Cubs MLB Roster

Cubs Organizational Depth Chart
40-Man Roster Info

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus four players are on the 60-DAY IL

28 players are on the MLB ACTIVE LIST, plus eight are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, two are on the 10-DAY IL, and two are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 9-1-20239
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# bats both

Javier Assad
Brad Boxberger
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom
* Jared Young

* Cody Bellinger
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

Keven Alcantara, OF 
Ben Brown, P  
Brennen Davis, OF 
Jeremiah Estrada, P
Caleb Kilian, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Michael Rucker, P
Keegan Thompson, P

10-DAY IL: 2
Jeimer Candelario, 1B
Nick Madrigal, INF

15-DAY IL: 2
Adbert Alzolay, P
Michael Fulmer, P 

60-DAY IL: 4
Nick Burdi, P
Codi Heuer, P
* Brandon Hughes, P
Ethan Roberts, P

Minor League Rosters

Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

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 7-21-2023)

1. Matt Shaw, INF (U. of Maryland) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/16 
2-COMP. Jaxon Wiggins, RHP (U. of Arkansas) - COLLEGE JR 
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 
12. Carter Trice, 2B-OF (North Carolina State) - COLLEGE JR - SIGNED 7/19
13. Sam Armstrong, RHP (Old Dominion) - COLLEGE SR 
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

  • crunch 09/21/2023 - 09:24 pm (view)

    morel DH, tauchman CF, masterboney 3rd

    imagine a world where a manager decides to put morel at 3rd and canario DH.  crazy, huh?

    masterboney had 3 hits yesterday so we're stuck with him again today and probably for a chunk of what's left.

    canario had a double and grand slam a couple games ago and he's riding pine again.

  • crunch 09/21/2023 - 09:41 am (view)

    madrigal's hamstring strain is a grade 2 strain.  we probably won't see him anymore this season or post-season (if applicable) unless the team goes deep.

  • crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:23 pm (view)

    well that took all of 15 minutes to not be fun anymore.

  • crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:10 pm (view)


  • Eric S 09/20/2023 - 09:12 pm (view)

    Sucks for Steele, sucks for the Cubs. Hopefully the Cubs get right tomorrow and take the series. 

    Edit: and if they choose to get right tonight instead and take the series, even better!

  • crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:44 pm (view)

    well, working his 4th game in 5 days seems to have been a bad idea.

  • crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:41 pm (view)

    make that 6 singles in a row.  cuas is coming in with men on 1st/2nd...ross loves this dude with men on.

    steele has gone from potential CY winner to "had a great season" in 2 starts.

  • crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:36 pm (view)

    steele giving up 5 straight singles and tommy h on the phone with the bullpen as if the pen is ready to put in 5-6 innings of quality work.

  • KingKongvsGodzilla 09/20/2023 - 09:57 pm (view)

    Carter Trice taking some lumps but I’m weirdly optimistic about that conversion. 20 YO 3 year starter in college when drafted, gets the ball in the air with power and took walks, started at 6 diff spots (mostly 2B/OF) 

  • crunch 09/20/2023 - 09:40 pm (view)

    morel DH, tauchman CF, and hopefully the last masterboney start at 3rd we'll ever see...i'll take wisdom's potential power over these singles-hitting ceiling hitters dross keeps marching out there because of a marginally better glove.