2012 Cubs Extended Spring Training - Final Stats

Here are the final Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training game statistics.

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

NOTE: Intrasquad games stats are not included.

EXST CUBS RECORD: 23-26-6

POSITION PLAYERS:

* bats left
# bats both

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

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

* SHAWON DUNSTON JR (CF-LF):
295/339/466 (33 GAMES – 116 PA) - 6 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 15 R, 6 BB, 15 K, 1 HBP, 4 SH, 3 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 2 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

# JEIMER CANDELARIO (3B):
308/368/481 (32 GAMES – 115 PA) – 9 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 19 RBI, 15 R, 9 BB, 18 K, 1 HBP, 1 SH, 2 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 4 ERRORS

* DAN VOGELBACH (1B):
189/306/379 (32 GAMES – 111 PA) – 8 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 13 R, 13 BB, 27 K, 3 HBP, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 1 PO
DEFENSE: 10 ERRORS

XAVIER BATISTA (LF-RF):
297/383/484 (32 GAMES - 107 PA) – 9 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 19 R, 12 BB, 21 K, 2 HBP, 2 SF, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR, 5 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

TREY MARTIN (CF):
277/330/447 (29 GAMES – 104 PA) – 7 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 16 RBI, 17 R, 7 BB, 22 K, 1 HBP, 1 SH, 1 SF, 6 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 4 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

GIOSKAR AMAYA (2B):
286/402/413 (28 GAMES – 97 PA) – 3 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 19 R, 16 BB, 15 K, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 8 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 3 ERRORS

JAVIER BAEZ (SS):
330/351/725 (26 GAMES - 94 PA) – 6 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, 28 RBI, 19 R, 1 BB, 23 K, 2 HBP, 1 GIDP, 11 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 9 ERRORS

CARLOS PENALVER (SS-2B):
160/250/222 (28 GAMES – 92 PA) – 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, 10 BB, 12 K, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 5 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: 9 ERRORS

# ROCK SHOULDERS (1B):
241/322/367 (27 GAMES – 90 PA) – 7 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 8 R, 10 BB, 30 K, 1 SF, 3 GIDP
DEFENSE: 4 ERRORS
NOTE: Shoulders stopped switch-hitting last week of EXST - he is now hitting only LH

* DANNY LOCKHART (2B-SS-3B):
235/295/333 (31 GAMES – 88 PA) – 2 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 8 R, 6 BB, 14 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 3 SB (0 CS), 2 PO
DEFENSE: 6 ERRORS

WILSON CONTRERAS (C):
355/398/579 (28 GAMES – 83 PA) – 6 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 15 R, 5 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP, 1 CI, 1 GIDP, 4 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 4 ERRORS, 5 PB, 7-27 CS (26% CS), 1 PO

* BRIAN INOA (2B):
217/295/275 (29 GAMES – 78 PA) – 2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 6 BB, 22 K, 2 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (2 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 4 ERRORS

YASIEL BALAGUERT (RF-LF):
338/366/492 (23 GAMES – 71 PA) – 3 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 15 RBI, 9 R, 3 BB, 12 K, 1 HBP, 2 SF, 3 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR, 2 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

* TREVOR GRETZKY (1B-LF):
302/362/333 (26 GAMES – 69 PA) – 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 11 R, 6 BB, 11 K, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 2 ERRORS, 1 OUTFIELD ASSIST

* GARRETT SCHLECHT (LF-CF-RF):
264/390/377 (25 GAMES – 65 PA) – 4 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 8 R, 9 BB, 19 K, 2 HBP, 1 SH, 2 GIDP, 0 SB ( 1 CS)
DEFENSE: 1 OUTFIELD ASSIST

NEFTALI ROSARIO (C):
237/297/373 (29 GAMES – 64 PA) – 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB, 19 K, 3 HBP, 1 GIDP
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 2 ERRORS, 1 PB, 6-19 CS (32% CS)

* EDUARDO GONZALEZ (LF-RF)
280/369/360 (18 GAMES - 58 PA) - 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, 6 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 SH, 5 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 1 OUTFIELD ASSIST

DONG-YUB KIM (LF):
314/357/608 (21 GAMES – 56 PA) – 7 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 13 R, 2 BB, 10 K, 2 HBP, 1 SF, 1 SB (0 CS)

