Myrtle Beach Pelicans

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 PITCH Rs Ra W L UR LR TeamID
4.2 19.3 401 385 51 40 -10.6 3.4 Myrtle_Beach_Pelicans_CHN 7/16/2017
-7.8 17.4 551 543 69 60 -8.4 6.9 Myrtle_Beach_Pelicans_CHN 8/24/2017

BAT went down and PITCH is about even and the Pelicans went 18-20 losing two games.  Let’s look at their top players.

Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct
+030+ 3.07 Michael_Rucker_CHN PITCH 0.666
+050+ 2.58 Pedro_Araujo_CHN PITCH 0.696
+078+ 2.29 Dakota_Mekkes_CHN PITCH 0.776
+096+ 2.12 Justin_Steele_CHN PITCH 0.597
+120+ 1.74 Eloy_Jimenez_CHN BAT 0.692
+164+ 1.66 Adbert_Alzolay_CHN PITCH 0.591
+165+ 1.66 Duncan_Robinson_CHN PITCH 0.688
+169+ 1.64 Bryant_Flete_CHN BAT 0.605
+177+ 1.62 Craig_Brooks_CHN PITCH 0.859
XXXXX 1.39 James_Norwood_CHN PITCH 0.660
XXXXX 1.34 Eddy_Martinez_CHN BAT 0.556
XXXXX 1.34 Dillon_Maples_CHN PITCH 0.693
XXXXX 1.24 Matt_Rose_CHN BAT 0.594

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.

Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct
+120+ 1.95 Eloy_Jimenez_CHA BAT 0.807
+120+ 1.74 Eloy_Jimenez_CHN BAT 0.692
+169+ 1.64 Bryant_Flete_CHN BAT 0.605
+169+ -1.11 Bryant_Flete_CHA BAT 0.362
XXXXX 1.24 Matt_Rose_CHN BAT 0.594
XXXXX 1.07 Matt_Rose_CHA BAT 0.694

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

Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct
+069+ 2.37 Louie_Lechich_CHA PITCH 0.691
+070+ 2.37 Ian_Hamilton_CHA PITCH 0.728
+119+ 1.95 Seby_Zavala_CHA BAT 0.703
+120+ 1.95 Eloy_Jimenez_CHA BAT 0.807
+149+ 1.74 Tanner_Banks_CHA PITCH 0.591
+178+ 1.60 Zack_Collins_CHA BAT 0.572
XXXXX 1.34 Alec_Hansen_CHA PITCH 0.603

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.

Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct
+001+ 6.34 Wes_Rogers_COL BAT 0.756
+002+ 6.03 Sam_Hilliard_COL BAT 0.713
+003+ 5.29 Michael_Chavis_BOS BAT 0.906
+004+ 5.19 Yonathan_Daza_COL BAT 0.692
+005+ 5.17 Garrett_Hampson_COL BAT 0.678
+006+ 5.17 Seth_Brown_OAK BAT 0.688
+007+ 4.83 Luke_Raley_LAN BAT 0.688
+008+ 4.64 DJ_Peters_LAN BAT 0.665
+009+ 4.51 Ibandel_Isabel_LAN BAT 0.692
+010+ 4.47 Brendan_Rodgers_COL BAT 0.887
+011+ 4.20 Brian_Mundell_COL BAT 0.768
+012+ 4.18 Austin_Allen_SDN BAT 0.669
+013+ 3.99 Corbin_Burnes_MIL PITCH 0.799
+014+ 3.95 Matt_Hall_DET PITCH 0.672
+015+ 3.93 Ademar_Rifaela_BAL BAT 0.665
+016+ 3.91 Beau_Burrows_DET PITCH 0.800
+017+ 3.88 Sam_Clay_MIN PITCH 0.791
+018+ 3.72 Brett_Siddall_OAK BAT 0.663
+019+ 3.53 Hamlet_Marte_COL BAT 0.770
+020+ 3.51 Aramis_Garcia_SFN BAT 0.694
+021+ 3.49 Zack_Littell_NYA PITCH 0.720
+022+ 3.49 Brett_Sullivan_TBA BAT 0.694
+023+ 3.42 Jose_Taveras_PHI PITCH 0.651
+024+ 3.36 Roberto_Ramos_COL BAT 0.635
+025+ 3.32 Tyler_Pike_ATL PITCH 0.714

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….