2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training - Final Stats

2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training - Final Stats

NOTE: Does NOT include intrasquad & sim games

There is no Official Scorer at Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, so all stats are unofficial

EXST CUBS RECORD: 24-27-4

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POSITION PLAYERS


* bats left
# bats both

"SLASH-LINE" below POSITION PLAYERS names = AVG/OBP/SLG

NOTE: POSITION PLAYERS ARE SORTED BY PLATE APPEARANCES (PA)

CARLOS PENALVER (SS)
296/349/388
106 PA (32 GAMES)
29-98 - 7 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 16 R, 7 BB, 14 K, 1 HBP, 2 GIDP, 5 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 3

* DANNY LOCKHART (2B-SS-3B)
279/356/372
101 PA (29 GAMES)
24-86 - 2 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 10 RBI, 12 R, 10 BB, 9 K, 2 HBP, 3 SF, 3 GIDP, 3 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 5 (one E-6 and four E-4)

* JACOB ROGERS
(1B-3B-RF)
250/360/408
100 PA (30 GAMES)
21-84 - 3 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 12 R, 14 BB, 26 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 2 (one E-3 & one E-5)

# KEVIN ENCARNACION (CF-RF-LF)
259/333/420
90 PA (29 GAMES)
21-81 - 9 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 11 R, 9 BB, 19 K, 1 SB (3 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & ONE ERROR

YASIEL BALAGUERT (RF-LF-1B)
272/299/370
87 PA (25 GAMES)
22-81 - 2 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 8 R, 4 BB, 13 K, 2 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (2 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & ONE ERROR (E-3)

XAVIER BATISTA (RF-LF-1B)
243/317/514
LAST TEN GAMES: 387/441/935
82 PA (27 GAMES)
18-74 - 4 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 12 R, 7 BB, 24 K, 1 HBP
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR (E-3)

# MARK MALAVE (3B-1B)
190/350/238
80 PA (29 GAMES)
12-63 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 12 R, 16 BB, 21 K, 1 SF, 0 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 9 (eight E-5 and one E-3)

JESSE HODGES (3B-1B)
275/342/449
LAST TEN GAMES: 321/387/571
76 PA (25 GAMES)
19-69 - 5 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 12 R, 3 BB, 13 K, 4 HBP
ERRORS: 4 (all E-5)

JEFFREY BAEZ (RF-CF-LF)
323/400/554 
75 PA (24 GAMES)
21-65 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 13 R, 8 BB, 20 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 3 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR

REGGIE GOLDEN (LF-RF-CF)
250/384/400
LAST TEN GAMES: 400/486/533 (prior to promotion)
73 PA (24 GAMES)
15-60 - 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 12 BB, 19 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

* SHAWON DUNSTON JR (CF-LF)
429/479/603
LAST TEN GAMES: 471/514/735
71 PA (21 GAMES)
27-63 - 1 2B, 5 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 13 R, 4 BB, 10 K, 3 HBP, 1 SF, 3 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & TWO ERRORS

* JOSE DORE (1B-2B-3B-LF-RF)
207/343/345
70 PA (28 GAMES)
12-58 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 10 R, 10 BB, 21 K, 2 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & THREE ERRORS (one E-3 and two E-5)
NOTE: Was acquired from SD in March for PTBNL

* TREVOR GRETZKY (LF-1B)
262/324/328
68 PA (16 GAMES)
16-61 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 6 BB, 17 K, 1 SH, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS) 
ERRORS: 3 (all E-3)

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ (SS-2B)
258/313/339
67 PA (24 GAMES)
16-62 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 2 BB, 27 K, 3 HBP, 1 SB (1 CS), 2 PO
ERRORS: 8 (all E-6)

* RASHAD CRAWFORD (CF-RF-LF)
125/242/196 
66 PA (24 GAMES)
7-56 - 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 7 BB, 19 K, 2 HBP, 1 SF, 1 SB (0 CS)
NOTE: Crawford has given-up switch-hitting and is now batting only LH

BRAD ZAPENAS (2B-3B-SS)
382/446/564
65 PA (22 GAMES)
21-55 - 4 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 11 RBI, 14 R, 6 BB, 8 K, 2 HBP, 1 SH, 1 SF, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 3 (all E-4)
NOTE: 2012 shoulder surgery rehab