JAIR BOGAERTS (3B-LF):
222/340/356 (23 GAMES – 53 PA) - 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 7 R, 5 BB, 11 K, 3 HBP, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 5 ERRORS

ANTHONY GIANSANTI (C-3B-RF)
222/404/417 (17 GAMES – 47 PA) – 1 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4 R, 10 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 1 ERROR, 4 PB, 4-11 CS (36% CS)

# KEVIN ENCARNACION (CF-RF-LF):
350/422/500 (21 GAMES – 46 PA) – 2 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 SH, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (3 CS), 1 PO

* WILFREDO PETIT (C):
250/382/357 (18 GAMES – 34 PA) – 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4 R, 5 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 PO
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 1 PB, 2-9 CS (22% CS)

# MICAH GIBBS (C):
250/483/250 (5 GAMES - 29 PA) - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 6 R, 9 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 1-3 CS (33%)

RYAN DURRENCE (1B):
120/154/120 (9 GAMES - 26 PA) - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP

DUSTIN GEIGER (3B):
227/261/318 (7 GAMES - 23 PA) - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR

# MARCO HERNANDEZ (SS):
182/217/318 (6 GAMES - 23 PA) - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 H, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR

PIERRE LePAGE (2B):
375/524/563 (7 GAMES – 21 PA) – 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO

* JUSTIN MARRA (C):
158/238/263 (12 GAMES - 21 PA) - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS)
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 1 PB, 0-2 CS (0%), 1 PO

JUNIOR LAKE (SS):
176/222/235 (3 GAMES - 18 PA) - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 SB (1 CS)

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

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

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

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

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

* SERGIO BURRUEL (C):
400/500/400 (2 GAMES - 6 PA) - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 1 PB, 1-2 CS (50%)

BRIAN ESPOSITO (C):
000/200/000 (1 GAME - 5 PA) - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K

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

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PITCHERS:

* throws left

NOTE: PITCHERS ARE SORTED BY INNINGS PITCHED (IP)

JAMES PUGLIESE:
1.02 WHIP - 0.74 ERA - .223 OppBA (13 GAMES - 7 GS) - 36.1 IP, 27 H, 4 R (3 ER), 10 BB, 35 K, 2 HBP, 1 HR, 5 GIDP, 2 WP, 4 PO, 38/26 GO/FO

TAYLER SCOTT:
1.62 WHIP - 6.21 ERA - .327 OppBA (11 GAMES – 10 GS) – 29.0 IP, 37 H, 25 R (20 ER), 10 BB, 19 K, 2 HBP, 2 GIDP, 2 WP, 2 PO, 1 ERROR, 35/24 GO/FO

ROB WHITENACK:
0.75 WHIP – 0.64 ERA - .204 OppBA (9 GAMES - 9 GS) – 28.0 IP, 19 H, 4 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 26 K, 1 HR, 2 GIDP, 1 ERROR, 38/12 GO/FO

STARLING PERALTA:
1.46 WHIP – 4.97 ERA – .321 OppBA (9 GAMES – 9 GS) – 25.1 IP, 33 H, 16 R (14 ER), 4 BB, 24 K, 5 HBP, 1 HR, 3 GIDP, 2 ERRORS, 23/26 GO/FO

JOSE ARIAS:
1.27 WHIP - 2.96 ERA - .286 OppBA (8 GAMES - 7 GS) – 24.1 IP, 26 H, 11 R (8 ER), 5 BB, 29 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 3 GIDP, 1 PO, 1 ERROR, 25/14 GO/FO

IAN DICKSON:
1.10 WHIP - 3.80 ERA - .241 OppBA (8 GAMES – 7 GS) – 23.2 IP, 20 H, 11 R (10 ER), 6 BB, 12 K, 2 HBP, 2 GIDP, 26/27 GO/FO

PETE LEVITT:
1.16 WHIP - 1.21 ERA - .253 OppBA (14 GAMES ) – 22.1 IP, 21 H, 4 R (3 ER), 5 BB, 17 K, 2 GIDP, 34/13 GO/FO

JIN-YOUNG KIM:
1.02 WHIP - 3.20 ERA - .222 OppBA (10 GAMES - 1 GS) – 19.2 IP, 16 H, 10 R (7 ER), 4 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 1 WP, 2 PO, 28/18 GO/FO

