Cubs MLB Roster

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40-Man Roster Info

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full) 

Last updated 2-6-2024
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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

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

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

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

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First-Year Player Draft (MLB Rule 4 Draft) Negotiation List


Players selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft (MLB Rule 4 Draft) are placed on a club's Negotiation List.

The signing deadline is 5 PM (Eastern) on August 1st or 14 days after the last day of the draft, whichever comes first (July 25th in 2023).   
NOTE: The signing deadline cannot be on the same day as the MLB Trade Deadline. 

A player selected in the Rule 4 Draft will be declared a free-agent if he is not offered a contract by the signing deadline.

In most cases, a player selected by a club in the Rule 4 Draft will remain on the club's Negotiation List until either the player signs or until the signing deadline (whichever comes first), and if a club does not sign a Rule 4 Draft pick by the deadline, the player is removed from the club's Negotiation List and becomes eligible for selection again in the next Rule 4 Draft in which the player would be eligible for selection.

A college senior with no eligibility left who is selected in the Rule 4 Draft will remain on the club's Negotiation List until the player signs or until one week prior to the next Rule 4 Draft.
If a player is selected in the Rule 4 Draft after the 10th round and enrolls in a junior college and remains enrolled for the entire school year, the player can be signed during a period of time beginning with the completion of the junior college's baseball season (including post-season) up until one week prior to the next Rule 4 Draft. 
NOTE:  Called a "draft & follow," a club signing a previously-selected JC player prior to the next draft can offer a maximum bonus of $225,000, and the bonus does not count against the club's Rule 4 Signing Bonus Pool. 

A player eligible for selection in the Rule 4 Draft who is not drafted ("Non-Drafted Free-Agent" or "NDFA") can sign with any club after the conclusion of the draft any time up until one week prior to the next Rule 4 Draft, unless and until the NDFA enrolls in a four-year college, in which case MLB Rule 4 Draft eligibility rules apply.
NOTE: A player eligible for selection in the 2023 MLB First-Year Player Draft who is not selected can be signed by any MLB club as a Non-Drafted Free-Agent (NDFA) beginning at 9 AM (Eastern) on July 12th, but clubs are not permitted to discuss with a draft-eligible player the possibility of signing the player as a NDFA prior to or during the draft. 

A player selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft or a Rule 4 eligible NDFA cannot be signed to a Major League contract.

A player who signs after being selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft (First-Year Player Draft) cannot be traded until after the conclusion of the World Series (no earlier than 9 AM on the day after the final game of the World Series), or for 90 days if the player signs after the World Series. 
NOTE: Previously, a player signed after being selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft could not be traded until the first anniversary of the player signing his first contract.

A player signed after being selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft (First-Year Player Draft) cannot be a PTBNL in any trade made prior to the conclusion of the World Series.

CUBS 2023 MLB RULE 4 NEGOTIATION LIST (Last updated 7-25-2023)

1. Matt Shaw, INF (U. of Maryland) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/16 
2-COMP. Jaxon Wiggins, RHP (U. of Arkansas) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/25
3. Josh Rivera, SS (U. of Florida) - COLLEGE SR - SIGNED 7/19
4. Will Sanders, RHP (U.of South Carolina) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/19
5. Michael Carico, C (Davidson) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/16
6. Alfonsin Rosario, OF (P27 Academy - Lexington, SC) - HIGH SCHOOL - SIGNED 7/16
7. Yahil Melendez, SS (B You Academy - Caguas, PR) - HIGH SCHOOL - SIGNED 7/19
8. Brett Bateman, OF (U. of Minnesota) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/16
9. Jonathon Long, 1B (Long Beach State) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/16
10. Luis Martinez-Gomez, RHP (Temple CC) - JC SOPH - SIGNED 7/16
11. Zyhir Hope, OF (Colonial Forge HS - Stafford, VA) - HIGH SCHOOL - SIGNED 7/25
12. Carter Trice, 2B-OF (North Carolina State) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/19
13. Sam Armstrong, RHP (Old Dominion) - COLLEGE SR - SIGNED 7/25
14. Grayson Moore, RHP (Vanderbilt)- COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/19  
15. Ty Johnson, RHP (Ball State) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/19
16. Daniel Brown, LHP (Campbell) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/19
17. Ethan Flanagan, LHP (UCLA) - COLLEGE SOPH - SIGNED 7/19
18. Brian Kalmer, 3B (Gonzaga) - COLLEGE SR (REDSHIRT JR) - SIGNED 7/16
19. Nick Dean, RHP (U. of Maryland) - COLLEGE SR - SIGNED 7/19
20. Drew Bowser, 3B (Stanford) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/19