* GARRETT SCHLECHT (LF-RF)
204/365/375 
63 PA (24 GAMES)
10-49 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 8 R, 12 BB, 15 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 1 PO
DEFENSE: 5 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

DONG-YUB KIM (LF)
245/328/396 
61 PA (23 GAMES)
13-53 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 10 R, 6 BB, 12 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS)

* JUSTIN MARRA (C)
263/404/474
47 PA (20 GAMES)
10-38 - 2 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 9 BB, 14 K, 1 PO
DEFENSE: 1-9 CS (11%)

RONY RODRIGUEZ (C)
282/364/385
44 PA (17 GAMES)
11-39 - 4 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, 2 BB, 8 K, 3 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 1-4 CS (25%), 1 PB, 2 ERRORS

# WILFREDO PETIT (C-1B)
158/220/184
41 PA (17 GAMES)
6-38 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 5-22 CS (23%), 2 PO, 3 PB, 5 ERRORS

DAVID BOTE
(2B-3B-SS)
219/324/344
37 PA (12 GAMES)
7-32 - 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 9 K, 1 SH, 1 SB (3 CS)
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

LANCE RYMEL (C-1B)
189/351/323
37 PA (16 GAMES)
7-31 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB, 7 K, 2 HBP, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 10-21 CS (48%), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been assigned to Tennessee

* ALBERTO MINEO (C-1B)
189/294/290 
34 PA (16 GAMES)
7-31 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 GIDP 
DEFENSE: 3-15 CS (20%), 2 PB 

# ERICK CASTILLO (C)
286/375/321
32 PA (16 GAMES)
8-28 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 2-14 CS (14%), 2 PB, 1 ERROR

JUNIOR LAKE (3B-CF)
423/516/692
31 PA (6 GAMES)
11-26 - 7 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 10 R, 5 BB, 7 K, 2 GIDP, 3 SB (1 CS)  
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

* STEVE CLEVENGER (3B-1B-C)
357/400/536
30 PA (7 GAMES)
10-28 - 5 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
DEFENSE: 2-3 CS (67%), 1 PB, 1 ERROR
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

ALBERT ALMORA
(CF)
259/286/444
28 PA (6 GAMES)
7-27 - 1 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 5 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 SB (0 CS)
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at Kane County

# FRANDY DE LA ROSA (SS-2B)
167/167/167
24 PA (12 GAMES)
4-24 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
ERRORS: 1 (E-6)  
NOTE: Has been assigned to DSL Cubs

# JOSE MORALES (C)
263/375/368
24 PA (6 GAMES)
5-19 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 SF, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 1-1 CS (100%)
NOTE: Ex-MLB free-agent - signed in April

NEFTALI ROSARIO (C)
091/167/136
24 PA (11 GAMES)
2-22 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 3-12 CS (25%), 2 PB
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

# ROBERTO CARO (LF-CF)
188/381/188
21 PA (10 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 SB (1 CS)
NOTE: Has been assigned to DSL Cubs

* BRYANT FLETE (2B-SS)
188/222/188
18 PA (9 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SF, 1 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 4 (one E-6 and three E-4)
NOTE: Has been assigned to VSL Cubs 

* IAN STEWART (3B)
200/250/267
16 PA (3 GAMES)
3-15 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

CARLOS ESCOBAR (C)
461/461/846
13 PA (5 GAMES)
6-13 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K
DEFENSE: 1-5 CS (20%), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

LUIS ACOSTA (3B)
091/167/182
12 PA (4 GAMES)
1-11 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
ERRORS: 5
NOTE: Has been assigned to DSL Cubs

JOSH VITTERS (3B-1B)
455/500/636
12 PA (3 GAMES)
5-11 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

RONI TORREYES (2B)
273/273/455
11 PA (3 GAMES)
3-11 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP
NOTE: Was moved up to Tennessee


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PITCHERS


* throws left

NOTE: PITCHERS ARE SORTED BY INNINGS PITCHED (IP)

TREY LANG
5.51 ERA - 1.71 WHIP
32.2 IP, 33 H, 21 R (20 ER), 23 BB, 25 K, 4 HBP, 9 WP, 1 GIDP, 2 PO, 56% strikes, 38/23 GO/FO
11 GAMES (7 GS)
ERRORS: 1

