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Vogelbach Slim

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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:48 AM

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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:13 AM

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He's probably lost 50 pounds since he's been drafted. That's a good sign. The reason I always liked him in the first place was because his power didn't necessarily seem to come directly from his size. He doesn't put his whole body into his swing like Prince does. It's just very easy, very natural power, which means it's less likely to go away as he loses weight.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:19 AM

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Vogs, go shag some fly balls. (No, I have not given up on the idea)
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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:27 AM

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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:29 AM

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I hear that Castro bulked up but haven't seen any pictures/videos.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:53 PM

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KatieCubFan wrote:
That's probably both these guys last year.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:57 PM

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Posted: 2/12/2013 2:22 PM

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absolutebadger wrote: biggrin
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biggrinbiggrinbiggrin Good thinking!
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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:23 PM

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Vogelbach is really starting to look the part.........if the part is for a 16 inch softball league.

Then again, Babe Ruth lugged around an extremely unathletic looking beer/hot dog gut and ran around the bases, after a HR like, tinkerbell. And when you take a look at that lefthanded swing of his, you understand why non of that mattered.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 8:51 AM

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I'm thinking he has the current mix of John Kruk and Prince Fielder...
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Posted: 2/13/2013 10:13 AM

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HolyMackeral wrote:

Vogelbach is really starting to look the part.........if the part is for a 16 inch softball league.

Then again, Babe Ruth lugged around an extremely unathletic looking beer/hot dog gut and ran around the bases, after a HR like, tinkerbell. And when you take a look at that lefthanded swing of his, you understand why non of that mattered.


This thread seems a little confusing/misleading to me anyway.  I don't know about "starting" to look the part of a softball player.  Based on the video I just saw he's lost a considerable amount of weight vis-a-vis when he was drafted and when the pictures in this thread were taken.

Good for him.  Looks like he might still have room to mature physically as well.
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Posted: 2/13/2013 10:30 AM

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You know I might be in the minority, but I do honestly think it's good to be able to hit.
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Posted: 2/13/2013 11:45 AM

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RAMBLE wrote: You know I might be in the minority, but I do honestly think it's good to be able to hit.

We'll see where he is in a couple years once he's gone through the higher levels, but yeah, he's going to be a fun one to watch the debates about.  People have to be very careful to not dive too deep into the stats trying to sound like the smartest kid in the room and overlook a little thing like being able to mash the hell out of the baseball.
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Posted: 2/13/2013 1:47 PM

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KatieCubFan wrote: I hear that Castro bulked up but haven't seen any pictures/videos.
that is something i'm quite excited for. get some extra pop out of his bat.

excited to see how our young guys progress.
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Posted: 2/13/2013 1:58 PM

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cubsfanforlife22 wrote:
KatieCubFan wrote: I hear that Castro bulked up but haven't seen any pictures/videos.
that is something i'm quite excited for. get some extra pop out of his bat.

excited to see how our young guys progress.
Aren't you surprised there aren't more young guys battling for jobs ? The team is coming off a 101 loss season and there is very little competition for jobs this spring. Besides a backup infielder and maybe a bullpen spot the roster is almost set.
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Posted: 2/13/2013 4:00 PM

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That's awesome.  Good to see him getting healthier and great to see him working hard, showing some dedication.

 

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Posted: 2/13/2013 4:24 PM

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priorrulestheworld wrote: That's awesome.  Good to see him getting healthier and great to see him working hard, showing some dedication.
Does seem to show a lot of WANT IT. Almora has that too btw.

Believe that's very important, as the player will do all they can to max out and succeed. If God was kind to the player, he will succeed.
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Posted: 2/14/2013 11:30 AM

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cubs2007 wrote:
cubsfanforlife22 wrote:
KatieCubFan wrote: I hear that Castro bulked up but haven't seen any pictures/videos.
that is something i'm quite excited for. get some extra pop out of his bat.

excited to see how our young guys progress.
Aren't you surprised there aren't more young guys battling for jobs ? The team is coming off a 101 loss season and there is very little competition for jobs this spring. Besides a backup infielder and maybe a bullpen spot the roster is almost set.

Not at all.  It's no secret we have little talent at the upper minor league levels and other teams aren't just giving away their own young talent.
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Posted: 2/14/2013 11:45 AM

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RAMBLE wrote: You know I might be in the minority, but I do honestly think it's good to be able to hit.
I prefer to have a team of guys who look like baseball players but don't play like them. tongue
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Posted: 2/14/2013 1:17 PM

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DoubleDown11 wrote: He's probably lost 50 pounds since he's been drafted. That's a good sign. The reason I always liked him in the first place was because his power didn't necessarily seem to come directly from his size. He doesn't put his whole body into his swing like Prince does. It's just very easy, very natural power, which means it's less likely to go away as he loses weight.

I just don't want him to go too far with the weight loss...from what I've heard/read, DV might have been 275+ when the Cubs drafted him.  If he settles in at 230-40 that's fine with me.  The goal of any fitness routine isn't just to lose weight; it's to replace fat with lean muscle.  If you told me two years from now that he weighed 240 but his body fat had dropped 10% from draft day, I'd be happy with that.
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