2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training - Final Stats

2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training - Final Stats

NOTE: Does NOT include intrasquad & sim games

There is no Official Scorer at Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, so all stats are unofficial

EXST CUBS RECORD: 24-27-4

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POSITION PLAYERS


* bats left
# bats both

"SLASH-LINE" below POSITION PLAYERS names = AVG/OBP/SLG

NOTE: POSITION PLAYERS ARE SORTED BY PLATE APPEARANCES (PA)

CARLOS PENALVER (SS)
296/349/388
106 PA (32 GAMES)
29-98 - 7 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 16 R, 7 BB, 14 K, 1 HBP, 2 GIDP, 5 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 3

* DANNY LOCKHART (2B-SS-3B)
279/356/372
101 PA (29 GAMES)
24-86 - 2 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 10 RBI, 12 R, 10 BB, 9 K, 2 HBP, 3 SF, 3 GIDP, 3 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 5 (one E-6 and four E-4)

* JACOB ROGERS
(1B-3B-RF)
250/360/408
100 PA (30 GAMES)
21-84 - 3 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 12 R, 14 BB, 26 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 2 (one E-3 & one E-5)

# KEVIN ENCARNACION (CF-RF-LF)
259/333/420
90 PA (29 GAMES)
21-81 - 9 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 11 R, 9 BB, 19 K, 1 SB (3 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & ONE ERROR

YASIEL BALAGUERT (RF-LF-1B)
272/299/370
87 PA (25 GAMES)
22-81 - 2 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 8 R, 4 BB, 13 K, 2 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (2 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & ONE ERROR (E-3)

XAVIER BATISTA (RF-LF-1B)
243/317/514
LAST TEN GAMES: 387/441/935
82 PA (27 GAMES)
18-74 - 4 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 12 R, 7 BB, 24 K, 1 HBP
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR (E-3)

# MARK MALAVE (3B-1B)
190/350/238
80 PA (29 GAMES)
12-63 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 12 R, 16 BB, 21 K, 1 SF, 0 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 9 (eight E-5 and one E-3)

JESSE HODGES (3B-1B)
275/342/449
LAST TEN GAMES: 321/387/571
76 PA (25 GAMES)
19-69 - 5 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 12 R, 3 BB, 13 K, 4 HBP
ERRORS: 4 (all E-5)

JEFFREY BAEZ (RF-CF-LF)
323/400/554 
75 PA (24 GAMES)
21-65 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 13 R, 8 BB, 20 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 3 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR

REGGIE GOLDEN (LF-RF-CF)
250/384/400
LAST TEN GAMES: 400/486/533 (prior to promotion)
73 PA (24 GAMES)
15-60 - 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 12 BB, 19 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

* SHAWON DUNSTON JR (CF-LF)
429/479/603
LAST TEN GAMES: 471/514/735
71 PA (21 GAMES)
27-63 - 1 2B, 5 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 13 R, 4 BB, 10 K, 3 HBP, 1 SF, 3 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & TWO ERRORS

* JOSE DORE (1B-2B-3B-LF-RF)
207/343/345
70 PA (28 GAMES)
12-58 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 10 R, 10 BB, 21 K, 2 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & THREE ERRORS (one E-3 and two E-5)
NOTE: Was acquired from SD in March for PTBNL

* TREVOR GRETZKY (LF-1B)
262/324/328
68 PA (16 GAMES)
16-61 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 6 BB, 17 K, 1 SH, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS) 
ERRORS: 3 (all E-3)

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ (SS-2B)
258/313/339
67 PA (24 GAMES)
16-62 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 2 BB, 27 K, 3 HBP, 1 SB (1 CS), 2 PO
ERRORS: 8 (all E-6)

* RASHAD CRAWFORD (CF-RF-LF)
125/242/196 
66 PA (24 GAMES)
7-56 - 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 7 BB, 19 K, 2 HBP, 1 SF, 1 SB (0 CS)
NOTE: Crawford has given-up switch-hitting and is now batting only LH

BRAD ZAPENAS (2B-3B-SS)
382/446/564
65 PA (22 GAMES)
21-55 - 4 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 11 RBI, 14 R, 6 BB, 8 K, 2 HBP, 1 SH, 1 SF, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 3 (all E-4)
NOTE: 2012 shoulder surgery rehab

* GARRETT SCHLECHT (LF-RF)
204/365/375 
63 PA (24 GAMES)
10-49 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 8 R, 12 BB, 15 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 1 PO
DEFENSE: 5 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

