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
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.