CARLOS MARTINEZ:
1.79 WHIP – 5.21 ERA – .353 OppBA (9 GAMES – 1 GS) – 19.0 IP, 24 H, 14 R (11 ER), 10 BB, 9 K, 2 HR, 7 GIDP, 1 WP, 1 ERROR, 31/11 GO/FO

FELIX PENA:
1.21 WHIP – 5.68 ERA - .262 OppBA (10 GAMES) – 19.0 IP, 17 H, 13 R (12 ER), 6 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 2 WP, 1 ERROR, 24/14 GO/FO

RODERIK PICHARDO:
1.35 WHIP – 5.51 ERA – .233 OppBA (13 GAMES) – 16.1 IP, 14 H, 10 R (10 ER), 8 BB, 15 K, 1 HBP, 2 HR, 2 GIDP, 3 WP, 16/21 GO/FO

ALVIDO JIMENEZ:
1.50 WHIP - 6.46 ERA - .267 OppBA (9 GAMES) – 15.1 IP, 16 H, 13 R (11 ER), 7 BB, 16 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 1 ERROR, 10/19 GO/FO

RAFAEL DIPLAN:
1.33 WHIP - 1.80 ERA - .264 OppBA (10 GAMES) – 15.0 IP, 14 H, 3 R (3 ER), 6 BB, 17 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 6/16 GO/FO

DAVID HENRIE:
1.33 WHIP - 6.00 ERA - .313 OppBA (7 GAMES – 2 GS) – 15.0 IP, 20 H, 11 R (10 ER), 0 BB, 11 K, 1 HR, 4 GIDP, 1 ERROR, 14/19 GO/FO

* HUNTER ACKERMAN:
1.76 WHIP – 1.80 ERA – .302 OppBA (8 GAMES - 1 GS) – 13.2 IP, 16 H, 10 R (6 ER), 8 BB, 12 K, 1 GIDP, 3 WP, 14/11 GO/FO

* SHELDON McDONALD:
0.83 WHIP – 1.50 ERA – .205 OppBA (6 GAMES) – 12.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 18 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 11/7 GO/FO

* 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, 10/12 GO/FO

* BRIAN SMITH:
2.42 WHIP - 7.84 ERA - .306 OppBA (7 GAMES) – 10.1 IP, 15 H, 9 R (9 ER), 10 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 6 WP, 1 PO, 12/14 GO/FO

* 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, 8/4 GO/FO

CHARLES THOMAS:
1.15 WHIP – 0.00 ERA – .219 OppBA (5 GAMES) – 8.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 9 K, 1 GIDP, 1 WP, 1 PO, 10/6 GO/FO

RAMON GARCIA:
1.00 WHIP – 1.13 ERA – .226 OppBA (5 GAMES) – 8.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 10/9 GO/FO

ETHAN ELIAS:
2.05 WHIP - 8.59 ERA - .367 OppBA (6 GAMES) – 7.1 IP, 11 H, 9 R (7 ER), 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 7/7 GO/FO

RYAN HARTMAN:
2.18 WHIP - 6.14 ERA - .321 OppBA (5 GAMES) – 7.1 IP, 9 H, 8 R (5 ER), 7 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 5 WP, 1 PO, 8/5 GO/FO

* LUIS VILLALBA:
1.23 WHIP - 3.68 ERA - .267 OppBA (5 GAMES) – 7.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 1 BALK, 7/10 GO/FO

* MATT SPENCER (ex-OF)
1.74 WHIP - 0.00 ERA - .182 OppBA (6 GAMES) - 6.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 7 BB, 7 K, 1 GIDP, 5/7 GO/FO

* AUGUSTO COLINA:
1.74 WHIP - 5.68 ERA - .308 OppBA (4 GAMES) – 6.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 7/7 GO/FO

BRYCE SHAFER:
1.00 WHIP - 3.00 ERA - .190 OppBA (3 GAMES) - 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 9 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 1 ERROR, 4/4 GO/FO

JORGE DIAZ:
1.05 WHIP - 2.84 ERA - .208 OppBA (5 GAMES) - 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 8 K. 2 HBP, 1 ERROR, 4/7 GO/FO

