It has been a month since we looked at the Iowa Cubs. The last time back on July 6 was the day Kyle Schwarber returned to the MLB Cubs after spending a productive week in Iowa. Let’s look at the current team status line for the Iowa Cubs as well as the previous two snapshots we have.
Both BAT and PITCH up around 5 runs, UR is up 4 runs, and the Iowa Cubs went 16-12 during this period gaining 4 games. Not bad. Let’s take a look at their top players.
In the minors we list the WinPct rate to provide perspective because players move around a lot. Many players above have played and still play for the MLB Cubs. Happ keeps dropping in rank because his WAA is frozen. The WinPct shows why the MLB Cubs pulled him out of Iowa and he has been hitting well so far. Butler is back in Iowa and he has been moving sideways and dropped from #53 to #75. He still has a high WinPct. Avila was acquired from Detroit for Jeimer Candelario above so they could let Caratini grow some more. He’s the top Cub and ranked #40. On July 6 he was ranked #20 but he spent some time with the MLB Cubs. I think Zac Rosscup is with COL now.
Let’s see how the White Sox AAA team, the Charlotte Knights are doing.
They went 10-22 or -12 during the last month. This is a team that is cratering at all levels. Most of their prospects traded are in A or AA so we’ll see how they’re doing later. Here are their top players.
There won’t be many top players on a team that is -24. Apparently Goldberg might have been called up to the MLB White Sox.
Let’s look at the top players in AAA, both International and Pacific Coast Leagues.
Ranking is alway done using the weighting value, WAA, not WinPct. Because players can move up from AA and start anew in AAA the above list does not reflect that. Many of the above are playing for an MLB team and not necessarily the MLB team listed with their name.
That’s all for now. We’ll do Tennessee Smokies and AA as well as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Cubs A+ team some time this month.