Kenten Egbert, RHP (Miami U.) - SIGNED 7/21 
Landon Ginn, RHP (East Carolina) - SIGNED 7/21

Recent comments

  • Cubster (view)

    Pads gave up 14 runs using 11 pitchers. 3 pitchers gave up all 14 runs during their ***checks notes*** 0.1 IP. Yep, spring training.

    Only thing missing was a position player pitching.

  • crunch (view)

    boras is holding onto 4 "top level" FAs and ST games have officially begun.  montgomery, snell, chapman, and bellinger.

    there seems to be a bunch of teams not willing to blink, but there also seems to be a slew of teams willing to snap up any of these dudes if the price is right.

    at some point it may pivot to front-loaded deals with very early (and probably multiple) opt-outs.

    it's still "cubs advantage" on bellinger because there's a QO hanging over him and none of the teams with money are in heavy need of a CF or 1st.

  • crunch (view)

    ahhh...spring baseball.  put that shit right in my veins.  

    the dodgers are up 8-0 after 2 innings.  joe musgrove pitched to 4 batters and didn't retire any of them...all 4 scored.

    cubs tomorrow afternoon.

  • videographer (view)

    Here is an interesting thought about Boras's negotiation strategy:   Going into the off-season, Boras knew MLB GMs were not convinced of Bellinger's success enough to offer a long-term and large AVV contract.  His strategy was to convince the one team that experienced Bellinger's success that a market was there to take away a beloved player and make the Cubs bid against themselves.  So far, that has not worked and Boras has to scramble to not be embarrassed by a contract much lower than promised. 

    The question is:   What is a scenario in which Boras and Bellinger look good signing a bad contract?  Until that plays out, I suspect Bellinger could go into the season without being signed. 

  • crunch (view)

    it's pretty damn stupid.  don't they realize how much stadium-adjacent real estate they could buy for 77m?

    no one cares about baseball talent on the field, it's all about the baseball experience around the field!

    YOU HAVE TO 'C' IT (tm)

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Could be Boras smoke. Could be a team trying to actually improve and win.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Chicago radio reports that the Yankees are "going after" Snell and Belli.
    They've already made an offer for Snell.
    They want Bellinger for CF if Judge's foot isn't right and at 1B if Rizzo starts to fall off.
    Verdugo/Stanton in LF
    Bellinger/Judge in CF
    Soto/Stanton in RF
    Rizzo/Bellinger at 1B
    Any of them at DH
    That means one of those five guys isn't in the lineup every game.
    If everyone were healthy, I'd imagine Rizzo would be traded eventually.
    Boras' dream scenario right there !!!

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Pirates extend Mitch Keller for 5 years 77 mil. Wow extending your best pitchers for 5 years? What are they, stupid or something?!

    Note: sarcasm

  • crunch (view)

    cubs post a "funny meme" about nico + dansby calling themselves "nickle and dimes"

    the replies, as expected by everyone but the cubs social media team, heavily lean toward ricketts + jed being upset their nicknames got stolen.

    they need to start reading the room before posting.

  • crunch (view)

    i'm still shocked the owners/players agreed to threshold "tax."  the owners would love a cap, but the players are dead set on that never happening.

    as it stands the penalty is a "tax" on NYC and LA teams, and BOS since they choose to blow through it so much.

    going 20-40m over the cap isn't destructive to the teams, even with multipliers.  DET and SF has done this multiple times.  the times the cubs did it didn't hurt any future endeavors...such as buying up Wrigleyville property or Nebraska politicians.