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
They've mentioned Henry Rodriguez (2013), Chris Carpenter, and Andrew Cashner as Cubs who have gone 100+. They said Rodriguez was tops at 100.8. Who knows before 2008?
He'll play regardless of what he does, just like Soriano played for seven years before they finally ditched him.
What can they do? All I can think of is they can keep hiring and firing hitting coaches until they find one who can get him to stop hitting balls with the handle of the bat.
(All those broken bats added to his paycheck is just a bit much.)
Lester will probably be all right.
I think Arrieta might have added too much muscle preparing for that butt-naked ESPN photo shoot. Pitchers are supposed to be loose, not muscled up.
I have basically written off Heyward for this year -- if you are working on major swing changes in late July, you are going to struggle. Hopefully, he can be more productive at the plate next year. It will be interesting to see what they do with him if the Cardinals keep winning and close the gap. Heyward is dead last in the NL in slugging and in the bottom 5 in OPS -- yet still has a positive WAR. Hunh.
Has anybody in a Cub uniform ever thrown a ball 103 before?
He certainly looks better, no doubt, and is a different player than what we saw when he first came up. Full credit to him for changing his approach and saving his career.
But he has zero walks in 35AB since the break, and 10 in 251 AB all year. He does seem to be able to hit some pitches out of the zone, but, a guy with his pop should be drawing more walks. However, it's easy to forget he is still only 23, and probably trying to make an impact to prove he should be an everyday player.
The usual suspects, Molina and Wong. Gyorko drew a walk with two outs, none on. I recall us (particularly Szczur and Bryant) swinging at everything Familia threw.
Yup. Thanks Q
Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTNekUcY-XM
I for one hope that Sosa comes back soon.
O/B interesting you should mention that. Google ESPN Science Aroldis Chapman and you'll be treated to how his mechanics and delivery are possibly historic. It's the 120% of his body stretch plus the torque. They compare him to the Unit and NRyan.
Amazing how much lower the production gets when Bryant runs into a mini-cold streak. He doesn't stay cold for long. If just one of Zobrist or, gulp, Heyward, gets hot, they oughta have one more really nice winning streak in them. Having a closer that you have absolute confidence in can't hurt.
I hope they hold onto Jimenez. Outfield depth is questionable, especially with McKinney, who struggled this year but still, gone.
You don't think he's improved? He looks completely different out there than he did when he first came up. The last I checked his K rate was in the low 20% range - 22-23 or so. When he came up it was 40%+.
To me, what is scary about him if I'm the other guy is that he IS learning the strike zone. This guy could easily be the MVP someday.
So, playing .500 for the rest of the year puts them at 91 wins. You would think there is enough talent to do a little better than that, right?
First team to 60 wins! Onward to 70, 80, 90 and 100!