Who are these new guys? Part 3

Today the Cubs play White Sox in a doesn’t matter pre season game so there should be new guys on each side.  This post will be another table dump showing each player’s trajectory through A+, AA, and AAA.   Let’s start with starting pitcher for CHA.

Note: It appears Cubs are using a real starting lineup and so far, 3rd inning, there are very few CHN new guys that we haven’t already covered.  Current team affiliation in table title.

Manny Banuelos CHA

Year Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct League Age
2018 +196+ 1.57 Manny_Banuelos_LAN PITCH 0.568 aaa 27
2017 XXXXX -1.43 Manny_Banuelos_ANA PITCH 0.432 aaa 26
2016 XXXXX -0.48 Manny_Banuelos_ATL PITCH 0.429 aaa 25
2016 XXXXX -0.71 Manny_Banuelos_ATL PITCH 0.325 aa 25
2015 XXXXX -0.69 Manny_Banuelos_ATL PITCH XXX mlb
2015 +037+ 3.49 Manny_Banuelos_ATL PITCH 0.685 aaa 24
2014 XXXXX 0.29 Manny_Banuelos_NYA PITCH 0.587 aaa 23
2014 XXXXX -0.92 Manny_Banuelos_NYA PITCH 0.416 aa 23
2014 XXXXX 0.38 Manny_Banuelos_NYA PITCH 0.635 aplus 23
2012 XXXXX -0.13 Manny_Banuelos_NYA PITCH 0.476 aaa 21
2011 XXXXX 0.42 Manny_Banuelos_NYA PITCH 0.555 aaa 20
2011 XXXXX 1.28 Manny_Banuelos_NYA PITCH 0.560 aa 20
2010 XXXXX 0.19 Manny_Banuelos_NYA PITCH 0.556 aa 19
2010 +147+ 1.97 Manny_Banuelos_NYA PITCH 0.700 aplus 19

Manny had a decent season for the Dodgers’ AAA affiliate and now plays for CHA.  At age 27 he probably should be in MLB this season if he can make it.  Gave up 2 earned runs in 1.1 IP so that’s not a good sign.  Don’t know what his current preseason stats are though.

Luis Lugo CHN

Year Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct League Age
2018 XXXXX -0.10 Luis_Lugo_KCA PITCH 0.481 aa 24
2017 XXXXX -1.30 Luis_Lugo_CLE PITCH 0.456 aa 23
2016 XXXXX -0.29 Luis_Lugo_CLE PITCH 0.490 aplus 22
2015 XXXXX -1.34 Luis_Lugo_CLE PITCH 0.452 aplus 21

Luis Lugo is a minor league starter on the Cubs’ AA affiliate and he hasn’t pitched well.  Still very young.  Pitchers can be very finicky from season to season.

Yonder Alonso CHA

Year Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct League Age
2018 +165+ 1.97 Yonder_Alonso_CLE 1B XXX mlb
2017 XXXXX 1.55 Yonder_Alonso_TOT 1B XXX mlb
2017 XXXXX 1.24 Yonder_Alonso_OAK 1B XXX mlb
2017 XXXXX 0.23 Yonder_Alonso_SEA 1B XXX mlb
2016 -159- -1.81 Yonder_Alonso_OAK 1B XXX mlb
2015 XXXXX -0.92 Yonder_Alonso_SDN 1B XXX mlb
2015 XXXXX 0.15 Yonder_Alonso_SDN BAT NA aaa 28
2015 XXXXX -0.08 Yonder_Alonso_SDN BAT NA aplus 28
2014 XXXXX -0.90 Yonder_Alonso_SDN 1B XXX mlb
2014 XXXXX -0.32 Yonder_Alonso_SDN BAT NA aaa 27
2013 XXXXX -0.17 Yonder_Alonso_SDN 1B XXX mlb
2013 XXXXX -0.02 Yonder_Alonso_SDN BAT NA aaa 26
2012 -051- -3.09 Yonder_Alonso_SDN 1B XXX mlb
2011 XXXXX 0.32 Yonder_Alonso_CIN LF XXX mlb
2011 XXXXX -0.04 Yonder_Alonso_CIN BAT 0.498 aaa 24
2010 XXXXX -0.15 Yonder_Alonso_CIN X XXX mlb
2010 XXXXX -0.46 Yonder_Alonso_CIN BAT 0.480 aaa 23
2010 XXXXX 0.38 Yonder_Alonso_CIN BAT 0.560 aa 23
2009 XXXXX -0.15 Yonder_Alonso_CIN BAT 0.476 aa 22
2009 XXXXX 1.09 Yonder_Alonso_CIN BAT 0.604 aplus 22
2008 XXXXX -0.32 Yonder_Alonso_CIN BAT NA aplus 21

Yonder Alonso is a new guy for CHA but not a new guy in MLB.  He had a decent season ranked in top 200 last season and has moved around a lot from team to team during his career.

Eloy Jimenez CHA

Year Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct League Age
2018 XXXXX 0.53 Eloy_Jimenez_CHA BAT 0.557 aaa 21
2018 +057+ 2.67 Eloy_Jimenez_CHA BAT 0.725 aa 21
2017 XXXXX 0.17 Eloy_Jimenez_CHA BAT 0.545 aa 20
2017 +120+ 1.74 Eloy_Jimenez_CHN BAT 0.692 aplus 20
2017 +120+ 1.95 Eloy_Jimenez_CHA BAT 0.807 aplus 20

He’s the guy Cubs gave up for Quintana in order to shore up a weak starting rotation to make another World Series run in 2017.  The above numbers show how dominant he has been in minors.  That does not necessarily guarantee dominance in MLB.  Sox could call him up this season if they want to make a run for a playoff spot.

