Updated Cubs Extended Spring Training Stats - Mother's Day Version

Halfway through 2010 Cactus League Extended Spring Training (EXST), here are the unofficial statistics for EXST Cubs players (updated through May 8th).

There is no Official Scorer at EXST games, so the stats are not official.


* Bats or throws left
* Bats both



* Pin-Chieh Chen (2B-SS) – 364/451/386 (16-44, 2B, 7 BB, 5 K, 8 R, 6 RBI, 4 SB, 2 CS, 14 GAMES)

Brandon May (3B-1B-2B) – 347/466/500 (16-46, 5 2B, 3B, 10 BB, 10 K, 13 R, 7 RBI, GIDP, SF, 15 GAMES)

Jae-Hoon Ha (C-RF) – 333/367/481 (9-27, 2B, HR, 2 BB, 5 K, 4 R, 2 RBI, 2 GIDP, SF, CS, PO, 10 GAMES)

Jesus Morelli (RF-CF-LF) – 333/382/500 (10-30, 3 2B, 3B, 2 BB, 6 K, HBP, 3 R, 4 RBI, SF, SB, 9 GAMES)

Charles Thomas (3B-1B) – 333/373/383 (20-60, 3 2B, 5 BB, 7 K, 13 R, 8 RBI, SF, C-INT, 4 SB, PO, 17 GAMES)

# Rafael Disla (2B-SS-LF) – 310/344/586 (9-29, 4 2B, 2 3B, BB, 7 K, HBP, 8 R, 6 RBI, GIDP, SH, 3 SB, CS, 11 GAMES)

Manuel Pestana (LF-CF) – 300/300/400 (3-10, 2B, 2 K, R, 2 RBI, 4 GAMES)

* Alvaro Ramirez (CF-LF) – 276/303/483 (8-29, 2B, 3B, HR, BB, 2 K, HBP, R, 9 RBI, 2 SH, 3 SB, CS, 9 GAMES)

* Bobby Wagner (1B-3B) – 263/341/500 (10-38, 3 2B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 13 K, HBP, 6 R, 11 RBI, SF, 13 GAMES)

Runey Davis (LF-CF-RF) – 257/333/286 (9-35, 2B, 3 BB, 9 K, 2 HBP, 6 R, 2 RBI, GIDP, 2 SB, 2 CS, 12 GAMES)

Luis Flores (C) - 250/300/500 (2-8, 3B, BB, 3 K, R, RBI, SF, SB, 5 GAMES)

Albert Hernandez (LF-RF-1B) – 250/324/313 (8-32, 2 2B, 4 BB, 12 K, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 GIDP, SF, 2 CS, 13 GAMES)

* Sergio Burruel (C) – 217/333/261 (5-23, 2B, 3 BB, 9 K, HBP, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 GIDP, 11 GAMES)

Xavier Batista (RF-CF) – 214/271/352 (9-42, 3 2B, HR, 3 BB, 21 K, HBP, 8 R, 6 RBI, 3 GIDP, SF, SH, 14 GAMES)

Blair Springfield (2B-LF) – 205/225/205 (8-39, BB, 13 K, 3 R, 4 RBI, GIDP, SB, 14 GAMES)

* Wes Darvill (SS-2B) – 194/325/194 (7-36, 7 BB, 6 K, 3 R, 3 RBI, SB, CS, 14 GAMES)

Cody Shields (LF-CF) – 179/226/214 (5-28, 2B, 2 BB, 8 K, 2 R, 4 RBI, GIDP, SF, SB, PO, 11 GAMES)

Jose Guevara (C-1B) – 176/333/176 (3-17, 3 BB, 7 K, HBP, 2 R, RBI, 10 GAMES)

# Arismendy Alcantara (SS-2B) – 161/242/286 (9-56, 2 2B, 3B, HR, 5 BB, 10 K, HBP, 12 R, 5 RBI, 3 SB, CS, SF, 18 GAMES)

* Kyung-Min Na (CF-RF) – 154/214/154 (2-13, BB, 4 K, R, CS, 6 GAMES)

Melvin Camarena (1B-LF-RF) – 150/208/200 (3-20, 2B, 2 BB, 10 K, R, RBI, SB, SF, SH, 8 GAMES)

