Cubs 2012 Extended Spring Training - Stats Update (4/29)

1/3 of the way through Extended Spring Training, here are the Cubs Cactus League game statistics.



There is no official scorer at the games, so the stats are unofficial.


* bats or throws left
# bats both


POSITION PLAYERS:


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


JAVIER BAEZ (SS):
295/295/705 (12 GAMES - 44 PA) – 3 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 9 R, 0/13 BB/K, 3 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: 6 ERRORS


* DAN VOGELBACH (1B):
189/286/406 (12 GAMES – 42 PA) – 2 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 4/8 BB/K, 1 HBP, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 4 ERRORS


* SHAWON DUNSTON JR (CF-LF):
293/356/463 (12 GAMES – 41 PA) – 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 4/6 BB/K, 2 SH, 1 SB (1 CS)


# JEIMER CANDELARIO (3B):
316/350/500 (12 GAMES – 40 PA) – 3 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 7 R, 2/10 BB/K, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: 2 ERRORS


GIOSKAR AMAYA (2B):
323/410/353 (12 GAMES – 39 PA) – 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 6 R, 5/8 BB/K, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: 2 ERRORS


XAVIER BATISTA (LF-RF):
375/428/656 (11 GAMES- 35 PA) – 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 2/4 BB/K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR, 2 OUTFIELD ASSISTS


* DANNY LOCKHART (2B-SS-3B):
219/265/281 (11 GAMES – 34 PA) – 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 2/7 BB/K, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 3 ERRORS


TREY MARTIN (CF):
367/412/467 (10 GAMES – 34 PA) – 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 7 R, 2/7 BB/K, 1 SF, 3 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 2 OUTFIELD ASSISTS


CARLOS PENALVER (SS-2B):
167/265/167 (11 GAMES – 34 PA) – 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 4/3 BB/K, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: 4 ERRORS


* BRIAN INOA (2B):
179/281/179 (9 GAMES – 32 PA) – 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 R, 3/7 BB/K, 1 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR


# ROCK SHOULDERS (1B):
214/281/311 (9 GAMES – 32 PA) – 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 3/10 BB/K, 1 SF, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR


WILSON CONTRERAS (C):
357/367/539 (10 GAMES – 30 PA) – 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 1/5 BB/K, 1 CI, 1 GIDP, 3 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 2 ERRORS, 4 PB, 5-17 CS (29% CS), 1 PO


* GARRETT SCHLECHT (LF-CF-RF):
269/345/308 (11 GAMES – 29 PA) – 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 1/11 BB/K, 2 HBP, 1 SH, 1 GIDP


ANTHONY GIANSANTI (C)
250/423/450 (9 GAMES – 26 PA) – 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 R, 6/5 BB/K
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR, 3 PB, 3-6 CS (50% CS)


* TREVOR GRETZKY (1B):
318/423/364 (8 GAMES – 26 PA) – 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 5 R, 4/4 BB/K, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR


NEFTALI ROSARIO (C):
250/250/375 (10 GAMES – 24 PA) – 0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 0/9 BB/K
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR, 3-10 CS (30 % CS)


YASIEL BALAGUERT (RF-LF):
233/294/400 (11 GAMES – 23 PA) – 1 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 2/8 BB/K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR, 1 OUTFIELD ASSIST


JAIR BOGAERTS (3B-LF):
375/474/412 (7 GAMES – 19 PA), 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 2/4 BB/K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP


PIERRE LePAGE (2B):
308/471/385 (6 GAMES – 17 PA) – 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 6 R, 3/1 BB/K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO


# MARK MALAVE (3B):
200/250/200 (9 GAMES – 16 PA) – 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 1/5 BB/K
DEFENSE: 2 ERRORS


# KEVIN ENCARNACION (CF-RF-LF):
214/267/214 (6 GAMES – 15 PA) – 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 3 R, 1/1 BB/K, 1 GIDP, 2 SB ( 0 CS), 1 PO


YANIEL CABEZAS (C):
286/286/286 (7 GAMES – 14 PA) – 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 0/1 BB/K, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 4-4 CS (100% CS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Peoria


DONG-YUB KIM (LF):
071/071/286 (5 GAMES – 14 PA) – 0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R, 0/3 BB/K, 1 SB (0 CS)


# OLIVER ZAPATA (CF-LF):
333/385/417 (3 GAMES – 13 PA) – 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1/1 BB/K, 0 SB (1 CS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Peoria


* WILFREDO PETIT (C):
400/500/500 (8 GAMES – 12 PA) – 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 2/1 BB/K, PO
DEFENSE: 0-2 CS (0% CS)


