Today we’ll look at the state of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Cubs A+ minor league team. This will be the last of minor league reports until perhaps the off season. Below are team statuses from today and the last time we did this on July 16.
BAT went down and PITCH is about even and the Pelicans went 18-20 losing two games. Let’s look at their top players.
This starts to get complicated later in the season when so many players move around. The players highlighted in tan were traded to the White Sox for Jose Quintana. Their WAAs for CHN are frozen and they have a new entry for CHA. Here are their lines with both teams.
The Ranking algorithm currently treats all player entries as separate. It should add the two WAA values but these minor league scripts have been cobbled together and don’t do that yet. The WinPct is the important column in this table and you can see Eloy Jimenez and Matt Rose have turned on the juice after moving to the White Sox. Bryant Flete posted negative value since moving over.
The names in green in the Cubs’ table are those players who were promoted to AA. All players in that table have decent WinPct numbers showing they are hitting or pitching well above average in A+ right now. We don’t have access to minor league rosters. The above are historical data.
Below are the top White Sox players in their Winston-Salem Dash A+ team
Not sure who any of these players are other than Eloy Jimenez. Now let’s look at the top 25 ranked players in A+. These top players played long enough in A+ to accumulate value. It doesn’t necessarily mean they are top prospects.
Eloy Jimenz had a total of around +3.75 so he would have made the top 25 this year. Next season many of these players (if not all) will be on an AA team somewhere.
That is all for A+ and minor league reports for this season. Perhaps in the off season when trading starts we’ll run through AAA, AA, and A+ once again. Cubs start a new series with the Phillies tomorrow and then it’s another Saturday and update on Cubs team status. Until then….