DONG-YUB KIM (LF)
245/328/396 
61 PA (23 GAMES)
13-53 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 10 R, 6 BB, 12 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS)

* JUSTIN MARRA (C)
263/404/474
47 PA (20 GAMES)
10-38 - 2 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 9 BB, 14 K, 1 PO
DEFENSE: 1-9 CS (11%)

RONY RODRIGUEZ (C)
282/364/385
44 PA (17 GAMES)
11-39 - 4 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, 2 BB, 8 K, 3 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 1-4 CS (25%), 1 PB, 2 ERRORS

# WILFREDO PETIT (C-1B)
158/220/184
41 PA (17 GAMES)
6-38 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 5-22 CS (23%), 2 PO, 3 PB, 5 ERRORS

DAVID BOTE
(2B-3B-SS)
219/324/344
37 PA (12 GAMES)
7-32 - 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 9 K, 1 SH, 1 SB (3 CS)
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

LANCE RYMEL (C-1B)
189/351/323
37 PA (16 GAMES)
7-31 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB, 7 K, 2 HBP, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 10-21 CS (48%), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been assigned to Tennessee

* ALBERTO MINEO (C-1B)
189/294/290 
34 PA (16 GAMES)
7-31 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 GIDP 
DEFENSE: 3-15 CS (20%), 2 PB 

# ERICK CASTILLO (C)
286/375/321
32 PA (16 GAMES)
8-28 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 2-14 CS (14%), 2 PB, 1 ERROR

JUNIOR LAKE (3B-CF)
423/516/692
31 PA (6 GAMES)
11-26 - 7 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 10 R, 5 BB, 7 K, 2 GIDP, 3 SB (1 CS)  
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

* STEVE CLEVENGER (3B-1B-C)
357/400/536
30 PA (7 GAMES)
10-28 - 5 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
DEFENSE: 2-3 CS (67%), 1 PB, 1 ERROR
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

ALBERT ALMORA
(CF)
259/286/444
28 PA (6 GAMES)
7-27 - 1 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 5 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 SB (0 CS)
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at Kane County

# FRANDY DE LA ROSA (SS-2B)
167/167/167
24 PA (12 GAMES)
4-24 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
ERRORS: 1 (E-6)  
NOTE: Has been assigned to DSL Cubs

# JOSE MORALES (C)
263/375/368
24 PA (6 GAMES)
5-19 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 SF, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 1-1 CS (100%)
NOTE: Ex-MLB free-agent - signed in April

NEFTALI ROSARIO (C)
091/167/136
24 PA (11 GAMES)
2-22 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 3-12 CS (25%), 2 PB
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

# ROBERTO CARO (LF-CF)
188/381/188
21 PA (10 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 SB (1 CS)
NOTE: Has been assigned to DSL Cubs

* BRYANT FLETE (2B-SS)
188/222/188
18 PA (9 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SF, 1 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 4 (one E-6 and three E-4)
NOTE: Has been assigned to VSL Cubs 

* IAN STEWART (3B)
200/250/267
16 PA (3 GAMES)
3-15 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

CARLOS ESCOBAR (C)
461/461/846
13 PA (5 GAMES)
6-13 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K
DEFENSE: 1-5 CS (20%), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

LUIS ACOSTA (3B)
091/167/182
12 PA (4 GAMES)
1-11 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
ERRORS: 5
NOTE: Has been assigned to DSL Cubs

JOSH VITTERS (3B-1B)
455/500/636
12 PA (3 GAMES)
5-11 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

RONI TORREYES (2B)
273/273/455
11 PA (3 GAMES)
3-11 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP
NOTE: Was moved up to Tennessee


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PITCHERS


* throws left

NOTE: PITCHERS ARE SORTED BY INNINGS PITCHED (IP)

TREY LANG
5.51 ERA - 1.71 WHIP
32.2 IP, 33 H, 21 R (20 ER), 23 BB, 25 K, 4 HBP, 9 WP, 1 GIDP, 2 PO, 56% strikes, 38/23 GO/FO
11 GAMES (7 GS)
ERRORS: 1

JAMES PUGLIESE
2.10 ERA - 1.03  WHIP
30.0 IP, 22 H, 10 R (7 ER), 9 BB, 31 K, 1 WP, 2 GIDP, 71% strikes, 35/31 GO/FO 
12 GAMES (5 GS)