Carlos Romero (C-1B) – 150/261/200 (3-20, 2B, 2 BB, 5 K, HBP, 3 R, 2 RBI, GIDP, 9 GAMES)

# Vismeldy Bieneme (3B-2B) – 059/150/059 (1-17, 2 BB, 8 K, 2 R, RBI, SF, 7 GAMES)


* Francisco Guzman (CF) – 471/500/588 (8-17, 3B, BB, K, 7 R, 5 RBI, 3 SB, CS, 5 GAMES) - WAS MOVED UP TO PEORIA

Jonathan Mota (C-2B) – 308/375/538 (3 2B, 2 BB, K, R, 4 RBI, SH, PO, 5 GAMES) - WAS MOVED UP TO PEORIA

Rebel Ridling (1B) – 286/286/333 (6-21, 2B, 4 K, R, RBI, 5 GAMES) - REHAB COMPLETED

D. J. Fitzgerald (LF-RF) – 267/354/400 (4-15, 2 2B, 2 BB, 7 K, 3 R, 4 RBI, 5 GAMES) – WAS MOVED UP TO PEORIA

* Matt Spencer (1B) – 250/308/833 (3-12, 2B, HR, BB, K, 3 R, RBI, 2 GAMES) - REHAB COMPLETED



Corey Martin: 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, .000 OBA - 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GO/PO, 1 GAME  (REHAB ASSIGNMENT

* Marcos Perez: 0.00 ERA, 0.40 WHIP, .105 OBA - 17.1 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 16 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 21/14 GO/FO, 7 GAMES (2 GS)

Yohan Gonzalez: 0.90 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, .194 OBA - 10.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 12 K, 1 GIDP, 8/10 GO/FO, 6 GAMES

Luis Liria: 1.93 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, .281 OBA - 14.0 IP, 16 H, 4 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 14 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 12/12 GO/FO, 5 GAMES (3 GS)

Tarlandus Mitchell: 2.70 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, .259 OBA - 13.1 IP, 14 H, 4 R (4 ER), 7 BB, 13 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 12/10 GO/FO, 5 GAMES (4 GS)

Frank Batista: 2.84 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, .192 OBA - 12.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 8 K, 12/18 GO/FO, 4 GAMES (2 GS)

* Drew Rundle: 3.38 ERA, 1.88 WHIP, .304 OBA - 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 1 PO, 6/4 GO/FO, 4 GAMES

* Austin Kirk: 3.95 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 259 OBA - 13.2 IP, 14 H, 6 R (6 ER), 5 BB, 13 K, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 11/16 GO/FO, 5 GAMES (3 GS)

Jadel Mendez: 4.50 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, .333 OBA - 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 2 GIDP, 11/5 GO/FO, 4 GAMES

Jose Rosario: 4.50 ERA, 1.90 WHIP, .317 OBA – 10.0 IP, 13 H, 10 R (5 ER), 6 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 2 GIDP, 17/6 GO/FO, 4 GAMES

Rogelio Carmona: 5.06 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, .220 OBA - 10.2 IP, 9 H, 8 R (6 ER), 4 BB, 10 K, 1 WP, 9/10 GO/FO, 9 GAMES

Alvido Jimenez: 5.68 ERA, 2.05 WHIP, .295 OBA - 6.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R (4 ER), 5 BB, 3 K, 8/5 GO/FO, 5 GAMES

* John Mincone: 5.93 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, .200 OBA - 13.2 IP, 10 H, 10 R (9 ER), 6 BB, 8 K, 1 GIDP, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 1 PO, 19/12 GO/FO, 5 GAMES (3 GS)

Danny Keefe: 6.31 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, .276 OBA - 11.1 IP, 13 H, 8 R (8 ER), 0 BB, 16 K, 1 HBP, 12/7 GO/FO, 8 GAMES

Yao-Lin Wang: 6.75 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, .352 OBA - 12.0 IP, 19 H, 9 R (9 ER), 3 BB, 11 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 BALK, 1 PO, 8/9 GO/FO, 4 GAMES (3 GS)

Jesse Ginley: 7.20 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, .326 OBA - 10.0 IP, 13 H, 8 R (8 ER), 6 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, 2 HBP, 1 GIDP, 11/15 GO/FO, 6 GAMES (1 GS)

