2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training - Final Stats

2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training - Final Stats

NOTE: Does NOT include intrasquad & sim games

There is no Official Scorer at Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, so all stats are unofficial

EXST CUBS RECORD: 24-27-4

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POSITION PLAYERS


* bats left
# bats both

"SLASH-LINE" below POSITION PLAYERS names = AVG/OBP/SLG

NOTE: POSITION PLAYERS ARE SORTED BY PLATE APPEARANCES (PA)

CARLOS PENALVER (SS)
296/349/388
106 PA (32 GAMES)
29-98 - 7 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 16 R, 7 BB, 14 K, 1 HBP, 2 GIDP, 5 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 3

* DANNY LOCKHART (2B-SS-3B)
279/356/372
101 PA (29 GAMES)
24-86 - 2 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 10 RBI, 12 R, 10 BB, 9 K, 2 HBP, 3 SF, 3 GIDP, 3 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 5 (one E-6 and four E-4)

* JACOB ROGERS
(1B-3B-RF)
250/360/408
100 PA (30 GAMES)
21-84 - 3 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 12 R, 14 BB, 26 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 2 (one E-3 & one E-5)

# KEVIN ENCARNACION (CF-RF-LF)
259/333/420
90 PA (29 GAMES)
21-81 - 9 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 11 R, 9 BB, 19 K, 1 SB (3 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & ONE ERROR

YASIEL BALAGUERT (RF-LF-1B)
272/299/370
87 PA (25 GAMES)
22-81 - 2 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 8 R, 4 BB, 13 K, 2 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (2 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & ONE ERROR (E-3)

XAVIER BATISTA (RF-LF-1B)
243/317/514
LAST TEN GAMES: 387/441/935
82 PA (27 GAMES)
18-74 - 4 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 12 R, 7 BB, 24 K, 1 HBP
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR (E-3)

# MARK MALAVE (3B-1B)
190/350/238
80 PA (29 GAMES)
12-63 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 12 R, 16 BB, 21 K, 1 SF, 0 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 9 (eight E-5 and one E-3)

JESSE HODGES (3B-1B)
275/342/449
LAST TEN GAMES: 321/387/571
76 PA (25 GAMES)
19-69 - 5 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 12 R, 3 BB, 13 K, 4 HBP
ERRORS: 4 (all E-5)

JEFFREY BAEZ (RF-CF-LF)
323/400/554 
75 PA (24 GAMES)
21-65 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 13 R, 8 BB, 20 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 3 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR

REGGIE GOLDEN (LF-RF-CF)
250/384/400
LAST TEN GAMES: 400/486/533 (prior to promotion)
73 PA (24 GAMES)
15-60 - 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 12 BB, 19 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

* SHAWON DUNSTON JR (CF-LF)
429/479/603
LAST TEN GAMES: 471/514/735
71 PA (21 GAMES)
27-63 - 1 2B, 5 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 13 R, 4 BB, 10 K, 3 HBP, 1 SF, 3 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & TWO ERRORS

* JOSE DORE (1B-2B-3B-LF-RF)
207/343/345
70 PA (28 GAMES)
12-58 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 10 R, 10 BB, 21 K, 2 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & THREE ERRORS (one E-3 and two E-5)
NOTE: Was acquired from SD in March for PTBNL

* TREVOR GRETZKY (LF-1B)
262/324/328
68 PA (16 GAMES)
16-61 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 6 BB, 17 K, 1 SH, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS) 
ERRORS: 3 (all E-3)

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ (SS-2B)
258/313/339
67 PA (24 GAMES)
16-62 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 2 BB, 27 K, 3 HBP, 1 SB (1 CS), 2 PO
ERRORS: 8 (all E-6)

* RASHAD CRAWFORD (CF-RF-LF)
125/242/196 
66 PA (24 GAMES)
7-56 - 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 7 BB, 19 K, 2 HBP, 1 SF, 1 SB (0 CS)
NOTE: Crawford has given-up switch-hitting and is now batting only LH

BRAD ZAPENAS (2B-3B-SS)
382/446/564
65 PA (22 GAMES)
21-55 - 4 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 11 RBI, 14 R, 6 BB, 8 K, 2 HBP, 1 SH, 1 SF, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 3 (all E-4)
NOTE: 2012 shoulder surgery rehab

* GARRETT SCHLECHT (LF-RF)
204/365/375 
63 PA (24 GAMES)
10-49 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 8 R, 12 BB, 15 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 1 PO
DEFENSE: 5 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

DONG-YUB KIM (LF)
245/328/396 
61 PA (23 GAMES)
13-53 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 10 R, 6 BB, 12 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS)

* JUSTIN MARRA (C)
263/404/474
47 PA (20 GAMES)
10-38 - 2 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 9 BB, 14 K, 1 PO
DEFENSE: 1-9 CS (11%)

