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May 29, 2014

Minor League Update

Games of Wednesday, May 28

by Jeff Moore


Hitters of the Night

Carlos Correa, SS, Astros (Lancaster, A+): 3-4, R, 2B, HR. There is little doubt that Correa is going to be a very good player, even though he’s still just 19 and a few years away from the majors. The big question is just how good. If he remains at shortstop and his power reaches its ceiling, he’ll end up being among the top five players in the game.

Kris Bryant, 3B, Cubs (Tennessee, AA): 4-4, R, 2B, HR, BB. Stop it, Kris Bryant. Just stop it. On second thought, Cubs fans have had it hard enough. Four hits for Kris Bryant. You go, Kris Bryant.

Pitcher of the Night: Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pirates (Bradenton, A+): 5 2/3 IP, H, 0 R, 2 BB, 12 K.
Glasnow got a late start to the season, then watched his control waver even more than it did last year when he was leading the minors in strikeouts. When he throws strikes like he did on Wednesday, he doesn’t get hit. Not even weakly.

Best of the Rest

Marcus Knecht, OF, Blue Jays (Dunedin, A+): 4-4, R, 2 2B, BB. A limited hitter and limited defensive player, Knecht reserves his damage typically for when the pitcher makes a mistake. He’s over-aggressive and gets himself out frequently, but his size does make him capable of doing some damage when he gets his pitch.

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tommybones

Any chance Bryant gets the call in June???

May 29, 2014 04:05 AM
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dob2812

Tommybones, you are more likely to play for the Cubs in June than Kris Bryant is. They just will not start the clock ticking that early.

Plus, he strikes out a lot still. He should see Triple A for a few months at least.



May 29, 2014 04:08 AM
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Nojsztat

I'd say let him stay there for almost a year. If it were me, I probably wouldn't call him up until September 2015, because like you said, why rush? Besides, they still need to figure out what exactly they have in Mike Olt and Christian Villanueva.

May 29, 2014 06:51 AM
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reinhartjr

I saw Ricketts speak a couple of weeks ago at an event. Someone in the audience asked the odds that any of the top Cub prospects would be called up this year. He said "Zero". Take that for what you want but he said he really has an issue about calling guys up before they are absolutely ready.

May 29, 2014 08:00 AM
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BPKevin

"Immensely talented, but also significantly flawed". Awesome description.

May 29, 2014 05:13 AM
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jbeyer88

He's this generation's version of Soriano, without the speed.

May 29, 2014 10:48 AM
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Dave from Pittsburgh

If you take out Glasnows one historically terrible start this season he's been just as good as advertised with a 10.5 K/9 and a 4.1 BB/9 as a 20 year old in high A.

May 29, 2014 06:43 AM
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Behemoth

Most people look better if you take out their worst performance, especially when that performance highlights their most significant weakness as a prospect.

May 30, 2014 02:14 AM
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MaineSkin

The Cubs were at Delmarva scouting per the recent Samardzja trade buzz. Not the normal area scouts I guess either, advanced. Think the Cubs could be after Cisco and/or Harvey?

May 29, 2014 07:04 AM
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dcapofari

favortie running series on BP, thank you. It's killing me that I'm not getting the movie reference quote, killing me.

May 29, 2014 07:30 AM
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jonmischa

Carlos Correa is still "a few years away from the majors?" That's disappointing. I was hoping the end of 2015 at the latest.

May 29, 2014 09:54 AM
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Nojsztat

That'd be too quick, probably. It looks like he's on the "one level per year" track, meaning he'll do AA in 2015 and AAA in 2016, with a possible call up after Super 2 in June 2016 if all is going well.

May 29, 2014 10:03 AM
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mrenick

I don't think A+/AA for 2014, AA/AAA for 2015, and a chance to make the club in spring training is out of the question for Correa. IF Correa happens to reach the big leagues in 2016 that would still be an insanely quick assent for a high school kid from the 2012 draft.

May 30, 2014 02:38 AM
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