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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

OPTIONED: 9 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 2 
Seiya Suzuki, OF
Patrick Wisdom, INF 

15-DAY IL: 3
Julian Merryweather, P
* Justin Steele, P  
Jameson Taillon, P 

60-DAY IL: 1 
Caleb Kilian, P 
 





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Cubs Triple-Down on A's at Fitch Park

Rafael Disla, Cody Shields, and Xavier Batista ripped RBI triples in a five-run Cub 7th, leading the EXST Cubs to an 8-3 victory over the EXST A’s in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action at Fitch Park Field #3 this morning in Mesa.

21-year old Cuban Defector RHP Juan Yasser Serrano got the start for the Cubs and went three innings, allowing one run on four hits and a walk, while striking out two. This was Serrano’s third appearance in the last week, and his pitch count has been increased each time out (one inning - 13 pitches last Saturday, two innings - 23 pitches this past Tuesday, and now three innings - 40 pitches today), as it appears that the Cubs are making an effort to get him through Extended Spring Training as quickly as possible. Serrano received a reported $250K bonus (essentially equivalent to "4th round money") when he was signed by the Cubs this past March.

Here is today’s abridged box score (Cubs players only):

LINEUP:
1. Vismeldy Bieneme, 2B: 1-4 (K, 1B, F-7, 6-3, RBI, R, SB)
2a. Kyung-Min Na, CF: 1-3 (K, 1B, 5-3, RBI, R)
2b. SLOT SKIPPED 4th TIME THRU ORDER ALTHOUGH NA REMAINED IN CF
3a. Blair Springfield, DH #1: 0-3 (5-3, E-6, K, CS)
3b. SLOT SKIPPED 4th TIME THROUGH ORDER
4. Xavier Batista, RF: 2-4 (F-8, P-2, 1B, 3B, RBI, PO)
5. Bobby Wagner, DH #2: 1-3 (1B, BB, P-6, K)
6. Albert Hernandez, 1B: 0-4 (6-4 FC, 5-4-3 GIDP, E-5, L-8, R)
7. Sergio Burruel, C: 0-3 (F-7, K+WP, BB, F-9, R)
8. Rafael Disla, 3B: 1-4 (F-7, F-8, 3B, L-3, 2 RBI, R)
9. Wes Darvill, SS: 1-4 (4-3, 3-U, 1B, 1-U, RBI, R)
10. Cody Shields, LF: 2-2 (BB, 1B, 3B, RBI, 2 R, SB)

PITCHERS:
1. Juan Yasser Serrano – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 1 BALK, 5/2 GO/FO, 40 pitches (29 strikes)
2. Eduardo Figueroa – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 1/4 GO/FO, 66 pitches (41 strikes)
3. Andres Quezada – 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 38 pitches (26 strikes)
4. Rogelio Carmona – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/FO, 19 pitches (11 strikes)

ERRORS: NONE

ATTENDANCE: 23

WEATHER: Sunny, cloudless, and breezy, with temperatures in the 80’s

Comments

Carpenter chased after 3 IP in AA Montgomery. Had good command of FB (90-93 MPH) but slider was in the dirt most of the night. Only had one ball hit in the air, but a lot of seeing eye singles and high pitch count (60+ thru 3), along with some sketchy infield play forced him out. 2 ER and 2 unearned.

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Submitted by The E-Man on Fri, 05/28/2010 - 10:52pm. Do you feel our Cuban Defectors have MLB "chops", AZ PHIL ================================================================= E-MAN: I don't see OF Smaily Borges (presently at Daytona) having much of a future with the Cubs, but RHP Juan Yasser Serrano could develop into an MLB pitcher and do it fairly quickly. I just can't say right now how good he'll be, but he is clearly more advanced than most other young pitchers I've seen come through Fitch Park.

Thanks Lou - from Bruce Levine tonight: "With the Cubs struggling to get base hits, manager Lou Piniella has decided to give rookie Tyler Colvin more at-bats. Colvin’s pinch-hit home run was the only production of any significance from Cubs hitters in Friday’s 7-1 loss to the Cardinals. “I’ve got some veteran outfielders who are good players,” Piniella said. “This kid is telling me [by his actions], ‘Put my name in the lineup a few more times.’” Really, Lou? REALLY?

Az Phil: since Thomas Diamond, Jay Jackson and Andrew Cashner are all doing well at AAA Iowa, of the three, which do you project best and most ready (in order)as far as helping the Cubs bullpen this year? As far as who moves to make room for one or more of them, right now the youngest righty is Stevens but based on performance maybe they can find a spot from Grabow as it seems his knee hasn't responded to the cortisone shot he was given and James Russell is showing he should be the 2nd bullpen lefty. What is your impression of Jeff Stevens and his ability to stick at the mlb level?