RONY RODRIGUEZ (C)
282/364/385
44 PA (17 GAMES)
11-39 - 4 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, 2 BB, 8 K, 3 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 1-4 CS (25%), 1 PB, 2 ERRORS

# WILFREDO PETIT (C-1B)
158/220/184
41 PA (17 GAMES)
6-38 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 5-22 CS (23%), 2 PO, 3 PB, 5 ERRORS

DAVID BOTE
(2B-3B-SS)
219/324/344
37 PA (12 GAMES)
7-32 - 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 9 K, 1 SH, 1 SB (3 CS)
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

LANCE RYMEL (C-1B)
189/351/323
37 PA (16 GAMES)
7-31 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB, 7 K, 2 HBP, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 10-21 CS (48%), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been assigned to Tennessee

* ALBERTO MINEO (C-1B)
189/294/290 
34 PA (16 GAMES)
7-31 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 GIDP 
DEFENSE: 3-15 CS (20%), 2 PB 

# ERICK CASTILLO (C)
286/375/321
32 PA (16 GAMES)
8-28 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 2-14 CS (14%), 2 PB, 1 ERROR

JUNIOR LAKE (3B-CF)
423/516/692
31 PA (6 GAMES)
11-26 - 7 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 10 R, 5 BB, 7 K, 2 GIDP, 3 SB (1 CS)  
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

* STEVE CLEVENGER (3B-1B-C)
357/400/536
30 PA (7 GAMES)
10-28 - 5 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
DEFENSE: 2-3 CS (67%), 1 PB, 1 ERROR
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

ALBERT ALMORA
(CF)
259/286/444
28 PA (6 GAMES)
7-27 - 1 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 5 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 SB (0 CS)
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at Kane County

# FRANDY DE LA ROSA (SS-2B)
167/167/167
24 PA (12 GAMES)
4-24 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
ERRORS: 1 (E-6)  
NOTE: Has been assigned to DSL Cubs

# JOSE MORALES (C)
263/375/368
24 PA (6 GAMES)
5-19 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 SF, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 1-1 CS (100%)
NOTE: Ex-MLB free-agent - signed in April

NEFTALI ROSARIO (C)
091/167/136
24 PA (11 GAMES)
2-22 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 3-12 CS (25%), 2 PB
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

# ROBERTO CARO (LF-CF)
188/381/188
21 PA (10 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 SB (1 CS)
NOTE: Has been assigned to DSL Cubs

* BRYANT FLETE (2B-SS)
188/222/188
18 PA (9 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SF, 1 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 4 (one E-6 and three E-4)
NOTE: Has been assigned to VSL Cubs 

* IAN STEWART (3B)
200/250/267
16 PA (3 GAMES)
3-15 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

CARLOS ESCOBAR (C)
461/461/846
13 PA (5 GAMES)
6-13 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K
DEFENSE: 1-5 CS (20%), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

LUIS ACOSTA (3B)
091/167/182
12 PA (4 GAMES)
1-11 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
ERRORS: 5
NOTE: Has been assigned to DSL Cubs

JOSH VITTERS (3B-1B)
455/500/636
12 PA (3 GAMES)
5-11 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

RONI TORREYES (2B)
273/273/455
11 PA (3 GAMES)
3-11 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP
NOTE: Was moved up to Tennessee


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PITCHERS


* throws left

NOTE: PITCHERS ARE SORTED BY INNINGS PITCHED (IP)

TREY LANG
5.51 ERA - 1.71 WHIP
32.2 IP, 33 H, 21 R (20 ER), 23 BB, 25 K, 4 HBP, 9 WP, 1 GIDP, 2 PO, 56% strikes, 38/23 GO/FO
11 GAMES (7 GS)
ERRORS: 1

JAMES PUGLIESE
2.10 ERA - 1.03  WHIP
30.0 IP, 22 H, 10 R (7 ER), 9 BB, 31 K, 1 WP, 2 GIDP, 71% strikes, 35/31 GO/FO 
12 GAMES (5 GS)

PAUL BLACKBURN
5.60 ERA - 1.57 WHIP
27.1 IP, 37 H, 21 R (17 ER), 6 BB, 20 K, 6 HBP, 3 HR, 1 WP, 3 PO, 61% strikes, 34/22 GO/FO
9 GAMES (9 GS)

TYLER BREMER
4.00 ERA - 1.15 WHIP
27.0 IP, 28 H, 13 R (12 ER), 3 BB, 27 K, 3 HR, 2 GIDP, 1 PO, 66% strikes, 29/20 GO/FO
17 GAMES

LOIGER PADRON
4.15 ERA - 1.60 WHIP
21.2 IP, 25 H, 12 R (10 ER), 9 BB, 18 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 56% strikes, 20/23 GO/FO
11 GAMES (3 GS)