PAUL BLACKBURN
5.60 ERA - 1.57 WHIP
27.1 IP, 37 H, 21 R (17 ER), 6 BB, 20 K, 6 HBP, 3 HR, 1 WP, 3 PO, 61% strikes, 34/22 GO/FO
9 GAMES (9 GS)

TYLER BREMER
4.00 ERA - 1.15 WHIP
27.0 IP, 28 H, 13 R (12 ER), 3 BB, 27 K, 3 HR, 2 GIDP, 1 PO, 66% strikes, 29/20 GO/FO
17 GAMES

LOIGER PADRON
4.15 ERA - 1.60 WHIP
21.2 IP, 25 H, 12 R (10 ER), 9 BB, 18 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 56% strikes, 20/23 GO/FO
11 GAMES (3 GS)

JOSE ROSARIO

5.14 ERA - 1.52 WHIP
21.0 IP, 20 H, 16 R (12 ER), 12 BB, 14 K, 1 HR, 4 WP, 57% strikes, 25/19 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (3 GS)
ERRORS: 3   
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

MIKE HAMANN
2.21 ERA - 1.28 WHIP
20.1 IP, 18 H, 6 R (5 ER), 8 BB, 17 K, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 68% strikes, 25/19 GO/FO
14 GAMES
ERRORS: 1

DUANE UNDERWOOD
2.95 ERA - 1.64 WHIP

18.1 IP, 19 H, 6 R (6 ER), 11 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 57% strikes, 19/11 GO/FO
6 GAMES (6 GS)

ERICK LEAL
2.45 ERA - 1.20 WHIP

18.1 IP, 15 H, 6 R (5 ER), 7 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP, 1 PO, 66% strikes, 17/19 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (2 GS)
ERRORS: 1
NOTE: Was acquired from AZ in Tony Campana trade

CARLOS MARTINEZ
1.13 ERA - 1.25 WHIP
16.0 IP, 12 H, 5 R (2 ER), 8 BB, 7 K, 59% strikes, 22/17 GO/FO
10 GAMES

ALEXANDER SANTANA
3.68 ERA - 1.09 WHIP

14.2 IP, 11 H, 6 R (6 ER), 5 BB, 11 K, 3 WP, 64% strikes, 17/15 GO/FO
5 GAMES (3 GS)

* MATT IANNAZZO
3.86 ERA - 1.43 WHIP
14.0 IP, 18 H, 6 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 19 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 3 PO, 1 GIDP, 62% strikes, 14/6 GO/FO
9 GAMES

CHAD MARTIN
7.07 ERA - 2.00 WHIP
14.0 IP, 26 H, 13 R (11 ER), 2 BB, 14 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 68% strikes, 11/16 GO/FO
6 GAMES

JOSH CONWAY

3.38 ERA - 1.58 WHIP
13.1 IP, 12 H, 5 R (5 ER), 7 BB, 16 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 60% strikes, 14/11 GO/FO
5 GAMES (5 GS)
ERRORS: 1 
NOTE: Will miss remainder of 2013 season - fractured elbow 

JASVIR RAKKAR
9.00 ERA - 2.08 WHIP
13.0 IP, 22 H, 14 R (13 ER), 5 BB, 12 K, 3 WP, 67% strikes, 9/18 GO/FO
6 GAMES

CORBIN HOFFNER

16.34 ERA - 3.16 WHIP
12.2 IP, 28 H, 29 R (23 ER), 12 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 2 HR, 2 WP, 59% strikes, 14/16 GO/FO
10 GAMES 

ETHAN ELIAS
8.68 ERA - 2.25 WHIP
9.1 IP, 17 H, 9 R (9 ER), 4 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 63% strikes, 8/9 GO/FO
6 GAMES

DAURY TORREZ
3.00 ERA - 0.89 WHIP

9,0 IP, 8 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 6 K, 2 HBP, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 72% strikes, 11/10 GO/FO
4 GAMES (1 GS)

* HUNTER ACKERMAN
4.15 ERA - 1.15 WHIP
8.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 7 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 1 GIDP, 61% strikes, 12/7 GO/FO
6 GAMES

DILLION MAPLES
3.12 ERA - 1.50 WHIP

8.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 6 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 58% strikes, 12/2 GO/FO
3 GAMES (3 GS) 
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