DANIEL ADRIAN:
1.59 WHIP - 4.76 ERA - .333 OppBA (4 GAMES) - 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 7/3 GO/FO

LOIGER PADRON:
1.20 WHIP - 3.60 ERA - .222 OppBA (3 GAMES) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1 ERROR, 6/4 GO/FO

JAVIER CASTRO:
0.69 WHIP - 0.00 ERA - .133 OppBA (3 GAMES) - 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 6/3 GO/FO

ARTURO MALTOS-GARCIA:
1.87 WHIP - 6.23 ERA - .267 OppBA (4 GAMES) - 4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 3 WP, 5/3 GO/FO

* WILLENGTON CRUZ:
1.50 WHIP - 6.75 ERA - .313 OppBA (2 GAMES) - 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 4/4 GO/FO

* RYAN ROWLAND-SMITH
1.20 WHIP - 0.00 ERA - .167 OppBA (2 GAMES) - 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GO/FO

SU-MIN JUNG:
6.60 WHIP - 27.00 ERA - .286 OpBA (3 GAMES) - 1.2 IP, 2 H, 5 R (5 ER), 9 BB, 0 K, 2 HBP, 2 WP, 4/1 GO/FO

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Comments

Thanks AZ Phil! Your efforts and insights are greatly appreciated.

AZPhil- Great work, we really appreciate all that you do. Who have you been most impressed with as far as pitchers go? Pugliese's line is phenomenal.

Thanks PHIL! Looking forward to AFL reports! maybe you will get to scout Soler for someone...

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 6:29pm — Iggy680
Re: 2012 Cubs Extended Spring Training - Final Stats

AZPhil- Great work, we really appreciate all that you do. Who have you been most impressed with as far as pitchers go? Pugliese's line is phenomenal.

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IGGY: Other than Rob Whitenack (who was here on a rehab after undergoiing TJS last June), James Pugliese and Jose Arias have been the two most-impressive pitching prospects I've seen so far.

Pugliese throws with an over-the-top delivery like Josh Collmenter of the D'backs, except Pugliese throws harder. Pugliese's fastball normally sits in the low 90's but he has touched 94-95 MPH a few times when working out of the pen (Collmenter throws in the upper 80's) and his breaking ball and change-up are looking good, too. Pugliese has been used as both a starter and as a late-inning reliever at EXST, so there is some flexibility there with him as he moves forward.

Arias throws 92-94 and has a plus-breaking ball, but his change-up needs refinement (he tips it by slowing down his motion), so he sometimes has trouble with LH hitters. He is a big dude (6'5 225) and should have the stamina to remain a starting pitcher as he moves up the pipeline. He threw 73-pitches in his last outing on Tuesday (intrasquad game), and most of the younger pitchers down here can't do that.

One other pitcher I'll mention is RHP Arturo Maltos-Garcia, the Cubs 2011 30th round draft pick out of Lamar CC in Colorado. AMG blew out his elbow in a JUCO tournament game a year ago and had TJS, but the Cubs drafted him and signed him anyway. He is just now seeing game action, and in his last outing (intrasquad game in Thursday) he finally showed off his "hammer-curve," and it is nasty. It drops like a rock. He will be a pitcher to watch next season.

You da man. Thanks Phil!

With guys not being stretched out, might there be an excessive number of pitchers in Boise, since the roster is allowed to be obscenely large?

Although the stats don't count, the EXST Cubs played intrasquad games on Thursday and Friday.

The position players have apparently been split into "Boise" and "AZL Cubs" squads, probably still subject to change. There did not appear to be any significance as far as which pitchers pitched for which squad.

2B Gioakar Amaya (who would have played for the Boise squad) can hit but can't run (although he is expected back in the lineup next week), so he and player-coach David Macias hit against RHP Justin Berg (September 2011 TJS rehab) in a 30-pitch "live" BP session on Field #2 on Friday while the others were playing in the intrasquad game on Field #3. Amaya then ran some home-to-1st sprints and looked fine.

As the result of Amaya not being available for game action, Brian Inoa and Danny Lockhart played 2B for the Boise squad (Inoa on Thursday and Lockhart on Friday), although they both appear to be with the AZL Cubs squad.

As for the games...