Carlos Rojas: 8.18 ERA, 1.94 WHIP, .326 OBA - 10.1 IP, 15 H, 12 R (10 ER), 5 BB, 10 K, 3 HR, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 11/9 GO/FO, 8 GAMES

Tzu-An Wang: 8.44 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, .273 OBA - 5.1 IP, 6 H, 7 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, 4/8 GO/FO, 4 GAMES

Eduardo Figueroa: 9.00 ERA, 2.10 WHIP, .388 OBA - 10.0 IP, 19 H, 14 R (10 ER), 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 2 PO, 7/14 GO/FO, 4 GAMES (4 GS)

Gian Guzman: 19.20 ERA, 3.43 WHIP, .333 OBA - 4.2 IP, 7 H, 10 R (10 ER), 9 BB, 0 K, 3 HR, 1 HBP, 4/8 GO/FO, 4 GAMES

* Cody Hams: 40.50 ERA, 6.75 WHIP, .600 OBA - 1.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R (6 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GO/GO, 2 GAMES

Chris Huseby: INFINITE ERA, INFINITE WHIP, .000 OBA - 0.0 IP, 0 H, 4 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 1 GAME


Esmailin Caridad: 0.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, .000 OBA - 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 1 GAME – REHAB COMPLETED

* James Leverton: 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, .000 OBA - 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 GAME - MOVED UP TO PEORIA

Larry Suarez: 3.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, .357 OBA - 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 2/3 GO/FO, 2 GAMES – MOVED UP TO PEORIA

Chris Carpenter: 5.40 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, .375 OBA - 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GO/FO, 1 GAME (1 GS) – REHAB COMPLETED

David Patton: 9.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, .250 OBA - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/FO, 1 GAME – REHAB COMPLETED


Sergio Burruel: 3-11 CS (27%), 2 PB, 1 E 
Jose Guevara: 1-1 CS (100%), 1 PB 
Luis Flores: 2-7 CS (29%), 1 PO, 1 E 
Jae-Hoon Ha: 2-10 CS (20%), 6 PB, 3 E 
Jonathan Mota: 1-5 CS (20%), 1 E 
Carlos Romero: 2-4 CS (50%), 1 E 

Wes Darvill - 7 (four E4, three E6)
Arismendy Alcantara - 6 (all E6)
Rafael Disla – 5 (four E4, one E6)
Vismeldy Bieneme – 3 (two E5, one E4)
Pin-Chieh Chen – 3 (two E6, one E4)
Blair Springfield - 2 (both E4)
Charles Thomas- 2 (one E5, one E3)
Bobby Wagner - 1 (E5)

Xavier Batista: 1 E
Runey Davis: 1 ASSIST, 1 E
Francisco Guzman: 1 ASSIST, 1 E
Jesus Morelli: 1 E
Kyung-Min Na: 1 ASSIST
Manuel Pestana, 1 ASSIST
Blair Springfield: 1 ASSIST

Eduardo Figueroa – 2
Marcos Perez – 2
Chris Carpenter – 1
Danny Keefe – 1
Luis Liria – 1


thanks for your work. it's hard to get this close to what could be the future or at least who to keep an eye on when they move to A/A+/AA.

FWIW, the primary backup to the two core, veteran run-producer/corner infielders in chicago whose combined batting averages wouldn't buy a #4 combo @ mcdonalds right now went 4/5 in des moines yesterday; meanwhile the big league club is well-stocked in case a serial killer of second basemen invades their clubhouse

Chad Tracy went 3-3 off of Edwin Jackson when the Cubs routed him May 2nd, otherwise he was 3-19 on the year with one double, one walk, and one RBI. Starting him over either Lee or Ramirez would accomplish nothing, and I am not losing any sleep about him no longer being on the roster.

Thanks AZ PHIL. Just awesome.

Bruce Miles article in the Daily Southtown:


Have to disagree about Cardidad's sample size. He threw strikes at 95 MPH, that's more of what they were going on than his 1.00 ERA, or whatever it was.

I'm a lot more worried about the way Lee and Aram are hitting than middle relief.

Well, there are at least 5 one-run games in the L column that middle relief could have won - regardless of A-Ram or DLee hitting, O&B.