* ANTHONY PRIETO
14.63 ERA - 2.86 WHIP

8.0 IP, 18 H, 13 R (13 ER), 5 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 4 WP, 60% strikes, 9/4 GO/FO
6 GAMES

DANIEL ADRIAN
6.14 ERA - 2.32 WHIP
7.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R (5 ER), 6 BB, 7 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 61% strikes, 6/6 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Suffered knee injury in EXST game

LARRY SUAREZ
0.86 ERA - 1.00 WHIP

7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 64% strikes, 5/10 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Has been assigned to Daytona 

* CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
2.70 ERA - 1.05 WHIP

6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 60% strikes, 6/9 GO/FO
3 GAMES (1 GS)

* KYLER BURKE
3.00 ERA - 1.00 WHIP

6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 65% strikes, 3/8 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS) 
NOTE: Has been assigned to Daytona

RYAN McNEIL

0.00 ERA - 0.67 WHIP
6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 73% strikes, 7/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Will miss remainder of 2013 season - elbow surgery 

GUILLERMO MOSCOSO
0.00 ERA - 0.83 WHIP
6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 PO, 76% strikes, 6/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (2 GS) 
NOTE: Has been assigned to AAA Iowa

DAYAN DIAZ
3.18 ERA - 1.76 WHIP

5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 2 GIDP, 62% strikes, 8/2 GO/FO
4 GAMES (1 GS)

DAVID CALES

5.40 ERA - 1.40 WHIP
5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 67% strikes, 3/3 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Was assigned to Daytona, then was released

JUAN FRANCISCO
7.20 ERA - 2.40 WHIP

5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 6 BB, 4 K, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 52% strikes, 7/5 GO/FO
3 GAMES

ORBANDY RODRIGUEZ 
1.93 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
4.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 69% strikes, 6/5 GO/FO
3 GAMES
NOTE:
Ex-AZ minor league player - was formerly known as "Manuel Gil"

MATT LOOSEN
4.99 ERA - 0.82 WHIP
3.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 63% strikes, 2/6 GO/FO
1 GAME 
NOTE: Was assigned to Tennessee - now at Daytona

ARMANDO RIVERO
7.36 ERA - 1.91 WHIP
3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 68% strikes, 2/4 GO/FO
3 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: International Free-Agent (Cuba) - signed in March

JORGE DIAZ
16.88 ERA - 2.63 WHIP
2.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R (5 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 46% strikes, 3/5 GO/FO  
2 GAMES

* DAVID VILLEGAS
13.50 ERA - 1.86 WHIP
2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 63% strikes, 7/1 GO/FO
2 GAMES  
NOTE: Was acquired from Tabasco (Mexican League)

* HUNTER CERVENKA
0.00 ERA - 0.43 WHIP
2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 61% strikes, 4/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES 
NOTE: Was moved-up to Daytona, is now at Tennessee

* JEFF LORICK
0.00 ERA - 0.50 WHIP
2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 72% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Has been assigned to Daytona 

* LUIS VILLALBA
9.00 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 53% strikes, 3/2 GO/FO
2 GAMES

CARLOS GUTIERREZ
0.00 ERA - 0.60 WHIP
1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 55% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
1 GAME 
NOTE: 2012 shoulder surgery rehab

* ANGEL MEJIAS
9.00 ERA - 2,00 WHIP
1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 58% strikes, 1/1 GO/FO
1 GAME 

 

Comments

thanks for another season of updates and numbers.

+1

so when does the next AZ league season start?

CUBSTER: Boise begins play next Friday (6/14) and the AZL Cubs first game is Thursday 6/20.

Draft picks who played college ball who sign right away might have a chance to break camp with Boise on Tuesday, but most will spend a week to ten days in Mesa where they will be evaluated before being assigned to an affiliate.

Most if not all of the players initially assigned to Boise (probably about 25-28 players) will be selected from the Cubs EXST roster, and the players who are not chosen to go to Boise will remain in Mesa playing "sim" games  and (if enough players are available) intrasquad games ad nauseum until the AZL season starts in a couple of weeks.

PHIL: Many thanks as well. Hope your A/C is working well for the summer ahead.

Would like to ask you to "pick three":

- What three hitters do you project to move through the system (up hopefully)?
- What three pitchers (if there are three...) did you see in ExtST that could as well?

E-MAN: Not counting players who were at Extended Spring Training on rehab assignments (like Almora, Lake, Vitters, and Clevenger) and also not counting players who were promoted during the course of EXST (like Maples and Golden), I would say the position players most likely to move through the pipeline are Penalver, Dunston, Baez, and Hodges, and the pitchers most likely to move are Conway (but only if he returns 100%), Underwood, Leal, Pugliese, and Torrez.    

