2013 Cubs Minor League Camp Rosters (Updated 3/26)

Here are the Cubs Minor League Camp rosters as of yesterday (3/26). 

* bats or throws left
# bats both

IOWA (34+5)

PITCHERS (18+3):
Frank Batista
Esmailin Caridad
Drew Carpenter
Jaye Chapman
Casey Coleman
Rafael Dolis
Carlos Gutierrez
Marcus Hatley
Jensen Lewis
Barret Loux
Trey McNutt
Yoanner Negrin
Blake Parker
* Brooks Raley
* Chris Rusin
Brian Schlitter
Nick Struck
* Dontrelle Willis

Michael Brenly
Jair Fernandez
Chad Noble

# Arismendy Alcantara
* Justin Bour
Edwin Maysonet
* Brad Nelson
# Tim Torres
* Logan Watkins
Josh Vitters

* Brian Bogusevic
Johermyn Chavez
Darnell McDonald
* Rubi Silva
Ty Wright


PITCHERS (18+4):
Dallas Beeler
Alberto Cabrera
David Cales
Yeiper Castillo
* Frank del Valle
* Casey Harman
Kyle Hendricks
* Eric Jokisch
* Austin Kirk
Matt Loosen
* Jeff Lorick
A. J. Morris
Dae-Eun Rhee
Kevin Rhoderick
* Zac Rosscup
Ryan Searle
Rob Whitenack
Tony Zych

Luis Flores
# Micah Gibbs
* Rafael Lopez

Javier Baez
Dustin Geiger
Jonathon Mota
Elliot Soto
Roni Torreyes
Christian Villanueva

John Andreoli
Evan Crawford
Jae-Hoon Ha
Jorge Soler
Matt Szczur

DAYTONA (33+2):

PITCHERS (17+1):
* Jeffry Antigua
Zach Cates
Eduardo Figueroa
P. J. Francescon
Michael Jensen
Pierce Johnson
Luis Liria
* Sheldon McDonald
* Andrew McKirahan
Starling Peralta
Austin Reed
Jose Rosario
Hayden Simpson
Larry Suarez
Brett Wallach
Ben Wells
Joe Zeller

* Sergio Burruel
Yaniel Cabezas
Taylor Davis
Chadd Krist
NATE MALDONADO (player-coach)

David Bote
Steve Bruno
Ben Carhart
* Wes Darvill
Anthony Giansanti
Tim Saunders
* Dan Vogelbach

* Pin-Chieh Chen
# Zeke DeVoss
Taiwan Easterling
Reggie Golden
* Bijan Rademacher


* Hunter Ackerman
Justin Amlung
Jose Arias
Tyler Bremer
Lendy Castillo
* Gerardo Concepcion (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
Josh Conway
Ian Dickson
* Nathan Dorris
Mike Hamann
* Michael Heesch
Dillon Maples
Chad Martin
Eddie Orozco
Loiger Padron
Felix Pena
Steve Perakslis
Tayler Scott
* Brian Smith

Willson Contreras
* Justin Marra
Lance Rymel

Gioskar Amaya
# Jeimer Candelario
# Marco Hernandez
Carlos Penalver
* Jacob Rogers
* Rock Shoulders
KENNY SOCORRO (player-coach)

Yasiel Balaguert
* Shawon Dunston Jr
Dong-Yub Kim
Trey Martin
# Oliver Zapata


Daniel Adrian
Paul Blackburn
Ethan Elias
Corbin Hoffner
* Matt Iannazzo
Trey Lang
Erick Leal
Ryan McNeil
James Pugliese
* Anthony Prieto
Jasvir Rakkar
Daury Torrez
Duane Underwood

# Erick Castillo
* Alberto Mineo
* Wilfredo Petit
Rony Rodriguez (ex-OF)
Neftali Rosario

Xavier Batista
# Bobby Buckner
* Jose Dore
Jesse Hodges
* Danny Lockhart
# Mark Malave
Brad Zapenas

Jeffrey Baez
# Rashad Crawford
* Trevor Gretzky
William Hill
* Garrett Schlecht

Jason Berken, P
Eliecer Bonne, OF
Rafael Diplan, P
* Isaac Garsez, OF
David Henrie, P
Carlos Martinez, P
Juan Carlos Paniagua, P
* Matt Spencer, P
Scott Weismann, P



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Good news- David Bote in Daytona camp.

