2021 Cubs AZ Instructional League - Final Stats

2021 Cubs AZ Instructional League Final Stats 

There is no Official Scorer at AZ Instructional League games, so all stats are unofficial 

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"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 

CUBS AZ INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE RECORD: 5-11-1 

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POSITION PLAYERS 

* bats left 
# bats both

"TRIPLE SLASH LINE" below position player's name = AVG/OBP/SLG  

NOTE: Position players are sorted by PLATE APPEARANCES (PA) 


CHRISTIAN OLIVO
(SS-2B) - age 17 - Cubs 2021 17th round draft pick 
156/188/267
48 PA (14 GAMES) 
7-45
3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 RUNS, 2 BB (4% walk rate), 11 K (23% K-rate), 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (2 CS),
ERRORS: 4 (two fielding errors at SS, one throwing error from SS, and one throwing error from 2B) 

* EZEQUIEL PAGAN (LF-CF-RF) - age 21 - Cubs 2018 13th round draft pick 
067/222/200
36 PA (10 GAMES) 
2-30
1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 RUN, 3 BB (8% walk-rate), 7 K (19% K-rate), 3 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO
ERRORS: 1 (dropped pop fly in CF)

CHRISTIAN FRANKLIN (CF-LF) - age 21 - Cubs 2021 4th round draft pick 
276/382/345 
34 PA (10 GAMES) 
8-29
0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 RUNS, 4 BB (12% walk-rate), 10 K (29% K-rate), 1 HBP, 1 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: NONE  

KEVIN ALCANTARA (CF-RF) - age 19 - IFA signed by New York Yankees July 2018 - acquired by Cubs from NYY in Anthony Rizzo trade July 2021 
250/344/429 
32 PA (9 GAMES)
7-28 
1 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 5 RUNS, 4 BB (13% walk-rate), 10 K (31% K-rate), 2 SB (0 CS) 
ERRORS: 2 (a bobble on line-drive single to RF, and a dropped fly in RF corner)

PETER MATT (1B-3B-LF-RF) - age 23 - Cubs 2021 10th round draft pick 
240/387/240 
31 PA (9 GAMES) 
6-25
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 3 RUNS, 4 BB (13% walk-rate), 8 K (26% K-rate), 1 GIDP, 2 SB (1 CS) 
ERRORS: NONE  

MATT MERVIS (1B-LF) - age 23 - NDFA signed by Cubs June 2020
241/241/448
29 PA (9 GAMES) 
7-29
1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 RUNS, 0 BB, 10 K (34% K-rate), 1 GIDP
ERRORS: 1 (errant throw from 1B to 3rd base after pick-off attempt by catcher at 1st base)

YEISON SANTANA (SS-3B-2B) - IFA signed by San Diego Padres July 2017 - acquired by Cubs from SD in Yu Darvish trade December 2020
308/357/346
28 PA (8 GAMES) 
8-26
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 RUNS, 2 BB (7% walk-rate), 11 K (39% K-rate), 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 3 (missed catch on infield pop up at SS, fielding error at 3B, and a fielding error at 2B)
NOTE: Santana is Rule 5 Draft eligible 2021 

JAMES TRIANTOS JR (3B-2B) - age 18 - Cubs 2021 2nd round draft pick 
231/286/538
28 PA (7 GAMES)
6-26
2 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 4 RUNS, 2 BB (7% walk-rate), 3 K (11% K-rate), 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS), 2 PO
ERRORS: NONE  

PARKER CHAVERS (CF-LF-RF) - age 23 - Cubs 2021 7th round draft pick 
360/407/560
27 PA (7 GAMES)
9-25
3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI,  4 RUNS, 2 BB (7% walk rate), 4 K (15% K-rate), 3 SB (0 CS)
ERRORS: NONE 
NOTE: Chalmers Hit safely in all seven AZIL games in which he played. 

