Cubs Minor League Camp Roster Projections
Minor League Camp opened this week, as pitchers & catchers reported to Fitch Park after the Cubs moved up Center Streert to HoHoKam Park. Other minor league players will report on Tuesday.
Here are the projected Cubs Minor League Camp rosters (142 players), the DSL Cubs Reserve Lists (two teams combined - 66 players), plus some other stuff.
Players at Minor League Camp are often initially placed one level above where they are expected to play that season, and then they either get released or get demoted one or even two levels lower once the Cubs start to make cuts and send players to Minor League Camp (Fitch Park) from HoHoKam, with an accompanying downward cascade of players from Iowa to Tennessee, Tennessee to Daytona, etc.
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PROJECTED 2010 CUBS MINOR LEAGUE CAMP ROSTERS:
* Casey Lambert
* Scott Maine
Arismendy Mota (AAA Rule 5)
* Jeremy Papelbon
* Dustin Sasser
NOTE: Arismendy Mota was selected by the Washington Nationals in the AAA Phase of the December 2009 Rule 5 Draft and then was subsequently traded to the Cubs for cash considerations, so by rule he must be given a 15-day “fair trial” in Spring Training with AAA Iowa, but he can be assigned to any of the Cubs minor league affiliates prior to Opening Day.
* Mark Johnson
* Mark Reed
# Matt Matulia
* Ryne White
* Matt Spencer
* Jeffrey Beliveau
* Ryan Buchter
* James Leverton
* Chris Siegfried
* Luke Sommer
Jovan Rosa (ex-3B)
* Ryan Flaherty
# Marwin Gonzalez
D. J. LeMahieu
* Jake Opitz
* Kyler Burke
* Tony Campana
* Jason James
# David Macias
* Jeffry Antigua
* Brooks Raley
* Chris Rusin
* Richard Jones
* Matt Cerda
* Justin Bour
* Hak-Ju Lee
* Bobby Wagner
* Logan Watkins
* Nelson Perez
# Jose Valdez
* Austin Kirk
* John Mincone
* Marcos Perez
Brandon May (ex-3B)
# Alvaro Sosa
D. J. Fitzgerald
* Francisco Guzman
BOISE/MESA – EXST (20):
* Cody Hams
Dylan Johnston (ex-OF)
* Drew Rundle (ex-OF)
* Sergio Burruel
# Robert Bautista
* Pin-Chieh Chen
* Wes Darvill
* Kyung-Min Na
* Sean Williams
NOTE: The Boise/Mesa Spring Training roster is established prior to the start of Minor League Spring Training games (which should begin around March 18th), and will consist of players moved down from Peoria and Daytona, players moved up to Fitch Park from the DSL Cubs (see DSL CUBS roster below), and players who are rehabbing from injuries. This squad then becomes the Cubs Extended Spring Training (EXST) team at Fitch Park April-May-June.
DSL CUBS (combined roster) - (66):
* Welington Cruz
* Carlos Galvez
* Richard Leyba
Pedro Medina (ex-OF)
* Abner Ruiz
# Hector Suarez
# Arismendy Alcantara
# Vismeldy Bieneme
# Rafael Disla
* Carlos Henry
# Jose Montecino
* Melido Perez
# Jesus Rodriguez
* Eduardo Gonzalez
* Alvaro Ramirez
# Gregorio Robles
NOTE: The DSL Cubs most-likely to get promoted to Fitch Park for Minor League Camp (or Extended Spring Training) include SS-2B Arismendy Alcantara, 3B-1B Joel Altagracia, RHP Frank Batista, RF Xavier Batista, 1B-OF Smaily Borges (26-year old Cuban defector who played for DSL Cubs #2 last season), C Miguel Gonzalez, RHP Felix Pena, 3B-1B Juan Pena, OF Alvaro Ramirez (24-year old ex-NYY who was signed by the Cubs in June 2009 after he was released by the Yankees), RHP Ramon Reyes, RHP Melvin Rosa, RHP Yilver Sanchez, and RHP Jose Tineo.