* DELBIS ARCILA (RF):
143/250/143 (6 GAMES – 8 PA) – 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 R, 1/4 BB/K


RYAN DURRENCE (1B):
250/250/250 (3 GAMES – 8 PA) – 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 0/2 BB/K, 1 GIDP


JEFFREY BAEZ (LF-RF):
000/000/000 (4 GAMES – 7 PA) – 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 0/3 BB/K


LUIS ACOSTA (2B):
000/333/000 (3 GAMES – 3 PA) – 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 1/2 BB/K


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PITCHERS:


NOTE: PITCHERS ARE SORTED BY INNINGS PITCHED (IP)


STARLING PERALTA:
0.94 WHIP – 3.09 ERA – 214 OppBA (4 GAMES – 4 GS) – 11.2 IP, 9 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 14 K, 1 HR


* GERARDO CONCEPCION: 1.59 WHIP – 4.77 ERA – .304 OppBA (3 GAMES – 1 GS) – 11.1 IP, 14 H, 7 R (6 ER), 4 BB, 11 K, 1 GIDP, 3 WP, 1 BALK
NOTE: Has been moved up to Peoria


* SHELDON McDONALD:
0.82 WHIP – 0.82 ERA – .200 OppBA (5 GAMES) – 11.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP


JAMES PUGLIESE:
1.22 WHIP – 0.85 ERA – .281 OppBA (5 GAMES – 3 GS) – 10.2 IP, 9 H, 1 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 3 GIDP, 2 PO


TAYLER SCOTT:
0.97 WHIP – 1.74 ERA – .194 OppBA (4 GAMES – 4 GS) – 10.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP


PETE LEVITT:
1.22 WHIP – 1.00 ERA – .286 OppBA (5 GAMES ) – 9.0 IP, 10 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP


* FRANK DEL VALLE:
2.52 WHIP – 8.31 ERA – .410 OppBA (3 GAMES - 1 GS) – 8.2 IP, 16 H, 9 R (8 ER), 6 BB, 11 K, 2 HR, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 1 PO
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona


JIN-YOUNG KIM:
0.48 WHIP, 1.08 ERA, .111 OppBA (4 GAMES) – 8.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP


CARLOS MARTINEZ:
1.80 WHIP – 2.16 ERA – .300 OppBA (4 GAMES – 1 GS) – 8.1 IP, 9 H, 2 R (2 ER), 6 BB, 4 K, 3 GIDP


RODERIK PICHARDO:
0.65 WHIP – 0.00 ERA – .120 OppBA (5 GAMES) – 7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, (0 ER), 2 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP


DAVID HENRIE:
2.00 WHIP – 10.19 ERA – .452 OppBA (3 GAMES – 1 GS) – 7.0 IP, 14 H, 8 R (8 ER), 0 BB, 5 K, 3 GIDP


CHARLES THOMAS:
1.29 WHIP – 0.00 ERA – .250 OppBA (4 GAMES) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP


* BRIAN SMITH:
1.50 WHIP – 6.75 ERA – .240 OppBA (4 GAMES) – 6.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R (5 ER), 4 BB, 5 K, 5 WP


FELIX PENA:
3.33 WHIP – 12.00 ERA, .344 OppBA (5 GAMES) – 6.0 IP, 11 H, 9 R (8 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 1 WP
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR


ROB WHITENACK:
0.83 WHIP – 0.00 ERA – .237 OppBA (4 GAMES - 4 GS) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR


JOSE ARIAS:
1.40 WHIP – 3.60 ERA – .250 OppBA (2 GAMES - 1 GS) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 9 K


* HUNTER ACKERMAN:
2.20 WHIP – 1.80 ERA – .381 OppBA (3 GAMES) – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 8 K


IAN DICKSON:
0.80 WHIP – 1.80 ERA – .222 OppBA (2 GAMES – 2 GS) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K


RAMON GARCIA:
1.45 WHIP – 1.58 ERA – .333 OppBA (2 GAMES) – 3.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K


RYAN HARTMAN:
2.45 WHIP – 7.36 ERA – .400 Opp BA (2 GAMES) – 3.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 5 WP, 1 PO


RAFAEL DIPLAN:
1.50 WHIP – 0.00 ERA – .307 OppBA (3 GAMES) – 3.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 4 K


* AUGUSTO COLINA:
1.50 WHIP – 4.50 ERA – .250 OppBA (1 GAME) – 2.0 IP, 2 H , 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR


ETHAN ELIAS:
3.00 WHIP – 18.00 ERA – .455 OppBA (2 GAMES) – 2.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR


