception of Valaika hitting clean up. Who in the hell is that? I haven't paid a lot of attention to the I-Cubs this year, so I looked him up. To go along with my first question, why is he hitting clean up? The stats I could find on him suggest 8th.



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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Baseball Prospectus does a pre-season top 100 minor league player list every year. They had Baez 4, Bryant 17(surely higher than that now), Almora 25 and Soler 45. Almora is hitting .241 with 2 HR in class A, Soler has only played 7 games in AA due to injuries.



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    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    So our entire future infield is now in Des Moines, not including Rizzo. (Alcantara, Baez, Bryant)


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