LIAM SPENCE (2B-3B-SS) - age 23 -Cubs 2021 5th round draft pick 
160/192/160
26 PA (8 GAMES) 
4-25
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 RUNS, 0 BB, 8 K (31% K-rate), 1 HBP, 1 PO 
ERRORS: 1  (errant throw to 1st base from 3B on infield single) 

# B. J. MURRAY (3B-1B) - age 21 - Cubs 2021 15th round draft pick 
136/240/182
25 PA (8 GAMES) 
3-22
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 RUNS, 2 BB (8% walk-rate), 9 K (36% K-rate), 1 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS)   
ERRORS: 2 (two-base fielding error at 3B, and a two-base throwing error to 1st base from 3B)

* RONNIER QUINTERO (C) - age 18 - IFA signed by Cubs July 2019 
211/348/211  
23 PA (8 GAMES) 
4-19 
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 RUN, 3 BB (13% walk-rate), 9 K (39% K-rate) 
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 2-13 CS (15%), 1 PB, 2 E (one was errant throw to 2nd base on SB attempt, and the other was a dropped pop-up in foul territory)

MIGUEL PABON (2B-3B) - age 21 - Cubs 2018 34th round draft pick 
111/238/111
21 PA (7 GAMES) 
2-18
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 RUNS, 3 BB (14% walk-rate), 8 K (38% K-rate) 
ERRORS: 1 (throwing error to 1st base from 2B) 

* MIGUEL FABRIZIO (C-1B) - age 21 - IFA signed by Cubs August 2017 
353/421/529
19 PA (7 GAMES) 
6-17
0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 RUN, 2 BB (11% walk-rate), 7 K (37% K-rate), 0 SB (1 CS)  
ERRORS: NONE 
NOTE: Fabrizio is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021

LUIS VERDUGO (3B-RF) - age 21 - IFA signed by Cubs July 2017 
313/389/313
18 PA (6 GAMES)  
5-16
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 0 RUNS, 2 BB (13% walk-rate), 3 K (19% K-rate), 1 SB (1 CS) 
ERRORS: NONE  
NOTE: Verdugo is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021

PABLO ALIENDO (C-1B-3B) - age 20 - IFA signed by Cubs May 2018 
154/188/308
16 PA (6 GAMES) 
2-13 
2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 RUNS, 1 BB (6% walk-rate), 6 K (38% K-rate), 2 SF
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 0-3 CS (0%)   

# MALCOM QUINTERO (C) - age 21 - IFA signed by Cubs May 2018 
000/125/000
16 PA (5 GAMES) 
0-14
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 RUN, 2 BB (13% walk-rate), 7 K (44% K-rate)
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 2-11 CS (18%), 1 PB, 1 E (overthrow to 3B on SB attempt)

# REGGIE PRECIADO (DH) - age 18 - IFA signed by San Diego Padres July 2019 - acquired by Cubs from SD in Yu Darvish trade December 2020 
333/429/417
14 PA (4 GAMES) 
4-12
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 2 RUNS, 2 BB (14% walk-rate), 2 K (14% K-rate), 1 SB (0 CS) 
NOTE: Preciado did not play defense in games - was used as a DH only   

BRAYAN ALTUVE (LF-CF-RF) - age 18 - IFA signed by Cubs October 2019 
222/462/444
13 PA (4 GAMES) 
2-9
0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 RUN, 4 BB (31% walk-rate), 5 K (38% K-rate) 
ERRORS: NONE 

* BRYCE BALL (1B) - age 23 - Atlanta Braves 2019 24th round draft pick - acquired by Cubs from ATL for OF Joc Pederson July 2021 
091/231/091 
13 PA (4 GAMES) 
1-11
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 RUN, 2 BB (15% walk-rate), 2 K (15% K-rate) 
ERRORS: NONE  

FELIX STEVENS (RF-1B) - age 22 - IFA signed by Cubs March 2019 
417/462/1.083 
13 PA (4 GAMES) 
5-12
0 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 4 RUNS, 1 BB (8% walk-rate), 2 K (15% K-rate), 0 SB (1 CS)  
ERRORS- 1 (errant throw to relay man after triple into RF corner)

* OWEN CAISSIE (LF) - age 19 - San Diego Padres 2020 2nd round draft pick - acquired by Cubs from SD in Yu Darvish trade December 2020
182/182/272
12 PA (4 GAMES) 
2-11
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 RUNS, 0 BB, 6 K (50% K-rate). 1 GIDP 
ERRORS: NONE    

FRANK HERNANDEZ (LF-CF) - age 19 - IFA signed by Cubs December 2019 
250/250/250
12 PA (4 GAMES) 
3-12
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 RUNS, 0 BB, 2 K (17% K-rate), 1 GIDP 
ERRORS: NONE  

