An Early Review of Pierce Johnson

I have seen Pierce Johnson twice now, once on Kane County’s Opening Day and this past Tuesday against the Clinton Lumberkings, and I have seen two different pitchers each time. He has thrown 7 1/3 innings thus far, surrendering seven earned runs on 7 hits and three walks while striking out eight, though you could easily argue that a lot of the runs he’s surrendered have been a product of poor defense behind him. On … Continue reading

How Worried Should We Be About Javier Baez’s Plate Discipline?

Javier Baez spent about two months at Peoria last season, crushing baseballs to the tune of a .432 wOBA over 235 PA’s. He hit a few baseballs clear out of the stadium that many Cubs prospect writers are still talking about as they discuss various top prospect lists. Javier Baez has loud tools that earn him a spot as one of the best prospects in baseball, and there is no arguing that. That said, there … Continue reading