Wilson Contreras blasted a two-run HR, an RBI triple, and two singles, walked and drove-in four runs, and Xavier Batista had five hits and knocked-in two runs over the course of the two games for the Boise squad, while Shawon Dunston Jr singled, doubled, tripled, and walked, stole a base, scored two runs, and drove-in another run in a losing effort with the AZL Cubs on Friday after going 0-3 on Thursday.

If Dunston indeed has been assigned to the AZL Cubs rather than to Boise, it can only be because the Cubs want both Dunston and Trey Martin to get regular playing time in CF, and Martin is the more-polished defender and base-runner of the two.

THURSDAY:

INTRASQUAD GAME – FRIDAY 6/8

SQUAD “A” LINEUP (BOISE?):
1. Marco Hernandez, SS: 1-4 (E-5, K, 1B, E-4, BB, 2 R, SB)
2. Danny Lockhart, 2B: 0-5 (P-5, 4-3, 6-3, FC, F-8, R)
3. Xavier Batista, LF: 3-5 (1B, 5-3, L-9, 1B, 2B, 2 R, RBI)
4. Wilson Contreras, C: 2-4 (HR, F-8, 1B, F-9 SF, F-8, R, 3 RBI, SB)
5. Rock Shoulders, 1B: 0-4 (F-9, L-3, K, F-9)
6. Jeimer Candelario, 3B: 1-4 (F-9, 1B, 6-3, E-4, SB)
7. Trey Martin, CF: 0-2 (K, K, BB, BB)
8. Eduardo Gonzalez, RF: 0-4 (3-U, 4-3, 4-3, 3-1)
9. NO DH

SQUAD “B” LINEUP (AZL CUBS?):
1. Shawon Dunston Jr: 3-3 (3B, 1B, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI, SB)
2. Brian Inoa, 2B: 1-4 (K, 1B, 4-3, P-6)
3. Dong-Yub Kim, LF: 1-3 (3-U, F-9 SF, L-7, 1B, RBI, CS)
4. Dan Vogelbach, 1B: 1-4 (K, F-7, 1B, F-7, R)
5. Garrett Schlecht, RF: 1-3 (K, 6-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI)
6. Trevor Gretzky, DH: 1-4 (F-8, 1B, 4-3, 4-3)
7 Carlos Penalver, SS: 2-3 (5-3, 1B, F-7 SF, 2B, 2 RBI, SB)
8. Justin Marra, C: 1-3 (2B, 3-U, K, BB, R, SB)
9. Jair Bogaerts, 3B: 0-4 (F-8, 4-3, F-9, F-8)

SQUAD “A” PITCHERS:
1. Ian Dickson: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 41 pitches (28 strikes), 2/3 GO/FO
2. Jin-Young Kim: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 45 pitches (30 strikes), 5/3 GO/FO
3. Rafael Diplan: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 41 pitches (22 strikes), 1/4 GO/FO

SQUAD “B” PITCHERS:
1. Willengton Cruz: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 39 pitches (27 strikes), 3/3 GO/FO
2. Brian Smith: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 40 pitches (26 strikes), 4/3 GO/FO
3. Roderik Pichardo: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 41 pitches (25 strikes), 1/4 GO/FO

SQUAD “A” ERRORS: NONE

SQUAD “B: ERRORS:
1. 2B Brian Inoa – E-4 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely – eventually scored unearned run)
2. 2B Brian Inoa – E-4 (errant relay throw to 3rd base allowed baserunner to score and batter-runner to advance to 2nd base)
3. 2B Brian Inoa – E-4 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely)
4. C Justin Marra – E-2 (errant throw to 2nd base allowed runner to advance to 3rd base)

SQUAD “A” CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Wilson Contreras: 0-3 CS

SQUAD “B” CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Justin Marra 0-3 CS, 1 PB, 1 E (see above)

