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Chicago Cubs Organizational Depth Chart
C Welingto Castillo/Steve Clevenger/Anthony Recker Juan Apodaca/Brian Esposito Michael Brenly/Chad Noble Micah Gibbs/Rafael Lopez/Taylor Davis Chadd Krist/Sergio Burruel/Yaniel Cabezas
1B  Anthony Rizzo/Bryan LaHair  Greg Rohan/Jeff Frazier  Justin Bour Rebel Ridling  Jacob Rogers
2B Darwin Barney/Adrian Cardenas Nate Samson/Diory Hernandez Logan Watkins  Ronald Torreyes  Zeke DeVoss/Kenny Socorro
SS  Starlin Castro  Matt Tolbert/Jonathon Mota  Junior Lake  Javier Baez/Vladimir Frias  Tim Saunders/Wes Darvill
3B  Josh Vitters/Luis Valbuena  Blake DeWitt Matt Cerda/Dustin Harrington  Christian Villanueva  Dustin Geiger
LF  Alfonso Soriano/Tony Campana  Ty Wright  Rubi Silva John Andreoli  John Andreoli
CF  Brett Jackson/Dave Sappelt  Alfredo Amezaga Matt Szczur/Jae-Hoon Ha Nelson Perez Pin-Chieh Chen
RF  David DeJesus/Joe Mather  Jim Adduci  Michael Burgess Eliecer Bonne/Anthony Giansanti Jorge Soler

Starting Pitchers
1 Jeff Samardzija (R)
2 Travis Wood (L)
3 Justin Germano (R)
4 Chris Volstad (R)
IOWA Brooks Raley (L), Casey Coleman (R), Nick Struck (R), Dallas Beeler (R), and Yoannis Negrin (R)
TENN Chris Rusin (L), Dae-Eun Rhee (R), Eric Jokisch (L), Austin Kirk (L), and Casey Harman (L)
DAYT Matt Loosen (R), P. J. Francescon (R), Frank del Valle (L), Kyle Hendricks (R), and Kyler Burke (L)
PEOR Ben Wells (R), Starling Peralta (R), Yao-Lin Wang (R), Jeffry Antigua (L), and Willengton Cruz (L)


Relief Pitchers
1 Carlos Marmol (R)
2 Shawn Camp (R)
3 James Russell (L)
4 Manuel Corpas (R)
5 Michael Bowden (R)
6 Jeff Beliveau (L)
7 Blake Parker (R)
8-9 Alberto Cabrera (R), Lendy Castillo (R), and Miguel Socolovich (R)
Iowa Jairo Asencio (R), Marcus Hatley (R), Jay Jackson (R), Ryan Rowland-Smith (L), Ty'Relle Harris (R), Casey Weathers (R), Esmailin Caridad (R), Horacio Ramirez (L), Seth McClung (R), Roidrigo Lopez (R), and Randy Wells (R)
TENN Rafael Dolis (R), Jaye Chapman (R), Frank Batista (R), Zac Rosscup (L), Kevin Roderick (R), Tony Zych (R), Brian Schlitter (R), and Trey McNutt (R)
DAYT A. J. Morris (R), Jeff Lorick (L), Scott Weismann (R), Hunter Cervenka (L), Ryan Searle (R), Matt Spencer (L), Eduardo Figueroa (R), and Matt Iannazzo (L)
PEOR Larry Suarez (R), Bryce Shafer (R), Justin Berg (R), Sheldon McDonald (L), Austin Reed (R), Pete Levitt (R), Steve Perakslis (R), and Luis Liria (R)

P SP: Justin Amlung (R), Jose Arias (R), Ian Dickson (R), Pierce Johnson (R), and Taylor Scott (R) - RP: Hunter Ackerman (L), Tyler Bremer (R), Rafael Diplan (R), Nathan Dorris (L), Michael Heesch (L), Su-Min Jung (R), Eddie Orozco (R), Felix Pena (R), James Pugliese (R), Hayden Simpson (R), and Brian Smith (L)
C Wilson Contreras, Carlos Escobar, Justin Marra, and Lance Rymel
INF Gioskar Amaya (2B), Steve Bruno (2B), Jeimer Candelario (3B), Marco Hernandez (SS), Rock Shoulders (1B), and Dan Vogelbach (1B)
OF Albert Almora (CF), Xavier Batista (LF), Izaac Garsez (RF), and Trey Martin (CF)

