Cubs Organizational Report Week 22

The second line in the minor league records are the teams overall records. The seasons are over for Iowa, Daytona, Peoria and the Arizona Summer League. Team Records updated through 9/05/05; Individual Stats updated through 9/05/05
Organizational Records
TeamW-LGB/Pos.Last 10
Chicago Cubs66-71(Div)21.5/4th
Iowa Cubs64-758.5/4th3-7
West Tenn Diamond Jaxx*39-31
Daytona Cubs34-34
Peoria Chiefs33-37
Boise Hawks+34-401.0/3rd6-4
AZL Cubs9-19
Cubs Ex W/L: 68-69; (2003) 71-66; (2004) 74-63 * West Tennessee won both halves of the North Division title of the Southern League; Their playoffs begin on Wednesday, Sept. 07 against the Carolina Mudcats in a best of 5 series. + Boise Hawks have 2 games remaining versus the Spokane Indians and must win both and have the Tri-City Dust Devils lose to the Yakima Bears to clinch the division.
MLB C Geovany Soto promotoed from Iowa(AAA) on 09/05/05 LHP John Koronka promoted from Iowa(AAA) on 09/05/05 OF Todd Hollandsworth traded to the Atlanta Braves on 08/29/05 for RHP Todd Blackford and RHP Angelo Burrows RHP Kerry Wood placed on 15 day DL on 08/30/05 RHP Jermaine Van Buren contract purchased from Iowa(AAA) and added to 40 man roster on 08/30/05 OF Matt Murton promoted from Iowa(AAA) on 08/30/05 AAA/Iowa RHP Adalberto Mendez promoted from Peoria (A) on 08/30/05 OF Dave Kelton activated from DL on 09/01/05 LHP Nate Teut signed on 09/02/05 AA/West Tennessee RHP Anderson Tavarez promoted from Daytona (High A) on 08/30/05 RHP Randy Wells promoted from Daytona (High A) on 08/31/05 Advanced A/Daytona RHP Sean Gallagher promoted from Peoria (A) on 08/31/05 LHP Jordan Gerk cleared to play International Ball on 08/30/05 RHP Angelo Burrows assigned to team after trade with Braves on 08/30/05 A/Peoria RHP Todd Blackford assigned to team after trade with Braves on 08/30/05 Low A/Boise RHP Matt Avery left team to return to U. of Virginia on 08/30/05 LHP Mark Pawelek promoted from Arizona (RL) on 08/30/05 RHP Scott Taylor promoted from Airzona (RL) on 08/30/05 Rookie Leauge/Arizona NONE TO REPORT
(BOLD indicates an update to a pre-existing injury) MLB RF Jeromy Burnitz left game on 08/31/05 after fouling pitch of his leg; Returned to lineup on 09/02/05 1B Derrek Lee left game on 08/31/05 after fouling pitch off his ankle; X-rays were negative; Returned to lineup on 09/03/05 RHP Kerry Wood placed on 15 day DL on 08/30/05; Underwent succesful surgery on 08/31/05 to reinforce labrum, clean out the rotator cuff and debridement of the bursa of his right shoulder; 4 month rehab is expected. 