2013 Cubs Minor League Camp Rosters (Updated 3/26)

Here are the Cubs Minor League Camp rosters as of yesterday (3/26). 

* bats or throws left
# bats both

IOWA (34+5)

PITCHERS (18+3):
Frank Batista
Esmailin Caridad
Drew Carpenter
Jaye Chapman
Casey Coleman
Rafael Dolis
Carlos Gutierrez
Marcus Hatley
Jensen Lewis
Chang-Yong Lim (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
Barret Loux
Marcos Mateo (INACTIVE - TJS REHAB)
Trey McNutt
Yoanner Negrin
Blake Parker
* Brooks Raley
* Chris Rusin
Brian Schlitter
Nick Struck
Casey Weathers (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Dontrelle Willis

CATCHERS (4):
Michael Brenly
Jair Fernandez
Chad Noble

INFIELDERS (7+2):
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Justin Bour
Junior Lake (INACTIVE - RIB INJURY)
Edwin Maysonet
* Brad Nelson
Greg Rohan (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
# Tim Torres
* Logan Watkins
Josh Vitters

OUTFIELDERS (5):
* Brian Bogusevic
Johermyn Chavez
Darnell McDonald
* Rubi Silva
Ty Wright

TENNESSEE (32+4):

PITCHERS (18+4):
Dallas Beeler
* Kyler Burke (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
Alberto Cabrera
David Cales
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
Yeiper Castillo
* Hunter Cervenka (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Frank del Valle
* Casey Harman
Kyle Hendricks
* Eric Jokisch
* Austin Kirk
Matt Loosen
* Jeff Lorick
A. J. Morris
Dae-Eun Rhee
Kevin Rhoderick
Armando Rivero (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Zac Rosscup
Ryan Searle
Rob Whitenack
Tony Zych

CATCHERS (3):
Luis Flores
# Micah Gibbs
* Rafael Lopez

INFIELDERS (6):
Javier Baez
Dustin Geiger
Jonathon Mota
Elliot Soto
Roni Torreyes
Christian Villanueva

OUTFIELDERS (5):
John Andreoli
Evan Crawford
Jae-Hoon Ha
Jorge Soler
Matt Szczur

DAYTONA (33+2):

PITCHERS (17+1):
* Jeffry Antigua
Zach Cates
Dayan Diaz (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
Eduardo Figueroa
P. J. Francescon
Michael Jensen
Pierce Johnson
Luis Liria
* Sheldon McDonald
* Andrew McKirahan
Starling Peralta
Austin Reed
Jose Rosario
Hayden Simpson
Larry Suarez
Brett Wallach
Ben Wells
Joe Zeller

CATCHERS (4+1):
* Sergio Burruel
Yaniel Cabezas
Taylor Davis
Chadd Krist
NATE MALDONADO (player-coach)

INFIELDERS (7):
David Bote
Steve Bruno
Ben Carhart
* Wes Darvill
Anthony Giansanti
Tim Saunders
* Dan Vogelbach

OUTFIELDERS (5):
* Pin-Chieh Chen
# Zeke DeVoss
Taiwan Easterling
Reggie Golden
* Bijan Rademacher

KANE COUNTY (32+5):

PITCHERS (18+2)
* Hunter Ackerman
Justin Amlung
Jose Arias
Tyler Bremer
Lendy Castillo
* Gerardo Concepcion (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
Josh Conway
Ian Dickson
* Nathan Dorris
Mike Hamann
* Michael Heesch
Jin-Young Kim (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
Dillon Maples
Chad Martin
Eddie Orozco
Loiger Padron
Felix Pena
Steve Perakslis
Tayler Scott
* Brian Smith

CATCHERS (3+1):
Willson Contreras
Carlos Escobar (INACTIVE - FOOT/ANKLE INJURY)
* Justin Marra
Lance Rymel

INFIELDERS (6+1):
Gioskar Amaya
# Jeimer Candelario
# Marco Hernandez
Carlos Penalver
* Jacob Rogers
* Rock Shoulders
KENNY SOCORRO (player-coach)

OUTFIELDERS (5+1):
Albert Almora (INACTIVE - BROKEN HAND)
Yasiel Balaguert
* Shawon Dunston Jr
Dong-Yub Kim
Trey Martin
# Oliver Zapata

