2015 Cubs Minor League Camp Rosters
Dylan Cease, James Farris, Scott Frazier, Michael Heesch, Barret Loux, Brad Markey, James Pugliese, Starling Peralta, Alex Santana, Jen-Ho Tseng, Michael Wagner, and Ben Wells threw "live" BP today, as Cubs minor leaguers had their first "full squad" workout of 2015 at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ.
2015 CUBS MINOR LEAGUE CAMP - SPRING TRAINING ROSTERS (last updated 3-14-2015):
NOTE: ROSTERS AT MINOR LEAGUE CAMP ARE FLUID. Minor League players are often initially assigned to a squad one or even two levels above where they will ultimately be assigned once the regular season starts. Minor League Camp roster assignments are based on several factors, including the player's position as it relates to the specific needs of the organization, and the player's age, amount of professional experience, and previous season's performance (including any time spent at a post-season Instructional League). As players are sent to Minor League Camp from the Major League squad during the course of Spring Training, there are corresponding roster moves made at Minor League Camp as players are either moved down a level or released. Occasionally a player or a pitcher will be moved up a level during the course of Minor League Camp, but such an occurrence is rare.
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Jeffry Antigua
P. J. Francescon
* Austin Kirk
* Jeff Lorick
Trey McNutt (INACTIVE - 2014 shoulder surgery)
* Wes Darvill
* Dan Vogelbach
* Kevin Brown
* Rubi Silva
* Gerardo Concepcion
* Tyler Ihrig
Juan Carlos Paniagua
* Rob Zastryzny
# Victor Caratini
* Jordan Hankins (ex-INF)
# Jeimer Candelario
* Danny Lockhart
Tim Saunders (reinstated from VOLUNTARY RETIRED LIST)
* Pin-Chieh Chen
* Jake Hannemann
* Billy McKinney
* Bijan Rademacher
MYRTLE BEACH: 31
* Michael Heesch
* Jordan Minch
* Tommy Thorpe
Gioskar Amaya (ex-INF)
* Justin Marra
Will Remillard (LIMITED ACTIVITY - back?)
# Varonex Cuevas
* Jacob Rogers
* Jason Vosler
* Shawon Dunston Jr
* Kevin Encarnacion
* Charlie White
SOUTH BEND: 65+1
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY - post-2013 shoulder surgery)
Oscar de la Cruz
* Andin Diaz
John Michael Knighton
Mark Malave (ex-C)
Trey Masek (LIMITED ACTIVITY - 2014 shoulder surgery)
Erling Moreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY - 2014 ??? surgery)
* Ariel Ovando (ex-OF)
* Jose Paulino
* Anthony Prieto
* Carson Sands
* Justin Steele
* Sam Wilson
# Eric Castillo
* Alberto Mineo
# Roney Alcala
* Danny Canela (LIMITED ACTIVITY - ???)