3B Aramis Ramirez left game with moderate to severe strain of left quadricep muscle on 08/24/05; Placed on DL on 08/26/05 P - Chad Fox transferred to 60 day DL on 05/17/05; Has "nerve issues" in his right elbow; Still undetermined whether he'll attempt another comeback AAA/Iowa LHP Phil Norton placed on DL on 08/19/05; Labrum problem AA/West Tennessee LHP Sean Marshall placed on DL on 07/24/04 with bicep tendonitis; Will not pitch rest of season but has already begun rehab program OF - Felix Pie sprained ankle on 06/16/05; Placed on 7 day DL on 06/21/05; Done for the season and will play Winter Ball in the Dominican Republic LHP - Jon Connolly placed on DL on 07/16/05 with "recurring" shoulder injury; Will be out all season INF - Jemel Spearman out sine 04/26/05 because of wrist injury; Had surgery at some point and it should cost him the season P ñ Rocky Cherry left game on 4/21/05 after 1/3 of an inning. Tommy John surgery performed on 05/05/05 Advanced A/Daytona LHP Clay Rapada placed on DL on 08/18/05; Appendix surgery OF Kevin Collins placed on DL on 08/02/05 with bone spurs in his foot; Retroactive to 07/29/05; Will miss rest of season with tendon injury in foot. RHP Billy Petrick placed on DL on 06/24/05 with shoulder woes; Had season ending shoulder surgery A/Peoria C Jonathan Douillard placed on DL on 08/20/05 with knee injury 1b Alberto Garcia out for season with fractured fibula; Occurred on June 15th while sliding back into first base LHP Ed Campusano placed on DL with elbow problem; Looks like he avoided surgery though; Was rehabbing in Arizona before season ended Low A/Boise NONE TO REPORT Rookie Leauge/Arizona RHP Jason Wylie has been out cause of complication to a knee injury suffered while moving his couch Other Notable Injuries OF - Nic Jackson had more surgery to clean out his shoulder; Probably out until 2006 P - Chadd Blasko - shoulder surgery; Probably out until 2006 P - Matt Clanton - shoulder surgery; Had 2nd shoulder surgery during off-season, probably out all season PROSPECT WATCH LIST (BOLD indicates injury, * bats lefty, # switch-hitter) Hitters: 2B/3B *Mike Fontenot (AAA) .272/.377/.430 2B Richard Lewis (AAA) .217/.277/.300 (AA) .246/.373/.333 C Geovany Soto (AAA) .253/.357/.342 SS/CF *Buck Coats (AA) .282/.340/.390 3B Casey McGehee (AA) .297/.354/.422 OF Luis Montanez (AA) .268/.325/.379 (A) .287/.336/.410 2B *Eric Patterson (AA) .200/.324/.267 (A) .333/.405/.535 40/51 SB opportunities OF Felix Pie(AA) .304/.349/.554 13/22 SB opportunities 1B/OF Brandon Sing (AA) .276/.404/.538 2B Ryan Theriot (AA) .304/.365/.391 OF *Jeff Culpepper (High A) .343/.418/.435 (Low A) .304/.422/.391 1B Brian Dopirak (High A) .235/.289/.381 C Jake Fox (High A) .281/.357/.456 3B *Scott Moore (High A) .281/.358/.485 C Tony Richie (High A) .280/.317/.397 OF Ryan Harvey (A) .257/.302/.484 C *Mark Reed (Low A) .250/.310/.370 (A) .135/.167/.192 Pitchers: RHP Bobby Brownlie(AAA) 6-7 4.74 ERA/42 BB/73 K/11 HR/104.1 IP LHP John Koronka (AAA) 9-11 4.24 ERA/48 BB/96 K/12 HR/136.0 IP LHP Rich Hill (AAA) 6-1 3.60 ERA/14 BB/92 K/11 HR/65.0 IP (MLB) 0-2 8.57 ERA/13 BB/21 K/3 HR/21.0 IP (AA) 4-3 3.28 ERA/21 BB/90 K/9 HR/57.2 IP (A) 1-0 