ED HOWARD IV (SS) - age 19 - Cubs 2020 1st round draft pick 
182/250/182
12 PA (3 GAMES) 
2-11
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 RUNS, 1 BB (8% walk-rate), 3 K (25% K-rate) 
ERRORS: 1 (fielding error)

* BRYAN SERRA (2B-C) - age 23 - NDFA signed by Cubs August 2020 
167/167/167 
12 PA (5 GAMES) 
2-12
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 RUN, 0 BB, 8 K (67% K-rate) 
ERRORS: NONE 
NOTE: Was a college infielder, now is in the Cubs Catcher Conversion Program

* ISMAEL MENA (CF-RF) - age 18 - IFA signed by San Diego Padres July 2019 - acquired by Cubs from SD in Yu Darvish trade December 2020
200/273/273 
11 PA (3 GAMES) 
2-10
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 RUNS, 1 BB (9% walk-rate), 3 K (27% K-rate) 
ERRORS: NONE 

# CASEY OPITZ (C) - age 23 - Cubs 2021 8th round draft pick  
000/100/000 
10 PA (4 GAMES) 
0-9
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 RUNS, 1 BB (10% walk-rate), 4 K (40% K-rate) 
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 4-9 CS (44%)   

* MOISES BALLESTROS (C) - age 17 - IFA signed by Cubs January 2021 
429/429/714
7 PA (4 GAMES) 
3-7
2 2B, 0 3B,. 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 RUN, 0 BB, 2 K (29% K-rate)
CATCHERS DEFENSE:  0-4 CS (0%), 1 PB 

ALEXANDER CANARIO (RF-LF) - age 21 - IFA signed by San Francisco Giants July 2016 - acquired by Cubs from SF in Kris Bryant trade July 2021 
000/286/000
7 PA (2 GAMES) 
0-5
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 BB (29% walk-rate), 1 K (14% K-rate), 1 PO 
OUTFIELD ASSIST: 1  
ERRORS: NONE 
NOTE: Canario is on the Cubs MLB 40-man roster 

# PEDRO RAMIREZ (2B) - age 17 - IFA signed by Cubs January 2021 
500/500/750
4 PA (1 GAME) 
2-4
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 RUN, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 SB (0 CS)_ 
ERRORS: 1 (errant throw to 2nd base on attempted 4-6 FC) 


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PITCHERS

* throws left 

NOTE: Pitchers are sorted by INNINSS PITCHED (IP) 


LUIS DEVERS - age 21 - IFA signed by Cubs July 2017 
1.35 ERA -  0.68 WHIP - .200 OppBA 
13.1 IP, 9 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 18 K, 4 PO, 9/9 GO/AO
12.2 K/9, 0.0 BB/9, and he threw 72% strikes and 12.3 PITCHES-PER-INNING   
4 GAMES 
NOTE: Devers is Rule 5 Draft eligible 2021 

* CHASE WATKINS - age 22 - Cubs 2021 9th round draft pick
4.50 ERA -  0.92 WHIP - .209 OppBA 
12.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 15 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 8/10 GO/AO
11.3 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, and he threw 70% strikes and 15.2 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
4 GAMES 

* LUKE LITTLE - age 21 - Cubs 2020 4rh round draft pick 
3.97 ERA - 1.32 WHIP - .175 OppBA 
11.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R (5 ER), 8 BB, 21 K, 1 HR, 3 HBP, 8 WP, 3/4 GO/AO
16.7 K/9, 6.4 BB/9, and he threw 58% strikes and 17.9 PITCHES PER INNING 
4 GAMES 

TYLER SCHLAFFER - age 20 - Cubs 2020 9th round draft pick 
4.09 ERA - 0.91 WHIP - .220 OppBA 
11.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 14/9 GO/AO
7.4 K/9, 0.8 BB/9, and he threw 70% strikes and 12.9 PITCHES-PER-INNING   
ERROR: 1 (errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base)
4 GAMES 


ANGEL GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ - age 19 - NDFA signed by Cubs July 2020 
5.63 ERA -  1.63 WHIP - .186 OppBA 
8.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R (5 ER), 8 BB, 9 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 2 GIDP, 8/5 GO/AO  
10.1 K/9, 9.0 BB/K, and he threw 54% strikes and 20.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING    
5 GAMES 

