2015 Cubs Minor League Spring Training Rosters (UPDATED 3/27)
2015 CUBS MINOR LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING ROSTERS (last updated 3-28-2015):
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.
Rosters for the four "full season" teams (Iowa, Tennessee, Myrtle Beach, and South Bend) must be cut-down to 25 by Minor League Opening Day (Thursday April 9th). There is no roster limit for the Extended Spring Ttraning squad.
* bats or throws left
# bats both
CUBS MLB NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI): 5
* Phil Coke
# Jonathan Herrera
* Jeffry Antigua
* Francisley Bueno
* Hunter Cervenka
C. J. Edwards
* Eric Jokisch
Trey McNutt (INACTIVE - 2014 shoulder surgery)
* Joe Ortiz
Taylor Davis (also has been playing 1B)
* Rafael Lopez
* Kyle Schwarber
* Dan Vogelbach
* Logan Watkins (INACTIVE - torn achilles tendon)
* Mike Baxter
* Adron Chambers
* Rubi Silva
* Gerardo Concepcion
P. J. Francescon
* Austin Kirk
Austin Reed (LIMITED ACTIVITY - 2014 TJS)
* Rob Zastryzny
Cael Brockmeyer (also has been playing 1B)
Ben Carhart (also has been playing 3B)
# Victor Caratini
# Jeimer Candelario
* Wes Darvill
* Danny Lockhart
Tim Saunders (LIMITED ACTIVITY - injured running bases earlier this week)
* Pin-Chieh Chen
* Jake Hannemann
* Billy McKinney
* Bijan Rademacher
MYRTLE BEACH: 32+2
* Michael Heesch
Lars Huijer (INACTIVE - current status unknown)
* Tyler Ihrig
Juan Carlos Paniagua
Gioskar Amaya (ex-INF)
* Jordan Hankins (ex-3B)
* Justin Marra (also has been playing 1B)
Will Remillard (INACTIVE - back?)
* Jacob Rogers
* Jason Vosler
* Shawon Dunston Jr
* Kevin Encarnacion (unable to switch-hit because of post-2013 right shoulder injury)
Mark Zagunis (ex-C)
SOUTH BEND: 31
* Jordan Minch
* Tommy Thorpe
* Sam Wilson
Tyler Alamo (also has been playing 1B)
# Erick Castillo
* Alberto Mineo (also has beeen playing 1B)
* Danny Canela (LIMITED ACTIVITY - ???)
* Andrew Ely
* Kevin Brown
* Rashad Crawford
MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT FIELD STAFF:
PITCHING FIELD COORDINATOR & CATCHING COORDINATOR: Tom Cossins
PITCHING COORDINATOR: Derek Jihnson
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: 38+1
NOTE: The Extended Spring Training (EXST) group (AKA "Eugene/Mesa") is formed during Minor League Camp. This group consists of players who are the replacement cadre for the full season affiliates, players deemed not ready for full-season leagues, and players rehabbing from injuries.
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 TJS)
* Ariel Ovando (ex-OF)
* Jose Paulino
* Carson Sands
* Justin Steele
Miguel Rico (ex-3B)
# Roney Alcala
# Varonex Cuevas
# Frandy de la Rosa
* Bryant Flete
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college)
* Carlos Sepulveda
* Ricardo Marcano
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.
Players listed as SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE do not count against the affiliate's 35-man Reserve List until Opening Day for that league.
DSL CUBS: 34
* Wander Cabrera (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* Pablo Ochoa (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* 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: 37
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)
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 16 hours 4 min ago (view)
kolten wong rumors heating up for the cubs, too. i could live with that. giving nico hoerner 600 ab's a year sounds absolutely terrible after what little he did last year.
Cubster 18 hours 20 min ago (view)
WSCR online reporting that the Cubs are going to watch lefty Carlos Rondon pitch. They desperately need another lefty that breaks down with the regularity of my Comcast service.
crunch 18 hours 33 min ago (view)
imagine being so toxic that you go from a no-doubt 1st or 2nd year HOF'r to having to try for it in your 10th year...and then imagine doubling down on the toxicity every chance you get a chance to redeem yourself.
every time he's called out, even for minor stuff, he piles on more and then complains that people that have an issue with him are "cancelling" him for no good reason.
he deleted a slew of "those people that stormed the capital are great people" posts pre-election so he has some kind of self-awareness in that skull of his somewhere.
Cubster 19 hours 9 min ago (view)
I'm all for removing him from the ballot. His bloody sock already made it. That was enuf.
Dolorous Jon Lester 20 hours 40 min ago (view)
Ranting about how the elections (both his and the other clown's) were stolen.
I hope he ends up one vote short next year, just to really rub it in.
crunch 21 hours 40 min ago (view)
currently he's throwing a tantrum and demanding to be removed from the HOF ballot for 2022.
Hagsag 23 hours 41 min ago (view)
Will Schilling storm the HOF with a mob?
crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)
schilling denied (71.1%, 16 votes short).
some people did nazi that coming.
no one inducted this year...aram got 1% of the vote so he found more than 1 vote out there (4 votes). latroy hawkins got 2 votes for being a solid dude to other people (very friendly with the press and pretty much everyone)...sosa got 17% of the vote...
schilling/bonds/clemens are going in their last eligible class in 2022...could be a hell of a "controversial" class...but bonds/clemens need to find 50+ votes.
Sonicwind75 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
Arizona is allowing fans in the stands for indoor NHL hockey games but it's too dangerous to let players following protocals; at least more so than hockey fans, to practice outside in a controlled environment. Wonder how much of that is coming from MLB ownership trying to get a late start and pro-rating player salaries. Stall and save some money until more fans are allowed to attend later in the year.
crunch 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
few hours away from HOF announcements (6pm EST, unless leaked early).
schilling seems to be the only guy with a legit shot this year and i wouldn't be surprised to see no one get elected...
big up aramis rarmirez getting at least 1 known vote on publically shared ballots.
crunch 2 days 14 hours ago (view)
"MLB will hold its first-ever pre-draft combine from June 20-28 in Cary, North Carolina.
The combine will take place at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, with top draft-eligible college and high school players invited. As part of the combine, the top-88 prep players will take part in a tournament through June 26th consisting of eight games."
crunch 2 days 16 hours ago (view)
cactus league officials are requesting MLB delay spring training because of elevated COVID cases + deaths.
their summer peak was 70-80 deaths a week and they're currently at 140-160 deaths a week.
things should be trending down now that most of people that wanted to kill relatives in order to have turkey dinners in NOV/DEC seems to have peaked.
Hagsag 3 days 12 hours ago (view)
$$$$ for trump's defense fund.
Dolorous Jon Lester 3 days 13 hours ago (view)
But they got $600 a few months back. Each! That was an unexpected windfall.
Can't wait to see us acquire a 17 year old, 16 year old, 11 year old (all in the 15-30 range of Blue Jays prospects) and one of the shitty Jays surplus OFs. Randal Grichuk jerseys will be the new hot item among Cubs fans.
crunch 3 days 13 hours ago (view)
things are a little tight, we have to be patient with the ricketts family finances.
when TD Ameritrade was fully/completely sold in october they expected to get 26 billion dollars of value on the transaction, but it only got 22 billion dollars. the massive slew of millions that didn't fully come to realization on the ricketts side of that sale stings.
Dolorous Jon Lester 3 days 14 hours ago (view)
Trade Hendricks? Cant be true. We're "going to be competitive this year."
Sell the team, Ricketts family.