1.13 ERA/0 BB/12 K/0 HR/8.0 IP RHP Jon Leicester (AAA) 3-8 1 Save 5.51 ERA/42 BB/73 K/17 HR/98.0 IP LHP Carmen Pignatiello (AAA) 1-5 5.51 ERA/20 BB/43 K/6 HR/47.1 IP (AA) 5-4 2.68 ERA/28 BB/77 K LHP Russ Rohlicek (AAA) 3-1 3 Saves/4.33 ERA/45 BB/54 K/5 HR/62.1 IP RHP David Aardsma (AA) 4-1 2 Saves/3.91 ERA/32 BB/43 K/3 HR/50.2 IP (Norwich) 6-2 2.93 ERA/13 BB/30 K RHP Carlos Marmol (AA)3-4 3.65 ERA/40 BB/70 K/10 HR/81.1 IP (High A) 6-2 2.99 ERA/37 BB/71 K LHP Sean Marshall (AA) 0-1 2.52 ERA/5 BB/24 K/1 HR/25.0 IP (High A) 4-4 2.74 ERA/26 BB/61 K RHP Ricky Nolasco (AA) 14-3 2.89 ERA/46 BB/173 K/13 HR/161.2 IP LHP Reynel Pinto (AA)10-3 2.78 ERA/58 BB/123 K/3 HR/129.2 IP (AAA) 1-2 9.93 ERA/24 BB/24 K RHP Jae-kuk Ryu (AA) 11-8 3.34 ERA/49 BB/133 K/12 HR/169.2 IP RHP Randy Wells (AA) 0-1 3.86 ERA/7 BB/4 K/0 HR/9.1 IP (High A) 9-2 2.91 ERA/22 BB/97 BB/5 HR/92. 2 IP RHP Sean Gallagher (High A) 0-0 1.80 ERA/0 BB/7 K/1 HR/ 5.0 IP (A) 14-5 2.71 ERA/55 BB/139 K/10 HR/146.0 IP RHP Juan Mateo 10-5 3.21 ERA/27 BB/123 K/9 HR/109.1 IP RHP Billy Petrick (High A) 1-4 5.59 ERA/19 BB/25 K/0 HR/37.0 IP RHP Michael Phelps (High A) 1-0 4.76 ERA/4 BB/8 K/0 HR/5.2 IP (A) 0-1 1.59 ERA/3 BB/17 K/0 HR/17.0 IP (RL) 0-0 0.00 ERA/0 BB/2 K/0 HR/ 0.2 IP RHP Mike Billek (A) 2-0 4.06 ERA/10 BB/25 K/4 HR/37.2 IP (Low A) 0-1 2.65 ERA/6 BB/20 K/0 HR/17.0 IP RHP Angel Guzman (A) 0-1 4.26 ERA/0 BB/7 K/1 HR/6.1 IP (RL) 0-0 0.00 ERA/1 BB/12 K/0 HR/8.0 IP RHP Michael Hyle (A) 1-0 15.63 ERA/3 BB/0 K/5 HR/6.1 IP (Low A) 3-5 3.09 ERA/20 BB/37 K/0 HR/43.2 IP RHP Grant Johnson (A) 3-8 3.82 ERA/26 BB/52 K/7 HR/73.0 IP LHP Darin Downs (Low A) 5-4 3.36 ERA/22 BB/63 K/5 HR/61.2 IP LHP Luke Hagerty (Low A) 0-1 31.05 ERA/30 BB/4 K/0 HR/6.2 IP LHP Mark Pawelek (Low A)0-0 0.00 ERA/1 BB/4 K/0 HR/ 3/3.0 IP (RL) 0-3 2.48 ERA/20 BB/52 K/0 HR/40.0 IP LHP Donald Veal (Low A) 1-2 3.00 ERA/13 BB/24 K/2 HR/24.0 IP (RL) 0-1 8.10 ERA/4 BB/9 K/2 HR/6.2 IP OTHERS NOTABLES: OF Ben Grieve (AAA) .266/.371/.481 OF *Sam Fuld (A) .300/.377/.433 OF *John Defendis (Low A) .327/.387/.406 OF Davy Gregg (Low A) /284/.341/.325 35/47 SB opportunities GREG MADDUX INNINGS WATCH 396.1 IP over the last 2 years; Needs to pitch 3.2 IP over the rest of the season for his $9 million 2006 option to vest; Assuming he starts 33 games (like last year), needs to average just over an inning per start over the rest of the season. 2005 ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE PARTICIAPANTS RHP David Aardsma RHP Angel Guzman SS/OF Buck Coats OF Matt Murton 2B Eric Patterson 1B/OF Brandon Sing MINOR LEAGUE LEADERS Hitting HR - Brandon Sing (26) RBI - Ryan Harvey (100) AVG - Eric Patterson (.325) OBP - Eric Patterson (.401) SLG - Brandon Sing (.538) SB - Chris Walker (60) Pitching IP - Jae-kuk Ryu (169.2) ERA - Sean Gallagher (2.68) WINS - Sean Gallagher & Ricky Nolasco (14) SAVES -Andy Shipman (15) K - Rich Hill (194)


