Impressive Guys at the Convention, Health Status Checks, IFA Signings, Slaughter, Triantos, Wicks, More

Some Chicago Cubs prospects bits to get into this afternoon…

  • The Cubs Convention was clearly a fantastic spot for extra followers to change into aware of high Cubs prospects, and so they had been in every single place all weekend, together with their very own panel. An entire lotta good things in right here should you missed it, and quite a lot of spectacular younger males:
  • Brennen Davis on the state of his well being: “One hundred p.c, able to roll,” Davis mentioned. “It’s simply getting again to the place I used to be, and the place I do know I might be athletically and bodily.” Davis had his again process final 12 months, after which the stress response in his again in the fall. So hopefully he can have a standard Spring Training and go from there.
  • Miguel Amaya on the state of his well being: “I’m prepared to begin doing baseball actions now,” Amaya mentioned. “They simply gave me the inexperienced mild to begin jogging, to begin working on the floor, to begin transferring, to begin weightlifting. Probably in the subsequent couple of weeks, I’ll begin doing my defensive work and getting again on monitor. I’m excited for it.” Amaya, who missed a giant chunk of final season following Tommy John surgical procedure (and due to this fact could not catch), additionally had a Lisfranc fracture at the finish of the season from which he has been recovering.
  • Matt Mervis spoke about his alternative to play for Team Israel in the WBC (Cubs.com): “There’s so many,” Mervis mentioned of the advantages. “I imply, the supervisor is Ian Kinsler, who performed years and years in the massive leagues. Joc Pederson’s on that group. Kevin Pillar is on that group, so there’s guys with quite a lot of massive league expertise teaching and enjoying. We’re enjoying towards tremendous groups. I imply, it is the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and Venezuela and Nicaragua. Those groups are filled with MLB All-Stars. So getting that have, enjoying in a giant atmosphere like that — I imply, it is in Miami — the crowds are going to be loud and excited. It was actually a no brainer for me.”
  • Jake Slaughter shall be an attention-grabbing man to comply with this season as a attainable depth call-up if the Cubs want him:
  • Wait, this man can do backflips and but folks query whether or not he is athletic sufficient to carry down an infield spot:
  • Good wager that Adan Sanchez and Alexis Hernández shall be enjoying in the ACL this 12 months:
  • There’s quite a bit to love right here, however I wish to be aware the Jordan Wicks quantity, as a result of folks maintain sleeping on him, and are not giving him sufficient credit score for being a “stuff” man:
  • The Cubs On Deck podcast featured an interview with Wicks:

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