MICHAEL McAVENE - age 24 - Cubs 2019 3rd round draft pickl 
5.87 ERA - 1.70 WHIP - .281 OppBA 
7.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R (5 ER), 4 BB, 13 K, 1 WP, 4/4 GO/AO 
15.3 K/9, 4.7 BB/9, and he threw 63% strikes and 19.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
5 GAMES 

DANIEL PALENCIA - age 21 - IFA signed by Oakland Athletics February 2020 - acquired by Cubs from OAK in Andrew Chafin trade July 2021  
8.22 ERA - 1.43 WHIP - .179 OppBA 
7.2 IP, 5 H, 7 R (7 ER), 5 BB, 13 K, 4 WP, 1 BALK, 2/5 GO/AO, 
15.3 K/9, 5.0 BB/9, and he threw 60% strikes and 16.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
4 GAMES

FRANKIE SCALZO JR - age 21 - Cubs 2021 14th round draft pick 
3.52 ERA - 1.30 WHIP - .276 OppBA 
7.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 12 K, 2 HR, 2 WP, 5/4 GO/AO
14.1 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, and he threw 68% strikes and 14.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
ERROR: 1 (errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base)
3 GAMES 

* LUIS ANGEL RODRIGUEZ - age 22 - IFA signed by Cubs July 2017 
8.59 ERA - 2.05 WHIP - .344 OppBA 
7.1 OP, 11 H, 8 R (7 ER), 4 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 3 HBP, 4 WP, 1 GIDP, 6/5 GO/AO
11.0 K/9, 4.9 BB/9, and he threw 60% strikes and 19.1 PITCHES-PER-INNING  
3 GAMES 
ERROR: 1 (errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base)
NOTE: Rodriguez is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021

* DREW GRAY   age 18 - Cubs 2021 3rd round draft pick 
1.29 ERA - 1.14 WHIP - .087 OppBA 
7.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 6 BB, 13 K, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 3/4 GO/AO
16.7 K/9, 7.7 BB/9, and he threw 53% strikes and 20.6 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
ERRORS: 2 (an errant pick-off attempt at 1st base, and an errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base)
3 GAMES 

* BAILEY HORN - age 23 - Chicago White Sox 2020 5th round draft pick - acquired by Cubs from CHW for Ryan Tepera in July 2021 
3.86 ERA - 1.00 WHIP - .250 OppBA 
7.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 9/8 GO/AO
5.1 K/9, 0.0 BB/9, and he threw 72% strikes and 11.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
3 GAMES 

SHELDON REED - age 24 - NDFA signed by Cubs July 2020 
3.18 ERA - 1.06 WHIP - .227 OppBA 
5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 9 K, 1 HBP, 1 PO, 1 GIDP, 3/3 GO/AO
14.2 K/9, 1.6 BB/9, and he threw 67% strikes and 16.9 PITCHES PER INNING 
4 GAMES 

DAKOTA CHALMERS - age 25 - Oakland Athletics 2015 3rd round draft pick - acquired off waivers by Cubs from MIN June 2021 
5.06 ERA - 1.50 WHIP - .273 OppBA 
5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 3/6 GO/AO
11.8 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, and he threw 60% strikes and 17.1 PITCHES-PER INNING
2 GAMES 
NOTE: Chalmers is eligible to a minor league 6TFA after conclusion of 2021 World Series

PORTER HODGE - age 20 - Cubs 2019 13th round draft pick 
7.71 ERA -  2.36 WHIP - .364 OppBA 
4.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 3/6 GO/AO
7.7 K/9, 5.8 BB/9, and he threw 64% strikes and 19.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
2 GAMES 

* BURL CARRAWAY  - age 22 - Cubs 2020 2nd round draft pick 
4.50 ERA - 1.25 WHIP - .143 OppBA 
4.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP 
11.3 K/9, 6.8 BB/9, and he threw 55% strikes and 16.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING
4 GAMES

EDUARNIEL NUNEZ - age 22 - IFA signed by Cubs March 2017 
2.25 ERA - 1.50 WHIP - .214 OppBA 
4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 6/2 GO/AO
7.5 K/9, 7.5 BB/9, and he threw 54% strikes and 20.8 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
5 GAMES
NOTE: Nunez is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021  