Pretty interesting analysis from one of Al's stats hounds (Dartmouth Cub Fan) on what makes the "Consistent Contenders" in MLB so consistent:


It's actually pretty arbitrary. I didn't investigate his "one guy a year coming off the books" thing, but suspect it's also arbitrary.

All of those teams have developed star caliber players from their minor leagues with the exception of the Cubs, and two years ago most of those teams would have been happy to trade places with the Cubs.

There's always next season.


nothing to lose sleep over; just a very ill-conceived roster...bet the clubhouse could use a good joke-teller/prankster right about now...since the SP's are regressing toward their means or whatever it's called, when might we expect the 1B & 3B to PROgress toward theirs? hey, at least the ivy's off to a good start this year!


earlier this season ken griffey jr. fell asleep in the clubhouse mid-game. wow.

he's lucky he's not already out of a job, batting woes aside.


“He was asleep in the clubhouse,” one player said. “He’d gone back about the fifth inning to get a jacket and didn’t come back. I went back in about the seventh inning – and he was in his chair, sound asleep.”

The other player, who knows Griffey a little better, tried to rationalize.

“He doesn’t sleep well at night, he’s away from his family, he’s comfortable in the clubhouse,” he said. “They could have awakened him …”

lol...the comments under the article pine for lou pin's return, too.

Q: who's the best manager in baseball?
A: the one your team doesn't currently employ

Griffey fell asleep listening to Milton's problems.

“He doesn’t sleep well at night, he’s away from his family, he’s comfortable in the clubhouse,”

Haha, that was a politician-y response.

Funny comment in Yahoo Fantasy article about the White Sox closer troubles:

"You just know that Lou Piniella is looking at this mess, wondering why Guillen didn't name Jake Peavy(notes) his closer three weeks ago at the first sign of trouble."



I had just read that and was about to post it.

Jim Callis's top picks from the last 22 years. Not sure I agree with Mauer even being on the list, I think that's a bit of a hindsight thing.


crunch will have a few strong words to Callis about Ben McDonald and where Jim Abbott is on that list :)

A-rod is too low...

I recall Mauer being a big deal, everyone else was just wrapped up in Prior.

I don't recall him being more hyped than say, Corey Patterson before it was determined he would go #1 due to signability issues. Really good athlete who would play D1 football if he didn't sign.

If memory serves, Lou was pushing for the Mariners to take Driefort instead of Rodriguez back then.


Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch...

you're missing the boat on the word "hype" and level of interest from those abbott remarks.

If you ranked all the prospects from the last 20 years of drafts, based on the perception of them at the time they were drafted, what would a Top 10 list look like?

nonetheless Abbott was drafted in '88 and he started it from '89.

2b riot, cf byrd, 1b lee, rf nady, 3b ramy, lf sori, c soto, ss castro, p lilly

lefty robertson going for marlins

Good job getting that slug Colvin out of the lineup.


Castro says Soriano took him in and let him stay at his condo.


how hung over is Castro today?


My first thought was "good joke". After a bit, though, I started thinking "that's no joke". Get him out of that house. Why can't Ted Lilly be so kind? They can play ball then go home and watch the nature channel together, or whatever.

And what's with Soriano, anyway? Is he really kind or is he some gay Latin cougar?

haha, nice.

Maybe Ted Lilly could explain curling to Castro.

And what's with Soriano, anyway? Is he really kind or is he some gay Latin cougar?

That's definitely what my father thinks. But that's primarily based on his ballet moves in LF.

I think we all know what really happened to Felix's Pie.

One wonders, how does one get their testicles twisted?

Too far? That one feels too far.

Nope. Just far enough.


You guys are wierd. The kid is in a strange city and doesn't speak the language, and you make sarcastic remarks about the guy that goes out of his way to help him.

well honestly, i think this is all about hardcore gay male-on-male sex.

that's based on my own fantasies. i think i read something on mlbtraderumors about it, too.

To be fair, I did offer the niceness as an option.

But seriously, this is TCR, if there's an opportunity fantasize about man-to-man action, it's gonna be taken. With Chad gone, we've got transfer it over to the players.

But you're right, I and we are weird. Not denial there.

