Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Fat Pitchers Newsbeat

Friday, September 19, 2014

C.J. Edwards: The legend of the String Bean Slinger

This is from a few days back, but a great read on the Cubs’ top pitching prospect.

You cannot help but notice. His Mid-Carolina High coach first saw it. So, too, did the Spartanburg Methodist assistant coach who later hooked on with the Texas Rangers and scouted him in bush league games near Newberry. All along the way, his minor-league coaches shook their heads in disbelief. Once, in major league camp, Josh Hamilton, upon seeing him shirtless, questioned if the Rangers were properly feeding their minor-leaguers.

C.J. Edwards is skinny.

Not normal skinny. Rail-thin skinny. Icabod Crane-skinny. Twiggy-like. Mick Jagger-esque. Standing on a pitcher’s mound, Edwards gives the appearance of a broomstick with a hat resting on top.

Moses Taylor, Moses Taylor Posted: September 19, 2014 at 10:47 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, fat pitchers, prospects, rangers

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Ghost of Sox Fans Past
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBring Back Selig - New Commissioner Manfred is a Moron - Halos Heaven
(282 - 5:27am, Jan 27)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks

NewsblogIN PURSUIT OF PENNANTS #15 — Walt Jocketty
(17 - 4:50am, Jan 27)
Last: Alex meets the threshold for granular review

NewsblogTHT: Baseball’s craziest game?
(45 - 1:54am, Jan 27)
Last: Infinite Joost (Voxter)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - January 2015
(1480 - 1:51am, Jan 27)
Last: CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(11647 - 1:41am, Jan 27)
Last: Monty

NewsblogPitchfork: Jack White Gets His Own Baseball Card
(132 - 1:36am, Jan 27)
Last: DJS and the Infinite Sadness

NewsblogAn Audience With the ‘Sports Pope’ at FrancesaCon
(25 - 1:35am, Jan 27)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogNew MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's top five priorities - ESPN
(33 - 1:34am, Jan 27)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogBeyond the Box Score's rankings of the best players for 2015: 45-11 - Beyond the Box Score
(11 - 1:31am, Jan 27)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBlue Jays end negotiations for Orioles' Duquette - Sportsnet.ca
(24 - 12:31am, Jan 27)
Last: if nature called, ladodger34 would listen

NewsblogYanks to contest 'milestone HR'
(41 - 11:15pm, Jan 26)
Last: Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda.

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(419 - 11:11pm, Jan 26)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with Wife!)

Hall of MeritLuke Easter
(108 - 10:51pm, Jan 26)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogMariners notebook: Zduriencik says `no favorite right now’ in spring shortstop battle between Miller and Taylor | Mariners Insider - The News Tribune
(4 - 9:40pm, Jan 26)
Last: bookbook

NewsblogOT - Politics January 2015 - Mario Cuomo, New York Governor and Minor League Ballplayer, Dies at 82
(3692 - 9:18pm, Jan 26)
Last: Mefisto

Page rendered in 1.0605 seconds
47 querie(s) executed