# Frandy de la Rosa
* Andrew Ely
* Bryant Flete
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college)
* Carlos Sepulveda
* Rashad Crawford
* Ricardo Marcano
MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT FIELD STAFF:
FIELD COORDINATOR & CATCHING COORDINATOR: Tim Cossins
PITCHING COORDINATOR: Derek Johnson
ASSISTANT PIICHING COORDINATOR: Mike Mason
HITTING COORDINATOR: Anthony Iapoce
ASSISTANT HITTING COORDINATOR: Tom Beyers
INFIELD COORDINATOR: Jose Flores
OUTFIELD & BASERUNNING COORDINATOR: Doug Dascenzo
LATIN AMERICAN FIELD COORDINATOR: Dave Keller
MENTAL SKILLS PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Josh Lifrak
MENTAL SKILLS COORDINATOR: Darnell McDonald
LATIN AMERICAN MENTAL SKILLS COORDINATOR: Raymond Fuentes
IOWA: Marty Pevey (Manager) , Mike Cather (Pitching Coach), Brian Harper (Hitting Coach), and Leo Perez (Assistant Coach)
TENNESSEE: Buddy Bailey (Manager), Storm Davis (Pitching Coach), Desi Wilson (Hitting Coach), and Guillermo Martinez (Assistant Coach)
MYRTLE BEACH: Mark Johnson (Manager), David Rosario (Pitching Coach), Mariano Duncan (Hitting Coach), and Chris Gutierrez (Assistant Coach)
SOUTH BEND: Jimmy Gonzalez (Manager), Brian Lawrence (Pitching Coach), Jesus Feliciano (Hitting Coach), and Osmin Melendez (Assistant Coach)
EUGENE: Gary Van Tol (Manager), Anderson Tavares (Pitching Coach), Ricardo Medina (Hitting Coach), and Terrmel Sledge (Assistant Coach)
AZL CUBS: Carmelo Martinez (Manager), Ron Villone (Pitching Coach), Oscar Bernard (Hitting Coach), and Ty Wright (Assistant Coach)
MESA REHAB: Rick Tronerud (Pitching Coach) and Nate Maldonado (Assistant Coach)
DSL CUBS: Juan Cabreja (Manager), Armando Gabino (Pitching Coach), Claudio Almonte (Hitting Coach), and Carlos Ramirez (Assistant Coach)
VSL CUBS: Pedro Gonzalez (Manager), Eduardo Villacis (Pitching Coach), Franklin Blanco (Hitting Coach), and Antonio Valerio (Assistant Coach)
MINOR LEAGUE TRAINING COORDINATOR: Nick Frangella
ASSISTANT MINOR LEAGUE TRAINING COORDINATOR: Chuck Baughman
ATHLETIC TRAINERS: Scott Barringer (Iowa), Shane Nelson (Tennessee), Peter Fagan (Myrtle Beach), Jonathan Fierro (South Bend), Mike McNulty (Eugene), Toby Williams (AZL Cubs), Jose Alvarez (DSL Cubs), and Arnoldo Goite (VSL Cubs)
MINOR LEAGUE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COORDINATOR: Doug Jarrow
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES: Ryan Clausen (Iowa), Mike Megrew (Tennessee), Jason Moriss (Myrtle Beach), Ed Kohl (South Bend), Ryan Nordtvedt (Eugene), Sean Folan (AZL Cubs), Tomas Sanchez (DSL Cubs), and Manny Estrada (VSL Cubs)
EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING: TBA
NOTE: The Extended Spring Training (EXST) group (AKA "Eugene/Mesa") is formed during Minor League Camp. This group will consist of players who are the replacement cadre for the full season affiliates, players deemed not ready for full-season leagues, and injured players.
CUBS LATIN AMERICAN AFFILIATES
NOTE: Latin American Cubs minor leaguers who do not attend Minor League Camp in Arizona have their Spring Training at the Cubs Dominican Academy beginning in March. Players who have Spring Training at the Dominican Academy are eventually assigned to either the Cubs Extended Spring Training squad in Mesa in April and/or to one of the two Cubs Foreign-Rookie affiliates (DSL Cubs or VSL Cubs) when they commence league play in May.
DSL CUBS: 39+1
* Wander Cabrera (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Luis Guillen (INACTIVE - Restricted List)
* Pablo Ochoa (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* Jesus Perez
* Chris Pieters
Eury Ramos (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Jesus Tejada (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Raymond Pena (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
# Humberto Garcia
# Fidel Mejia (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Rafael Mejia (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
# Yeiler Peguero (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Tony Rijo (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
# Miguel Ruiz
# Roberto Caro
Yovanny Cuevas (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Wander Felix (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SRRVICE)
# Robert Garcia
Jose Jules (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SRRVICE)
Samir Lara (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
VSL CUBS: 39
Andres Arteaga (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* Andres Bonalde (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Enrique de los Rios
* Riger Fernandez (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Emilio Ferrebus (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Hector Garcia (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* Yapson Gomez
* Angel Mejias
Bryan Molina (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* Alex Pacheco
* Eugenio Palma
* Carlos Rodriguez
Freddy Tineo (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
# Martin Hodwalker
Gustavo Polanco (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Jhonny Bethencourt (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Francisco Garay (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
# Andruw Monasterio
Rafael Narea (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* Luis Ayala
Jose Rojas (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
bradsbeard 3 hours 21 min ago (view)
Great info. Thanks!
