2018 Cubs Spring Training Uniform Numbers
13 Peter Bourjos, OF
51 Michael Roth, P
54 Charcer Burks, OF
57 Shae Simmons, P
61 Efren Navarro, 1B-OF
1. Charcer Burks was given a late NRI shortly before the start of Spring Training and he was assigned #54 after RHSP Williams Perez was released last week.
2. 47, 49, 50, and 93 (plus the never-issued #69) are the only numbers not presently assigned.
3. Minor league players who are called-up to big league camp for the day are randomly assigned duplicate numbers in the 80's and 90's that are also assigned to Spring Training Instructors.
1 Jen-Ho Tseng, P (was #39)
11 Yu Darvish, P
39 Drew Smyly, P (was #11)
1/25 ORIGINAL POST:
CUBS SPRING TRAINING UNIFORM NUMBERS
NOTE 1: These are preliminary and are subject to change
NOTE 2: Several Spring Training Instructors are wearing duplicate numbers
NOTE 3: Numbers 1, 13, 47, 49, 50, 51, 57, 61, 69, and 93 are not assigned at this time (Cubs do not issue #69)
2 Tommy LaStella, INF
3 David Ross, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
4 Mike Freeman, INF (wore #15 in 2017)
5 Albert Almora Jr, OF
6 Carl Edwards Jr, P
7 Victor Caratini, C-1B (wore #20 in 2017)
8 Ian Happ, IF-OF
9 Javy Baez, INF
11 Drew Smyly, P
12 Kyle Schwarber, OF
12 John Baker, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
15 Brandon Morrow, P
16 Brandon Hyde, BENCH COACH
17 Kris Bryant, INF
18 Ben Zobrist, IF-OF
19 Andy Haines, ASSISTANT HITTING COACH
20 Mark Zagunis, OF (wore #21 in 2017)
20 Kevin Youkilis, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
21 Tyler Chatwood, P
22 Jason Heyward, OF
23 Ryan Sandberg, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
24 Alec Mills, P
25 Will Venable, 1st BASE/OUTFIELD COACH
26 Billy Williams, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
27 Addison Russell, INF
28 Kyle Hendricks, P
29 Rob Zastryzny, P
30 Chili Davis, HITTING COACH
30 Ted Lilly, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
32 Brian Duensing, P
32 Jon Lieber, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
33 Eddie Butler, P
34 Jon Lester, P
34 Kerry Wood, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
35 Lester Strode, BULLPEN COACH
36 Dillon Maples, P
37 Justin Wilson, P
38 Mike Montgomery, P
39 Jen-Ho Tseng, P
40 Willson Contreras, C
40 Rick Sutcliffe, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
41 Steve Cishek, P
43 Taylor Davis, C-1B
44 Anthony Rizzo, 1B
45 Anthony Bass, P
46 Pedro Strop, P
46 Ryan Dempster, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (duplicate #)
48 Jim Hickey, PITCHING COACH
52 Justin Grimm, P
53 Chris Gimenez, C
54 Williams Perez, P
55 Brian Butterfield, 3rd BASE/INFIELD COACH
56 Kyle Ryan, P
58 Mike Borzello, CATCHING/STRATEGY COACH
59 Luke Farrell, P
60 Corey Mazzoni, P
62 Jose Quintana, P
63 Juan Cabreja, QUALITY ASSURANCE COACH
64 Ali Solis, C
65 Franklin Font, ASSISTANT BULLPEN COACH
66 Ryan Court, IF-OF
67 Doug Dascenzo, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Outfield & Baserunning Coordinator)
68 Dario Alvarez, P
70 Joe Maddon, MANAGER
71 Oscar de la Cruz, P
72 Craig Brooks, P
73 Adbert Alzolay, P
74 Duane Underwood Jr, P
75 Jacob Hannemann, OF
76 David Bote, INF
77 Randy Rosario, P
78 Daniel Camarena, P
79 David Garner, P
80 Justin Hancock, P
81 Jacob Cruz, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Hitting Coordinator)
82 Tom Hatch, P
83 Bijan Rademacher, OF
84 Ian Rice, C-1B
85 Chesny Young, IF-OF
86 Jason Vosler, INF
87 Alberto Baldonado, P
88 Mike Mason, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Assistant Minor L:eague Pitching Coordinator)
69 Mark Johnson, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AA Tennessee manager)
90 Rod Nichols, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AAA Iowa pitching coach)
91 Marty Pevey, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AAA Iowa manager)
92 Brendan Sagara, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Pitching Coordinator)
94 Jeremy Farrell, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Infield Coordinator)-------
95 Chad Noble, BULLPEN CATCHER
96 Jesus Feliciano, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AA Tennessee hitting coach)
97 Tim Cossins, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Catching & Field Coordinator)
98 Terry Clark, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AA Tennessee pitching coach)
99 Desi Wilson, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AAA Iowa hitting coach)
crunch 13 hours 57 min ago (view)
j.odorizzi accepted his qualifying offer (17.8m) from MIN...so did j.abreu (CWS)....everyone else is gonna play the FA market.