JAMES PUGLIESE
2.10 ERA - 1.03  WHIP
30.0 IP, 22 H, 10 R (7 ER), 9 BB, 31 K, 1 WP, 2 GIDP, 71% strikes, 35/31 GO/FO 
12 GAMES (5 GS)

PAUL BLACKBURN
5.60 ERA - 1.57 WHIP
27.1 IP, 37 H, 21 R (17 ER), 6 BB, 20 K, 6 HBP, 3 HR, 1 WP, 3 PO, 61% strikes, 34/22 GO/FO
9 GAMES (9 GS)

TYLER BREMER
4.00 ERA - 1.15 WHIP
27.0 IP, 28 H, 13 R (12 ER), 3 BB, 27 K, 3 HR, 2 GIDP, 1 PO, 66% strikes, 29/20 GO/FO
17 GAMES

LOIGER PADRON
4.15 ERA - 1.60 WHIP
21.2 IP, 25 H, 12 R (10 ER), 9 BB, 18 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 56% strikes, 20/23 GO/FO
11 GAMES (3 GS)

JOSE ROSARIO

5.14 ERA - 1.52 WHIP
21.0 IP, 20 H, 16 R (12 ER), 12 BB, 14 K, 1 HR, 4 WP, 57% strikes, 25/19 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (3 GS)
ERRORS: 3   
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

MIKE HAMANN
2.21 ERA - 1.28 WHIP
20.1 IP, 18 H, 6 R (5 ER), 8 BB, 17 K, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 68% strikes, 25/19 GO/FO
14 GAMES
ERRORS: 1

DUANE UNDERWOOD
2.95 ERA - 1.64 WHIP

18.1 IP, 19 H, 6 R (6 ER), 11 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 57% strikes, 19/11 GO/FO
6 GAMES (6 GS)

ERICK LEAL
2.45 ERA - 1.20 WHIP

18.1 IP, 15 H, 6 R (5 ER), 7 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP, 1 PO, 66% strikes, 17/19 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (2 GS)
ERRORS: 1
NOTE: Was acquired from AZ in Tony Campana trade

CARLOS MARTINEZ
1.13 ERA - 1.25 WHIP
16.0 IP, 12 H, 5 R (2 ER), 8 BB, 7 K, 59% strikes, 22/17 GO/FO
10 GAMES

ALEXANDER SANTANA
3.68 ERA - 1.09 WHIP

14.2 IP, 11 H, 6 R (6 ER), 5 BB, 11 K, 3 WP, 64% strikes, 17/15 GO/FO
5 GAMES (3 GS)

* MATT IANNAZZO
3.86 ERA - 1.43 WHIP
14.0 IP, 18 H, 6 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 19 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 3 PO, 1 GIDP, 62% strikes, 14/6 GO/FO
9 GAMES

CHAD MARTIN
7.07 ERA - 2.00 WHIP
14.0 IP, 26 H, 13 R (11 ER), 2 BB, 14 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 68% strikes, 11/16 GO/FO
6 GAMES

JOSH CONWAY

3.38 ERA - 1.58 WHIP
13.1 IP, 12 H, 5 R (5 ER), 7 BB, 16 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 60% strikes, 14/11 GO/FO
5 GAMES (5 GS)
ERRORS: 1 
NOTE: Will miss remainder of 2013 season - fractured elbow 

JASVIR RAKKAR
9.00 ERA - 2.08 WHIP
13.0 IP, 22 H, 14 R (13 ER), 5 BB, 12 K, 3 WP, 67% strikes, 9/18 GO/FO
6 GAMES

CORBIN HOFFNER

16.34 ERA - 3.16 WHIP
12.2 IP, 28 H, 29 R (23 ER), 12 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 2 HR, 2 WP, 59% strikes, 14/16 GO/FO
10 GAMES 

ETHAN ELIAS
8.68 ERA - 2.25 WHIP
9.1 IP, 17 H, 9 R (9 ER), 4 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 63% strikes, 8/9 GO/FO
6 GAMES

DAURY TORREZ
3.00 ERA - 0.89 WHIP

9,0 IP, 8 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 6 K, 2 HBP, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 72% strikes, 11/10 GO/FO
4 GAMES (1 GS)