YOVANNY CABRERA - age 20 - IFA signed by Cubs May 2019 
17.18 ERA - 3.00 WHIP - .389 OppBA 
3.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R (7 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HBP, 2 WP, 2/3 GO/AO
4.9 K/9, 9.8 BB/9, and he threw 52% strikes and 20.5 PITCHES PER INNING 
ERROR: 1 (errant pick-off attempt) 
4 GAMES 

CHRIS CLARKE - age 23 - Cubs 2019 4rh round draft pick 
9.00 ERA - 1.67 WHIP - .333 OppBA 
3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 5/2 GO/AO
3.0 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, and he threw 61% strikes, 15.3 PITCHES PER-INNING 
1 GAME  

DAURIS VALDEZ - age 25 - IFA signed by San Diego Padres February 2016 - acquired by Cubs from SD for RHRP James Norwood April 2021 
0.00 ERA - 0.67 WHIP - .100 OppBA 
3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 2/2 GO/AO
15.0 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, anf he threw 66% strikes and 11.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
3 GAMES 
NOTE: Valdez is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021 

DOMINIC HAMBLEY - age 18 - Cubs 2021 18th round draft pick 
16.86 ERA - 2.25 WHIP - .333 OppBA 
2.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP, 1 HR, 3/1 GO/AO
13.5 K/9, 6.75 BB/9, and he threw 53% strikes and 22.1 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
3 GAMES 

NICHOLAS PADILLA  - age 24 - Tampa Bay Rays 2015 13th round draft pick - selected by Cubs from TB in Minor League Phase of 2019 Rule 5 Draft 
0.00 ERA - 1.50 WHIP - .111 OppBA 
2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K, 1/1 GO/AO
16.9 K/9, 10.1 BB/9, and he threw 56% strikes and 21.4 PITCHES-PER-INNING  
ERROR: 1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base)
NOTE: Padilla is eligible to be a minor league 6YFA after conclusion of 2021 World Series 

RYAN JENSEN - age 23 - Cubs 2019 1st round draft pick 
0.00 ERA - 0.50 WHIP - .143 OppBA 
2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 BALK, 2/0 GO/AO
18.0 K/9, 0.0 BB/9, and he threw 73% strikes and 15.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
1 GAME 

EURY RAMOS
 - age 24 - IFA signed by Cubs August 2014 
13.50 ERA - 3.00 WHIP - .273 OppBA 
2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 3 WP, 1/2 GO/AO
9.0 K/9, 13.5 BB/9, and he threw 45% strikes and 29.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
2 GAMES
NOTE: Ramos is eligible to be a minor league 6YFA after conclusion of 2021 World Series

* DIDIER VARGAS - age 22 - IFA signed by Cubs July 2016 
6.75 ERA - 4.50 WHIP - .429 OppBA 
1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GO/AO 
13.5 K/9, 20.3 BB/9, and he threw 53% strikes and 28.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
2 GAMES
NOTE: Vargas is Rule 5 Draft eligible in 2021 
  
KOEN MORENO - age 20 - Cubs 2020 5th round draft pick 
9.00 ERA - 1.00 WHIP - .250 OppBA 
1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GO/AO
18.0 K/9, 0.0 BB/9, and he threw 71% strikes and 17.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
1 GAME   

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Thank you Phil, I can see this is a work of love.

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  • bradsbeard 2 hours 21 min ago (view)

    I hope all is well with AZ Phil. Hasn't posted in a few weeks and typically would expect him to have a post up tracking IFA signings. Maybe he's waiting for something official from the Cubs (who don't seem to have announced any of the signings officially)? 

     

  • Cubster 5 hours 1 min ago (view)

    Les Grobstein dies at age 69. Encyclopedic Chicago historian and longtime sports talk overnight radio host, plus a controversial listen. https://www.robertfeder.com/2022/01/17/les-grobstein-1952-2022/

     

  • Cubster 5 hours 14 min ago (view)

    Hernandez ranks 18th on MLB's International prospect list. Sanchez ranks at #43.
    Tribune article today on the Cub https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cubs/ct-chicago-cubs-alexis-hernan...