BOISE/MESA (EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING) (30):

PITCHERS (13)
Daniel Adrian
Paul Blackburn
Ethan Elias
Corbin Hoffner
* Matt Iannazzo
Trey Lang
Erick Leal
Ryan McNeil
James Pugliese
* Anthony Prieto
Jasvir Rakkar
Daury Torrez
Duane Underwood

CATCHERS (5):
# Erick Castillo
* Alberto Mineo
* Wilfredo Petit
Rony Rodriguez (ex-OF)
Neftali Rosario

INFIELDERS (7):
Xavier Batista
# Bobby Buckner
* Jose Dore
Jesse Hodges
* Danny Lockhart
# Mark Malave
Brad Zapenas

OUTFIELDERS (5):
Jeffrey Baez
# Rashad Crawford
* Trevor Gretzky
William Hill
* Garrett Schlecht

STATUS/WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN (to me):
Jason Berken, P
Eliecer Bonne, OF
Rafael Diplan, P
* Isaac Garsez, OF
David Henrie, P
Carlos Martinez, P
Juan Carlos Paniagua, P
* Matt Spencer, P
Scott Weismann, P

 

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Good news- David Bote in Daytona camp.

Bad new- Paniagua is Nowhere Man

Vizcaino to 60 day DL....Cubs claim Guillermo Moscoso off waivers.

Awesome. I was just thinking we needed more fly ball pitchers.

I wonder what they see in him?
Was he on Team Russia for the WBC?

mlbtr on Mosc-o-soandso...

The Blue Jays claimed Moscoso off of waivers just a week-and-a-half ago. Last season with the Rockies, the 29-year-old posted a 6.12 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 50 innings. He also started 21 games for the 2011 Athletics, posting a 3.38 ERA with 5.2 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 128 innings.

so does this mean Russell is the only lefty in the pen?

and is Moscoso get Hisanori Takahashi's spot as long reliever?

the Sushi bars in Chicago don't like this move

aside from t.wood russell is the only lefty on the team.

i dunno what they're going to do with the new guy, but i'd imagine taka (a lefty) would break with the team. he's had decent numbers this spring for a deception/weird-pitching guy. he's given up 4 homers in 15ip, though...so *shrug*...guess we'll find out soon enough.

If you throw out Moscoso's COL splits for 2012, here's what you get when he was on the road:

G 12, IP 23, ERA 2.70, H 26, R/ER 7, HR 2, SO 22, BB6, WHIP 1.371, SO/9 8.5, SO/BB 3.67, BAA .286, OBP .327

meh. I still don't get it although his home stats in COL are much worse as one would expect including an ERA of 9.11 and a WHIP 2.02 (26 IP).

AZ PHIL: You have mentioned a handful of potential prospects, but who is your favorite for grooming as the "lockdown closer" of the near future? Maples?

E-MAN: If he ever gets his visa issues resolved, I predict Juan Carlos Paniagua will be the Cubs closer of the future.

AzPhil,

Hope all's well. Thanks for providing us the updated rosters.

a) How has Hayden Simpson looked? I vaguely recall that you had a blurb on his secondary pitches looking intriguing, but I can't find it right now.

b) How do you think the first base depth chart eventually breaks to start the year. More specifically, what do you think the chances are of Vogelbach starting in A+? Betting money is still probably Peoria, but with Hoilman gone, there's a hole at first in AA to start the year. Guess Rafael Lopez could be in the mix to get time there. Maybe they demote one of Nelson/Bour/Rohan. Has Geiger looked decent enough to start in Tennessee at first?

TOONSTER:

a) Ref: Hayden Simpson... Breaking ball looks very good, but fastball velolcity still not there. The end may be near.  

b) I doubt that the Cubs will keep both Justin Bour and Brad Nelson at Iowa, so if they release Nelson and keep Bour at Iowa, then Geiger stays at Tennessee, Vogelbach is with Daytona, and Shoulders is at Kane County. If the Cubs keep Nelson, then I would think it would mean Bour goes back to Tennessee, Geiger goes to Daytona, and Vogelbach would probably go to Kane County and play 1B and Shoulders would play a lot of LF, although Vogelbach and Geiger could alternate between 1B & DH at Daytona (and Geiger could play some 3B), or Vogelbach could alternate with Shoulders between 1B & DH at Kane. The Cubs are apparently still considering the scenarios, because Bour and Nelson were both in the I-Cubs lineup yesterday (Nelson at 1B and Bour at DH).

