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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  • "Therefore, the Cubs have not had ONE pitcher in the last five years that is a TOR starter waiting in the wings ..."

    It's a little scary, especially when you look over at the Mets, the one team around the league that worries me, maybe because I have clear recollections of 1969.

    Actually, the only Cub draftee since 2012 when McLeod and the new FO took over the draft who has thrown a pitch in the majors is Zack Godley. So it's not just TOR starters that we're not seeing.

  • We've got a David-Goliath type situation tonight, but you never know. In matchups like this, I always remember that Sergio Mitre v. Roy Halladay game the Cubs won at home several years ago.

  • I am going tonight, so I am not ok with that.

    But, maybe Hendrix will give his patented solid 5 before Richard or Wood comes in...

    One can hope.

  • if you save the lumber from your constant trips to the cross you can build your very own safe space to view my posts.

  • @billybucks you speak the truth and it's precisely what me and others have been saying for over a year. It's an unfortunate hitch in his game, one that seems correctable, but so far has not been corrected. Also a hitch that is going over 3 seasons now and no one has been able to truly exploit in any meaningful way (except sort of the Royals in that Wild Card game although they stole plenty of bases off the other pitchers in that game and the rest of the playoff teams the rest of that run).

  • AZBOBBOP: Nothing new on Oscar de la Cruz. Still shut down with elbow issues.

  • I nominate Sean Rodriguez.

  • who's this guy being all reasonable and stuff?

    pick someone on the board who's literally worse than hitler and start screaming about it. cubs 2016!

  • It's not pathetic -- it's what we've been waiting for!

  • Yikes -- I was off the site for a short while and it blew up.

    Gentlemen -- it is apparent that Lester has a weakness in his game. Everybody knows about it. He has, apparently, tried to work on it, but without success. Fortunately, he is talented enough that he is able to largely overcome his shortcoming.

    I am amazed that other teams don't try to bunt on him, but, as has been said, bunting is not a skill many players have.

  • Interesting that Hendricks is going tomorrow -- so, he wasn't really "skipped", just moved back a few days so Jake and Lester could deal against the Pirates. I'm OK with that.

  • PHIL: Thanks for your updates.

    One thing that we are seeing come to bear is that Theo's obvious strategy has been to stockpile young, power arms in the lower levels while owning bats that are much nearer to MLB ready - then, buying the arms the org needs in order to be highly competitive.

  • It's fun to watch the cards shit the bed anytime of the year

  • I really thought he would be the one getting the call-up. This must be a favor to the player from Theo.

  • I'm already scoreboard watching and it's only the start of May. How pathetic is that?

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