     

  • CubsCentral08 2 days 47 min ago (view)

    List is up to 12 now

    Adan Sanchez, C/3B, Panama
    Alexis Hernandez, SS, Dominican Republic
    Jefferson Rojas, SS, Dominican Republic
    Josefrailyn Alcantata, OF, Dominican Republic
    Carlos Altuve, C, Venezuela
    Josias Ramirez, OF, Dominican Republic
    Moises Febrillet, SS, Dominican Republic
    Albertina Belliard, OF, Dominican Republic
    Yidel Diaz, C, Dominican Republic
    Freylin Silverio, RHP, Dominican Republic
    Sandy Sanchez, SS, Dominican Republic
    Darlin de Leon, SS, Dominican Republic

     

  • Wrigley Rat 2 days 1 hour ago (view)

    In addition to those signed today, it's worth noting that seven players were signed to future-service contracts during the last international free agent signing period, and are expected to make their system-debut this coming season (most likely in the Dominican Republic). Those players are:

    • RHP - Luis Angel Reyes
    • LHP - Kevin Valdez
    • RHP - Jensi Ramirez
    • RHP - Yafrerlyn Vasquez
    • RHP - Eligio Paredes
    • RHP - Jair Jimenez
    • OF - Edward Vargas

     

     

  • Wrigley Rat 2 days 1 hour ago (view)

    The Cubs added four more International Free Agents so far today:

    • Josias Ramirez, OF, Dominican Republic
    • Moises Febrillet, SS, Dominican Republic
    • Albertina Belliard, OF, Dominican Republic
    • Yidel Diaz, C, Dominican Republic

     

     

  • Wrigley Rat 2 days 1 hour ago (view)

    Sneak peak into the International Free Agent Signings that officially start tomorrow (Saturday):

    Chicago Cubs ($5,179,700 total bonus pool) - 5 Signings (so far):

    • Adan Sanchez, C/3B, Panama ($1,500,000 bonus)
    • Alexis Hernandez, SS, Dominican Republic ($1,300,000 bonus)
    • Jefferson Rojas, SS, Dominican Republic ($1,000,000 bonus)
    • Josefrailyn Alcantata, OF, Dominican Republic
    • Carlos Altuve, C, Venezuela

     

     

  • crunch 2 days 12 hours ago (view)

    wsox snagging cuban oscar colas...23 year old high end power prospect that could slot into the majors quickly.

    they're building a hell of a batting core on the south side of town.

     

  • Cubster 5 days 9 hours ago (view)

    Jon Lester retires. Definitely one of the key people in their Theo era run. 

     

  • crunch 5 days 22 hours ago (view)

    meeting on thursday.  hopefully this stuff can get done before going too deep into february.

     

  • crunch 1 week 22 hours ago (view)

    yanks low-A naming rachel balkovec as manager.  first female manager in the minors.

    she was also the first female strength/conditioning coach and hitting coach in rookie leagues for the yanks.

     

  • crunch 1 week 3 days ago (view)

    "Evan Drellich of The Athletic reports that Major League Baseball is preparing new economic proposals to present to the MLBPA, "likely this month.""

     

  • tim815 1 week 4 days ago (view)

    As best as I understand, there are the 4 full-season levels with only one affiliate per organization at each level, and the compound league. Toss in the DSL, and that's it. If a team wants and can accommodate a second (or third) Compound League team, that's a decision for "later than January".

     

  • Wrigley Rat 1 week 6 days ago (view)

    AZ Phil or others - Are major league teams allowed to announce new minor league affiliates for 2022 during this lockout? I ask because there was some discussion about possibly adding a short season league team for next year. Are clubs even allowed to have a 5th non-rookie league team? With all the players jammed up at the A level, it seems like it would be smart to add an additional team for them and this year's incoming draft picks. Of course, they could always just keep two Arizona teams going and it would probably be just fine. Just wondering - thanks and Happy New Year!

     

  • crunch 1 week 6 days ago (view)

    cameron maybin is retiring, which saves the cubs from once again obtaining or attempting to obtain cameron maybin.

    2022 looking good so far.

     

  • Cubster 2 weeks 2 days ago (view)

    Welcome to 2022. 
    First news of the year: The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have reached a deal with Tyler Chatwalk! Hope they have a bigger strike zone there.