You guys are wierd. DavidP is in a strange part of the internet and doesn't speak the language, and you make informative remarks that goes out of the way to help him.

If you are new, David P, it is a sick site in a good kind of way.

You have to deal with it.

DavidP -- Trust me, these guys are just kidding around. In a recent poll, fewer than 50% of the commenters on this site indicated a preference for male-on-male sex. You are safe.


Soto would've delivered him to the game relaxed and hungry.

I wonder if Soriano will hook him up other ways also young kid big city.

ha I think I'll pass on trying to figure out what you are trying to say.

Funny. I my initial response, which I abstained from typing was "I don't know what you just said, but I agree."


from Rotoworld...

John Grabow was given a cortisone shot in his left knee over the weekend.
The good news is that a precautionary MRI exam on the knee came back negative.

who is that good news for?

The Daytona Cubs?

Every single team imaginable BUT the Cubs?

Picking the worst of testicle injuries that guy for the Canucks,
a ruptured testicle sounds alot worse then a twisted one ,not
that i would want either.

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  • James Russell elected free agency.

  • based on what SF has been doing every other year lately, getting access to the postseason playoffs seems to be what's important. bring on dat short series!

    that said, skipping the sudden death 1-game WC would be nice from here on out.

  • I know what you are saying, but I feel compelled to point out that there's no such thing as luck, curses, etc. The Cubs this year have as good as a chance as the Pirates to move on to the next round. If the Cubs proceed to the next round or not tomorrow, it will not be because of luck, but because one team outlasted the other. When/if the Cubs are lucky enough to make it to the league series, that's where they may find their biggest challenge. The Dodgers have a good, deep pitching staff.

  • debuting the new format 1 game "sudden death" WC matchup at yankee stadium does a perfect job of showing the intense emotion and drama this game can be.

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  • i'd like to know why the mlb.tv internet radio feed of the game (which is always delayed by a few seconds at best) is almost a minute faster than the ESPN cable TV coverage. wtf?

  • i dont know what order they'll be in, but i pretty much expect fowler/schwarb/rizzo/bryant/montero/castro/lastella/arrieta. any change at all (aside from the first 4 guys) wouldn't shock me, though. coghlan is still a wildcard in the lineup equation...plus joe could always march d.ross out there with very slow arrieta pitching.

  • Yup. Have to agree. Baseball, like golf, certainly has that psych component for the player. There is no real reason why a fielding position should affect a batting average. The Cubs are 106 years over due for a little luck. Don't you guys think so? Maybe the rookies can bring some dumb luck on.

  • probably stacking capable lefties vs cole while keeping the "hot" castro in the game. fwiw, he's 1-6 lifetime with 0 bb/k vs cole (double).

    i chalk bryant's issues at the plate while playing OF up to coincidence so far.

  • I will call your dead horse, "Trigger".

    In one game, when anything is possble, I am glad that Joe Maddon is our Manager.

    He knows the stats better than all of us. It would seem, IF La Stella gets the start at 3B, it will be only up to the point that they were to get the lead (crosses fingers). From everything I have read, the game will be managed like a hoops game: offense/defense. So expect La Stella to be out of the game by the 5th. This team is incredibly deep which is so surprising. We never woulda thunk it.

  • i don't know what their roster plans are, but j.herrera is out there practicing with the team.

    i can't imagine him making any roster, though. dude had 4 PA the entire month of sept. him being a good dude to be around while keeping the clubhouse loose seems to be his main role at this point.

  • I know it's my own personal dead horse to beat --but Bryant has been a lousy hitter when playing the OF this year. Given that it's his first playoff game, I really hope they keep him in his natural position and don't mess with his routine.

    Lousy as in 8-for-45 with one XBH and no HR. Small sample and all that -- but why take the chance?

  • hard to tell what's up given they'll probably want to stack as many good lefties into the lineup as possible.

    castro being a bit hot doesn't help things. if he was still cool they'd probably stick la stella at 2nd and call it a day.

  • Madden won't announce lineups but Stella is practicing at 3rd and Bryant in LF today. I'd rather see Bryant at 3rd but I guess Stella has been hotter than Coghlan.

    /edit. Though I guess they could be practicing this with the idea Stella would come in as a PH then double switch him to 3rd base and Bryant to LF. Hope that's the plan instead

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