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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  • James Russell elected free agency.

  • based on what SF has been doing every other year lately, getting access to the postseason playoffs seems to be what's important. bring on dat short series!

    that said, skipping the sudden death 1-game WC would be nice from here on out.

  • I know what you are saying, but I feel compelled to point out that there's no such thing as luck, curses, etc. The Cubs this year have as good as a chance as the Pirates to move on to the next round. If the Cubs proceed to the next round or not tomorrow, it will not be because of luck, but because one team outlasted the other. When/if the Cubs are lucky enough to make it to the league series, that's where they may find their biggest challenge. The Dodgers have a good, deep pitching staff.

  • debuting the new format 1 game "sudden death" WC matchup at yankee stadium does a perfect job of showing the intense emotion and drama this game can be.

    that said, i'm ready to not see yankee stadium or hear fans at yankee stadium for another 5 and 1/2 months. at least i don't have to sit through the braves with their "tommy hawk chawp" this postseason.

  • i'd like to know why the mlb.tv internet radio feed of the game (which is always delayed by a few seconds at best) is almost a minute faster than the ESPN cable TV coverage. wtf?

  • i dont know what order they'll be in, but i pretty much expect fowler/schwarb/rizzo/bryant/montero/castro/lastella/arrieta. any change at all (aside from the first 4 guys) wouldn't shock me, though. coghlan is still a wildcard in the lineup equation...plus joe could always march d.ross out there with very slow arrieta pitching.

  • Yup. Have to agree. Baseball, like golf, certainly has that psych component for the player. There is no real reason why a fielding position should affect a batting average. The Cubs are 106 years over due for a little luck. Don't you guys think so? Maybe the rookies can bring some dumb luck on.

  • probably stacking capable lefties vs cole while keeping the "hot" castro in the game. fwiw, he's 1-6 lifetime with 0 bb/k vs cole (double).

    i chalk bryant's issues at the plate while playing OF up to coincidence so far.

  • I will call your dead horse, "Trigger".

    In one game, when anything is possble, I am glad that Joe Maddon is our Manager.

    He knows the stats better than all of us. It would seem, IF La Stella gets the start at 3B, it will be only up to the point that they were to get the lead (crosses fingers). From everything I have read, the game will be managed like a hoops game: offense/defense. So expect La Stella to be out of the game by the 5th. This team is incredibly deep which is so surprising. We never woulda thunk it.

  • i don't know what their roster plans are, but j.herrera is out there practicing with the team.

    i can't imagine him making any roster, though. dude had 4 PA the entire month of sept. him being a good dude to be around while keeping the clubhouse loose seems to be his main role at this point.

  • I know it's my own personal dead horse to beat --but Bryant has been a lousy hitter when playing the OF this year. Given that it's his first playoff game, I really hope they keep him in his natural position and don't mess with his routine.

    Lousy as in 8-for-45 with one XBH and no HR. Small sample and all that -- but why take the chance?

  • hard to tell what's up given they'll probably want to stack as many good lefties into the lineup as possible.

    castro being a bit hot doesn't help things. if he was still cool they'd probably stick la stella at 2nd and call it a day.

  • Madden won't announce lineups but Stella is practicing at 3rd and Bryant in LF today. I'd rather see Bryant at 3rd but I guess Stella has been hotter than Coghlan.

    /edit. Though I guess they could be practicing this with the idea Stella would come in as a PH then double switch him to 3rd base and Bryant to LF. Hope that's the plan instead

  • I really like the sound of that idea about expanding the AFL to ten teams. Each org. gets to field more players.
    They should do that anyway, regardless of Adv. Instructs.

  • Dallas Beeler, Corey Black, David Garner, Pierce Johnson, Steve Perakslis, James Pugliese, Duane Underwood Jr, and Rob Zastryzny threw early-morning bullpen side-sessions at Riverview yesterday.  

    Underwood threw last, and received specific one-on-one instruction from pitching coach Mike Mason. 

  • HAGSAG: There are only five advanced instructs squads left, and presently the only "co-op" team operating is the Angels/Cubs.

    The league was originally established as a "parallel" league to the AFL (a sort of "junior AFL"), for players too advanced for traditional ("basic") instructs but who were unable to get placed on AFL rosters due to AFL player-limits.