AZL Cubs
P SP: Paul Blackburn (R), Corbin Hoffner (R), Dillon Maples (R), Ryan McNeil (R), and Duane Underwood (R) - RP: Daniel Adrian (R), Ethan Elias (R), Ryan Hartman (R), Alvido Jimenez (R), Jin-Young Kim (R), Trey Lang (R), Arturo Maltos-Garcia (R), Chad Martin (R), Carlos Martinez (R), Loiger Padron (R), Juan Carlos Paniagua (R), Anthony Prieto (L), Jasvir Rakkar (R), and Tony York (R)
C Alberto Mineo, Wilfredo Petit, and Neftali Rosario
INF David Bote (3B), Ben Carhart (3B), Trevor Gretzky (1B), Danny Lockhart (2B), and Carlos Penalver (SS)
OF Jeffrey Baez (RF), Yasiel Balaguert (RF), Shawon Dunston Jr (CF), and Garrett Schlecht (LF)

DSL Cubs #1
P SP: Angel Mejias (L), Jose Paulino (L), Hector Perez (R), Carlos Rodriguez (L), and Luis Villalba (L) - RP: Gilberto Abreu (R), Jonathan Bautista (R), Harrison Bermudez (R), Enger Cabreja (R), Francisco Carrillo (R), Javier Castro (R), Michael de la Cruz (R), Manuel Fuentes (L), Luis Guillen (R), Jeffry Hernandez (R), Richard Leyba (L), Eric Martinez (R), Hendry Mercado (R), and Carlos Severino (R)
C Steven de la Cruz, Leonardo Gonzalez, and Carlos Ramirez
INF Roney Alcala (1B), Varonex Cuevas (2B), Jenner Emeterio (SS), Antonio Gonzalez (2B), John Ortega (2B), Adonis Paula (3B), Miguel Rico (3B), and Francisco Sanchez (SS)
OF Arnaldo Calero (LF), Roberto Caro (CF), Jose Casilla (LF), Enderson Mercedes (RF), and Jose Paniagua (RF)

DSL Cubs #2
P SP: Pedro Araujo (R), Greyfer Eregua (R), Amalio Reyes (R), Alexander Santana (R), and Daury Torrez (R) - RP: Jesus Baldayaque (R), Alfredo Belizaire (L), Pedro Brazoban (R), Augusto Colina (L), Alberto Diaz (L), Jorge Diaz (R), Frailyn Figueroa (L), Alexander Frias (R), Victor Garcia (L), Enyel Gonzalez (R), Yomar Morel (R), Jesus Pereyra (R), Chris Pieters (L), and Victor Salazar (R)
C Erick Castillo, Jhonny Pena, Antonio Valerio, and Eufran Vargas
INF Luis Acosta (SS), Delbis Arcila (1B), Bryant Flete (2B), Mark Malave (3B), Dalfis Ortiz (2B), Felix Perez (1B), and Jeffry Puente (1B)
OF Edwin Contreras (RF), Kevin Encarnacion (CF), Ricardo Marcano (LF), and Shamiel Ubiera (RF)

Inactive List
CUBS RHP Matt Garza (elbow - retro to 7/28), RHP Marcos Mateo (June 2012 TJS - 4/4), RHP Arodys Vizcaino (March 2012 TJS - 7/31) and 3B Ian Stewart (wrist surgery - retro to 6/13) are on 60-day DL
IOWA Wilson Contreras, Carlos Escobar, Justin Marra, and Lance Rymel
TENN RHP Jake Brigham, RHP David Cales (2011 shoulder surgery rehab), C Nate Maldonado (player-coach), INF Elliot Soto, and IF-OF David Macias (player-coach at AZL Cubs) are on 7-day DL
DAYT INF Arismendy Alcantara (leg), and INF Carlos Figueroa (player-coach) are on 7-day DL, and RHP Brett Wallach and OF Evan Crawford (shoulder surgery) are on 60-day DL
PEOR RHP Zach Cates, LHP Gerardo Concepcion (illness), RHP Michael Jensen (blister), RHP Jose Rosario (sore arm), RHP Joe Zeller (blister), C Alvaro Sosa (player-coach at AZL Cubs), 1B Paul Hoilman (dislocated finger), and OF Taiwan Easterling are on 7-day DL, and LHP Andrew McKirahan (elbow surgery), INF Brad Zapenas (shoulder surgery), and OF Reggie Golden (knee surgery) are on 60-day DL
BOIS RHP Mike Hamann, RHP David Henrie, LHP Kyle Shepard, and OF Dong-Yub Kim (concussion) are on 7-day DL, and OF Rashad Crawford is on 60-day DL
AZL RHP Josh Conway (2012 TJS rehab), RHP Pedro Medina (2010 TJS rehab), RHP Amaury Paulino, RHP Melvin Rosa (2010 TJS rehab), and RHP Austin Urban (back surgery rehab) are on 60-day DL, and C Johann DeJesus is on RESTRICTED LIST
DSL RHP Manuel Asencio, RHP Rafael Diaz, LHP Warner Eusebio, RHP Jose Morel, RHP Julio Sanchez, RHP Yilver Sanchez, and RHP Francisco Turbi, C Engel Santana, 3B Carlos Montero, 2B Jose Montesino, and OF Frammi Cabrera are INACTIVE at the Cubs Dominican Academy, and RHP Juancito de la Cruz, LHP Andin Diaz, RHP Antonio Encarnacion, and RHP Enyelberth Pena are on RESTRICTED LIST

