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
Maddon would have started three lefties against the Dodgers, Montgomery, Zastryzny and Lester, except that he doesn't have the juice to do that. No manager does. Maddon has a boss, Epstein (and probably Hoyer, too), who gave him a starting rotation of five guys including Hammel. Maddon was asked yesterday about the starting group for next year and basically said, Not my call, that's why I drive away in my RV in the summer and occasionally check in, etc.
video of Maddon.
always nice that he actually tries to honestly answer questions. Does mention that he wanted to give Zastr? a chance in a meaningful spot rather than a mop-up role.
#Cubs Maddon: "I'm not going to make up an excuse for why I did what I did. It has nothing to do with lack of confidence" ... "It was the right thing to do today based on what I saw, what their lineup looked like and Rob Z.'s availability." #Cubs
Hammel not particularly understanding of getting pulled out...as he should. Be curious what Maddon had to say. All I can think of is is keeping arms fresh and maybe wanting to see if Zastr? is worth considering for the playoffs and how he'd do against the Dodgers.
Heyward, Russell, Baez, Bryant, Ross in particular...although Bryant's a bit hard to judge with all the positions.
Fowler and Rizzo in the top half of the NL for their positions as well (per fangraphs)...Zobrist right at the halfway cutoff for 2b in the NL.
I'm sure some luck is involved too, but the Cubs and Maddon knew what they were doing.
If all the starters have FIP > ERA, is that luck or good defense?
#Cubs plummet to 19-5 in August.
Fun with FIP
- J. Hammel 3.07 ERA/4.27 FIP (3.68 FIP last year)
- J. Arrieta 2.62 ERA/3.05 FIP (2.35 FIP last year)
- J. Lester 2.81 ERA/3.67 FIP (2.92 FIP last year)
- K. Hendricks 2.19 ERA/3.37 FIP (3.36 FIP last year)
- J. Lackey 3.41 ERA/3.72 FIP (3.57 FIP last year with Cards)
zastyryzryzryzny put in 3.2ip 1h 0bb 3k
he's great when his control is "on"...problem is it's rarely "on" consistently. he could vault up the cubs prospect list if he ever gets better with that aspect of his game.
JD's take was just trying to get in a lefty to better deal with mostly lefty Dodgers lineup.
My second thought was what you came up with. My first thought was he was trying to light a fire under Hammel.
Maybe he was trying to spare him another brutal road start? NY, Colorado...
joe got a pitcher up for hammel at nearly the 1st sign of trouble in the 3rd...pulled after 2.1
not injured and though it wasn't his day so far he wasn't looking like a pure disaster.
really short leash on him. zastryznzryzryny in.
Russell and Soler can attest that Urias has a pretty good curve/slider - two big strikeouts looking to get out of that jam in the first.
Classic Scully - great stuff.
Thank God we'll still have Hawk next season. (cricket cricket cricket)
Here's Scully's call on Bryant's 10th-inning homer:
"And it's a long fly ball, a mean fly ball, and a gone fly ball."
When the Cubs were the old, hundred-year Cubs, one bad hop did not undo their opponents.
If only he was clutcher. More clutcher.