MINOR LEAGUERS GONE LAST 12 MONTHS
Ryan Acosta, RHP (ST) – signed with NYY
Erick Almonte, INF (ST) – signed with MIL
Cliff Andersen, OF (BOISE)
Ezequiel Astacio, RHP (IOWA)
Luis Bautista, 1B (ST) – signed with TB
Alfredo Belizaire, LHP (DSL CUBS)
Edward Campusano, LHP (ST)
Angel Castro, RHP (ST) – signed with PHI
Glenn Cook, OF (AZL CUBS)
Michael Cooper, RHP (ST)
Daley Cox, LHP (AZL CUBS)
Jesse Estrada, RHP (TENNESSEE) – signed with WAS
Arturo Florentino, RHP (DSL CUBS)
Erik Hamren, RHP (PEORIA)
Ryan Harvey, OF (ST) – signed with COL
Jim Henderson, RHP (ST) – signed with MIL
Sean Hoorelbeke, 1B (EXST)
Grant Johnson, RHP (ST)
Jericho Jones, OF (DAYTONA)
Bryan Jost, 1B (ST)
Ken Kadokura, RHP (ST)
Ryan Keedy, 1B (DAYTONA) – signed with FLA
Jesse Lebron, RHP (DSL CUBS)
Anderson Machado, INF (IOWA) – signed with MIL
Jose Made, INF (DAYTONA)
Pat Mahoney, C (ST)
Shawn McGill, C (ST)
Juan Medina, C (AZL CUBS)
Maicol Medina, RHP (DSL CUBS)
Alexander Mejia, 1B (DSL CUBS)
Tommy Mejia, RHP (ST)
Carlos Morales, INF (DSL CUBS)
Billy Muldowney, RHP (DAYTONA)
John Muller, RHP (ST)
Bubba O’Donnell, RHP (ST)
Mark Pawelek, LHP (ST) – signed with CIN
Genezaret Pena, RHP (DSL CUBS)
Carlos Perez, C (ST)
George Pineda, RHP (AZL CUBS)
Cedric Redmond, RHP (EXST)
Roeldwin Reyes, RHP (DSL CUBS)
Kyle Reynolds, 3B (TENNESSEE)
Tony Richie, C (ST)
Richie Robnett, OF (TENNESSEE) – signed with NYY
Jayson Ruhlman, LHP (TENNESSEE)
B. J. Ryan, LHP (IOWA)
Tomas Sanchez, RHP (DSL CUBS)
Audy Santana, RHP (ST) – signed with SF
Joe Simokaitis, RHP (TENNESSEE)
Matt Smith, LHP (ST)
Ryan Sontag, OF-LHP (BOISE)
Mike Stanton, LHP (ST)
Harol Tolentino, RHP (ST) – signed with PHI
Melvin Vasquez, LHP (AZL CUBS)
Steve Vento, RHP (DAYTONA)
Jose Vigay, C (DSL CUBS)
Chris Weimer, 1B (AZL CUBS)
Jason Waddell, LHP (IOWA) – signed with DET
Bill White, LHP (ST) – signed with PHI
TeWayne Willis, OF (ST)
Jonathan Wyatt, OF (DAYTONA)
Alberto Alburquerque, RHP (to COL for Jeff Baker)
Dumas Garcia, RHP (to TOR for $$$)
Josh Harrison, IF-OF (to PIT with Kevin Hart for John Grabow & Tom Gorzelanny)
Rocky Roquet, RHP (to OAK for $$$)
Justin Sellers, INF (to LAD for $$$)
POST-2009 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS – DID NOT RE-SIGN WITH CUBS:
Doug Deeds, OF – signed with AZ
Matt Craig, 1B
Casey Fossum, LHP
John-Ford Griffin, OF
Jose Pina, RHP – signed with OAK
Luis Rivas, INF
Nate Spears, INF - signed with BOS
Kurt Calvert, OF
Matt Williams, C
SELECTED IN DECEMBER 2009 RULE 5 DRAFT (AAA Phase):
Miguel Sierra, RHP (by TB)
Francisco Acosta, RHP
Wilson Contreras, C-3B
Clark Hardman, OF
NOTE: F. Acosta was placed on the Restricted List in July 2009, Hardman (2007 9th round draft pick out of Cal State - Fullerton) was placed on the Restricted List in October 2008, and W. Contreras (17-year old Venezuelan who received an $850K signing bonus last July) was placed on the Restricted List post-2009 after he was suspended by MLB for 50 games after testing positive for a prohibited substance.
rare air though if he can keep it under 2. Sounds like Maddon already made up his mind though and Hendricks seems like the sort that would want to earn it. Guessing he gets a quick hook if he's still under 2 after 5 innings.