Zack Collins CHA

Year Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct League Age
2018 XXXXX 0.38 Zack_Collins_CHA BAT 0.514 aa 23
2017 XXXXX 0.19 Zack_Collins_CHA BAT 0.581 aa 22
2017 +178+ 1.60 Zack_Collins_CHA BAT 0.572 aplus 22
2016 XXXXX 0.80 Zack_Collins_CHA BAT 0.600 aplus 21

Slightly above average minor league pitcher.  At age 23 he’s very young and could help the Sox next season or maybe even late this season.

Yolmer Sanchez CHA

Year Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct League Age
2017 XXXXX -0.80 Yolmer_Sanchez_CHA 2B-3B XXX mlb

Not sure where Yolmer came from.  He only has one MLB record for 2017 missing 2018 and no minor league records.  Played a full season in 2017 slightly below average.

Tony Barnette CHN

Year Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct League Age
2018 XXXXX 1.11 Tony_Barnette_TEX PITCH XXX mlb
2018 XXXXX 0.38 Tony_Barnette_TEX PITCH NA aa 34
2017 -196- -1.51 Tony_Barnette_TEX PITCH XXX mlb
2017 XXXXX 0.32 Tony_Barnette_TEX PITCH NA aaa 33
2016 +103+ 2.94 Tony_Barnette_TEX PITCH XXX mlb
2009 -004- -6.11 Tony_Barnette_ARI PITCH 0.333 aaa 25
2008 XXXXX 1.99 Tony_Barnette_ARI PITCH 0.558 aa 24

Looks like there’s a 6 year missing gap between 2009, when he totally tanked for the Arizona Diamondbacks AAA affiliate, and 2016.  According to baseball-reference he played in Japan during those seasons.  He pitched well last season but had a rough 2017.  We’ll see how this acquisition turns out this season because past results don’t affect future results.

Junichi Tazawa CHN

Year Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct League Age
2018 -140- -1.91 Junichi_Tazawa_TOT PITCH XXX mlb
2018 -140- -2.25 Junichi_Tazawa_MIA PITCH XXX mlb
2018 -140- 0.36 Junichi_Tazawa_ANA PITCH XXX mlb
2018 XXXXX -0.92 Junichi_Tazawa_DET PITCH NA aaa 32
2017 XXXXX -0.02 Junichi_Tazawa_MIA PR XXX mlb
2017 -159- -1.74 Junichi_Tazawa_MIA PITCH XXX mlb
2016 XXXXX 0.04 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH XXX mlb
2015 XXXXX -0.25 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH XXX mlb
2014 XXXXX 1.24 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH XXX mlb
2013 XXXXX 1.11 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH XXX mlb
2012 +108+ 2.67 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH XXX mlb
2012 XXXXX 1.74 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH 0.685 aaa 26
2011 XXXXX -0.15 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH XXX mlb
2011 XXXXX 0.71 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH 0.723 aaa 25
2011 XXXXX -0.25 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH 0.451 aa 25
2011 XXXXX -0.80 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH 0.313 aplus 25
2009 -153- -1.85 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH XXX mlb
2009 XXXXX 0.48 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH 0.691 aaa 23
2009 XXXXX 3.23 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH 0.648 aa 23

He pitched well for BOS between 2012 and 2014 which includes their 2013 WS run.  2017 and 2018 weren’t very good however.  Hopefully the Cubs can get one last good year out of him.

Kelvin Herrera CHA

Year Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos WinPct League Age
2018 +194+ 1.76 Kelvin_Herrera_TOT PITCH XXX mlb
2018 +194+ 1.89 Kelvin_Herrera_KCA PITCH XXX mlb
2018 +194+ -0.08 Kelvin_Herrera_WAS PITCH XXX mlb
2017 XXXXX 0.17 Kelvin_Herrera_KCA PITCH XXX mlb
2016 +139+ 2.42 Kelvin_Herrera_KCA PITCH XXX mlb
2015 +158+ 1.99 Kelvin_Herrera_KCA PITCH XXX mlb
2014 +056+ 3.80 Kelvin_Herrera_KCA PITCH XXX mlb
2013 XXXXX 0.04 Kelvin_Herrera_KCA PITCH XXX mlb
2013 XXXXX 1.13 Kelvin_Herrera_KCA PITCH 0.818 aaa 23
2012 +075+ 3.23 Kelvin_Herrera_KCA PITCH XXX mlb
2011 XXXXX 1.01 Kelvin_Herrera_KCA PITCH 0.767 aaa 21
2011 +117+ 2.10 Kelvin_Herrera_KCA PITCH 0.762 aa 21
2011 XXXXX 1.28 Kelvin_Herrera_KCA PITCH 0.892 aplus 21

Not sure how CHA acquired Kelvin Herrera but the above shows a pretty decent career as a reliever.  Totally dominated minor leagues looking at Win%

That is all for now.  Will do another one of these in the future picking some game at random.  This is rather labor intensive copy/pasting these tables.  A searchable web site is in the works.  A post about Arenado, Harper, and Bryant coming next.  Who is better?  Until then ….