Is there still downward cascading yet to happen?

There has to be, since most teams have well over their roster limit of players.

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  • The key for Heyward's offense: get early leads. Heard a stat on Mike & Mike on the way to work that his avg/power much better this year when the Cubs have the lead. And true to form he gets the two run dinger with Cubs winning 3-0 ...

    Eric S 52 min 55 sec ago view
  • I'm sorry - I was probably not looking at the correct line, or spot, or...who knows!

    I could blame it on the weed, but I stopped smoking many years ago.

    Fortunately, I can rely on the rest of you sober and astute folks to bring the correct info forth.

    The E-Man 1 hour 20 min ago view
  • Oh yeah! It just felt like one for some reason.

    Old and Blue 2 hours 26 min ago view
  • Agreed. I was not including Fowler or Heyward.

    I'm just not a fan of 2016 Coghlan.....

    Dusty Baylor 2 hours 32 min ago view
  • @Dusty Contreras if it's a Lester or Arrieta start. TLS is good PH too. You also forgot about Heyward, assume Fowler is CF.

    chitownmvp01 2 hours 34 min ago view
  • I expect Soler to get optioned as well when activated and Cahill to replace Grimm. It wouldn't surprise me if Coghlan and/or Soler is included in a trade.

    Maybe Coghlan is up to see if he can get on track before someone acquires him.

    This move could also be to assure that we have as much OF depth as possible to maximize Joe's ability to rest players in September once we've clinched.

    chitownmvp01 2 hours 36 min ago view
  • Maddon basically said as much...Fowler still kind of sore, they're being proactive, etc.

    Tito 2 hours 38 min ago view
  • La Stella at 2B...Baez at 3B, or vice versa. Zobrist in RF, Bryant in LF No one gets bumped.

    Dusty Baylor 2 hours 46 min ago view
  • If Coghlan is leading off, I assume Fowler is getting the day off. Who is supposed to lead off, then? Someone has to get on base for Bryant and Rizzo. Coghlan's OBP is .346 with the Cubs. Jackson's was .304. LaStella can lead off, but then he has to play second or third, and bump Zobrist or Baez.

    Unless he gets hot, Coghlan will likely change places with Soler soon.

    VirginiaPhil 2 hours 48 min ago view
  • I suspect the Cubs asked Chris Coghlan if he would accept an Optional Assignment to the minors and he refused (Coghlan has one minor league option left), so either you keep LaStella on the 25 and release Coghlan, or option LaStella to AAA for about a month and have both LaStella and Coghlan available in September-October. (As an Article XIX-A player, Coghlan must give his permission before he can be optioned to the minors, while LaStella has not accrued enough MLB Service Time to refuse an optional assignment).

    Arizona Phil 3 hours 9 min ago view
  • Given today's lineup -- maybe they just wanted an extra OF to give Dexter a few days off (i.e. day game after a night game).

    billybucks 3 hours 11 min ago view
  • Tommy LaStella has three minor leaue options left so it's no big deal to send him to Iowa, but as of right now he projects to be at 2+124 MLB Service Time by the end of the of the 2016 MLB regular season, which will place him "on the bubble" as far as being eligible for salary arbitration as a "Super Two" post-2016.

    But if he spends at least twenty days on optional assignment this season (anything less than twenty days and he will accrue a full season of MLB Service Time), he will not have enough MLB Service Time to have a chance to be a "Super Two."

    Arizona Phil 3 hours 22 min ago view
  • this will be his 4th time leading off for the cubs this season...WITH A .500 OB%! HAIL MADDON! THE PLAN (c)2016! HE HAS RISEN! #YOLO #SWAG! KONY 2012!

    crunch 3 hours 30 min ago view
  • I don't hate Coghlan as a PHer but he's leading off today which is as bad as Austin Jackson doing so last year. He doesn't even have the speed.

    johann 4 hours 19 min ago view
  • TLS has options. He will be up again in Sept, and maybe earlier.

    Rob Richardson 4 hours 30 min ago view
  • 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?

    billybucks 4 hours 40 min ago view