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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  • Edit: "A lifeless loss to a lousy Sox team."

    billybucks 3 min 19 sec ago view
  • This place is a real downer after a loss to the Sox.

    Charlie 14 min 13 sec ago view
  • I expect they will go 5-9 games above .500 the rest of the year. 96-98 wins will win the Division.

    They should have one more 2-3 week hot streak in them.

    However, several players are just "average" for the last month: Zobrist, Ross, Russell, Ceasar. Montero is terrible, plus he cannot throw anyone out. -WAR. Heyward is abysmal at the plate, but a plus in the OF. Still with RISP he has been terrible. KB has not been driving in runs as of late. But Apparently the team is still above average with RISP according to S Sahadev.

    The E-Man 20 min 53 sec ago view
  • I came to that realization tonight. I kept expecting them to play better, but now I realize they aren't going to. They are a .500 team now.
    - They have one reliable starting pitcher. Jake's magic is gone, and it doesn't look like it's coming back. Lester has been lousy recently. Lackey's ERA goes up every time he pitches.
    - Heyward has been dead weight all year. I can't remember a single series where he was a significant offensive contributor. Not one. Great defense, but but if he were hitting .270 with 10 HR and played average defense, the Cubs would be better off.

    billybucks 24 min 15 sec ago view
  • new rule...no one's allowed to throw k.bryant a changeup

    crunch 35 min 25 sec ago view
  • Team is .500 since early May and is playing like a .500 team. Lack of offense seems to be putting a lot of pressure on the pitchers...and they aren't handling it terribly well.

    .500 the rest of the way still may win the division though.

    blockhead25 41 min 9 sec ago view
  • ...i hate espn.

    nothing like settling into a cubs game to get a few minutes cutaway for an ortiz AB in the 6th inning of the det/bos game.

    oh, at least they're doing split screen now...i guess.

    crunch 56 min 44 sec ago view
  • I'm liking this rookie Nathan.

    CTSteve 57 min 29 sec ago view
  • Richard DFA'd. Meh...

    The E-Man 3 hours 48 min ago view
  • Throwbacks with fashionable cutouts would be a nice touch.

    Charlie 6 hours 21 min ago view
  • The next 2 games are nationally televised. I think we dominate tonight, hitting 3 HRs off Shields. Great night for KB to end HR drought facing HR prone pitcher in one of the most hitter friendly parks in the league.

    chitownmvp01 6 hours 53 min ago view
  • If the ball didn't deflect off the pitcher's mound, the game wouldn't have ended. Montgomery did miss his location though, but if that same contact was made and went in any of direction, good chance of ground out if it doesn't get through.

    If it was 1 night later, Chapman would be out there and we probably would be going to extras.

    Also, If KB wasn't robbed of a HR, perhaps we would have won. We will never know. Nice play by Melky though.

    chitownmvp01 6 hours 55 min ago view
  • The comparison isn't Chapman replacing Rondon. It's Chapman replacing Richard (hopefully) in the pen. Chapman's better.

    billybucks 8 hours 52 min ago view
  • I'm with you, Rob. You pretty much summed up how I feel about it.

    JoePepitone 11 hours 12 min ago view
  • Been quite the roller-coaster the past two days -- both games, plus the Chapman kerfuffel. How about a couple of nice, comfortable wins before facing Sale? Cubs should definitely wear throwbacks for that game.

    billybucks 12 hours 7 min ago view
  • The Cubs are stronger defensively than most of the teams they play. In order to capitalize on that, they have to a) put the ball in play and b) run the bases aggressively.

    That said, Cabrera has a strong, accurate arm, as witnessed by his 97 outfield assists over 12 seasons--mostly left field but also a lot of center. Bryant is rarely thrown out, but I guess you have to know who's throwing the ball.

    VirginiaPhil 13 hours 1 min ago view