2013 Cubs Minor League Camp Rosters (3/12)

Here are the Cubs Minor League Camp rosters as of today (3/12).


There has been some player movement in both directions (mainly downward) over the past couple of days.



* bats or throws left
# bats both


IOWA (37)


PITCHERS (23):
Frank Batista
Dallas Beeler
Jason Berken
Alberto Cabrera
Esmailin Caridad
Carlos Gutierrez
Ty'Relle Harris
Marcus Hatley
Jay Jackson
* Casey Harman
Kyle Hendricks
* Eric Jokisch
Trey McNutt
Yoanner Negrin
* Brooks Raley
Dae-Eun Rhee
Kevin Rhoderick
* Zac Rosscup
Brian Schlitter
Nick Struck
Larry Suarez
* Dontrelle Willis
Tony Zych


CATCHERS (4):
Michael Brenly
Jair Fernandez
# Micah Gibbs
Chad Noble


INFIELDERS (5):
* Justin Bour
Jonathon Mota
Elliot Soto
# Tim Torres
* Logan Watkins


OUTFIELDERS (5):
Evan Crawford
Jae-Hoon Ha
* Nelson Perez
* Rubi Silva
Ty Wright


TENNESSEE (27):


PITCHERS (15):
* Kyler Burke
David Cales
Lendy Castillo
Yeiper Castillo
* Frank del Valle
Eduardo Figueroa
P. J. Francescon
* Austin Kirk
Luis Liria
Matt Loosen
* Jeff Lorick
A. J. Morris
Ryan Searle
* Matt Spencer
Rob Whitenack


CATCHERS (3):
Taylor Davis
Luis Flores
Chadd Krist


INFIELDERS (6):
# Arismendy Alcantara
# Zeke DeVoss
Dustin Geiger
Anthony Giansanti
Dustin Harrington
Paul Hoilman


OUTFIELDERS (4):
John Andreoli
Eliecer Bonne
Taiwan Easterling
Matt Szczur


DAYTONA (32+1):


PITCHERS (16):
* Jeffry Antigua
Zach Cates
* Gerardo Concepcion
Michael Jensen
Pierce Johnson
* Sheldon McDonald
* Andrew McKirahan
Eddie Orozco
Felix Pena
Steve Perakslis
Austin Reed
Hayden Simpson
Brett Wallach
Scott Weismann
Ben Wells
Joe Zeller


CATCHERS (4+1):
* Sergio Burruel
Yaniel Cabezas
Wilson Contreras
Lance Rymel
NATE MALDONADO (player-coach)


INFIELDERS (7):
Xavier Batista
David Bote
Steve Bruno
Ben Carhart
* Wes Darvill
Tim Saunders
* Dan Vogelbach



OUTFIELDERS (5):
# Bobby Buckner
* Pin-Chieh Chen
Reggie Golden
* Bijan Rademacher
# Oliver Zapata


KANE COUNTY (58+1):


PITCHERS (34)
* Hunter Ackerman
Daniel Adrian
Justin Amlung
Jose Arias
Paul Blackburn
Tyler Bremer
Josh Conway
Ian Dickson
* Nathan Dorris
Ethan Elias
Mike Hamann
Ryan Hartman
* Michael Heesch
Corbin Hoffner
* Matt Iannazzo
Su-Min Jung
Jin-Young Kim
Trey Lang
Erick Leal
Arturo Maltos-Garcia
Chad Martin
Carlos Martinez
Ryan McNeil
Loiger Padron
* Anthony Prieto
James Pugliese
Jasvir Rakkar
Tayler Scott
* Kyle Shepard
* Brian Smith
Daury Torrez
Duane Underwood
Austin Urban
Tony York


CATCHERS (5):
# Erick Castillo
* Justin Marra
* Wilfredo Petit
Rony Rodriguez (ex-OF)
Neftali Rosario


