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)

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

Michael Brenly
Jair Fernandez
# Micah Gibbs
Chad Noble

* Justin Bour
Jonathon Mota
Elliot Soto
# Tim Torres
* Logan Watkins

Evan Crawford
Jae-Hoon Ha
* Nelson Perez
* Rubi Silva
Ty Wright


* 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

Taylor Davis
Luis Flores
Chadd Krist

# Arismendy Alcantara
# Zeke DeVoss
Dustin Geiger
Anthony Giansanti
Dustin Harrington
Paul Hoilman

John Andreoli
Eliecer Bonne
Taiwan Easterling
Matt Szczur

DAYTONA (32+1):

* 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

* Sergio Burruel
Yaniel Cabezas
Wilson Contreras
Lance Rymel
NATE MALDONADO (player-coach)

Xavier Batista
David Bote
Steve Bruno
Ben Carhart
* Wes Darvill
Tim Saunders
* Dan Vogelbach

# Bobby Buckner
* Pin-Chieh Chen
Reggie Golden
* Bijan Rademacher
# Oliver Zapata


* 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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

Rafael Diplan, P
* Isaac Garsez, OF
David Henrie, P
Juan Carlos Paniagua, P
Greg Rohan, IF-OF
Roni Torreyes, INF



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"


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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  • No idea what will happen. The Cards are the Cards and they have come back from 2-1 holes twice in the last 4 years, so I don't see them in panic mode at all. If anything, I expect the Cubs to be pressing more than the Cards today.

    I want the Cubs to win because it would be great for the city, and great for the fans. But more than anything, I want the Cubs to win so I can see this team play for at least one more week this year. Never enjoyed watching a team more than this year.

  • Just to remember how far we have come: last year's opening day lineup was Bonifacio, Lake, Castro, Rizzo, Olt, Castillo, Schierholz, Barney, and Samardzija. It's been a fun ride this year!

  • BRADSBEARD: I haven't noticed any new rule or a change in the interpretation of an existing rule happening in Advanced Instructs, I don't know what rules will be tested in the AFL, although almost all recent rule changes and new interpretations of existing rules (the home plate collision rule, replay, time clock between innings, et al) do get their start in the AFL.  

  • Yep

  • AZ Phil: I've heard that the AFL will be testing out a new force out rule that would affect break-up plays (like the Utley play). Have you heard anything about this new rule and any details about it? Are they testing it out at the advanced instructs as well?

  • Pretty sure I already know the answer to this, but since I will be in NYC next week I want to confirm... If the Cubs were to advance to the NLCS, the winner of LAD/NYM would have home field based on being a division winner (as opposed to Cubs by virtue of better record), correct?

  • CUBSTER: This "hammy" is on the other leg I heard last night. See you at the ballyard today young man!

  • Lulz

  • Oh what do you know, Cubster? Go back to your day job.

    --- Ducks, puts on Cardinals cap, runs.

  • Russell had a severe hamstring last year while with the A's system, forcing him to miss the first half of 2014. I've even wondered if his injury last year was a component of Billy Beane putting him on the trade market. He was quoted saying that last year's injury was a 10 out of 10 when it happened. Last night he said his hamstring soreness was a 1/1.5 out of 10. Hamstring injuries are tricky though, so I'd expect the medical team to be overly cautious here.

  • ...I want to reinforce the observation that there was no sea of red in the crowd. The usual Cardinal fans roaming the stadium were few and far between.

    Also, almost every 2 strike pitch brought the fans to their feet. Good for those in knee rehab.

  • "1st team hit hit 6HR in a game in the postseason." rises above obvious...i checked it with the official fact-finding commission of Douche, Douche, and Douchestein. they agreed with you, but they're a bunch of f'n douches so who cares?

    btw, the cubs are 2-1 in the post-season series.

  • I should be able to watch the game on the NFL replay app, whatever that thing is called. I've got it on my iPad. This is the first year I haven't forced myself to somehow watch every game - no I take that back, last year was - in quite some time. Last year was so unbearable, no pun intended.

    You make some good points about Cutler, and I was a holdout defender of Cutler for a long time. I gave up on him a bit after one too many dumb interceptions, but last year doesn't count. Trestman was the worst coach in Bears history.

  • Nice little reportage there!. I think you're older than me. Considerably older. Maybe several generations. Working out is so essential, especially as age kicks in, isn't it? I still lift weights, and so I'm confident that when I get to be at the hip breaking age, mine won't be a statistic. But I have a ways to go for that to be a concern.

  • What was impressive to me is that the Cubs won despite poor base running, several defensive miscues, Russell leaving due to injury, Arrieta having an off game and getting knocked out early, and Rondon giving up 2 runs in the 9th. If they can win a game like that... 

  • I was there too. The crowd was absolutely electric. People were standing for every big and semi-big moment, from the first inning on. It felt incredibly strange and exhilarating to see the Cubs (the Chicago bleepin' Cubs!) score playoff insurance runs on the Cardinals. What a game. One to remember.