Recent comments

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  • it's day old news, and it's got nothing to do with the cubs, but ichiro signed a $2m deal with MIA (with a $2m option for 2017).

    neat. 41 years old and damn close to 3000 hits.

    also, rain delays suck.

  • take that giants

  • I think that if a team objects to the 1-game wildcard playin game so much, they could just win the pennant and avoid themselves the trouble.

  • Per Jesse Sanchez at, Cubs reportedly have signed 20-year old Cuban OF Eddy Julio Martinez for $3M bonus. 

  • BLOCK: Of course any advantage is an advantage. An MLB, NBA, or NHL team getting the extra game at home in a seven game series is an advantage, I just don't think it is enough of an advantage for winning a division and/or having the best record in a conference or league over the course of an 82-game season (NBA and NHL) or 162 game series (MLB).

  • TEX takes the opening game from TOR (@TOR) 5-3.

    TOR lost bautista + donaldson in-game due to injuries...TEX lost beltre...dunno if any will be lingering issues leading to missed games.

  • Ride the Kid Magic! Schwarber hadn't homered in a long time before last night.

  • Greg Maddux was 8-18 in his rookie season. Kyle has the 8 wins down pat.

    Think Baby Maddux.

    Prof. Harold Hill's THINK system at work.

    Kyle is on the far left.

  • I support this. Hendricks has not only looked better lately but seems to start struggling after a few innings which is better than the 1st in the playoffs.

  • Just tweeted via Jesse Rogers: Hendricks starting Game 2. Wow. Just wow.

  • That was good!

  • Well said. On one hand, I thought the HBP was a bad baseball play -- down 4 runs, put a runner on for a red-hot Fowler. On the other hand, they needed to do something -- I hadn't thought about the warning/pitching inside point. Is Hurdle that smart? He does not strike me that way. By the way -- not clear which fan base you are referring to in your "first" 3rd point.

  • My unsolicited opinions on topics covered in this thread:
    1. I hate the fact that after 162 games, a team could be out after 1 game. However, I think the system is pretty close to perfect right now. 2 of 3 isn't feasible unless they shorten the regular season, and it ices the division winners for way too long. This creates excitement, and rewards the division winners.

  • Personally, I think the game could have had a very different look had the Pirates held onto the ball and tagged Fowler out on the steal in the first. Cole was clearly frazzled, but if they took that runner off the base, it could have relaxed him a lot.

  • Football games are played once a week. There are 16 games a year. I'm not even remotely following at all how you can compare the two leagues and playoff systems. It is physically impossible to play a home and away series. The idea of not having any road games in baseball playoffs is certainly a head scratcher.

    How is not having the first and last game at home a benefit for the division winners and team with the best record? How is it not an incentive to win the division when a WC team has to blow their top pitcher?

    Call me lost.

  • Two 97+ win teams in a do-or-die, great bullpens, overpowering starters, plenty of pop--hard to believe that game wouldn't be tense. A 4-0 lead is not a blowout, especially in that situation and with the Cubs' young bullpen. Not only would a defensive play here or there make a difference, but you get the win there also on the home plate umps strike zone (generous strike calls for Arrieta, including a couple Ks), and on Schwarber sitting on the right pitch at the right time.