INFIELDERS (9+1):
Gioskar Amaya
# Jeimer Candelario
# Marco Hernandez
Jesse Hodges (temporarily assigned to IOWA squad)
* Danny Lockhart (temporarily assigned to IOWA squad)
* Mark Malave
Carlos Penalver
* Jacob Rogers
* Rock Shoulders
KENNY SOCORRO (player-coach)


OUTFIELDERS (10):
Albert Almora
Jeffrey Baez (temporarily assigned to IOWA squad)
Yasiel Balaguert
# Rashad Crawford (temporarily assigned to TENNESSEE squad)
* Shawon Dunston Jr
* Trevor Gretzky
William Hill (temporarily assigned to IOWA squad)
Dong-Yub Kim
Trey Martin
* Garrett Schlecht (temporarily assigned to TENNESSEE squad)


LIMITED ACTIVITY/REHAB GROUP (10):
Marcelo Carreno, P (TENNESSEE)
* Hunter Cervenka, P (TENNESSEE
Dayan Diaz, P (TENNESSEE)
Chang-Yong Lim, P (IOWA)
* Alberto Mineo, C (KANE COUNTY)
Dillon Maples, P (KANE COUNTY)
Armando Rivero, P (TENNESSEE)
Jose Rosario, P (DAYTONA)
Casey Weathers, P (IOWA)
Brad Zapenas, INF (KANE COUNTY)


INACTIVE (4):
Carlos Escobar, C (ankle/foot injury)
Marcos Mateo, P (TJS rehab)
Amaury Paulino, P (TJS rehab)
Yao-Lin Wang. P (en route to Mesa from WBC)


STATUS/WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN (to me):
Rafael Diplan, P
* Isaac Garsez, OF
David Henrie, P
Juan Carlos Paniagua, P
Greg Rohan, IF-OF
Roni Torreyes, INF


 

Comments

Dillon Maples threw a bullpen session this morning and looked good. I doubt that he will be held back too much longer,  


Also, Hayden Simpson (Cubs 2010 #1 draft pick) threw "live" BP today and his curve ball was really exploding. I don't know what the velocity was on his fastball (and that is an issue), but at least he was throwing free & easy.


 

AZ Phil - I believe Izaac Garsez has been released or has retired (haven't seen anything on BA...he did not go to Spring Training and was seen at his alma-mater's baseball games over the weekend. I believe he is finishing up his schooling.

BHR: Thanks for the info regarding Garsez. That would explain why he's not in Minor League Camp.


Every year there are one or two guys who don't report, usually older college players who have read the writing on the wall. Sometimes the player will officially file retirement papers, but if he doesn't he will eventually get placed on the Restricted List for a couple of years (keeping the player from signing with another MLB organization or playing independent ball) and then will be quietly released. 

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Juan Paniagua and Roni Torreyes? Nooooooooooooooooo.

getting work visas or resolving visa issues is sometimes slow. it wouldn't be the only team it's happening with this year or years before.

i'd find it hard to believe torreyes's career has dead ended in organized ball, especially.

could be a family issue... *shrug*

Juan Carlos Paniagua used an assumed name (Juan Callado) when he signed with AZ a few years ago, so he probably would get scrutanized pretty closely by INS anytime he applies for a work visa.

~golf clap~

John Sickels Top 150 with major league ETA.

"18) Javier Baez , SS, Chicago Cubs, 2015

Baez has some issues but his bat speed really impresses me.

25) Jorge Soler , OF, Chicago Cubs, 2014

44) Albert Almora, OF, Chicago Cubs, 2015

98) Dan Vogelbach, 1B, Chicago Cubs, 2015

Vogelbach has an outstanding bat and could rank much, much higher in 2014 once he proves himself in full-season ball.

112) Arodys Vizcaino, RHP, Chicago Cubs, 2013"

http://www.minorleagueball.com/2013/3/13/4095252/m...

Ex-Cub RHP Angel Guzman is a Pitching Coach at Minor League Camp. 


I suspect he will be an Assistant Pitching Coach at Extended Spring Training once the regular season starts, helping David Rosario and Anderson Tavarez with the EXST pitchers, and Rick Tronerud with the Rehab Group.


