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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  • This might be old news but Hammel was on ESPN 1000 and said that he changed his diet and workout routine over the off season and tweaked his delivery so it'd be more repeatable so he'd have a better second half. So...some cause for optimism anyway.

    johann 58 min 17 sec ago view
  • CHILDERS: RHSP Dylan Cease and LHSP Bryan Hudson are probably the top two SP prospects in the organization right now. 

    LHSP Jose Paulino has electric stuff (91-94 MPH fastball with sinking action and a mid-80's slider), but he also has trouble commanding it.  

    RHP Jose Albertos (2015 IFA - Mexico - $1.5M bonus) just turned 17 in November, and his fastball already sits at 95-96. He also throws a curve and a change-up, and is fairly advanced for a kid his age.   

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 7 min ago view
  • AZBOBBOP: Most of 2016 draft picks will get assigned to either Eugene or AZL Cubs, but the Opening Day Eugune roster will probably be almost 100% from the Extended Spring Training squad roster (pending the arrival of draft picks).

    I think I can probably tell you which pitchers and players at EXST are in contention for roster slots at Eugene and which are in contention for slots with the AZL Cubs - AS THINGS STAND RIGHT NOW - (listed alphabetically):  

    * bats or throws left 
    # bats both

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 35 min ago view
  • Eloy Jimenez atop the leader board for minor-league home runs in the Cub system, with seven. Tied with Balaguert and Vogelbach, two 24-year-olds. Jimenez won't be 20 until late November. Leads the Midwest League in SLG and OPS. Maybe he'll get promoted to the Myrtle Beach squad that visits Woodbridge, VA, in June or Frederick, MD, in August.

    Watched two Pelican games at Frederick the other week. Was most impressed by Stinnett and Happ. Happ may swing harder than Javier Baez, though more compactly. (Also got to see Brockmeyer hit a bomb.)

    VirginiaPhil 1 hour 56 min ago view
  • E-MAN: Jose Paniagua isn't a string-bean, but I wouldn't say he necessarily bulked-up during the 2015-16 off-season  either, He led the DSL Cubs in HR and doubles in 2014, and he showed XBH power when he arrived in Mesa last year, leading the AZL Cubs in HR, doubles, and RBI in 2015. It's just that he has taken his HR power to a new level this year.

    Paniagua displayed plus-HR power in Cactus League Minor League Spring Training games in March, and that got him a slot on the South Bend Opening Day roster. But he was sent to EXST after only six MWL games.  

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 3 min ago view
  • Rob Richardson 2 hours 32 min ago view
  • Martinez is one of my least favorite pitchers in baseball. I'd love to see a game like yesterday's against him.

    Send Soler down!

    Old and Blue 3 hours 26 min ago view
  • Awesome thanks AZ

    Old and Blue 3 hours 28 min ago view
  • Great report, Phil! This organization has so many hitters to be excited about.

    John Beasley 4 hours 18 min ago view
  • Ben Zobrist is very enjoyable to watch!!!!!!

    Hagsag 7 hours 6 min ago view
  • given that he seems to only be throwing low 90s these days rather than the 93-96mph he used to throw, along with his wildness issues this year, he may end up passing through.

    i dunno if something is wrong with him physically or his past shoulder issues has rendered him what he currently is, but he's been throwing a lot of sliders he can't control well and his fastball isn't as sharp. even when his slider wasn't working in a game he was still throwing a lot of them.

    crunch 8 hours 18 min ago view
  • Any scuttlebutt on where Neil Ramirez gets traded?

    He seems better than some of the relievers on competitive teams. He ought to bring more than the waiver fee.

    My guess? Toronto.

    tim815 8 hours 42 min ago view
  • PHIL: It seems as if Paniagua has always played 1B with the Cubs. At 6'2 and 180#, what is his frame like? String bean? Have you seen him bulk up? Where do you project him? Thanks.

    The E-Man 8 hours 47 min ago view
  • Phil, what's your thoughts on which position players are going to Eugene and who is staying in AZL?

    azbobbop 12 hours 47 min ago view
  • Ahhh...way to bring me down BB.

    Still - a win tomorrow will be an acheivement regardless.

    The E-Man 13 hours 34 min ago view
  • Don't mean to spoil your mood, but with tonight's win the are 3-5 on the trip with one to play.

    While I'm bringing the room down -- Richard comes in to pitch the 9th with a 12-1 lead...and can't finish the game. Woof.

    billybucks 14 hours 8 min ago view