INTRASQUAD GAME – THURSDAY 6/7

SQUAD “A” LINEUP (BOISE?):
1. Marco Hernandez, SS 0-3 (4-3, P-6, F-9)
2. Danny Lockhart, 2B 1-3 (4-3, 2B, 1-3, R)
3. Wilson Contreras, C: 2-2 (BB, 3B, 1B, R, RBI, CS)
4. Rock Shoulders, 1B: 1-2 (BB, 2B, 6-3, R, RBI)
5. Jeimer Candelario, 3B: 1-2 (2B, F-9, BB, R, CS)
6. Xavier Batista, LF: 2-3 (3-U, 1B, 1B, RBI, CS)
7. Trey Martin, CF: 1-3 (1B, 6-3, K, RBI, 2 SB)
8. Eduardo Gonzalez, RF: 0-2 (K, L-8)
9. NO DH

SQUAD “B” LINEUP (AZL CUBS?):
1. Shawon Dunston Jr, CF: 0-3 (5-3, 4-3, 1-3)
2. Brian Inoa, 2B: 0-1 (BB, K+WP, SB)
3. Dong-Yub Kim, DH: 0-2 (4-6-3 DP, 5-3)
4. Dan Vogelbach, 1B: 1-1 (BB, 1B, R, CS)
5. Garrett Schlecht, RF: 1-2 (1B, K, R)
6. Trevor Gretzky, LF: 1-2 (1B, K, RBI)
7. Carlos Penalver, SS: 1-2 (1B, 4-3)
8. Neftali Rosario, C: 1-1 (1B, HBP, RBI)
9. Jair Bogaerts, 3B: 1-2 (1B, F-9, R)

SQUAD “A” PITCHERS:
1. Tayler Scott: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 41 pitches (24 strikes), 5/0 GO/FO
2. Arturo Maltos-Garcia: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 27 pitches (17 strikes), 2/1 GO/FO

SQUAD “B” PITCHERS:
1. David Cales: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 15 pitches (7 strikes), 2/0 GO/FO
2. Alvido Jimenez: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 44 pitches (29 strikes), 2/4 GO/FO
3. Matt Spencer: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 23 pitches (12 strikes), 2/0 GO/FO

SQUAD “A” ERRORS: NONE

SQUAD “B” ERRORS: NONE

SQUAD “A” CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Wilson Contreras: 1-2 CS

SQUAD “B” CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Neftali Rosario: 3-5 CS

Hey AZ Phil,

Thanks for all the info! I noticed that Kyler Burke had a great outing last night at Peoria -- 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 BBs, 0 R, 9 Ks. Where do you think he'll end up come season's end? Do you have any sort of ETA projection for Burke?

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 10:17am — Charlie

Hey AZ Phil,

Thanks for all the info! I noticed that Kyler Burke had a great outing last night at Peoria -- 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 BBs, 0 R, 9 Ks. Where do you think he'll end up come season's end? Do you have any sort of ETA projection for Burke?

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CHARLIE: I suspect Kyler Burke will be moved up to Daytona very shortly.

The Cubs need to get a good read on Burke because he is eligible to be an MLB Rule 55 FA (so-called "six-year minor league free-agent") post-2012, and so he can walk away (and the Cubs get nothig in return) if he is not added to the 40-man roster by 5 PM on the 5th day following the conclusion of the World Series.

Lefties like Burke don't grow on trees, so unless he suffers some sort of major catastrophic injury between now & then, it is hard to imagine the Cubs not adding him to their 40-man roster by the post-WS deadline.

Getting added to the MLB 40-man roster means he would automatcially go to Spring Training with the big club next season, and at that point anything can happen. But all things being equal, I would expect him to be at AA Tennessee this time next year, pitching in front of his friends & family.

Thanks, Phil! Good to know! Here's hoping the Cubs have a valuable pitching prospect on their hands with Burke--we sure need one.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if he goes to Daytona, but no further, before being added to the 40 man, he gets the extra (fourth) option, no?

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 3:35pm — tim815

With guys not being stretched out, might there be an excessive number of pitchers in Boise, since the roster is allowed to be obscenely large?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if he goes to Daytona, but no further, before being added to the 40 man, he gets the extra (fourth) option, no?

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TIM: There will probably be 14-15 pitchers initially assigned to Boise from Extended Spring Training, which is typical, but at least half of them will start or piggy-back.

As for Kyler Burke, he would not be eligible for a 4th minor league option if he is added to the MLB 40-man roster post-2012.

A player can only get a 4th minor league option if he has not completed five "full seasons" by the time he has used up his first three options.