Bad new- Paniagua is Nowhere Man

Vizcaino to 60 day DL....Cubs claim Guillermo Moscoso off waivers.

Awesome. I was just thinking we needed more fly ball pitchers.

I wonder what they see in him?
Was he on Team Russia for the WBC?

mlbtr on Mosc-o-soandso...

The Blue Jays claimed Moscoso off of waivers just a week-and-a-half ago. Last season with the Rockies, the 29-year-old posted a 6.12 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 50 innings. He also started 21 games for the 2011 Athletics, posting a 3.38 ERA with 5.2 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 128 innings.

so does this mean Russell is the only lefty in the pen?

and is Moscoso get Hisanori Takahashi's spot as long reliever?

the Sushi bars in Chicago don't like this move

aside from t.wood russell is the only lefty on the team.

i dunno what they're going to do with the new guy, but i'd imagine taka (a lefty) would break with the team. he's had decent numbers this spring for a deception/weird-pitching guy. he's given up 4 homers in 15ip, though...so *shrug*...guess we'll find out soon enough.

If you throw out Moscoso's COL splits for 2012, here's what you get when he was on the road:

G 12, IP 23, ERA 2.70, H 26, R/ER 7, HR 2, SO 22, BB6, WHIP 1.371, SO/9 8.5, SO/BB 3.67, BAA .286, OBP .327

meh. I still don't get it although his home stats in COL are much worse as one would expect including an ERA of 9.11 and a WHIP 2.02 (26 IP).

AZ PHIL: You have mentioned a handful of potential prospects, but who is your favorite for grooming as the "lockdown closer" of the near future? Maples?

E-MAN: If he ever gets his visa issues resolved, I predict Juan Carlos Paniagua will be the Cubs closer of the future.


Hope all's well. Thanks for providing us the updated rosters.

a) How has Hayden Simpson looked? I vaguely recall that you had a blurb on his secondary pitches looking intriguing, but I can't find it right now.

b) How do you think the first base depth chart eventually breaks to start the year. More specifically, what do you think the chances are of Vogelbach starting in A+? Betting money is still probably Peoria, but with Hoilman gone, there's a hole at first in AA to start the year. Guess Rafael Lopez could be in the mix to get time there. Maybe they demote one of Nelson/Bour/Rohan. Has Geiger looked decent enough to start in Tennessee at first?


a) Ref: Hayden Simpson... Breaking ball looks very good, but fastball velolcity still not there. The end may be near.  

b) I doubt that the Cubs will keep both Justin Bour and Brad Nelson at Iowa, so if they release Nelson and keep Bour at Iowa, then Geiger stays at Tennessee, Vogelbach is with Daytona, and Shoulders is at Kane County. If the Cubs keep Nelson, then I would think it would mean Bour goes back to Tennessee, Geiger goes to Daytona, and Vogelbach would probably go to Kane County and play 1B and Shoulders would play a lot of LF, although Vogelbach and Geiger could alternate between 1B & DH at Daytona (and Geiger could play some 3B), or Vogelbach could alternate with Shoulders between 1B & DH at Kane. The Cubs are apparently still considering the scenarios, because Bour and Nelson were both in the I-Cubs lineup yesterday (Nelson at 1B and Bour at DH).

Is there still downward cascading yet to happen?

There has to be, since most teams have well over their roster limit of players.

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  • Beane cam at least point and laugh at Hammel.

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    Brown would be better-off going to a club that is rebuilding and re-establish his value there, like Chris Coghlan did with the Cubs. And if he can re-establish his value, he could get traded to a contender at the trade deadline and take it from there.  

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  • AZ Phil, what is your thoughts on Domonic Brown as a reclamation project?

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    Meh... other moves to make...hope to see a move or two soon.

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    I guess people can quibble about play calling, but the team I saw is way more than 50% better coached (my only very minor disagreement with your comment).

    Under Trestman, the team didn't do anything right. This team played like a well coached team when I saw them play the Rams.

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    As well they should. Replace a word here and there and you are describing any worker someone would hire.

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