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)
crunch 5 hours 16 min ago (view)
side note...k.wong is on 1st putting on one of those "baserunning mitts" (hand protection for sliding) that's extending past the length of his hand/fingers by at least 2-3 inches.
they're going to have to start regulating this piece of equipment if this keeps up...
crunch 7 hours 22 min ago (view)
Q with LAA in his debut for them...HBP, a wild pitch, and BB through 7 pitches...then 3 pop-outs to follow.
blah blah spring training...
baseball on TV...neat.
First.Pitch.120 10 hours 37 min ago (view)
We just traded for Maddux!!! ......... nope, the other one.
crunch 23 hours 7 min ago (view)
yeah, i'm just saying i did consider piling onto it with a troll-level post about the trade...it's practically asking to be written that way.
jeff passan did it quite well... https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/status/136577746706...
that said, i had no idea zach bryant existed before today, but his early numbers looked oddly good (which means nothing without context that early in his career).
Charlie 23 hours 47 min ago (view)
Oh, I mean the trade. You were quite diligent in posting!
crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
i contemplated writing the post totally trolled out as hell with "zach" coming after a wall of text.
i decided the cubs being cheap was enough pre-season punishment without piling on.
Charlie 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
This is a straight up troll
crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)
rsox aquiring ZACH bryant from the cubs.
ptbn from the josh osich deal.
totally useless trade...hopefully not a terrible loss.
Hagsag 2 days 6 hours ago (view)
Chase Strumpf and Andy Weber invited to the ML camp.
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 12 hours ago (view)
Ryan Tepera returns. Major League deal
crunch 3 days 9 hours ago (view)
spring training TV is usually fluid...adding and subtracting broadcast games...
first cubs TV (as of now) is March 3 (wednesday) on ESPN at 3pm EST.
radio broadcasts available for almost every game that's not televised. the cubs get going on monday and some other teams will start the day before.
crunch 4 days 6 hours ago (view)
dj snelton's left elbow is screwed up...6 weeks rest then re-evaluate.
looks like he's going to try to avoid having surgery.
Arizona Phil 4 days 22 hours ago (view)
AAA leagues really need to play through the month of September, because with September rosters being limited to 28 instead of 40, players will need to be moved back & forth between MLB and AAA throughout the month of September instead of just through the month of August.
Mike Wellman 6 days 6 hours ago (view)
I get you, SW. Here in Des Moines, Cardinal fans flocked to I-Cub games when Memphis Redbirds were in town. That won't happen in '21 and even if it does in '22 & beyond it won't be as frequent as when they were in the same division. Not that I'll miss seeing Cardinal gear @ our ballpark...
Dolorous Jon Lester 6 days 7 hours ago (view)
Ervin claimed by Braves. So we lose a potential future (and also current) asset in exchange for one year of a very mediocre Jake Marisnick.
This team has no direction at the moment.
Sonicwind75 6 days 7 hours ago (view)
As a midwest kid now living in Texas, new scheduling is a bummer. Only get a chance to drive and see Cubs once every 3 years with interleague. Really looked forward to those games in Round Rock and the one season in San Antonio. I understand it makes more sense in the big picture, just selfishly disappointed.