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Cubs- Down On The Farm: Dauris Valdez

Player: Dauris Valdez Position: Right-Handed Pitcher Height: 6’8 Weight: 254 Age: 25 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: AA Tennessee MLB.com Rank: 30th in Cubs System Acquired: April 5, 2021 in trade from Padres for James Norwood Hometown: Bani, Dominican Republic The Cubs acquired Valdez right after the beginning of the 2021 MLB season from San Diego in a deal that sent James Norwood back the other way. ValdezContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Dauris Valdez”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Keegan Thompson

Player: Keegan Thompson Position: Right-Handed Pitcher Height: 6’1 Weight: 210 Age: 25 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: AA Tennessee MLB.com Rank: 11th in Cubs System Drafted: 2017 (3rd Round, 105th Overall by Cubs) Hometown: Cullman, AL College: Auburn The Cubs selected Thompson in the third-round in 2017. He was one of a bunch of college pitchers taken by the Cubs in the early rounds of that 2017 draft. He madeContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Keegan Thompson”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Christopher Morel

Player: Christopher Morel Position: 3B Height: 5’10 Weight: 140 Age: 21 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: A South Bend MLB.com Rank: 10th in Cubs System Signed: 2015, by Cubs Hometown: Santiago, Dominican Republic The Cubs signed Christopher Morel back in 2015 for $800,000. As a 20-year old last season, Morel played his first year of full-season ball. The first thing I noticed when researching him is his weight isContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Christopher Morel”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Cory Abbott

Player: Cory Abbott Position: Right-Handed Pitcher Height: 6’2 Weight: 220 Age: 24 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: AA Tennessee MLB.com Rank: 11th in Cubs System Drafted: 2017 (2nd Round, 67th Overall by Cubs) Hometown: San Diego, CA College: Loyola Marymount The Cubs selected Abbott second round of the 2017 draft after an impressive junior year at Loyola Marymount. Not only did he set a school record for strikeouts perContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Cory Abbott”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Brailyn Marquez

Player: Brailyn Marquez Position: Left-Handed Pitcher Height: 6’4 Weight: 185 Age: 21 Bats/Throws: L/L Current Level: A+ Myrtle Beach MLB.com Rank: 2nd in Cubs System Signed: August 23, 2015 by Cubs Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Marquez was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2015 with a signing bonus of $600,000 as just a 16-year old. He was already throwing in the low 90s and it lookedContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Brailyn Marquez”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Nico Hoerner

Player: Nico Hoerner Position: SS/2B Height: 6’1 Weight: 200 Age: 23 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: MLB MLB.com Rank: 1st in Cubs System Drafted: 2018 (1st Round, 24th Overall by Cubs) Hometown: Oakland, CA College: Stanford The Cubs took Hoerner with their first round pick in 2018 (24th overall) and signed him for $2,724,000. He was drafted for his quick hands and superior hand-eye coordination along with a disciplinedContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Nico Hoerner”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Kohl Franklin

Player: Kohl Franklin Position: Right-Handed Pitcher Height: 6’4 Weight: 190 Age: 20 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: A South Bend MLB.com Rank: 7th in Cubs System Drafted: 2018 (6th Round,188th Overall by Cubs) Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK Franklin fell to the sixth round in the 2018 draft, where the Cubs selected him 188th overall and signedContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Kohl Franklin”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Cole Roederer

Player: Cole Roederer Position: Outfielder Height: 6’0 Weight: 175 Age: 20 Bats/Throws: L/L Current Level: A South Bend MLB.com Rank: 5th in Cubs System Drafted: 2018 (2nd Rd Comp, 77th Overall by Cubs) Hometown: Newhall, CA Roederer was a highly regarded high-school prospect and many thought he was going to play at UCLA in college.Continue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Cole Roederer”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Adbert Alzolay

Player: Adbert Alzolay Position: Right-Handed Pitcher Height: 6’0 Weight: 179 Age: 25 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: AAA Iowa MLB.com Rank: 6th in Cubs System Signed: November 28, 2012 Hometown: Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela Alzolay signed for $10,000 as a 17-year old in 2012 and led the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League with a 1.07 ERA in hisContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Adbert Alzolay”

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