2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training Roster

2013 CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER (4/14)


75 PLAYERS


* Bats or throws left
# Bats both

PITCHERS (43):
* Hunter Ackerman
Daniel Adrian
Paul Blackburn
Tyler Bremer 
* Kyler Burke (ACTIVE REHAB)
David Cales
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Hunter Cervenka (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Gerardo Concepcion (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Josh Conway
Jorge Diaz
Ethan Elias
Juan Francisco
Kevin Gregg 
Carlos Gutierrez (ACTIVE REHAB)
Mike Hamann 
Corbin Hoffner
* Matt Iannazzo
Michael Jensen (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Jin-Young Kim (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Trey Lang
* Jeff Lorick (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Erick Leal 
Matt Loosen (ACTIVE REHAB)
Dillon Maples
Chad Martin
Carlos Martinez 
* Andrew McKirahan (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Ryan McNeil
* Angel Mejias 
Guillermo Moscoso 
Loiger Padron 
* Anthony Prieto
James Pugliese
Jasvir Rakkar
Armando Rivero (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Carlos Rodriguez 
Orbandy Rodriguez
Jose Rosario (ACTIVE REHAB)
Alexander Santana
Larry Suarez 
Daury Torrez (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Duane Underwood 

CATCHERS
(8):
Erick Castillo
Carlos Escobar (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Justin Marra
* Alberto Mineo
# Wilfredo Petit
Rony Rodriguez (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Neftali Rosario
Lance Rymel

INFIELDERS (11):
Luis Acosta
Jose Dore
Jesse Hodges (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Junior Lake (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Danny Lockhart
# Mark Malave
Carlos Penalver
* Jacob Rogers
Greg Rohan (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB))
Francisco Sanchez
Brad Zapenas (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)

OUTFIELDERS:(13):
Albert Almora (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Xavier Batista
Jeffrey Baez
Yasiel Balaguert
# Roberto Caro
# Rashad Crawford
* Shawon Dunston Jr
# Kevin Encarnacion
Reggie Golden
* Trevor Gretzky
Dong-Yub Kim
* Garrett Schlecht
Jorge Soler

MANAGER:
Bobby Mitchell

PITCHING COACHES:
Angel Guzman 
David Rosario
Anderson Tavarez 
Rick Tronerud 


HITTING COACHES:
Bill Buckner
Jimmy Gonzalez 
Carmelo Martinez 
Ricardo Medina 


 

Comments

AZ Phil, I see a number of Latin newcomers have arrived in Mesa. What is Daury Torres injury? Do you think Armando Rivero will be leaving Fitch soon? Thanks

HAGSAG: Armando Rivero isn't ready to throw in games yet, so I don't see him leaving Fitch Park anytime soon.

I don't know what's wrong with Daury Torrez, but he is playing catch and participating in PFP drills and the like, so I doubt that it is anything too serious.

BTW, probably the most-interesting recent-arrival from the Dominican Academy is 24-year old 6'6 230+ RHP Orbandy Rodriguez, who pitched for the DSL Diamondbacks as "Manuel Gil" in 2008-09 (where he was a teammate of Juan Carlos Paniagua--known at the time as "Juan Callado") and was a fairly decent prospect, before suffering a fractured elbow in 2009 and missing the last three seasons. He was released by the D'backs (I believe his contract might have been voided), changed his name to "Orbandy Rodriguez" and his DOB from 3-17-1991 to 9-29-1988 (he suppoedly was 16 when he signed with the D'backs, but he was really 19), and the Cubs signed him after he threw for them at DSL Instructs last November. No matter the name, he is one big dude.

Still no Juan Carlos Paniagua.

Q-MAN: Juan Carlos Paniagua could very well end up pitching for the DSL Cubs this season.

6000 square foot jumbo tron in left field at Wriley. Suck it, Roofies.

Wscr Cubs "insider" Cubs dont care if roofies sue because they have to sue Cubs and City. HA!

Well, what was the point of that information? Cities can be sued. It would not be unprecedented for a judge to allow for an injunction to stop building permits, etc. I don't get the gloating...

i think the point might be that it's an expensive and time consuming thing that might cause pause to many potential "victims" looking to take care of it via the courts...dunno if there's any immunity in play, doubt there is.

