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Chicago Cubs Organizational Depth Chart
Pos. CUBS IOWA TENNESSEE DAYTONA PEORIA
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)


















Boise
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

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  • CHILDERS: Dylan Cease and Bryan Hudson are probably the Cubs 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'sslider), but has trouble commanding his stuff.

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

    Arizona Phil 3 min 38 sec 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 12 min 18 sec 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 34 min 5 sec 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 40 min 18 sec ago view
  • Rob Richardson 1 hour 9 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 2 hours 3 min ago view
  • Awesome thanks AZ

    Old and Blue 2 hours 5 min ago view
  • Great report, Phil! This organization has so many hitters to be excited about.

    John Beasley 2 hours 55 min ago view
  • Ben Zobrist is very enjoyable to watch!!!!!!

    Hagsag 5 hours 43 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 6 hours 55 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 7 hours 19 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 7 hours 24 min ago view
  • Phil, what's your thoughts on which position players are going to Eugene and who is staying in AZL?

    azbobbop 11 hours 24 min ago view
  • Ahhh...way to bring me down BB.

    Still - a win tomorrow will be an acheivement regardless.

    The E-Man 12 hours 12 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 12 hours 45 min ago view
  • jacos 12 hours 45 min ago view