* HUNTER ACKERMAN
4.15 ERA - 1.15 WHIP
8.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 7 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 1 GIDP, 61% strikes, 12/7 GO/FO
6 GAMES

DILLION MAPLES
3.12 ERA - 1.50 WHIP

8.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 6 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 58% strikes, 12/2 GO/FO
3 GAMES (3 GS) 
NOTE: Has been assigned to Kane County

* ANTHONY PRIETO
14.63 ERA - 2.86 WHIP

8.0 IP, 18 H, 13 R (13 ER), 5 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 4 WP, 60% strikes, 9/4 GO/FO
6 GAMES

DANIEL ADRIAN
6.14 ERA - 2.32 WHIP
7.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R (5 ER), 6 BB, 7 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 61% strikes, 6/6 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Suffered knee injury in EXST game

LARRY SUAREZ
0.86 ERA - 1.00 WHIP

7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 64% strikes, 5/10 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Has been assigned to Daytona 

* CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
2.70 ERA - 1.05 WHIP

6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 60% strikes, 6/9 GO/FO
3 GAMES (1 GS)

* KYLER BURKE
3.00 ERA - 1.00 WHIP

6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 65% strikes, 3/8 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS) 
NOTE: Has been assigned to Daytona

RYAN McNEIL

0.00 ERA - 0.67 WHIP
6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 73% strikes, 7/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Will miss remainder of 2013 season - elbow surgery 

GUILLERMO MOSCOSO
0.00 ERA - 0.83 WHIP
6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 PO, 76% strikes, 6/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (2 GS) 
NOTE: Has been assigned to AAA Iowa

DAYAN DIAZ
3.18 ERA - 1.76 WHIP

5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 2 GIDP, 62% strikes, 8/2 GO/FO
4 GAMES (1 GS)

DAVID CALES

5.40 ERA - 1.40 WHIP
5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 67% strikes, 3/3 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Was assigned to Daytona, then was released

JUAN FRANCISCO
7.20 ERA - 2.40 WHIP

5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 6 BB, 4 K, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 52% strikes, 7/5 GO/FO
3 GAMES

ORBANDY RODRIGUEZ 
1.93 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
4.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 69% strikes, 6/5 GO/FO
3 GAMES
NOTE:
Ex-AZ minor league player - was formerly known as "Manuel Gil"

MATT LOOSEN
4.99 ERA - 0.82 WHIP
3.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 63% strikes, 2/6 GO/FO
1 GAME 
NOTE: Was assigned to Tennessee - now at Daytona

ARMANDO RIVERO
7.36 ERA - 1.91 WHIP
3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 68% strikes, 2/4 GO/FO
3 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: International Free-Agent (Cuba) - signed in March

JORGE DIAZ
16.88 ERA - 2.63 WHIP
2.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R (5 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 46% strikes, 3/5 GO/FO  
2 GAMES

* DAVID VILLEGAS
13.50 ERA - 1.86 WHIP
2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 63% strikes, 7/1 GO/FO
2 GAMES  
NOTE: Was acquired from Tabasco (Mexican League)

* HUNTER CERVENKA
0.00 ERA - 0.43 WHIP
2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 61% strikes, 4/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES 
NOTE: Was moved-up to Daytona, is now at Tennessee

* JEFF LORICK
0.00 ERA - 0.50 WHIP
2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 72% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Has been assigned to Daytona 

* LUIS VILLALBA
9.00 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 53% strikes, 3/2 GO/FO
2 GAMES

CARLOS GUTIERREZ
0.00 ERA - 0.60 WHIP
1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 55% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
1 GAME 
NOTE: 2012 shoulder surgery rehab

* ANGEL MEJIAS
9.00 ERA - 2,00 WHIP
1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 58% strikes, 1/1 GO/FO
1 GAME 

 

Comments

thanks for another season of updates and numbers.

+1

so when does the next AZ league season start?

CUBSTER: Boise begins play next Friday (6/14) and the AZL Cubs first game is Thursday 6/20.

Draft picks who played college ball who sign right away might have a chance to break camp with Boise on Tuesday, but most will spend a week to ten days in Mesa where they will be evaluated before being assigned to an affiliate.

