2013 Cubs Minor League Camp Rosters (Updated 3/19)
Here are the Cubs Minor League Camp rosters as of today (3/19).
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Eric Jokisch
Chang-Yong Lim (INACTIVE - TJS REHAB)
Marcos Mateo (INACTIVE - TJS REHAB)
* Brooks Raley
* Zac Rosscup
Casey Weathers (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Dontrelle Willis
# Micah Gibbs
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Justin Bour
Junior Lake (INACTIVE - RIB INJURY)
# Tim Torres
* Logan Watkins
* Nelson Perez
* Rubi Silva
* Kyler Burke (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Hunter Cervenka (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Frank del Valle
P. J. Francescon
* Casey Harman
* Austin Kirk
* Jeff Lorick
A. J. Morris
Armando Rivero (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Matt Spencer
* Rafael Lopez
# Zeke DeVoss
* Jeffry Antigua
* Gerardo Concepcion
Dayan Diaz (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Sheldon McDonald
* Andrew McKirahan
* Sergio Burruel
NATE MALDONADO (player-coach)
* Wes Darvill
* Dan Vogelbach
* Pin-Chieh Chen
* Bijan Rademacher
# Oliver Zapata
KANE COUNTY (31+7):
* Hunter Ackerman
* Nathan Dorris
* Michael Heesch
* Matt Iannazzo
Jin-Young Kim (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Brian Smith
Carlos Escobar (INACTIVE - FOOT/ANKLE INJURY)
* Justin Marra
* Wilfredo Petit
# Jeimer Candelario
# Marco Hernandez
* Jacob Rogers (LIMITEDACTIVITY ONLY)
* Rock Shoulders
KENNY SOCORRO (player-coach)
Brad Zapenas (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
Albert Almora (INACTIVE - BROKEN HAND)
* Shawon Dunston Jr
* Trevor Gretzky (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
BOISE/MESA (EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING) (23+1):
Dillon Maples (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Anthony Prieto
# Erick Castillo
* Alberto Mineo
Rony Rodriguez (ex-OF)
# Bobby Buckner
* Jose Dore
* Danny Lockhart
# Mark Malave
# Rashad Crawford
* Garrett Schlecht
STATUS/WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN (to me):
Rafael Diplan, P
* Isaac Garsez, OF
David Henrie, P
Juan Carlos Paniagua, P
Greg Rohan, IF-OF
it's kind of mesmerizing to watch
should Theo add some Ted Abernathy videos for minor league pitching coordinator's use?
sadly, Ted passed away in 2004 from complications of Alzheimers. I always loved the Cub bullpen trio of Phil Regan, Ted Abernathy and Hank Aguirre. As a kid, I even worked on both Phil Regan (very quirky delivery) and Ted Abernathy (extreme submarine) imitations when throwing a rubber ball against a wall. It wasn't a good imitation unless I could scrape my knuckles off the ground. I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for submariners.
HAGSAG: Chris Pieters was sent to instructs to develop his hitting, bunting, and outfield play (he is already a decent first-baseman).
Pieters is tall and rangy , a "long-strider" in the same mold as Trey Martin and Rashad Crawford. He is a very patient hitter (unusual for a hitter with his lack of experience) and has an outstanding (almost uncanny) eye at the plate, and he is a fast runner with unusually good baserunning instincts, and he is a good basestealer, too.
I doubt we will see Pedro in any more "high leverage" situations this series. With Hendricks and the pen today, we need Bryant-Rizzo-Castro to get going ASAP.
One funny thing to see before the game was the two submariner pitchers (David Berg and Corbin Hoffner) playing catch with each other. Both pitchers throw "submarine" even when they play catch, and it's kind of mesmerizing to watch, even for the other players.
CUBSTER: One of the points of emphasis at "basic" Instructs this year was teaching the position players the art of baserunning and base-stealing, like getting a good primary and seconday lead, reading the pitcher, cutting bases sharply, and different ways to slide to maximize the baserunner's chance to arrive safely.
Brooksbaseball.net has some interesting stats/graphs on pitch and strike zones and you can dial up individual games/pitchers. I'd love to see some comments from readers who can interpret this better than I can. I thought the Ump was really inconsistent with a very wide zone. Does this info seem to match up with my eyeball perception? Also, looking at the graphs, Lackey was not throwing as many pitches below the K-zone (certainly more above) while Lester was clearly getting his pitches down and not many above.
As I was fearing in my post yesterday, Maddon keeps trotting Strop out against the Redbirds and he constantly fails. I understand the psychology behind this, but in a series where there is a finite lock on who moves on, why does he keep riding the wrong horse?
AZ Phil: Agree, this must have been a really fun game to watch. There was a lot of base stealing going on. Are the pitchers not holding runners or is the catching still a work in progress?
Cuzzi has long been known as having the biggest strike zone among all umpires.
AZ Phil, give me a scouting report on Chris Pieters since he has become a 1B/OF.
I think it's probably hard to adjust to an ump's zone mid-game, as least for hitters. Pitchers can locate to an ump's zone, but hitters have minimal time to react.
But, whatever. Umps are going to miss calls. Let's beat up on the non-Lackey starters.
Watched a little of Mets-Dodgers.
Jason deGrom -- oh, my.
Cubs 3-4-5 hitters are 0-21 so far in the post-season.
Let's change that in a big effin' way tomorrow, boys.
Considering how players reacted it seemed pretty accurate high and wide (to righties), but not so accurate low and in. I thought the strike zone by the ump was awful, but it was consistent and the Cubs never adjusted.
Rizzo and Bryant need to have good at bats. They are really looking outclassed in these two games.
that game sounds fun as hell.
I was just wondering the same thing. I'd rather not see it at all. If it's inaccurate, it's a bad viewer experience. If it's accurate, it shows some shitty calling by the umpire.