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June 25, 2013 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 24

18

Zach Mortimer

Cubs righty Alberto Cabrera shined on a day when few notable prospects stood out on the minor-league diamonds.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Alberto Cabrera, RHP, Cubs (Double-A Tennessee): 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 13 K; plus-plus fastball with life; potential solid-average slider; potential average changeup. The problem with Cabrera is that he has been very inconsistent in his minor league career. Cabrera has performed well thus far in 2013 and will hope to stay as a starter moving forward; 91.2 IP, 88 H, 36 ER, 34 BB, 94 K in 15 starts.

Position Prospect of the Day: Willy Garcia, OF, Pirates (High-A Bradenton): 6-6, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI. Potential average hit tool; solid-average power potential; average runner; solid-average arm. After jumping onto the prospect radar in 2012, Garcia has shown some power in the Florida State League. Some scouts wonder if the hit tool will ever be good enough for him to play every day at the big league level; .378/.439/.622 with 3 2B and 2 HR in last 37 at-bats.

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Checking in on some hard-throwing, command-challenged pitching prospects in the Caribbean Winter Leagues

With pitchers as fragile as they are these days, most organizations would rather send their top pitching prospects home for the winter unless they happened to miss significant time during the regular season. Many of those top prospects have the mid-90's fastballs, wipe out breaking pitches, and enough command to dominate in these leagues. Those who end up pitching in the Caribbean Winter Leagues, however, typically do not. And that's why it's rare to see a performance like Alberto Cabrera had for the Toros Del Este in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. The 24 year-old Cubs prospect walked six -- this is why he's not relaxing at home for the winter -- but he tossed no-hit ball over four shutout innings with 10 strikeouts. This is why the Cubs still think he can help them in the future.

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November 21, 2012 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of November 20

1

Jason Martinez

Notes from the Dominican Winter League, Venezuelan Winter League, and Puerto Rico Baseball League.

What I learned while scouring the Caribbean League box scores on Tuesday evening is that teams can actually have more than 50 players on their roster. In a 16-inning game between los Estrellas de Oriente and los Gigantes del Cibao, a combined 24 pitchers and 31 position players were used. Only two players, however (Todd Linden and Jean Segura), had more than one hit and only five of the 31 pitchers allowed a run in the 4-3 victory for Cibao.

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