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
Chang-Yong Lim (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
Marcos Mateo (INACTIVE - TJS REHAB)
* Brooks Raley
* Chris Rusin
Casey Weathers (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Dontrelle Willis
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Justin Bour
Junior Lake (INACTIVE - RIB INJURY)
* Brad Nelson
Greg Rohan (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
# Tim Torres
* Logan Watkins
* Brian Bogusevic
* Rubi Silva
* Kyler Burke (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Hunter Cervenka (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Frank del Valle
* Casey Harman
* Eric Jokisch
* Austin Kirk
* Jeff Lorick
A. J. Morris
Armando Rivero (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Zac Rosscup
# Micah Gibbs
* Rafael Lopez
* Jeffry Antigua
Dayan Diaz (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
P. J. Francescon
* Sheldon McDonald
* Andrew McKirahan
* Sergio Burruel
NATE MALDONADO (player-coach)
* Wes Darvill
* Dan Vogelbach
* Pin-Chieh Chen
# Zeke DeVoss
* Bijan Rademacher
KANE COUNTY (32+5):
* Hunter Ackerman
* Gerardo Concepcion (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Nathan Dorris
* Michael Heesch
Jin-Young Kim (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Brian Smith
Carlos Escobar (INACTIVE - FOOT/ANKLE INJURY)
* Justin Marra
# Jeimer Candelario
# Marco Hernandez
* Jacob Rogers
* Rock Shoulders
KENNY SOCORRO (player-coach)
Albert Almora (INACTIVE - BROKEN HAND)
* Shawon Dunston Jr
# Oliver Zapata
BOISE/MESA (EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING) (30):
* Matt Iannazzo
* Anthony Prieto
# Erick Castillo
* Alberto Mineo
* Wilfredo Petit
Rony Rodriguez (ex-OF)
# Bobby Buckner
* Jose Dore
* Danny Lockhart
# Mark Malave
# Rashad Crawford
* Trevor Gretzky
* 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
Torres, Happ, McKinney, Jimenez, and Candelario for Sale. Deal or no deal?
"The White Sox are reportedly asking for “five top prospects” for Chris Sale, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports."
Unless he develops 30+ HR power and keeps his walk rate close to his K rate at the MLB level, he's not going to turn into Prince Fielder. And even if he does turn into Prince Fielder, he's gonna have a short prime. His very limited athleticism is likely to also detract some value from his ability to reach base--I don't buy making an out as being preferable to base clogging, but you'd certainly prefer just about any base runner other than Vogelbach, David Ortiz, etc.
seeing as arod has played a total of 27.1 innings of D at 1st/3rd and somehow managed a -0.5 dWAR with his 1 error at 1st and an overall positive total zone rating...he might end up even more in the shitter via the characteristics/flaws/whatever of how some sites determine various WAR values. dWAR doesn't directly lead to a WAR value, but the 2 main entities pushing the most popular variations of WAR sometimes lead to some interesting discrepancies in value.
I have a lot of faith in Baez that he's going to turn into a more consistent, solid player. It looks like it took him about a half season or so of futility at the plate to figure out he was not talented enough to get away with the crazy approach he had. I think his running game will eventually have a more measured aggression.
I hope the D and bullpen show up. Cubs haven't had much luck against Davies, and he's been going well lately. A little uncomfortable with the Cards only 6.5 back--feels like they're right on our tails compared to the 11 game lead I've grown accustomed to.
Cardinals, stop that. Right now.
In a year or two, a lot of fans are going to point at trading him as a mistake. He'll probably be slashing something like 280/400/480 for Seattle at the time. Of course, by WAR, he'll still be worth less than 3, since we're talking zero defensive value.
vogelbomb debut for tacoma (AAA SEA)... 3-3, 1bb, 1 HR, 1 double...DH'd.
while he mostly played 1st considerably more than DH for AAA CHC, DJ Peterson is probably going to see most of the time at 1st for AAA SEA.
Carl Jr.! Very nice!
Baez with another "WTF?" play trying a delayed steal with a runner on 3rd and one out.. Remarkable talent, needs to make better decisions.
m.montgomery up in the pen with a man on 2nd, 2 out, and rondon 20 pitches into the inning.
...and rondon ends it 22 pitches in with a popout to RF.
I gotta say with the crappy defense the Brewers have displayed outside of Fowler I'm pretty disappointed the offense hasn't shown more and Rizzo seems to be very swing happy lately. That said my god am I happy Madden has finally given Carl Edwards a chance after multiple times up with nothing. I don't think he could handle a starting role with his body frame but his stuff plays so well in a relief role and he seems to be able to handle high stress situations very well.
2nd at bat. Fowler is good for the Cubs run differential.
welcome back fowler.
More slow news...
Did Davey Martinez have to bring the shotgun?
glad to see almora going to AAA to get work.
.265/.291/.422 through 86PA...2hr, 7 doubles.
i don't expect too much of an improvement when he's taking over CF next year, but the team doesn't really need him right now as much as they need him to get regular work (imo).
CHITOWNMVP01: The Cubs MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) has had one slot open since 7/6 (when RHRP Joel Peralta was Designated for Assignment).