LOIGER PADRON:
0.00 WHIP – 0.00 ERA - .000 OppBA (1 GAME) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP


JAVIER CASTRO:
0.00 WHIP – 0.00 ERA – .000 OppBA (1 GAME) – 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K


SU-MIN JUNG:
6.00 WHIP – 20.25 ERA – .200 OppBA (2 GAMES) – 1.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R (3 ER), 7 BB, 0 K, 2 WP


JORGE DIAZ:
1.00 WHIP – 0.00 ERA – .000 OppBA (1 GAME) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR


ALVIDO JIMENEZ:
5.00 WHIP – 27.00 ERA – .500 OppBA (1 GAME) – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 BALK


* LUIS VILLALBA:
1.00 WHIP – 0.00 ERA – .250 OppBA (1 GAME) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K

Comments

Phil,

Any update on some of the injured Cubs? Some who come to mind are Micah Gibbs, Marcos Mateo, Evan Crawford, Graham Hicks, Zac Rosscup, and David Cales? Also, any idea how Matt Spencer to the mound is working out?

Sun, 04/29/2012 - 10:04pm — Koyies Bansaw

Phil,

Any update on some of the injured Cubs? Some who come to mind are Micah Gibbs, Marcos Mateo, Evan Crawford, Graham Hicks, Zac Rosscup, and David Cales? Also, any idea how Matt Spencer to the mound is working out?

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K BANSAW: I believe Hicks threw "live" BP last week so he could be close to returning.

Rosscup is shut-down and has been since the last week of Minor League Camp, and same goes for Mateo. I don't know when they are expected to return.

I don't know what's wrong with Micah Gibbs but he is at Fitch Park, though not on the field.

Cales had shoulder surgery last year but I haven't seen him on the field since PFPs at Minor League Camp.

Evan Crawford had season-ending shoulder surgery during Minor League Camp.

I haven't seen Matt Spencer on the field since Minor League Camp, but he was throwing 98 MPH with absolutely zero command at Instructs last fall.

On the bright side, RHP Arturo Maltos-Garcia (July 2011 TJS) threw a sim game last week and should be close to returning to game action. AMG was drafted by the Cubs in the 30th round of the 2011 June draft out of Lamar CC even though he blew out his elbow throwing in a JUCO tournament game at Central Arizona JC prior to the draft, and he is about a month behind Rob Whitenack, who had his TJS last June. Maltos-Garcia supposedly has a killer drop-curve, but it might be a while before he is allowed to throw it in a game.

rosscup is in az and throwing again. by throwing i mean literally throwing, not pitching. (via his twitter)

Vogelbach--ouch.

Cool page, youngest at each level in minors

http://minorleaguecentral.com/youngest.php

a few cubs in there

Is it just me, or does Albert look a little smaller this year?

Hey, AZ, what do you think of Candelerio? I saw his name come up last year a lot in a positive way and his line looks pretty good again so far this year. How does his 3B skills look? Can he be our new 3B prospect in place of Vitters soon? Pleeeeeeze?

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 6:44am — Old and Blue

Hey, AZ, what do you think of Candelerio? I saw his name come up last year a lot in a positive way and his line looks pretty good again so far this year. How does his 3B skills look? Can he be our new 3B prospect in place of Vitters soon? Pleeeeeeze?

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O&B: Jeimer Candelario is a switch-hitter and he really drives the ball left-handed. He should develop some HR power as he matures, too.

He is a below-average defensive third-baseman, however, and I wouldn't be surprised if ends up a corner OF.

PHIL: What is going on with Vogelbach? What pitches has he shown most vulnerability to?

The Bears could still find a roster spot for the kid.

Secondly, with 34 errors, are you seeing ANYTHING on the field that would indicate this "Cubs Way", other than the "Same Old Way"?

Yeah, why hasn't the Cubs Way produced magic wand like effects virtually overnight?

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 9:57am — The E-Man

PHIL: What is going on with Vogelbach? What pitches has he shown most vulnerability to?

The Bears could still find a roster spot for the kid.

Secondly, with 34 errors, are you seeing ANYTHING on the field that would indicate this "Cubs Way", other than the "Same Old Way"?

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E-MAN: Vogelbach is usually a very patient hitter who will use the entire field, but for some reason he has been more aggressive at the plate the last couple of weeks, and he has been grounding out a lot to the right side of the infield. He seems to be over-anxious and has been trying to pull everything.

Despite all of the infield practice they take at Minor League Camp and Extended Spring Training, Vogelbach has been playing 1st base like a man with two left feet.

