Sveum has had enough time to get a look at the parade of young talent that has arrived in the last couple of months. But has he seen enough to be able to evaluate which players will be in the Cubs’ plans in 2013?
“You have a good idea,” he said. “Now whatever we do in the winter is a different story of where we’re going to fill holes or that kind of thing. But you definitely have a good idea of the character of people, the ‘pitchability’ — making pitches and being able to repeat (deliveries). ‘Does this guy need to develop, or does he have a chance of making our team?’ We’ve seen enough of everybody for that.”
The only prospect the Cubs acquired in a deadline trade who actually made it to the roster by September was reliever Jaye Chapman, who has opened some eyes with a 1.93 earned-run average in 10 appearances before Tuesday. The most important prospect the Cubs acquired was starter Arodys Vizcaino, who is still rehabbing from elbow surgery.
Vizcaino joined the team this week and is scheduled to be ready to start pitching again by spring training. But like Jeff Samardzija this season, Vizcaino will be watched closely and his innings will be monitored in 2013.
Posted: September 26, 2012 at 09:55 AM | 28 comment(s)
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