Rob, Any reason in paticular that Nolasco is not highlighted in red? Do you know if Epat's promotion to AA opens that last AFL spot to somebody below AA like Gallager or Pawelek or is there a day limit on how much time somebody has above AA before a player meets that requirement?

no reason on Nolasco, just missed him. Should be fixed. I think Angel Guzman takes the "below AA spot". Highly doubtful they'd put Gallagher or Pawelek in their anway. Both have pitched more than enough innings this season. More likely a reliever or someone who's been injured for a part of the season, that's my guess. AZ Phil thought it might be a lefty when considering the makeup of the Mesa Solar Sox roster, narrowing the field down to Pignatiello or Ryan O'Malley, for what it's worth.

poohole's heel is acting up again..dunno if it'll impact tonight's game, though.

Lloyd McClendon is out as manager of the Pirates. Trade Dusty to Pittsburgh.

It's truly amazing that Luke Hagerty's line is not a typo. 30 Walks. 4 Ks.

"It's truly amazing that Luke Hagerty's line is not a typo. 30 Walks. 4 Ks." Remember when everyone was bitching about Hendry not protecting him in the rule v draft. Anther great Hendry move.

Why does Dusty contine to start Rusch...? Look what has happened the last few times he was a starting pitcher...Why not give Hill or Mitre another try at the starting position...? Are there other promising Rookie Pitchers that deserve a chance to start for the Cubs...?

Grady Little will manage West Tenn for awhile because Dickerson is taking care of family affairs because of the Hurricane.

"Are there other promising Rookie Pitchers that deserve a chance to start for the Cubs...?" Scott, I am a big Ricky Nolasco backer, but with WT in the SL playoffs my guess is we won't see him or Pinto this year.

"Lloyd McClendon is out as manager of the Pirates." Bye Bye Lloyd...Should of been fired the day he did not walk Lee against the Cubs 2 months ago. He had very ittle talent to work with but I am sure he won't be missed in Pitt, but his players or the fans.

I'd take Llllloyd over Dusty any day. Bring Gerald Perry along to do the bitch-slapping.

Hairy Neifi DLee Burny Nomar Walker Barrett KPat Rusch but it looks like LaRussa has caught the dreaded dopey lineup disease from Dusty: (at least regarding the 4-6 spots) Eckstein Edmonds Pujols Molina Grudz Taguchi Nunez Luna Morris

Did they send Murton back to the DiamondJaxx for the playoffs? I don't ever see him in the lineup. Does Dusty give a final exam with true-false questions for those studying the game from the bench? Adam's going to play in the Israeli Talmud league for winter ball...they've asked CPat to come too. I'll send the mohel if they send Corey.

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  • crunch 40 min 57 sec ago (view)

    he -really- needs to cue into this is a cubs broadcast and not a national/neutral broadcast.

    dude...don't get excited about marlins 3-run homers.


  • crunch 2 hours 7 min ago (view)

    lot of people wanted him when len left.  he's got a long game calling history, but not too much for baseball.  he did host "baseball tonight" for ESPN for a quite a while, so the game isn't a mystery to him.

    i find him a bit boring/dry.  some people like that he has that oldschool "announcer voice" thing going on.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 2 hours 26 min ago (view)

    He's uhhh.. not very good at it. Glad he wasn't the hire for the main role.


  • crunch 2 hours 39 min ago (view)

    wow...chris myers calling the cubs game for some reason (boog out for the MIA series).

    he is a marquee talent, but he's not been used to call a game as far as i know.

    also, zach davies looks like a kid in pajamas in those dark blue "wrigleyville" uniforms.


  • crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    t.williams threw a 25 pitch pen thursday


  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    tonight's game (thursday) is free game, btw.


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have optioned RHP Robert Stock back to AAA Iowa, and recalled LHP Brad Wieck. 


  • Arizona Phil 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of RHSP Mike Hauschild (ex-TOR) from Lexington (Atlantic League) and he has been asigned to AAA Iowa. 

    The Cubs are clearly beating the bushes of indepenent league baseball. Hauschild is the sixth player acquired by the Cubs from independent league teams in the last month (Jose Almonte, Tyler Ladendorf, Tim Susnara, Matt Warkentin, and Jarod Wright are the other five). 


  • crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    (c) hendricks gives up at least 60 homers in the regular season

    seriously, though...wisdom has "slowed down" the past 10 days or so, but he still managed a couple homers.  he's got a damn good shot at 20+ even if bote+duffy come back to steal a little time from him.


  • Charlie 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    This Mets series is going poorly, so... off-topic question. Which of these outcomes do you currently think is more likely in 2021: (a) Javy hits at least 40 homeruns in the regular season, (b) Patrick Wisdom hits at least 20 homeruns in the regular season.


  • crunch 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    wow...and he's done for the night.  that's not good...well, for mets fans.

    "right shoulder soreness"


  • crunch 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    meanwhile...degrom with 8 Ks through 3 perfect innings.  he's also got a RBI single.


  • crunch 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    and d.smith gets HBP.

    this is high end next level strategy.  you beat degrom by injuring everyone until they have to forfeit the game.  moneyballs.


  • crunch 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    ow...villar got nailed in the ear and the back of the head by a throw from lobaton on a stolen base.


  • Arizona Phil 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    CHARLIE: You are absolutely right.

    Granted there are existing rules prohibiting pitchers from using foreign substances, but you don't change enforcement protocols suddenly in the middle of the season. Pitchers should be given an opportunity to make adjustments during the course of Spring Training before any new enforcement policy is implememted.

    This can and should be addressed in the upcoming CBA negotiations. Not now. 


  • Charlie 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    That was definitely my position prior to this year. But I am starting to buy into the claim that almost all pitchers are using something, even if it is rosin and sunscreen in many cases.