Why Should the Cubs Trade for David Price?

The David-Price-to-the-Cubs rumor train has been chugging along since before the 2012 season. It made sense at the time – the Cubs would be in need of a big-time starting pitcher to pair with budding stars Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, and Jeff Samardzija. There was plenty of talent in the farm system, but the consensus was that it was mostly years away and of questionable projection. A stud pitcher would be a big stride in … Continue reading

Three Cubs Prospects With Contact Problems

It’s been two full months of baseball for the Kane County Cougars, about enough time to start forming real opinions on the players I have seen. One of the easiest things to judge, at least for me so far, is whether a player is over matched at the plate. A high K% isn’t the only sign of this – a player who is consistently making weak contact is likely having a lot of trouble picking … Continue reading

Dan Vogelbach’s Swing is Tremendous (Scouting Report & Video)

I almost wrote this report a week and a half ago when Daniel Vogelbach was hitting .328/.369/.397, and I’m glad I waited. While Vogelbach was hitting the ball hard, his approach had left a lot to be desired. But, as I’m sure most of you have heard, Dan Vogelbach is absolutely killing the baseball recently, and he has moved his season line up to .309/.346/.479. The weather has gotten warmer, the rainouts have mostly ended, … Continue reading

Kane County Opening Day Recap

I got to see the Kane County Cougars get drubbed by a talented Quad Cities team tonight, 7-2. It’s been too long since I’ve seen live baseball and I was very happy to get to see a couple of the game’s very best prospects on display. The game got pretty uneventful fast, as the game was out of hand after the second inning, but I stayed the full 9 innings. I won’t be publishing video … Continue reading