Arizona Phil 3 hours 21 min ago (view)
BRADSBEARD: What happens on 12/2 is each club submits what's called a "Central Tender Letter" to the MLB LRD listing which unsigned players on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) are being tendered a contract and which unsigned players are not being tendered a contract.
The CTL is sufficient as far as providing proof of contract tender.
For players being tendered contracts, the CTL must list the club's MLB salary offer, a minor league split salary offer (if the club so chooses), and performance bonuses (if any) the club is offering to the player.
crunch 11 hours 57 min ago (view)
theo walked away from a big payday for an executive in his last season as a cub without having another job scoped out...and according to him he's not even looking one.
something tells me this isn't going to be a fun off-season for cubs fans.
the state of the cubs household aside, i wouldn't exactly be shocked to see theo with the mets, though he's supposedly not on their radar at the moment.
Dolorous Jon Lester 12 hours 21 min ago (view)
The Cubs have been at the forefront of tone-deaf owners in terms of financial hardship during the pandemic. "The game isn't as profitable as most people think"
tim815 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
The decision on the amount comes later.
bradsbeard 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
At the point when the team makes the initial contract tender, do they have to offer a specific salary, and if so is that the same number the team takes into arbitration? Or does the specific number the teams files at for arbitration happen at a later date?
Arizona Phil 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
jdrnym: A player who is signed to a contract that does not include a minor league split salary is paid his full MLB salary while optioned or after being outrighted to a minor league club.
So if a player goes to arbitration and is awarded (let's say) a $2.5M salary by the arb panel, the contract will not include a minor league split salary or performance bonuses, and if the player is sent to the minors he is paid the full $2.5M while in the minors.
Hagsag 1 day 16 hours ago (view)
Maybe Trump can give them a loan.
crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)
it's not exactly looking good when the cubs brass is complaining about "losing 100m in revenue" when a huge chunk of that seems to include Hotel Zachary. it looks like the entire "entertainment complex" is the cubs as far as the Ricketts are concerned...and the team might have to suffer a bit because they couldn't fully realize profits last year. they've publically stated that the big incoming tax credits from the city they're going to realize for stadium work won't help the cubs payroll.
jdrnym 2 days 2 hours ago (view)
If a player doesn't have a split salary in his contract, how much is he making when in the minors (or how is that salary determined)?
crunch 2 days 7 hours ago (view)
we want kyle schwarber to not be mark trumbo so badly...
either way, the NL having or not having the DH needs to be figured out pretty quickly for a lot of off-season sanity.
crunch 3 days 11 hours ago (view)
minor league hitting coordinator chris valaika moves up assistant hitting instructor for the big league team.
looks like a.iapoce's job is safe.
Cubster 3 days 14 hours ago (view)
Jed Hoyer gets a new 5 yr contract that runs through 2025 season.
Cubster 3 days 15 hours ago (view)
BA's list of 19 prospects who impressed at Instructs. One Cub:
Chase Strumpf, 2B, Cubs
Jackstraw 4 days 10 hours ago (view)
Waiting for Ryan Pace to be available. He should be a week from tomorrow.
crunch 4 days 11 hours ago (view)
i haven't even heard a rumor...which is interesting since "virtual" winter meetings start in a couple weeks.
surprised dan kantrovitz hasn't been named "interim GM" or something...which makes me wonder how wide of a net they're casting to fill the position. he was snagged from the A's and was an assistant GM there (and director of scouting for STL).