Ah, I see. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Its just so bizarre for me to understand that Ricketts bought the team knowing that the Rooftops were his true partners for 20 years! Amazing.

I don't have much sympathy for either side here. Rickets tries to act like the victim being held hostage, but he has a very sweet deal with a stadium that has been packed for years despite mediocre play in an industry that gets special treatment (sports in general) compared to most other businesses, so I'm not feeling the capitalist "let the business owner have control over his business" argument. Owning the Cubs is a very cushy deal financially and I doubt that will ever change, especially once TV rights deals get even better. On the other hand, Tooney and the rooftop owners without a doubt have some corruption going on.

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  • Charlie 4 hours 23 min ago (view)

    Lol at Nico getting nominated for riding the bench a lot.

     

  • crunch 6 hours 22 min ago (view)

    RF Jason Heyward, SS Javier Baez, 2B Nico Hoerner, 1B Anthony Rizzo, C Willson Contreras, and Ps Kyle Hendricks and Alec Mills gold glove finalists

     

  • bradsbeard 10 hours 17 min ago (view)

    Thank you, sir! Sounds like a nice get for the Cubs, and a good project for (what's left of) the new development infrastructure. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 11 hours 6 min ago (view)

    There have been some holes in the AZIL east-side schedule, with one team canceling games last week (although they are back playing this week) and another canceling game this week due to CoViD-19 issue, so the other teams (like the Cubs) are making up some of the "lost" games with intrasquad and in-house "sim" games. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 12 hours 1 min ago (view)

    BRADSBEARD: From what I have seen of Jacob Wetzel so far (BP, fielding practice, base-running drills, sim games, AZIL games, and yesterday's intasquad game), I would say he looks like a football running back playing baseball in that he has a high motor and plays with a bit of an edge.

    He has a thick body but he also has plus speed (very much like a football running back in that respect), he runs the bases aggressively, makes hard contact, has HR power, a decent arm, maybe can use some work in the outfield as far as tracking balls. 

     

  • bradsbeard 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    Phil, curious if you've seen enough of Jacob Wetzel to offer an initial scouting report. Just from watching some prep video he looked pretty strong and fairly athletic (HS football player and all). Impressive numbers albeit in community college, but he was a division 1 recruit before that so he's pretty intriguing to me. 

     

  • KingKongvsGodzilla 2 days 23 hours ago (view)

    AZPhil, thank you for these updates! It's a nice little pick me up during this dumb year. If you have anything to say on Yohendrick Pinango, Joel Machado, Rafael Morel, or Richard Gallardo, I would love to hear it! Thanks again!

     

  • crunch 3 days 8 hours ago (view)

    jim hickey new nats pitching coach.

     

  • bradsbeard 4 days 3 hours ago (view)

    Several non-prospects ate up spots as well. Ultimately wish they had given a few more Rivas types a shot there. 

     

  • tim815 4 days 4 hours ago (view)

    Only 60 spots in SB. Others benefited more from the time.

     

  • crunch 4 days 7 hours ago (view)

    not phil, but i think everyone is holding off on his potential ceiling until he gains enough weight to not look like someone you want to buy a sandwich every time you see him.

    big upside if his skills can strengthen as he builds his body.

    too early for a solid comp, but i wouldn't feel uncomfortable throwing ian happ's name around (bit better arm than happ, though).

     

  • bradsbeard 4 days 8 hours ago (view)

    Me too. Thought it was weird he wasn't in South Bend at all. 

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 4 days 13 hours ago (view)

    I am very, very intrigued by Rivas. If the DH is unfortunately here to stay, he's a prime candidate for that and give Rizzo a day off 1B here and there. If no DH, hopefully he is a passable OF. Big believer in his hitting ability

     

  • Hagsag 4 days 16 hours ago (view)

    Phil, do you think Chris Morel is the real deal?

     

  • tim815 5 days 5 hours ago (view)

    http://www.milb.com/roster/index.jsp?cid=609&sid=milb

    Blue and Red DSL instructs rosters. No Brayan Altuve.

    http://www.milb.com/roster/index.jsp?cid=2270&sid=...

     

  • crunch 5 days 8 hours ago (view)

    yup, they're gonna try.  starts in about a month.