We’ll use this post to keep track of today’s minor moves…
- The Brewers signed right-hander Jesus Castillo to a minor-league deal that includes and invite to Major League camp, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. The 24-year-old Venezuelan signed with the Diamondbacks as an international amateur in 2012 and has since spent time in the minors with the Cubs and Angels organizations. Last year, Castillo reached the Double-A level and enjoyed arguably his best season as a professional, splitting time between the bullpen and the starting rotation. in 99 2/3 innings of work with the Angels’ Double-A affiliate in Mobile, Castillo posted a 2.71 ERA while striking out 80 batters. While his strikeout and walk numbers are nothing special, Castillo has done well throughout his minor league career to suppress the long ball: in eight seasons across several levels of the minors, he’s conceded just 0.6 homers per nine innings pitched.
- The Giants signed former Cubs farmhand Trey McNutt, tweets Matt Daniels, the Giants’ Coordinator of Pitching Sciences. McNutt, 30, signed with the Cubs in 2009 after being drafted in the 32nd round out of Shelton State Community College. He spent some time in the Padres system before two years in the Independent League (2017, 2018). He posted good strikeout rates while throwing 65 innings of 5.12 ERA baseball for the A’s Double-A and Triple-A affiliates in 2019. Daniels tracked McNutt at least through his independent league days, and the Giants’ pitching coordinator seems to believe in the righty’s ability to continue to improve, despite being quite a few years older than most farmhands. Still, after the success of Nick Anderson in Miami and Tampa Bay (whose career tracked a similar path), McNutt’s chances of making his major league debut are far from dead, and a year from now, he could very well be the Merrill Kelly to Anderson’s Miles Mikolas.
pretty nice AA numbers last year. think the Crew is on to something.
We won’t know anything for sure until dray or twentyforty give their expert analysis.
They’ve helped the cubs dominate all of MLB the past several years ya know…
Put up another wild card banner.
Hey, at least we made the wild card this year. How’d the cubs do?
Better than not making the playoffs
Too bad their right fielder couldn’t make a routine play in the playoffs. Joke franchise since cc carried you to the playoffs in 08.
Currently coming off back to back playoff appearances.
And made it further than the cubs both times.
Oh, and that 2011 nlcs run.
Yeah, its been awful since that 08 squad.
The beauty is the changing of goalposts. Brewers sheep couldn’t wait to count to 108 years getting tons of mileage out of it. But once the Cubs won, they decided that the Cubs needed multiple championships and their bitterness changed to that. All coming from a franchise that has NEVER won a championship. Cute.
Whats cute is cub fans conveniently forgetting their dynasty talk and having to resort to ‘we have 1, you have none.’
Shouldn’t it be 3 or 4 by now?
Their real RF isn’t so bad though, right? Dude choked in a big spot. That small franchise has had 6 winning years in the past 9 and 3 playoff appearances. That’s solid.
I’m here to say Grisham after it’s all said and done will be a better outfielder then Schwarber ever will be
Nice call stubby. Schwaber…….. like the cubs, suck
You’re a fool. Nobody was talking multiple championships except Cubs fans. Nobody. We only used the multiples example because we kept hearing “dynasty, dynasty, Cubs core is young, they’re all All-Stars, Blah Blah”. Face it, you’re a one and done franchise that plays in a run down overrated park.
24 and in A ball is the equivalent of a high school team playing a grade school
More like a high school playing a middle school…..
24 in AA ball is an age appropriate level
He was actually over a year younger than the average player in AA last year.
Actually, at 29 he was 4.8 years older than the average AA player according to baseball-reference.com. And he hasn’t been very good since he was a Cubs prospect, even in 2 years of indy ball.
That’s not who they are talking about
No Nutt November, McNutt November.
Name of the day. Yesterday it was Zach Granite.
No need for all this Cubs-Brewers hate. We should all be bonding over something we agree on – like making fun of Trey McNutt’s name…
Trey McNutts his name and baseballs his game
giants number 1 fan
I’ma gonna try real hard not to get over excited here.
I just McNutted reading McNutt
Trey McNutt !…….holy cow….I would think he would be selling cars or insurance by now !
I can’t wait til the cubs spend big $$$$$ on another dead arm
Aren’t both mcnutt and daniels from driveline?