Baseball season for Florida State has been over for more than two weeks, but for former FSU players competing professionally, the season is just at its midway point.
The Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of June 15th through the 21st is minor league first baseman Marcus Davis. Davis hit .400 this week for the Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League.
Kris Bryant slugged a solo home run over the CF fence, lined an RBI single, walked twice, and scored three runs, Rafael Lopez belted a three-run HR and collected another RBI on a bases loaded walk, Addison Russell hammered an RBI triple, walked, and scored two runs, and Miguel Montero ripped two RBI singles and scored a run, as the Iowa Cubs (AAA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) lambasted...
One of the popular topics of conversation in the Twitterverse has become upgrading the catcher position moving into 2015. Without question, incumbent Welington Castillo has not had the type of season that we all would have liked, which is to say he has not emphatically made himself a core piece moving forward.
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Welington Castillo has been...
The Cubs selected the contracts of LHP Eric Jokisch and C Rafael Lopez from AAA Iowa and added both to their MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) last week. Both players would have been eligible for selection in the December 2014 Rule 5 Draft if they had not been added to an MLB 40-man roster by the November 20th roster-filing deadline, so the Cubs decded to give the two a "cup...
New Orleans Zephyrs 2 @ Iowa Cubs 11
Javier Baez: 2-5, HR, 3 RBI, 2 SO
Kris Bryant: 1-4, 2 R, SO
Jorge Soler: 1-3, R, 2 BB, SO
Rafael Lopez: 1-4, 2 RBI
Matt Szczur: 1-5, R, 2 SO
Brett Jackson: 1-4, BB, 2 SO
Mike Olt: 2-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, SO
Josh Vitters: 1-1, HR, 2 RBI
On the Mound
Eric Jokisch: 5.1 IP, 10 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 5 SO
Armando Rivero: 1.2 IP, H, 0 R...
This is perhaps a fool’s errand. It’s hard to forecast where each player could play in the majors. To make this easier, I’m going with the OPTIMUM realistic projection of a player’s position (with one exception – Arismendy Alcantara, would be 3rd among SS but will almost certainly never play SS for the Cubs). I’ll note in the player bio where each person may end up (if...
The Cubs made extra cuts on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop the guys who got cut from doing some damage.
The Cubs optioned outfielders Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Zac Rosscup, and infielder Christian Villanueva, to Triple-A Iowa, and assigned catcher Rafael Lopez, outfielder Mitch Maier and pitcher Armando Rivero to Minor League camp on Tuesday.
Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Christian Villanueva, Arodys Vizcaino, Zack Rossup, Mitch Maier, Armando Rivero and Rafael Lopez are optioned or reassigned...and there were 47 (I think).
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