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Rookie Foltynewicz ready to roll with Braves after Gattis swap

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Michael Foltynewicz could win 250 games at the major-league level and flirt with a sub-3.10 ERA for the next 15 years. And yet, he might not have enough juice to live up to this mythological, almost absurd scouting report from the Web: Catching up to a Mike Foltynewicz fastball is a nightmare for professional hitters. Pitchers don't throw 95-plus with late...
Via Fox Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Has Plan for Chicago Cubs’ Forgotten Prospect

The Chicago Cubs have a former top rated infield prospect who struggled badly last season, but could be a key in the team’s turnaround in 2015. In 2014, this prospect hit under .200 with an OPS hovering around .600 and carried a strikeout rate around 40 percent. He is also capable of playing multiple positions. No, I’m not talking about Javier Baez. The player in question is...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Olt… Platoon Guy?

Mike Olt” width=”594″ height=”394″ /> The opening day starting third baseman for the Chicago Cubs in 2014, Mike Olt appears to be headed for a much different role going forward. Theo talked to media pregame. Mike Olt to work at all 4 corner positions moving forward. — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) September 26, 2014 To me, this sounds like the Cubs management has...
Via World Series Dreaming
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Holding out hope for Mike Olt

Mike Olt Mike Olt’s 2014 campaign can truly be described as all-or-nothing.  When he’s not blasting home runs at a prodigious rate, he’s often coming up empty.  Olt’s current home run pace would rank him among baseball’s top power hitters this season had he enough plate appearances to qualify.  Meanwhile, nearly half of every other at bat ends in a strikeout, contributing...
Via isportsweb.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Mike Olt

Time for a new thread but got some work to get done this morning...but the comments in the last thread had some interesting "Why isn't Olt starting talk?" So here's some numbers to assist in the discussion. Olt since being called back on Sept 5. 11 G, 8 GS, 250/382/357 29.4 K% Valaika since Sept 5 10 G, 8 GS 290/333/355 27.2 K% Of course Valaika's started the last 2 games and Olt...
Via Cub Reporter
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

I Still Like My Philly 3B More Than Mike Olt 3B

You, "So, Grey, I appreciate a well-coiffed mustache as much as the next straight man, but are you trying to tell me Luis Valbuena isn't a virtual lock at 3rd base?" Crazy shizz, right? The Cubs made the right move and went with Mike Olt to at least platoon at 3rd base. Here's what I kinda said in the past, "Don’t you love when New Yorkers say the expression, “I got your _____...
Via Razzball
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

45 Prospects in 45 Days: Chicago’s Mike Olt

Photo Credit: Eric Brynsvold Over the next 45 days the staff here at The Fix will profile and predict the fantasy fates of prospects that could – should, in some cases – be closely monitored on the waiver wire or even in the draft room. For the projection portion of the article, we will try our best to give you projections from all three major projection systems. Those projection...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Mike Olt Has Vision of Starting at Third

Chicago Cubs News- Mike Olt has his eyes set on the playing third base for the Chicago Cubs this season. A couple of  years ago he was a promising prospect in the Texas Rangers organization until a game changing event happened. Olt has put that behind him and is looking ahead. On The Rise Olt was originally drafted in the second round of the 2010 draft by the Texas Rangers and saw...
Via Sports Mockery
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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