Fwiw, he can give up 1 ER in 5 innings (or more) and still be under 2. If he gives up 2 ER, he would need throw 9 IP to keep it under 2. 1 ER in 4 IP would give him an ERA of exactly 2.
In terms of WAR, it's still Scherzer by a lot (6.4), then Cueto (5.6), Lester (5.5), Kershaw (5.5), Roark (5.4), and then Hendricks (5.1)
Boring lineup tonight in terms of guys trying to reach milestones -- no KB (40 HR), Addy (100 RBI) or JHey (can he keep it going?), and Lackey isn't really going for anything, plus the team has already reached 100 wins. I get the "rest" thing, although they will have 4 days off after Sunday, but....bleh.
Agree -- I think you want to keep him on a regular schedule.
Ramos torn ACL
Sure, its not about his record.
Do you start him Sunday or not?
@jonmorosi Pitchers w/ sub-2.00 ERA in year of 185+ IP this century: Pedro ’00, Clemens ’05, Kershaw ’13/’14, Arrieta ’15, Greinke ’15, Hendricks ’16.
Yeah -- that would be rough for him. But, Monty is getting people out, he's a lefty and he has experience working out of the bullpen. Hammel? None of the above.
even if he's not starting, abandoning hammel would be a bit of a 'screw you.' i think it might be -monty +hammel, but it's speculation.
either way, someone's gonna be disappointed.
Joe said he is leaning towards 11 pitchers and 14 position players.
- 4 starters, Chapman, Rondon, Strop, CJ, Wood, Grimm, Monty. No dice for Cahill or Smith.
- 3 catchers, Rizz, Zo, Addy, KB, Javy, Heyward, Fowler, Soler, Coghlan, TLS and then Sczcur over Almora?
Cubs 3B Jason Vosler made two really bad throws on consecutive AB in the 8th. Fortunately the game was no longer in doubt at the time
The first one was a one-hop lob that allowed the batter to reach base on an infield single, and the second was air-mailed so far over the first-baseman's head that it went over the fence and landed in Field #4.
E-MAN: Despite the HR, Donnie Dewees is really more of a slash hitter (the HR was an opposite-field line-drive) who can accumulate lots of doubles & triples. He's also a good bunter and can get on base that way, too. Although he was thrown out trying to steal in the game, he's actually a good base-stealer and baserunner.
Defensively he has plus-range and tracks fly balls OK, so he can play CF, but he has a rag arm that requires the middle infielders to go out further into CF to make relays.
I don't know how many of you remember Bobby Knoop, who played 2B for the Angels, White Sox, and Royals back in the day, but he is a coach-emeritus for the Angels, and works with the infielders at Minor League Camp, Extended Spring Training, and Instructs. He's pretty spry for a 77-year old, and he really knows his shit.
With a big lead, Chapman was throwing sliders and changeups, something he's reluctant to do in a save situation. (Len and Jim covered this.)
Maybe they have a bad owner, I don't know, but they still have players and fans and a franchise, all devastated by this loss of life. Plus, everybody who follows baseball is a fan of a guy like this. It's why I used the word tragedy, which other people throw around but I try to be careful with.
I'm at an age where I remember old incidents better than recent ones, but I have to go back to Herb Score for something as disturbing.
That was Dee Gordon's only HR this year. Wow.
Thank you PHIL.
Glad you avoided temps in the 100s.
I remember you mentioning Dewees needng plenty of work in th IF. How are his OF instincts?
Also, did see much of Satchel McElroy? Only Satchel I have heard about other than the "orignal" and one of Woody Allen's kids.