Guzman should be able to offer lots of helpful advice to kids rehabbing from injuries, since he spent much of his career at Fitch Park doing just that.

Junior Lake out 4-6 weeks with a stress fracture in his top rib on his right side.


Scott Baker to start Sunday.

it's "only spring"...but l.valbuena is leading off vs a lefty again.

cubs had bases loaded with 0 outs in the 3rd...0 runs scored.

cubs are season-ready 2 weeks early. swank.

Italy has been a cool story (hey look, USA can field a second team better than a lot of countries' first team), but I admit I won't be disappointed if they lose tonight and Rizzo gets back to Cubs camp in one piece.

I think I feel like a lot of baseball fans in that I enjoy the Classic (maybe more than ever this year) but I don't want guys from my favorite team playing.

Yeah, it sucks. Junior Lake was injured during the WBC. What? He got hurt in Cubs camp? nvm

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  • More bitching about him being traded than Archer

  • good...he's been stinking up the durham bulls for a couple years now.

  • Rays DFA Hak-Ju Lee.

    Olt for Lee and the circle of life is complete

  • obviously....

    dusty would have to start baez because both lastella + castro would be pitching because all the other pitcher's arms would have fallen off months ago. it would piss dusty off because baez is a rookie and theo couldn't go out and get him a 39 year old DH to play 2nd. i imagine it would be a 2-box-of-toothpicks night.

    lou would have quit his job already, so that's irrelevant and a trick question.

  • just a theoretical thought...if Dusty was manager (WWDD) or if Lou (WWLD) was manager...

    would Javy Baez be in tonight's lineup?

    my thought is:

    Dusty... Bonifacio would have been brought up and started at 2B
    Lou..."I like playing the kids, really I do, but but but Jonathan Herrera really needs to play to stay sharp."

  • He was replying to tweet who said error should have been hit

  • Added a 'recent comments' block to the bottom of every 'story' page. Thought it might be helpful. Comments welcome

  • Jeff Russell and Rafael Soriano DFA's to make room for the callups (Berry and Cahill)

  • The next 4 weeks should answer this for us. If Castro starts hitting again and neither Baez or La Stella perform, he'd be on a playoff roster. If not, and one of those other two guys does well, I wouldn't be surprised if he was left off. A key error or mental lapse in a one game playoff would be killer and he is too prone to them.

  • To put a finer point on it, Baez playing second and hitting 7th tonight.

  • "This is the show. We have certain expectations here. That's why you don't play." from a Tweet from Arrieta. I who do you think he is talking about.

  • "This is the show. We have certain expectations here. That's why you don't play." --Jake Arrieta on Twitter.

    Whoa!

  • I'll check back in on a day that Starlin doesn't make three errors. But for now I would say him not making the playoff roster is a stretch. Who do you trust more than Starlin to be a RH backup middle infielder? Herrera has no bat at all, and Baez has been in AAA all season and may be as error prone as Castro and may strike out a giant proportion of the time he's at the plate. I'm also less than convinced that La Stella will step in and be a significant contributor. Starlin is at least a big part of the 2B picture for the remainder of the year.

  • Sadly, nothing is sticking to the wall. The only thing still lingering is the smell from their pitching outings.

  • i think they were just throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks.

    they wanted to push for the post-season without giving up anything. thank gawd for the cubs winning tear and SF's failure tear...hopefully that holds up until the season ends.

    once we're into the post-season (if that happens) then it doesn't matter about the 4-5 slot pitchers. arguably, the pen is much more important at that point when it comes to anyone but the top-3 starters.

  • Signing Haren was very curious, at best. An over-the-hill fly ball pitcher can survive at Wrigley in April, May & June, when it's cold and the wind tends to blow in (i.e. the ballpark plays "big"). But, signing him to pitch at Wrigley in July, August & Sept., when it's warm and the wind tends to blow out...well, Theo, what did you expect? Gotta believe the Reds will be running up to the plate to get their swings against Haren tonight.

    Come on, offense -- we're gonna need another 6-7 runs tonight!