w.smith (SF) immediately signed with the braves for 3/39 (13m team option/1m buyout on the backend). braves lose a 2nd round pick...which they'll probably get back when someone signs j.donaldson.
crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)
it's not like i think he's something special, but if he had 5mph more on his stuff he'd probably be a top prospect in the system combined with his command/control. he's got highly repeatable junk and he's still young enough there might be a little more velocity to discover.
Arizona Phil 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
CRUNCH: As long as Carrera is placed on the AAA Iowa reserve list on 11/20 he should be safe from selection, and I would say he is in fact close to a lock to be placed on the Iowa roster.
Presuming he is on the Iowa reserve list going into the Rule 5 Draft, I doubt very much that he would get selected in the Major League Phase because he hasn't pitched above Lo-A.
crunch 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
i'm low-key keeping an eye on faustino carrera if he's not protected...which he may not be protected.
he throws junk, but he throws it well, and with great control.
Arizona Phil 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
I've talked to Player Development people over the past many years about the Rule 5 Draft and how an organization goes about deciding whether to protect or not protect a player from selection.
STEP 1: How many of your Rule 5 Draft-eligible players are actually legit candidates to get selected in the Major League Phase?. Usually there a dozen or more who could conceivably/realisticaly get selected. You need to identify them and then carefully evaluate them.
EXAMPLES: See my lists above.
crunch 1 day 20 hours ago (view)
"There are no untouchables," Epstein said.
In truth, the Cubs boss has said the same every year, but it certainly sounds like he means it this time. "We're in the 'information collecting' stages of the process," one general manager put it on Tuesday.
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 22 hours ago (view)
I think, in relation to the higher profile guys like Javy or Contreras, they're trying to put some pressure on to sign extensions.
That said I do think they're listening on everyone with the only name I haven't seen being Rizzo.
crunch 3 days 14 hours ago (view)
i wonder where the cubs will go with things.
there's a lot pointing to the cubs being expected to listen to offers on almost anyone. as it is, on paper, the cubs could roll right into 2020 with no changes whatsoever and still field a very competitive team. the whole "shakeup" thing seems to be a very hot topic from a variety of sources, though.
bryant, contreras, schwarber have all been linked to "cubs may be listening" rumors...probably listening to anything on happ, bote, almora, russell, too...
Hagsag 3 days 15 hours ago (view)
Even the Cubs should be able to out bid the Marlins!
crunch 3 days 15 hours ago (view)
"According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins are "believed" to have interest in free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos."
by interest, i assume they mean they'd like to have some baseball rookie cards or his or maybe a hug from him. i can't imagine they actually want to spend money on someone they could use to make their team better because that makes no sense.
Arizona Phil 4 days 8 hours ago (view)
Prior to joining the Cubs in 2012 Scott Harris was Director of Baseball Operations in the MLB office, which means he received, reviewed, and approved all major league and minor league contracts and transactions, as well as providing MLB clubs with schedules, rules updates, and draft information.
Cubster 4 days 16 hours ago (view)
Giants hire Scott Harris, from Cubs front office, as GM
Charlie 5 days 18 hours ago (view)
For anyone else who immediately wonders but is not invested enough to look it up, this is not Chris (Ryan) Young, former Padres starter and fisticuffs partner of Derrek Lee, but rather the two-years younger Chris Matthew Young.
crunch 6 days 5 hours ago (view)
rev up those off-season rumor fryers...
Jeff Passan @JeffPassan
Multiple teams in search of catching help believe Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be available this winter. The Cubs will get creative this winter, and with a deep catching free agent market, they could trade Contreras and begin retooling under new manager David Ross.
crunch 6 days 10 hours ago (view)
former padres manager andy green is gonna be ross's bench coach.
green was c.rea's manager in SD, btw.
Arizona Phil 6 days 16 hours ago (view)
Last year the Cubs signed four free-agents to minor league contracts prior to the Rule 5 Draft: LHP Alberto Baldonado, OF Wynton Bernard, RHP Corey Black, and RHP Jose Rosario. All four were members of the Cubs organization in 2018 but declined to sign a 2019 minor league successor contract prior to being declared a free-agent, but then came back to the Cubs after briefly testing the free-agent waters.