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JOSH VITTERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs prospects: A Josh Vitters’ resurgence in 2014?

Today, we finish our 2013 features of Chicago Cubs prospects with two apiece from the AA Tennessee Smokies and the AAA Iowa Cubs.  Tennessee finished its regular season 76-62 and claimed the second half North Division title of the Southern League.  Iowa missed the postseason after finishing with a record of 66-78.  Let’s get to our player profiles. Tennessee Smokies: Yeiper...
Via The Sports Bank
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Josh Vitters Returns from DL to Triple A

Chicago Cubs third base prospect Josh Vitters has been activated from the disabled list rejoined the Triple A Iowa Cubs in time for the April 30 game, but he did not play. Vitters had suffered from a locked up lower back that occurred on his way from Spring Training to Iowa’s opening series in Albuquerque, New Mexico. MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat tweeted the news to her followers...
Via MLB Injury News
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Almora & Vitters Lead Cubs to Victory over A's

Albert Almora laced an opposite-field RBI triple into the RF corner and then scored one out later on a sacrifice fly, Josh Vitters roped an RBI double, and Jose Rosario threw four innings of one-hit ball, helping the Cubs edge the Athletics 4-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #4 (formerly known as "Field #3") in Mesa...
Via Cub Reporter
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Vitters' Stick Leads Cubs to Victory at Talking Stick

Josh Vitters singled twice and ripped an RBI double, Carlos Penalver doubled twice, scored a run, and knocked-in another, and catcher Lance Rymel threw out five baseruners (four caught stealing and one picked-off), as the Cubs edged the Rockies 5-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east...
Via Cub Reporter
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

How bad was Josh Vitters last year?

Everyone knows that Josh Vitters was terrible at baseball in his limited time at the big league level in 2012. Just how bad was he? In RE24 (min. 75 PA), Josh Vitters was the 17th worst offensive player in all of baseball last year, just above…Mark Buerhle. If he had 200 PA instead of just 109, he would have ran away with worst RE24 in the majors (everyone except Buerhle ahead...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

A closer look at Josh Vitters

We've already taken a closer look at Brett Jackson so let's now take a closer look at Josh Vitters. He had about the worst imaginable start to his big league career in 2012. Vitters hit .121/.193/.202 over 109 plate appearances. His wRC+ late in the year had dipped to something like -12 and after a hot stretch Vitters managed to end the season at 4. Thanks to everybody'...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Venezuelan league team was worse with Josh Vitters so they released him

Josh Vitters had a decent season in AAA and then was ridiculously bad at the MLB level. He was playing the Venezuelan Winter League until yesterday when Leones del Caracas released him. Vitters will almost certainly go back to AAA Iowa next year and may at some point get a chance to show he can [...]
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Josh Vitters Being Promoted

So pretty much out of nowhere yesterday, the Cubs decided to promote Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters. In a lost season, where getting the #1 draft pick is more important than winning 70 games, I'm all for going with the youth movement. Now when the Cubs were keeping Rizzo in the minors to delay his shot at free agency, TheJedi were spouting that they like their prospects to get...
Via Cub Reporter
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Josh Vitters awaits call up

I'm going to have more on Josh Vitters in the near future, but for now you can read an article on milb.com.  At a quick glance, Vitters' numbers — .302, 14 home runs, 56 RBIs through Saturday — would seem to suggest a callup is overdue. That seems especially true with Chicago third baseman Ian Stewart on the disabled list and Luis Valbuena struggling as his replacement...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Opportunity May Knock for Cubs’ Josh Vitters

Since being drafted third overall in the 2007 draft, few prospects have developed in more disappointing fashion than Chicago Cubs third base prospect Josh Vitters. Once considered an elite player with baseball skills including 70 power and hit tools, Vitters has stumbled to a .277/.319/.439 triple slash line across five minor league seasons. Due to these struggles, Vitters’ status...
Via Fangraphs
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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