Most if not all of the players initially assigned to Boise (probably about 25-28 players) will be selected from the Cubs EXST roster, and the players who are not chosen to go to Boise will remain in Mesa playing "sim" games  and (if enough players are available) intrasquad games ad nauseum until the AZL season starts in a couple of weeks.

PHIL: Many thanks as well. Hope your A/C is working well for the summer ahead. Would like to ask you to "pick three": - What three hitters do you project to move through the system (up hopefully)? - What three pitchers (if there are three...) did you see in ExtST that could as well?

E-MAN: Not counting players who were at Extended Spring Training on rehab assignments (like Almora, Lake, Vitters, and Clevenger) and also not counting players who were promoted during the course of EXST (like Maples and Golden), I would say the position players most likely to move through the pipeline are Penalver, Dunston, Baez, and Hodges, and the pitchers most likely to move are Conway (but only if he returns 100%), Underwood, Leal, Pugliese, and Torrez.    

Phil, thanks for your hard work and especially your knowledge of the Cobs organization.

Thanks, Phil!!!

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  • tim815 5 hours 5 min ago (view)

    The rush to 70 players.

     

  • Arizona Phil 5 hours 22 min ago (view)

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  • crunch 8 hours 6 min ago (view)

    it screws up stats.  i know you play for wins/losses, but real money is on the line for players and makes agent/player homework selling their client a bit harder.

    it also makes historical comparisons difficult.

    the amount of time i've seen a fresh inning starting out...bunt guy to 3rd for an out, IBB, IBB is too high.  what would amount to a leadoff single following that can easily turn into 2 runs (1 earned) with guys on the corner...which usually leads to another IBB.

     

  • Charlie 9 hours 11 min ago (view)

    Jay Jaffe has a timely argument against the runner on second rule over at fangraphs: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/the-runner-on-second-i...

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  • Arizona Phil 11 hours 55 min ago (view)

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  • crunch 12 hours 20 min ago (view)

    well that sucked.

    2-game sweep, 2 games under .500

     

  • crunch 12 hours 46 min ago (view)

    stumbled onto this today...clip from a 2019 ESPN broadcast game with boog, chipper jones, and david ross in the booth...

    https://www.mlb.com/cut4/chipper-jones-sciambi-lau...

    boog used to call games for ATL, btw...

     

  • tim815 15 hours 16 min ago (view)

    Someone on social media was floating Yoelqui Cespedes to the Cubs in a Bryant trade.

    I was clueless if it was permitted. It is.

     

  • Wrigley Rat 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have traded for outfielder Trayce Thompson, who was with the Diamondbacks at Triple-A, but is formerly of the big league White Sox, Dodgers, and A’s. The Diamondbacks are getting cash in the deal, which is a reflection of the reality that Thompson, 30, is a depth outfielder at this point in his career. Thompson is the younger brother of NBA star Klay Thompson. https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2021/05/11/cub...

     

  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    i'd like to point out ross feels more comfortable with j.pederson and k.bryant in CF over j.heyward.

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  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    bryant out of the game for no apparent reason...that...doesn't seem good...

    he's "under the weather" according the clubhouse.  that's better than screwed up oblique or similar, at least.

     

  • crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    this shane bieber guy kinda sucks.  1 run in, bases loaded 0 outs.

    i hope 4-5 innings of alzolay and the 5 pen guys after him hold it down.

    ...hey wow, bases loaded 0 out turns into 0 runs...very cubs.

     

  • George Altman 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Baseball wants more offense, fans want more action -- limit pitching staffs to 12, ideally transition to 11 over a 3 year period. 

    Teams are asking RPs to throw only 45 pitches a week. Think about that.

    SPs who throw 175 IP/Yr will be museum pieces in 5 years.

    It's not shifts. Oh....and electronic Strike zones as soon as possible. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    given that the starters are on pace to pitch around 150 innings this year they might need the zillion relievers.

    i'm under the impression that d.ross got a new Fitbit exercise tracker prior to the season and likes to have excuses to walk to the mound for higher step counts.  i'm going with this theory until proved otherwise.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    I get that 40 man rosters are complicated, but now we have 10 GD relievers and 3 bench guys, one of whom is an obviously injured Javy.

    I can't wait until they reinstate the 13 pitchers maximum rule.

     

  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    baez (again) a late scratch because back ouchies.