2020 Cubs AZ Instructional League roster
2020 Cubs AZ Instructional League roster:
* bats or throws left
# bats both
Jose Miguel Gonzalez
* D. J. Herz
* Bryan Hudson
* Scott Kobos
* Luke Little
* Joel Machado
Manuel Rodriguez (INJURY REHAB)
Jerrick Suiter (ex-1B)
* Brad Wieck (INJURY REHAB)
* Ethan Hearn
* Ronnier Quintero
* Bryce Windham (ex-INF)
Ed Howard IV (SS)
Kevin Made (SS)
* Matt Mervis (1B)
Christopher Morel (3B)
Rafael Morel (3B-2B)
Fabian Pertuz (SS-2B)
* Alfonso Rivas (1B)
Chase Strumpf (2B-3B)
Luis Vazquez (SS-2B)
Luis Verdugo (SS-3B)
* Andy Weber (SS-2B)
# Yonathan Perlaza (ex-INF)
* Yohendrick Pinango
* Cole Roederer
* Jacob Wetzel
* Jared Young (ex-INF)
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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES: 3
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 min 8 sec ago (view)
I was thinking that too, Phil. EJM failing so badly was another spectacular miss. Guess they should have let sleeping dogs lie when his first deal fell through (Dodgers or Giants, I think?)
tim815 54 min 28 sec ago (view)
MLB.com rated the Cubs 22 out of 30.
This season figures to tell quite a bit. No teams are terrible at player development anymore, and no teams look at the draft as a hopeless puzzle.
KingKongvsGodzilla 4 hours 8 min ago (view)
Are these guys out of the org now?
K Dub 8 hours 45 min ago (view)
PHIL: Any velo readings on Ramos? Earlier reports also had him sitting 98-99. Thanks!
George Altman 14 hours 46 min ago (view)
Phil, serious question: How good is the Cubs Player Development Department? Scale of 1 to 30 with 1 being best. I mean, I can think of 5 teams right now who don't have near the Cubs resources but do better year after.
I mean there are organizations across sports who seem to coach the crap out of their draft picks and signees. They just got 4 teenagers for Darvish, but do they have the coaches to get any of them to the show?
My pessimistic grade would be about 24.
Arizona Phil 15 hours 46 sec ago (view)
DJL: How about Eddy Julio Martinez as a spectacular miss? A $3M signing bonus out of Cuba and he never made it out of AA.
Dolorous Jon Lester 15 hours 7 min ago (view)
Wow, that's a pretty spectacular miss. He was so highly thought of when he signed.
Arizona Phil 15 hours 39 min ago (view)
TIM: Richard Gallardo doesn't seem to be progressing as a SP, so he has apparently been moved to the bullpen. He has a tendency to labor through innings and nibble too much and throw a lot of pitches.
tim815 15 hours 52 min ago (view)
Anything on Gallardo, of interest, from today?
Arizona Phil 15 hours 54 min ago (view)
The Cubs have released LHP Ryan Kellogg, RHP Alex Moore, 3B Fidel Mejia, OF Jose Gutierrez, OF Eddy Julio Martinez, and OF Zac Taylor from Minor League Camp.
Arizona Phil 16 hours 1 min ago (view)
And despite what you might read elsewhere, It was - NOT - a "hot" gun.
Arizona Phil 16 hours 27 min ago (view)
He certainly could have forced the Cubs to release him with full salary as termination pay, so he must like it with the Cubs.
Charlie 18 hours 17 min ago (view)
Follow-up on last week's discussion of Baez's contact and plate discipline woes. Another Fangraphs article notes that he is among league leaders in combined positive change in zone swing rates (swinging at more pitches inside the strike zone) and reduction in chase rate (swinging at pitches outside the zone). See the last table: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/lets-look-at-some-earl...
This makes his 45% strikeout rate and 1.7% BB rate all the more strange.
crunch 21 hours 19 min ago (view)
he may not be worth much to us as fans, but every indication points to him being quite popular in the dugout. nice to see him stick around as an emergency callup catcher.
Wrigley Rat 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
Tony Wolters clears waivers and is sent to the Alternate Training site in South Bend.
bigsky33 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
Hi Phil, are they letting you into Sloan? Great to see your write-ups!!