For the purposes of determining eligibility to receive a 4th minor league option, a "full season" is defined as spending at least 90 days on the Active List of an MLB and/or minor league team(s) in a given season, or at least 60 days on the Active List(s) followed by a DL assignment where the combination of the two equals at least 90 days.

Burke accrued five "full seasons" 2007-11, so he is already ineligible for a 4th minor league option (not that he would actually ever have been eligible, because the earliest he would have needed a 4th option would have been the 2016 season).

An example of a player who is (presently) eligible for a 4th minor league option is Rafael Dolis.

Here's how & why:

Dolis expended minor league options in 2010 and 2011 and he will use a third one this year, presuming he spends at least 20 days on Optional Assignment (he'll hit 20 days on June 16th). So ordinarily Dolis would be out of options come next season, but he will get a 4th minor league option because he will have accrued only four "full seasons" through the 2012 season.

History:

Dolis was signed by the Cubs as a 16-year old shortstop during the International Signing Period in August 2004, and he was "Signed for Future Service" (meaning he signed a 2005 contract) and so he was not active in 2004. Therefore he did not accrue a"full season" in 2004.

He was converted to RHP at Extended Spring Training April-June and then spent the 2005 season on the AZL Cubs 60-day DL with a sore shoulder, so he did not accrue a "full season" that year, either.

He spent the 2006 season at Extended Spring Training at Fitch Park April-June and then was on the AZL Cubs Active List June-August, but because time spent at Extended Spring Training doesn't count and because the AZL season only runs 60 days, he did not accrue a "full season" in 2006.

He began the 2007 season at Peoria, but was placed on the DL with a sore elbow in May (before he had accrued 60 days) and then underwent TJS in July, so he did not accrue a "full season" in 2007.

He spent the 2008 season on the Peoria 60-day DL rehabbing from the TJS at Fitch Park, so he did not accrue a "full season" in 2008.

His first "full season" was in 2009 at Daytona, and he also accrued "full seasons" in 2010 and 2011, and he will in 2012, too. So that's only four "full seasons" through the 2012 season, meaningb he will get a 4th minor league option in 2013.

However, if he is recalled prior to spending 20 days on Optional Asignment in 2012 and then is not sent back to the minors again this season, he will have used up only two minor league options through the 2012 season, and he would probably accrue five "full seasons" before he will get a chance to use his 4th minoir league option (in 2014).

Or, if he is not recalled prior to June 16th and does use his third option this season, and then he accrues a "full season" in 2013 without using his 4th option (by spending the 2013 season on the Cubs 25-man roster), he loses the 4th option in 2014 because he will have accrued five "full seasons" through the 2013 season without yet having used his 4th minor league option.

That exact same thing happened with Angel Guzman a few years ago. Like Dolis, Guzman spent several seasons in short-season leagues and/or on the DL with an asortment of elbow & shoulder surgeries, and it looked like he would get a 4th minor league option, but he accrued five "full seasons" prior to getting a chance to use it.

Two others presently on the Cubs 40-man roster (OF Matt Szczur and LHP Gerardo Concepcion) are eligible for a 4th minor league option (as things stand now), presuming they do not accrue five "full seasons" prior to using the 4th option.

BTW, there was a change in the 4th option rule that corresponded with the new CBA, but I don't know what that change is. It probably has to do with the new rule that requires clubs to sign first-year players to minor league contracts, where (perhaps) if a club adds such a player to its MLB 40-man roster prior to eligibility for the Rule 5 Draft (let's say), the player is not eligible for a 4th minor league option.

Did Marvelous Marvin Miller do all the leg work on this contract maze? Is he the guy? And does all this exist in a book somewhere? New York? Where's the P.A. copy?

Soler expected to sign a 4-year deal before Monday. Cubs viewed as favorites... Yanks, Dodgers, Braves in the mix and there's always a mystery team.

I dont think Theo will be out bid on Soler.

I'll see your Yoenis Cespedes and raise you 40 million peso

s.camp almost gets 2 days off in a row...2 on in the 9th with 0 out for russell and camp's up in the pen....and now the bases are loaded.

scrubs win 8-2...russell with a rough 9th.

Iowa Cubs tee-ing off against Nashville this afternoon. BJax and Apodaca each have homered and Rizzo has 2 on the day to bring him up to 20 HRs on the not even halfway over season. 14-2 Iowa in the top of the 9th right now with MacDougal trying to end this one.