Phil, thanks for your hard work and especially your knowledge of the Cobs organization.

Thanks, Phil!!!

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  • Not sure I agree with this logic. The Cubs are one of the best teams in baseball, they have spent heavily on the team over the past couple of seasons, have more hitting prospects than they have places for them to play (and more on the way), a clear weakness in the bullpen, and have a 1.5 year window with Arrieta (to say nothing of the likely declines of Lester and Lackey).

    Unless you think (maybe even if you do think) Schwarber is the next coming of Babe Ruth, I would certainly consider trading him if it brought back a couple of the best relief pitchers in baseball.

    Rob Richardson 1 hour 52 min ago view
  • Miggy was going to sit anyway with Lester starting.

    In related news, do any of the Cubs pitchers want to throw to Contreras?

    Rob G. 2 hours 4 min ago view
  • Only Russell and Miggy failed to reach base yesterday. Both sit today.

    billybucks 2 hours 12 min ago view
  • Trading Schwarber actually makes a lot of sense because his actual position is currently being taken by Anthony Rizzo, unless they vote in the DH this offseason.

    Trading him for a reliever is never going to happen though. I don't think you can trade Schwarber unless you get a CF'er for a few years (presume Fowler finds his multi-year deal next offseson) or a couple of high end young starters...or an established starter...a good one like Chris Sale.

    Rob G. 2 hours 24 min ago view
  • I don't see what the Yanks have that the Cubs need.

    Ryno 2 hours 28 min ago view
  • peter gammons on MLB network pushing the yanks/schwarber angle...says insiders from the yanks say brian cashman highly covets him.

    unless that conversation starts with a.miller (2/18m left on contract) i dunno how you even start that conversation given the "not trash, but no stars" state of the yanks minor league system.

    they got corner OF'r aaron judge, C gary sanchez, RHP james kaprielian's questionable elbow, RHP domingo acevedo...all interesting, none expected to impact the game like schwarber's power potential.

    crunch 3 hours 2 min ago view
  • Zo, Heyward, KB, Riz, Contreras (LF), Baez (SS), Szczur (CF), Ross, Lester

    Cubster 3 hours 10 min ago view
  • damn. low sample size blah blah whatever, but that slash got sneaky good. 10 hits, 4 walks, 2hr, 1 double through 39 PA...nice

    crunch 3 hours 29 min ago view
  • Buddy Ryan takes his place alongside George Allen as the great Bear head coaches who never were.

    VirginiaPhil 6 hours 24 min ago view
  • Well, at least he can still hit: Jake slashing .294/.368/.868. Forget hitting 8th -- he should hit 6th.

    billybucks 6 hours 42 min ago view
  • Curious to see today's lineup vs. a LHP: Ross needs to catch Lester, Joe likes Javy at 3B when Lester pitches. Heyward with back-to-back good games at the plate, and is actually hitting a little better against LHP (.247/.341) than RHP (.232/.321), although neither is much to write home about. But, tomorrow is an early day game, so some regulars will probably sit either today or tomorrow.

    Maybe Willson in LF, KB in RF and Almora in CF? If so, Albert Jr., assume every ball is yours.

    billybucks 6 hours 47 min ago view
  • "Pitching prospects not looking so hot"

    That reminds me that Lucas Giolito will start for the Nats tonight.

    VirginiaPhil 6 hours 50 min ago view
  • Well, there you go. Federowicz is one of the best at balls in the dirt.

    VirginiaPhil 7 hours 10 min ago view
  • Reds pitching meeting tomorrow:

    "Hey coach...maybe we should walk Bryant?"
    "No...keep challenging him with fastballs! What kind of man are you?! The Cubs walked Harper, and look what happened there! They got teased for it, by one of the Nat players! Is that what you want?"

    billybucks 17 hours 51 min ago view
  • How can I get that feature? I think it woudl be a win-win for all involved.

    billybucks 17 hours 55 min ago view
  • Ian Happ is hitting.733 after 5 games at Tennessee. He went into tonight's game hitting .667 -- and went 3-for-3 to raise his average.

    2-for-3, including a bomb, for LaStella at Iowa. Pierce Johnson very bad -- 2IP, 5ER. Pitching prospects not looking so hot -- Underwood has been awful.

    Did Jiminez get hurt? I noticed he came out early yesterday.

    billybucks 18 hours 43 min ago view