He was better last year pre-Instructs when he just did what came natural.

I'm not exactly sure how The Cubs Way is being implemented. I do know that the minor league managers and coaches have a lot more analytical work to do after each day's game and/or workout, and some of it is apparently pretty complicated (compared to what they used to have to do).

Junior Lake was supposedly on 7 day DL list, any idea how he got hurt and when he might be back?

http://muskat.mlblogs.com/2012/04/30/430-extr...

Junior Lake has not joined one of the Cubs’ Minor League teams because he’s been rehabbing at the extended Spring Training camp in Mesa, Ariz. Lake has been slowed by back problems. The Cubs hope he’ll be assigned to a team in the next 10 days or so.

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  • Maybe it's to get him some game action. He's only pitched for the Cubs once in the last 10 days. I don't really care much about him going down since he's sucked when up here.

    I really want Rivero to be called up.

    chitownmvp01 1 min ago view
  • CHITOWNMVP01: It is indeed odd that the Cubs did not just wait one more day to recall LaStella.

    As far as Spencer Patton is concerned...

    Arizona Phil 9 min 39 sec ago view
  • Why didn't they wait until tomorrow to call up TLS? Don't they have to wait 10 days to bring Patton back up now?

    chitownmvp01 30 min 39 sec ago view
  • Cubs assigned to Mesa Solar Sox (AFL):

    Victor Caratini, C
    James Farris, RHRP
    Ian Happ, 2B-OF
    Eloy Jimenez, OF
    Ryan McNeil, RHRP
    Steve Perakslis, RHRP
    Duane Underwood Jr, RHSP

    Brian Lawrence, Pitching Coach

    Jimenez, Happ, Caratini and Underwood are among the Cubs Top 10 Prospects, and playing in the AFL should help speed their development.

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • Outstanding.

    Jackstraw 1 hour 16 min ago view
  • So presuming he remains on the MLB Active List for the balance of the MLB regular season, Tommy LaStella will be at 2+102 MLB Service Time at the end of the season, far short of what he would have needed to accrue to have a chance at "Super Two" status post-2016. (Even if he had remained on the MLB Active List for the entire season and finished at 2+124 MLB Service Time, he still would have only been "on the bubble" for possible "Super Two" status post-2016).

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 52 min ago view
  • I don't know about the defensive part of the equation, the fact all the Cubs pitchers are so ahead of their FIP makes me think it's a lot more defense than anything special Hendricks is doing.

    Rob G. 1 hour 56 min ago view
  • Thanks, jacos! I love a good Alice Cooper group performance video -- especially when it corresponds with a shrinking, division-clinching magic number!

    JoePepitone 1 hour 56 min ago view
  • TLS up and playing second today. Spencer Patton to Iowa to make room.

    Rob Richardson 2 hours 30 min ago view
  • Yeah that article describes what I said in my other post about WAR. BR WAR is fine as a snapshot but FG is a better predictor of future performance.

    I also get what you mean by FIP being independent of luck but my point is all the soft contact Hendricks gives up negates a lot of that luck and defense aspect. In other words I believe he could pitch in front of any defense and have similar #s because for the most part he isn't giving up the screaming liners or hard hit liners to the gap.

    johann 2 hours 34 min ago view
  • Down on the farm:

    "Dealin'" Cease with another good outing for Eugene. Last 4 outings: 16IP, 1ER 29K. But, 10BB. Throw strikes, kid.

    Candelario is killing it at Iowa after struggling at AA: .320/.406/.941 in 241AB. At age 22. Where the heck to put him next year?

    billybucks 3 hours 37 min ago view
  • SF now only 1 game ahead of the Cards for home field in the WC game.

    billybucks 3 hours 48 min ago view
  • For a start:

    "lets" should be "let's".

    billybucks 3 hours 49 min ago view
  • FYI: Here's a good link explaining the differences in pitching WAR between Fangraphs and Basebell Reference.

    http://www.crawfishboxes.com/2012/8/28/3273844/which-war-works-best-pitc...

    Rob G. 4 hours 39 min ago view
  • ERA is just FIP with defense and luck. That being said if Hendricks gets his ERA under 2.00, he may have a legit shot.

    That all being said I was looking at Fangraphs WAR and I should have been looking at Basebell Reference WAR because more voters use that. My bad and happy to admit my mistake unlike some people around here that shall not be named (just kidding CRUNCH, CRUNCH, CRUNCH!)

    Rob G. 4 hours 43 min ago view
  • Yes. That is something up with which we will not put.

    fullykräusened 5 hours 53 min ago view