Phil,

Dunston Jr. tweeted that he's headed to ID. Says they'll have a very good team to start the year. Any chance he and Trey Martin share LF and CF for the Hawks?

Dickson, Pugliese, and Dunston the only 3 to Tweet about it so far. Luv Twitter.

Shoulders did, too.

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 3:45pm — Childersb3

Phil,

Dunston Jr. tweeted that he's headed to ID. Says they'll have a very good team to start the year. Any chance he and Trey Martin share LF and CF for the Hawks?

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CHILDERS: Trey Martin is a Gold Glive caliber CF and Shawon Dunston Jr has played a fair amount of LF in addition to CF at EXST, so both should be able to get regular playing time at Boise. (Xavier Batista would be the RF).

Have the Cubs signed any draft picks yet?

Nothing officially reported by the Cubs through a press release. Nothing has popped up on Baseball America. But there are a good handful of guys believed to have been signed with word coming out through their own twitter accounts or local papers. Prieto, the 5th rounder, is the highest I've seen.

Too busy with Soler, I'm guessing.

The Cubs tell the college draft picks that the earlier they sign the better chance they have of going directly to Boise and then maybe to Peoria later in the season.

So because Boise will likely need at least one back-up catcher, at least one utility infielder, and a 5th outfielder, the first college catcher, the first college infielder, and the first college outfielder to sign, will go directly to Boise.

(The line forms over here)...

nothing new in Soler post by Heyman:

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/jon-heyman/...

Ben Badler‏@BenBadler
The idea that a team needs to overpay a player before July 2 is backwards. There will always be talent, and it's about to get much cheaper.

70.2ip and still no win on the season for c.lee (PHI)...crazy

3.18 era/1.05 whip

vince coleman 2.0 watch... b.hamilton (CIN, A+) has 71 steals through 60 games (14 cs)

Tim's (Cubby Blue) Soler lottery ticket....Scratch off and win:

http://www.cubby-blue.com/my_weblog/2012/06/m...

From dplbaseball.com
The Cubs have signed Andin Diaz LHP, Greyfer Eregua RHP, and Francisco Carrillo RHP. They will be assigned to the DSL Cubs.

Phil
Great detail! The two pitchers I'm interested in are the two converted outfielders, Kyler Burke and Matt Spencer. You discussed Burke, but where will Spencer go? Have seen him in OF with Smokies and had a real power arm with some college pitching at UNC and Ariz. St. Looks like his ERA, hits, and K's good. Bit high on walks, but he is in last year of contract THIS year. Would think a lot of attention being paid to a 6'5" LHP who throws in 90's. What's up?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 7:12am — Justin Tyme

Phil
Great detail! The two pitchers I'm interested in are the two converted outfielders, Kyler Burke and Matt Spencer. You discussed Burke, but where will Spencer go? Have seen him in OF with Smokies and had a real power arm with some college pitching at UNC and Ariz. St. Looks like his ERA, hits, and K's good. Bit high on walks, but he is in last year of contract THIS year. Would think a lot of attention being paid to a 6'5" LHP who throws in 90's. What's up?

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JUSTIN: Matt Spencer was converted to LHP at AZ Instructs last fall, and he was throwing 98 MPH gas at that time, altough he also had zero command and no secondary stuff.

Right now he is throwing more strikes but still not enough to avoid issuing a lot of walks. He is virtualy unhittable at times, however, and his breaking ball is getting better, so I don't think the Cubs will release him anytime soon.

I suspect the Cubs will move him quickly through the system (he might even skip Boise and go directly to Peoria) to see how he performs at the higher levels. If he can get it together, his future would be as a LOOGY.

BTW, Spencer is eligible to be a 6Y minor league FA post-2013.

Phil,

Is Austin Urban in a rehab group? I see by your stats he has no innings. Did he pitch in spring training?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 9:36am — ced landrum

Phil,

Is Austin Urban in a rehab group? I see by your stats he has no innings. Did he pitch in spring training?
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CED: Austin Urban has yet to pitch in a professional game, going back to when he signed last summerr.

He had off-season back surgery, and I don't know whern he is scheduled to make his pro debut on the mound.

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