JOSE ROSARIO

5.14 ERA - 1.52 WHIP
21.0 IP, 20 H, 16 R (12 ER), 12 BB, 14 K, 1 HR, 4 WP, 57% strikes, 25/19 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (3 GS)
ERRORS: 3   
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

MIKE HAMANN
2.21 ERA - 1.28 WHIP
20.1 IP, 18 H, 6 R (5 ER), 8 BB, 17 K, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 68% strikes, 25/19 GO/FO
14 GAMES
ERRORS: 1

DUANE UNDERWOOD
2.95 ERA - 1.64 WHIP

18.1 IP, 19 H, 6 R (6 ER), 11 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 57% strikes, 19/11 GO/FO
6 GAMES (6 GS)

ERICK LEAL
2.45 ERA - 1.20 WHIP

18.1 IP, 15 H, 6 R (5 ER), 7 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP, 1 PO, 66% strikes, 17/19 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (2 GS)
ERRORS: 1
NOTE: Was acquired from AZ in Tony Campana trade

CARLOS MARTINEZ
1.13 ERA - 1.25 WHIP
16.0 IP, 12 H, 5 R (2 ER), 8 BB, 7 K, 59% strikes, 22/17 GO/FO
10 GAMES

ALEXANDER SANTANA
3.68 ERA - 1.09 WHIP

14.2 IP, 11 H, 6 R (6 ER), 5 BB, 11 K, 3 WP, 64% strikes, 17/15 GO/FO
5 GAMES (3 GS)

* MATT IANNAZZO
3.86 ERA - 1.43 WHIP
14.0 IP, 18 H, 6 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 19 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 3 PO, 1 GIDP, 62% strikes, 14/6 GO/FO
9 GAMES

CHAD MARTIN
7.07 ERA - 2.00 WHIP
14.0 IP, 26 H, 13 R (11 ER), 2 BB, 14 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 68% strikes, 11/16 GO/FO
6 GAMES

JOSH CONWAY

3.38 ERA - 1.58 WHIP
13.1 IP, 12 H, 5 R (5 ER), 7 BB, 16 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 60% strikes, 14/11 GO/FO
5 GAMES (5 GS)
ERRORS: 1 
NOTE: Will miss remainder of 2013 season - fractured elbow 

JASVIR RAKKAR
9.00 ERA - 2.08 WHIP
13.0 IP, 22 H, 14 R (13 ER), 5 BB, 12 K, 3 WP, 67% strikes, 9/18 GO/FO
6 GAMES

CORBIN HOFFNER

16.34 ERA - 3.16 WHIP
12.2 IP, 28 H, 29 R (23 ER), 12 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 2 HR, 2 WP, 59% strikes, 14/16 GO/FO
10 GAMES 

ETHAN ELIAS
8.68 ERA - 2.25 WHIP
9.1 IP, 17 H, 9 R (9 ER), 4 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 63% strikes, 8/9 GO/FO
6 GAMES

DAURY TORREZ
3.00 ERA - 0.89 WHIP

9,0 IP, 8 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 6 K, 2 HBP, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 72% strikes, 11/10 GO/FO
4 GAMES (1 GS)

* HUNTER ACKERMAN
4.15 ERA - 1.15 WHIP
8.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 7 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 1 GIDP, 61% strikes, 12/7 GO/FO
6 GAMES

DILLION MAPLES
3.12 ERA - 1.50 WHIP

8.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 6 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 58% strikes, 12/2 GO/FO
3 GAMES (3 GS) 
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

* ANTHONY PRIETO
14.63 ERA - 2.86 WHIP

8.0 IP, 18 H, 13 R (13 ER), 5 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 4 WP, 60% strikes, 9/4 GO/FO
6 GAMES

DANIEL ADRIAN
6.14 ERA - 2.32 WHIP
7.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R (5 ER), 6 BB, 7 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 61% strikes, 6/6 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Suffered knee injury in EXST game

LARRY SUAREZ
0.86 ERA - 1.00 WHIP

7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 64% strikes, 5/10 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Has been assigned to Daytona 

* CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
2.70 ERA - 1.05 WHIP

6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 60% strikes, 6/9 GO/FO
3 GAMES (1 GS)

* KYLER BURKE
3.00 ERA - 1.00 WHIP

6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 65% strikes, 3/8 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS) 
NOTE: Has been assigned to Daytona

RYAN McNEIL

0.00 ERA - 0.67 WHIP
6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 73% strikes, 7/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Will miss remainder of 2013 season - elbow surgery 

GUILLERMO MOSCOSO
0.00 ERA - 0.83 WHIP
6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 PO, 76% strikes, 6/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (2 GS) 
NOTE: Has been assigned to AAA Iowa

