It was a pretty exciting week as there was a lot of movement over the last seven days. We saw Chris Morel head up to Chicago, DJ, Herz, Kohl Franklin, and Luke Little all arrived in Tennessee while Cade Horton and James Triantos both arrived in the Midwest league to play for South Bend. 

I made it up to Appleton yesterday to watch South Bend play. There were a lot of new guys on the squad from the last time I saw them that included Christian Franklin, Eduarniel Nunez, and Ezequiel Pegan, who just has not stopped hitting yet. Unfortunately, he was off yesterday. I will have some pictures out later today over on our Facebook account.

I’ll have even more next week as South Bend will be playing in Beloit and I will be there for most of those games. 

In the News

MLB Pipeline put out an article this week about the most pleasant prospect story this year. For the Cubs, they named the development of Miguel Amaya.

Cubs: Miguel Amaya, C (No. 14) – Amaya signed for $1.3 million out of Panama in 2015, quickly became the Cubs’ best catching prospect and played in consecutive SiriusXM All-Star Futures Games in 2018 and 2019. But he slipped off the Top 100 Prospects list while catching just 12 games in the next three years because of the pandemic shutdown and Tommy John surgery. Healthy again, he’s hitting the ball harder than ever (.273/.411/.659 in Double-A), looks good behind the plate and has made his big league debut.


They did not put out a prospect list this week, but they did something similar where they put out a list of imminent big leaders. Somehow, it looks like a prospect list but it’s not. However, it is exciting seeing the depth of guys who are close to Chicago.

Baseball America Top 100

They updated their top 100 prospect list and the Cubs are down to three. They used to have four, but Baseball America dropped Brennen Davis from their list. His slow start was not helping his status.

MLB Releases Draft Date and Time

The 2023 MLB draft will begin on July 9 at 6 PM central for round one. The draft will continue with rounds two through ten on Monday and then 11 through 20 on Tuesday during the day.

Video of the Week

This just warms my heart!

Card of the Week