Latest Update Cubs OF's Justin Ruggiano and Chris Coghlan not on open market Tue Jul, 29, 09:39 AM
A natural hitter with instincts and vision, he can rack up hits consistently, is disciplined at the dish and also has decent pop. Possesses enough speed for stolen bases and enough athleticism to play almost anywhere.
Flaws: : Needs to become a more consistent hitter. Is also honing the finer points of the game, especially as a defender and base-runner. Doesn't have big home-run power, so he isn't likely to become a great run producer.
Both are decent support players but it would seem odd that the Cubs are so tied to both that they wouldn't consider dealing them. Maybe they're good clubhouse guys and mix well with some of the youngsters. Fantasy-wise though, they're better off staying with the Cubs as they'll probably see the most playing time there moving forward. Analyst: Howard Bender
Obviously it's the handed match-up being played here, but Coghlan is batting just .247 with a .309 OBP and 11 strikeouts over 73 at-bats out of the leadoff spot this year. Hard to say that those are the type of numbers you want out of your table-setter.Analyst: Howard Bender
Coghlan is having an incredible July which has seen him hit .435 with 14 runs scored, three home runs, 10 RBI and two stolen bases. On the season he is now hitting .275 with 24 runs, five home runs and 16 RBI.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Coghlan is putting together another hit streak, though just at three right now, and has back-to-back multi-hit games here at the start. He's swinging a real hot bat right now, but the question is all about playing time for him. If he can continue, then manager Rick Renteria is going to keep him in the lineup, but if he starts to struggle, the team has a number of guys who can find their way into the lineup. If you own him, he makes for a good sell-high, but if you're having trouble finding a taker, you may as well ride him while he's hot.Analyst: Howard Bender