DAYAN DIAZ
3.18 ERA - 1.76 WHIP

5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 2 GIDP, 62% strikes, 8/2 GO/FO
4 GAMES (1 GS)

DAVID CALES

5.40 ERA - 1.40 WHIP
5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 67% strikes, 3/3 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Was assigned to Daytona, then was released

JUAN FRANCISCO
7.20 ERA - 2.40 WHIP

5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 6 BB, 4 K, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 52% strikes, 7/5 GO/FO
3 GAMES

ORBANDY RODRIGUEZ 
1.93 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
4.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 69% strikes, 6/5 GO/FO
3 GAMES
NOTE:
Ex-AZ minor league player - was formerly known as "Manuel Gil"

MATT LOOSEN
4.99 ERA - 0.82 WHIP
3.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 63% strikes, 2/6 GO/FO
1 GAME 
NOTE: Was assigned to Tennessee - now at Daytona

ARMANDO RIVERO
7.36 ERA - 1.91 WHIP
3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 68% strikes, 2/4 GO/FO
3 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: International Free-Agent (Cuba) - signed in March

JORGE DIAZ
16.88 ERA - 2.63 WHIP
2.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R (5 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 46% strikes, 3/5 GO/FO  
2 GAMES

* DAVID VILLEGAS
13.50 ERA - 1.86 WHIP
2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 63% strikes, 7/1 GO/FO
2 GAMES  
NOTE: Was acquired from Tabasco (Mexican League)

* HUNTER CERVENKA
0.00 ERA - 0.43 WHIP
2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 61% strikes, 4/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES 
NOTE: Was moved-up to Daytona, is now at Tennessee

* JEFF LORICK
0.00 ERA - 0.50 WHIP
2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 72% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Has been assigned to Daytona 

* LUIS VILLALBA
9.00 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 53% strikes, 3/2 GO/FO
2 GAMES

CARLOS GUTIERREZ
0.00 ERA - 0.60 WHIP
1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 55% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
1 GAME 
NOTE: 2012 shoulder surgery rehab

* ANGEL MEJIAS
9.00 ERA - 2,00 WHIP
1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 58% strikes, 1/1 GO/FO
1 GAME 

 

Comments

thanks for another season of updates and numbers.

+1

so when does the next AZ league season start?

CUBSTER: Boise begins play next Friday (6/14) and the AZL Cubs first game is Thursday 6/20.

Draft picks who played college ball who sign right away might have a chance to break camp with Boise on Tuesday, but most will spend a week to ten days in Mesa where they will be evaluated before being assigned to an affiliate.

Most if not all of the players initially assigned to Boise (probably about 25-28 players) will be selected from the Cubs EXST roster, and the players who are not chosen to go to Boise will remain in Mesa playing "sim" games  and (if enough players are available) intrasquad games ad nauseum until the AZL season starts in a couple of weeks.

PHIL: Many thanks as well. Hope your A/C is working well for the summer ahead.

Would like to ask you to "pick three":

- What three hitters do you project to move through the system (up hopefully)?
- What three pitchers (if there are three...) did you see in ExtST that could as well?

E-MAN: Not counting players who were at Extended Spring Training on rehab assignments (like Almora, Lake, Vitters, and Clevenger) and also not counting players who were promoted during the course of EXST (like Maples and Golden), I would say the position players most likely to move through the pipeline are Penalver, Dunston, Baez, and Hodges, and the pitchers most likely to move are Conway (but only if he returns 100%), Underwood, Leal, Pugliese, and Torrez.    

Phil, thanks for your hard work and especially your knowledge of the Cobs organization.

Thanks, Phil!!!

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  • If Travis' back-to-back-to-back walks cost Hendricks the ERA title, that would really suck.

    billybucks 7 hours 56 min ago view
  • Edit: "A lifeless loss to a lousy Sox team."

    billybucks 8 hours 38 min ago view
  • This place is a real downer after a loss to the Sox.

    Charlie 8 hours 49 min 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 8 hours 56 min 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 8 hours 59 min ago view
  • new rule...no one's allowed to throw k.bryant a changeup

    crunch 9 hours 10 min 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 9 hours 16 min 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 9 hours 32 min ago view
  • I'm liking this rookie Nathan.

    CTSteve 9 hours 33 min ago view
  • Richard DFA'd. Meh...

    The E-Man 12 hours 24 min ago view
  • Throwbacks with fashionable cutouts would be a nice touch.

    Charlie 14 hours 56 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 15 hours 29 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 15 hours 31 min ago view
  • The comparison isn't Chapman replacing Rondon. It's Chapman replacing Richard (hopefully) in the pen. Chapman's better.

    billybucks 17 hours 28 min ago view
  • I'm with you, Rob. You pretty much summed up how I feel about it.

    JoePepitone 19 hours 47 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 20 hours 43 min ago view