New Growing Cubs Pod featuring listener questions!
• What catching prospects can replace Willson Contreras?
• What’s the deal with Caleb Kilian?
• Will we see Matt Mervis in Chicago?
• How’s Cristian Hernández doing?
• What’s DJ Herz’s upside?
@NSideBound 1 position, 1 player from the Cubs MiLB system for the first half in a batting order
CF Pete Crow-Armstrong
2B Yeison Santana
1B Matt Mervis
3B Jake Slaughter
DH Kevin Alcantara
RF Yohendrick Pinango
LF Owen Caissie
SS Kevin Made
C Pablo Aliendo
SP DJ Herz
RP Jeremiah Estrada
Prospects that should get a promotion for the cubs.
Javier Assad, Matt Mervis and Blake Whitney from AA to AAA.
DJ Herz, Jordan Wicks and Manuel Espinoza from Advanced A to AA.
Ezequiel Pagan, Adam Laskey and Luis Devers from Low A to advanced A.
#Cubs farm system has a lot of big risers this year
Prospect crush Cristian Hernandez is off to a solid start.
DJ Herz needs a promotion after a dominant stretch at A+
Pete Crow-Armstrong and Kevin Alcantara have taken their game to the next level.
Caleb Kilian solid too.
5. DJ Herz - LHP (ETA: 2024)
Herz has been absolutely unbelievable in his 11 starts for High-A South Bend this year. He possesses a true strike out pitch with his 65 grade changeup and in 40 innings has allowed just 2 HR (!!!) this year. Herz probably projects as a reliever. https://t.co/IbyVBxc0zT
Mid-week brain dump —
• Unless Kantrovitz & Co go way off the map, we should be pleased with the Cubs first pick
• It would have been irresponsible and incorrect for me to predict Chris Morel would do *this*
• DJ Herz put together the most dominant start I’ve watched in years https://t.co/8PiYYL1RDu
Cubs Prospects: DJ Herz, B.J. Murray keep padding their stats (Cubbies Crib)
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Made the 4 hour drive to South Bend for a high A game. Nwogu, PCA & Caissie in the outfield w/Piñango as DH. DJ Herz is pitching. Denizens of the bullpen were running pass patterns before game time. https://t.co/pFb8iuZPXC
JUST IN: #SBCubs OF Owen Caissie (@owen_caissie) & LHP DJ Herz (@DavidjohnHerz) each have picked up May honors.
Caissie has been named the @Cubs Minor League Player of the Month, & Herz was presented as the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week.
STORY ➡️ https://t.co/HfBjyOAHK2 https://t.co/mHaj6QnrNQ
DJ Herz of @Cubs puts up 2nd straight 5-scoreless-IP start allowing just 1 hit on Wed, gets 12 Ks, lowers ERA to 1.45 with 53-17 K-BB in 37.1 IP, 21-year-old LHP looks ready for AA; see where he is in our updated #FantasyBaseball Top 500 Prospect Rankings https://t.co/zm7CM64mmM https://t.co/DNTf5FSrlP
Willson Contreras (RE-SIGN HIM)
Future is very very bright on the North Side #Cubs
It's fairly rare to have a 21-year-old pitcher in AA that wasn't a top draft pick. At least it has been for the #Cubs.
Don't look now, but they may have 2 of them in a couple months.
DJ Herz, 8th round (2019)
Manuel Espinoza, IFA $400,000 Bonus (2017)
#Cubs LHP DJ Herz put on a clinic. The 21-year-old fired 5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 12 K. The lefty has a 1.45 ERA, 0.86 WHIP & 53:17 K:BB in 37.1 IP in High-A. Above-average FB, ++ CH, average CB. Herz has been nearly unhittable (15 HA). Command is the missing link #ItsDifferentHere
Going *live* with Corey (@corey_cubs) to recap the 4-game Brewers series
- Christopher Morel's CF role
- Matt Swarmer and Anderson Espinzona's slider
- Roster implications with Nick Madrigal and Jason Heyward's return
- DJ Herz's 12 strikeouts
Take a look at how Chicago Cubs High-A lefty DJ Herz starts every inning.
Herz begins with a couple running starts before settling on the rubber.
He’s held Dayton scoreless with 12 strikeouts, one hit and no walks allowed through five innings. #Cubs https://t.co/VIDGkOhEyY
Cubs MiLB Starting Pitcher of the Month is down to three
DJ Herz - 1.96 ERA, 21 Ks, 18 IP, 1.06 WHIP, .125 BAA
Manny Espinoza - 1.69 ERA, 23 Ks, 21.1 IP, 0.89 WHIP, and .156 BAA
Luis Devers - 1.86 ERA, 22 Ks, 0.93 WHIP, .176 BAA
Who ya got?
The homers courtesy of Cole Roederer, Owen Caissie, and Yohendrick Pinango 💪
The shutout courtesy of DJ Herz, Sheldon Reed, and Brad Deppermann ✋
THURSDAY RECAP ➡️ https://t.co/Py0FArP8RA https://t.co/UgqPCTO1mu
More Cubs minor stats (since 5/1)
Cam Sanders (AAA) 9.2 IP, 13 K, 6 BB, 3 ER
Jordan Wicks (A+) 16.2 IP, 21 K, 7 BB, 8 ER
DJ Herz (A+) 13.1 IP, 18 K, 10 BB, 4 ER
Hopefully Sanders can debut at end of year and DJ get to TENN. Was hoping Wicks could hit Iowa this yr, but idk. #Cubs
My top 10 Cubs prospects
HM- Alexander Canario, Nelson Velazquez, Miguel Amaya
What do you think?