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59 players are at MLB Spring Training 

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full) 
19 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

Last updated 2-6-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 22
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
* Shota Imanaga
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

NRI PITCHERS: 11 
Colten Brewer 
Chris Clarke 
Carl Edwards Jr 
* Edwin Escobar 
* Richard Lovelady 
Sam McWilliams 
* Thomas Pannone 
Ethan Roberts 
Cam Sanders 
Riley Thompson 
* Brad Wieck 

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

NRI CATCHERS: 4  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 9
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

NRI INFIELDERS: 3 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 7
Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 1 
* Owen Caissie  
 



Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Bees Whitewash South Bend & Mr Rogers Bashes the 66ers

Jacob Rogers blasted a grand slam home run (off the roof of the Angels clubhouse) and a triple, Billy McKinney belted a solo HR, singled twice, and scored two runs, Mark Zagunis singled twice, walked, and scored a run, and Paul Blackburn threw 5.2 IP of two-hit shutout ball (no-hitter thru 4.2 IP), leading the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) to a 7-1 victory over the Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angeles Angels Hi-A affiliate) on Field #7, and Mike Bolaski (ex-3B) and four relievers combined to toss a six-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts, as the Burlington Bees (Angels Lo-A affiliate) blanked the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) 5-0 on Field #4, in Cactus League Minor League game action this morning at Diablo Park in Tempe, AZ.   

Somewhat appropriately, the Burlington Bees - South Bend Cubs game on Field #4 was delayed for several minutes while a swarm of bees hovered overhead, apparently looking for a landing spot. The players who were on the field at the time hit the ground the way soldiers do when a hand grenade is thrown into their vicinity. This is the second time in two years that bees have descended upon Diablo Park when I've been there (a hive had to be removed from a tractor that was situated in the bullpen at Field #7 last year). Naturally, the Angels have not one but two affiliates (Lo-A Burlington and AAA Salt Lake City) with the "Bees" nickname.  

The game on Field #7 was pre-planned as a ten-inning affair so that all of the pitchers scheduled to throw today could get their scheduled work. 

Here are the abridged box scores from the two games (Cubs players only):

FIELD #4 

SOUTH BEND LINEUP: 
1a. Charcer Burks, LF: 1-1 (1B, BB, BB) 
1b. Kevin Brown, LF: 0-1 (K) 
2a. Chesny Young, 2B: 1-3 (6-4-3 DP, 1B, 6-4 FC) 
2b. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 0-1 (F-7) 
3. Jeffrey Baez, RF: 2-4 (1B, P-4, 1B, 6-3) 
4a. Jesse Hodges, 3B: 0-2 (K, K, BB) 
4b. Adonis Paula, 3B: 1-1 (1B)
5. Justin Marra, DH-C: 0-4 (1-3, K, K, K)
6a. Gleyber Torres, SS: 0-3 (1-3, K, L-5 DP)
6b. David Bote, SS: 0-1 (5-3)
7a. Cael Brockmeyer, C-DH: 0-2 (4-3, L-6)
7b. Ho-Young Son, PH-DH: 0-2 (K, K)
8. Jason Vosler, 1B: 0-3 (L-4, F-7, 4-3)
9. Rashad Crawford, CF: 1-3 (1B, 4-3, K) 

SOUTH BEND PITCHERS
1. Erick Leal: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R (5 ER), 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP,  6/2 GO/FO, 82 pitches (55 strikes) 
2. James Norwood: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/FO, 23 pitches (12 strikes) 
3. Jasvir Rakkar: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/0 GO/FO, 8 pitches (6 strikes) 
4. Francisco Carrillo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 6 pitches (6 strikes)

SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 2
1. SS Gleyber Torres - E-6 (fielding error allowed batter reach base safely)
2. 3B Jesse Hodges - E-5 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely)

SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Cael Brockmeyer: 0-1 CS

FIELD #7

MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP:
1. Jake Hannemann, CF-DH: 1-3 (1B, F-9, BB, F-9, R)
2. Mark Zagunis, LF-CF: 2-3 (BB, F-8, 1B, 1B,  R)  
3. Billy McKinney, RF: 3-4 (1B, HR, 6-3, 1B, 2 R, RBI)
4. Jacob Rogers, 1B-DH: 2-4 (HR, 3B, F-7, K, R, 4 RBI)
5. Jeimer Candelario, 3B: 1-4 (F-7, F-7, K, 1B)
6. Victor Caratini, DH-1B: 2-4 (2B, 4-3, P-3, 1B, R)
7. Danny Lockhart, SS: 0-4 (6-3, 4-3, 4-6-3 DP, 3-U) 
8a. Andrew Ely, 2B: 1-2 (1B, F-7, R, RBI)
8b. Miguel Rico, LF: 0-2 (F-9, L-7)
9a. Carlos Penalver, DH #2: 1-1 (3B, RBI)
9b. Wes Darvill, PH-2B: 1-2 (1B, K)
9c. SLOT WAS SKIPPED 4th TIME THRU BATTING ORDER
10. Ben Carhart, C: 0-4 (K, F-7, 5-3, K) 

MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS
1. Paul Blackburn: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 3/10 GO/FO, 89 pitches (55 strikes) 
2. Josh Conway: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/3 GO/FO, 23 pitches (16 strikes) 
3. Juan Carlos Paniagua: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/3 GO/FO, 18 pitches (8 strikes) 
4. James Pugliese: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/FO, 15 pitches (9 strikes) 
5. Matt Brazis: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 16 pitches (12 strikes) 

MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS: NONE 

ATTENDANCE: 35 

WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures in the 90's
 

 

 

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  • crunch (view)

    yeah, i like the team.

    my main complaint isn't that they won't be competitive, rather that they could be even more competitive given their resources.  there's still time to add on, and they have 10s of millions to do it without going past their self-imposed limitations.  whether these limitations should exist or be way more flexible is up for debate, but we have what the owners give the front office to work with.

    some of the sites doing wins predictions have CHC at or just below STL for taking the NL Central.

    it's also nice knowing if some of the kids expected to break with the team don't work out, there's a good amount of kids near-MLB ready to hedge some of the failures...a few non-roster vets, too (peralta/d.smith/cj edwards).  no guarantees, but it's nice to have around.

    i feel good about 2024 even without additions, but i'm still expecting an addition until the "Boras 4" are off the market.

    if the cubs we see today are the cubs we get going into opening day, i will be disappointed, but i still think they got a shot at the playoffs.

  • Charlie (view)

    My takeaway from the first Spring Training game of the year: It's really refreshing to have a slew of exciting young players in a season that should not be a total punt at the MLB level. It's been a while. 

  • crunch (view)

    cease has a 8m deal and 2 years of club control.  he wouldn't be cheap.

    dunno if the rumored talent given up is worth it, but if the wsox want a return on cease there's no time like now considering the very low 2024 price tag.

    the cheap price incentive for a full year vs. mid-season addition seems like a wash in potential return.

    wicks could immediately slot in as a starter on most teams.  also, the cubs already have a couple of solid lefty starters slotted in for at least the next 4 years.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Mully and Haugh Chicago Radio says that folks within Cubs front office now believe a Belli ddeal will get done. Also, White Sox wanted to see Wicks, Mervis and Vazquez today for a possible Cease deal. 

    That can't be real. But, the Sox have been overpricing Cease.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Most of you have probably seen the game, but for anyone who might have missed it here are the Cubs pitcher reports from Friday's Cubs - White Sox game at Sloan Park... 

    JORDAN WICKS
    FB: 91-93 
    CT: 88-90 
    SL: 80-81 
    CH: 78-83 
    COMMENT: Threw 1.2 IP (40 pitches - 23 strikes - six swing & miss) and mixed-up his pitches well... FB velo went down a tick in his second inning of work... looked a bit fatigued in second inning... allowed two hits and no walks and struck out one... gave up an oppo-field line drive solo HR to a AA RH hitter on a 92 MPH FB... should have easily finished off second inning but made careless error on weak tap in front of mound on his 24th pitch of the inning with catcher running and then made another error trying to grip the ball to make a throw to 1st (only one error was charged of course)... he just looked gassed as he walked off the field...  

