Those who have been around the boards for as long as I have know that I have not a big believer in Cubs prospects in general. Never believed in Pie. Never thought either Patterson would be worth an ounce of doo doo. Caught lots of flack for that back in the day. Hell, until the second half of this past season, I was pretty certain Starlin Castro was way over valued (I think he still might be).
Originally Posted by Jilly Bohnson
I think Soler is probably the real deal. I will reserve judgment on Almora and Baez.
However, there are two players that I am really, really high on. I have always been high on Brett Jackson. You can teach many things around hitting. You can't teach how to take a walk (freak show Castro aside). Brett Jackson's ability to take a walk is vastly underrated, imo and we have yet to watch him leverage it. But most importantly, hot damn do I have a huge ****ing hard on for Dan Vogelbach. Dude is gonna be a gigantic masher, and will be our starting 1B by the end of 2014. Rizzo better start learning to play 3B or something.
Next year, we are totally going to win a playoff game.