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
* Casey Harman
* Eric Jokisch
* Brooks Raley
* Zac Rosscup
* Dontrelle Willis
# Micah Gibbs
* Justin Bour
# Tim Torres
* Logan Watkins
* Nelson Perez
* Rubi Silva
* Kyler Burke
* Frank del Valle
P. J. Francescon
* Austin Kirk
* Jeff Lorick
A. J. Morris
* Matt Spencer
# Arismendy Alcantara
# Zeke DeVoss
* Jeffry Antigua
* Gerardo Concepcion
* Sheldon McDonald
* Andrew McKirahan
* Sergio Burruel
NATE MALDONADO (player-coach)
* Wes Darvill
* Dan Vogelbach
# Bobby Buckner
* Pin-Chieh Chen
* Bijan Rademacher
# Oliver Zapata
KANE COUNTY (58+1):
* Hunter Ackerman
* Nathan Dorris
* Michael Heesch
* Matt Iannazzo
* Anthony Prieto
* Kyle Shepard
* Brian Smith
# Erick Castillo
* Justin Marra
* Wilfredo Petit
Rony Rodriguez (ex-OF)
# Jeimer Candelario
# Marco Hernandez
Jesse Hodges (temporarily assigned to IOWA squad)
* Danny Lockhart (temporarily assigned to IOWA squad)
* Mark Malave
* Jacob Rogers
* Rock Shoulders
KENNY SOCORRO (player-coach)
Jeffrey Baez (temporarily assigned to IOWA squad)
# Rashad Crawford (temporarily assigned to TENNESSEE squad)
* Shawon Dunston Jr
* Trevor Gretzky
William Hill (temporarily assigned to IOWA squad)
* 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)
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
TLS has options. He will be up again in Sept, and maybe earlier.
Very odd -- TLS .308/.419 in July (in 26 AB). Strange move for a team struggling to score runs. Hard to imagine Coghlan doing better than that. Maybe they like Coghlan better as a PH?
Sorry to nitpick -- but the first game wasn't a save.
Wow La Stella sent to Iowa and Coghlan brought up. I'm not a huge Stella fan but he has been hitting lately and is to me better than Coghlan. Neither are good defensively but I guess Coghlan can play the outfield allowing Bryant to stay at 3rd more where he's better.
Not 2nd to last but Cubs are definitely bottom of the pack in the 2nd half in oWAR and wRC+. #1 in dWAR though which is certainly a good sign for the playoffs.
I was going to say that you wouldn't want Heyward to achieve Soriano's OBP--.317 with the Cubs--but now I see that he's already done that. Pitchers have lost their fear of him.
Oh, well, at least Chapman seems to be as good as advertised.
Thanks to E-man and Quiet Man for the link on Chapman in a previous post. It's funny because I never really noticed Chapman's delivery until I saw him doing it in a blue uniform. Two saves in a Cubs uniform already. I hope they don't need him today, despite that smooth delivery.
Cubs are middle of the pack in average, 5th in OPS, 2nd in walks, 4th in runs scored in MLB. Their runs scored ranks 17th in the MLB in July.
Boston, leading everything, continues to rake in July.
Lester has given up one run or fewer in 11 starts this year. So I'd answer yes. Three of his last four starts were duds, yes. Not worried about him at all. Arrieta is concerning, to be sure. I look it at as, what he was doing was historic, so the regression was bound to happen. He showed in his start against the Mets that he's still capable, and I'd bet on him regaining his form.
marlins getting a.cashner and c.rea from SD
This is not an attack...But In what stat are the Cubs second from last in MLB, in hitting? I don't see this.
How odd the stats:
Cubs 1st in pitching in MLB
2nd to last in hitting.
In May they were 1st in both.
trevor clifton (high-A) could be interesting in a couple seasons...could even become a high/middle rotation guy. he's got a lot of pluses in his pitching except control.
eric leal's (high-A) progression through the minors should be worth watching even if only projects to be an mid/end-rotation starter.
we also gotta keep a long-distance eye on guys like jose paulino (ss-A) and preston morrison (A).
As Johnny Bach used to say when it was time for the MJ Bulls to crank up the defensive pressure: "Release the Dobermans!", and Jordan, Pippen, Rodman and Harper would just suffocate the other team.
I'd love to add Carl Jr. to that group - he's got the stuff.
Historically, the Moneyball guys have been great at identifying productive hitters. Not so much with pitchers.
Wow - Pierce Johnson with an ERA of 8.01 in 42IP!
What a stud prospect! Must be pitching with a pierced johnson.
Looks like Ryan Williams is the only legit prospect there. That is sad...