    HUNTER BIGGE
    FB: 95-98 
    CH: 87-88 
    SL: 81 
    COMMENT: Faced one batter (strikeout looking) to finish second inning... 8 pitches (5 strikes - no swing & miss)... showed high velo FB but couldn't command secondaries... has had shoulder issues off & on in minors... throws with infielder-type short-arm motion "out of his ear" (he was a two-way player -- 3B/RHP -- in college)...
       
    CALEB KILIAN:
    FB: 96-99
    CH: 84-86
    SL: 81-82 
    COMMENT: Threw two very efficient innings... dominant outing... needed only 24 pitches (16 strikes - six swing & miss)... 6 up / 6 down (K-swing on 98 FB, 4-3 GO on 98 FB, 5-3 GO on SL, 6-3 GO on 97 FB,  K-swing on 99 FB, and F-8 on SL)... held high FB velo in both innings (he was consistently sitting on 98 in both innings and he hit 99 once in each inning) and looked like he could have gone longer...  

    RICHARD LOVELADY
    FB: 89-92
    SL: 81-84 
    COMMENT: Your run of the mill generic FB/SL lefty reliever... had an easy 13-pitch (8 strikes) 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts (both swinging) on low 90's FB and a weak pop fly to CF...  

    JOSE CUAS
    FB: 92-94 
    SL: 81-83 
    COMMENT: Threw a scoreless inning (20 pitches - 15 strikes - four swing & miss, two on FB and two on SL)... although he did strike out two -- both swinging -- and threw 75% strikes, he had some difficulty putting hitters away (eight foul balls among his 20 pitches)... allowed an infield single that probably would have been a 6-3 GO if an MLB player was playing SS (Jefferson Rojas did not play the ball aggressively and he was a half-step too late with his "casual" throw to 1st base)... 

    THOMAS PANNONE
    FB: 84-85 
    CH: 82 
    CV: 70-73 
    COMMENT: Soft-tossing lefty who throws a LOT of mid-80's cutters and a very slow CV... 13-pitch (10 strike) 1-2-3 inning with one K (looking) on a cutter... got three swing & miss, all on cutters...  

    BAILEY HORN
    FB: 92-95 
    SL: 85 
    CV: 78-79 
    COMMENT: Threw an 11-pitch (8 strikes - two swing & miss) 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts (both looking)... broke three bats and induced some weak contact foul balls and a pathetic "mushy" pop fly(?) infield out that wasn't exactly a line drive and wasn't exactly a pop up either...    

    PORTER HODGE
    FB: 94-95 
    CT: 90-92 
    SL: 82-85 
    COMMENT: Threw a 21-pitch scoreless inning to finish off the game... surrendered a walk and a single but also induced a game-ending 6-4-3 DP... one strikeout (swinging) and that was his only swing & miss... he looked a bit uncomfortable on the mound (he seemed kind of hyper while warming up in the pen, too) and had major command issues with FB (threw only 8 strikes out of his 17 FB and went to ball three count on three of the four hitters he faced)... he would appear to be nowhere near ready for MLB and maybe not ready for AAA (yet) either...  

  • crunch (view)

    "is there anything new on cody bellinger since we started the interview?" - boog

    "sorry, i think we're going into a (commercial) break." - carter hawkins

    ...and laughs

  • crunch (view)

    only 2 "pitchcom broke, yo" delays in the game so far...

  • crunch (view)

    kilian out here throwing 98mph in february.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    While we're all speaking about Morel's 3B defense being good enough, his swing has gotten better.

    You could see it a little last fall. He didn't drop his hands behind his body as much (barred arm). But in videos from his Winter ball and this Feb in AZ you can tell he's keeping his hands tighter to his body. He's just stronger and able to have a tighter swing now. He'll be even quicker to the ball this way.

    Fun times.  

  • Cubster (view)

    Cubs vs Sox.

    Dodgers hold my beer. 6 run first including Morel 2 run HR.