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Submitted by Cubster on Sat, 05/29/2010 - 12:54pm. Az Phil: since Thomas Diamond, Jay Jackson and Andrew Cashner are all doing well at AAA Iowa, of the three, which do you project best and most ready (in order)as far as helping the Cubs bullpen this year? As far as who moves to make room for one or more of them, right now the youngest righty is Stevens but based on performance maybe they can find a spot from Grabow as it seems his knee hasn't responded to the cortisone shot he was given and James Russell is showing he should be the 2nd bullpen lefty. What is your impression of Jeff Stevens and his ability to stick at the mlb level? ============================================= CUBSTER: Andrew Cashner was the #1 closer in college baseball in 2008 (at TCU), so he has a lot of experience working out of the bullpen and late in games. He also throws big-time gas AND he has a true strikeout pitch (a hard slider) that can put hitters away (like Marmol does). It's great that Cashner has developed the way he has as a staring pitcher, but the Cubs don't need another starter right now, they need somebody who can work out of the bullpen and can get big outs at critical times. Jay Jackson is the classic starting pitcher type, in that he has a starter's array of pitches (he has at least three pitches that he can command), he is a good hitter, he has the stamina and contol needed to go seven innings start-to-start without losing velocity, and he gives up more than your average number of HR (which is bad for a reliever). J-Jax also does NOT throw harder out of the bullpen (while Cashner does). Thomas Diamond probably walks too many guys to be considered for the 8th inning set-up gig, but I guess he might be a possibility in middle relief. He also could be an MLB starter, although he throws a lot of pitches-per-inning and that will tax a bullpen over time. My guess is that the Cubs will add Diamond back to their 40-man roster no later than September (he is eligible to be a Rule 55 Minor League FA post-2010 if he is not added to the Cubs 40-man roster by the 4th day following the conclusion of the World Series), and then they will (at the very least) have him at Iowa available for recall as needed in 2011 (he will have one minor league option left once he is added back to the 40), or he could get traded. Jeff Stevens should be an OK MLB middle-reliever, although I'm not sure how he would work out as a set-up guy or closer at the big league level. His slider has a tendency to flatten-out at times, and when it does he gets creamed.

Recent comments

  • azbobbop (view)

    I can’t speak to how many organizations had newfound interest in Zyhir Hope but I did talk to a Dodger scout who told that the Ddodgers always had their on him. 

    I hardly think of my self as a “scout” but I saw a beautiful smooth left hand swing, easy power,  an aggressive base runner as in very limited action, a good defensive player. He certainly caught my attention, moreso than anyone else on the ACL team last year.

  • George Altman (view)

    Ditto. The can DFA him when they activate Taillon.

  • crunch (view)

    cade horton with his 2024 AA debut of 4ip 4h 0bb 4k, 1r/0er is followed up even better...

    4ip 1h 1bb 5K, 0r/er

    he's still on a pitch count restriction, btw.  he probably could have gone 6+ innings in both outings if he was off a leash.

  • crunch (view)

    okay, officially done with hendricks as a starter.

    dunno if counsell is there, but i'm there.

  • Bill (view)

    That pretty well sums up the situation.  Epstein, the media and the fans became obsessed with the concept of a "window of opportunity" that had to be taken advantage of before it closed.  Thus the trade for Quintana, and the trade of Soler for crap.

    The way to deal with a "window of opportunity" is not to sacrifice everything to win, but to extend that window.  Epstein knew that he was having his best players, Rizzo, Baez and Bryant in the same year, with Contreras the following year, at the same time that the pitching staff was growing elderly and on the verge of declining.  A responsible administration would have moved one of the ""core" two years earlier, and a second one the next year, in order to prevent the otherwise necessity of "tanking" when they left at the same time.  they had to know that there was no way they could have all been extended, and still leave room for growth.

    Other than the Dodgers and the Yankees, no team can maintain a consistent level of production without a consistent flow of high ceiling, low cost controlled young players coming up from the farm.  We have lived through the errors of the past, and hopefully have learned enough from them to prevent a reoccurance of it in a few years.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I think it was pretty clear that practically all of “the core” was going to be gone after the 2021 season and that utterly gutting the farm system to chase a championship with the same guys year after year until they all departed wasn’t going to end well. That was talked about as early as 2017.

    I don’t think it’s hindsight to say they would have been better off from a sustainability standpoint trading some of those pieces for the best prospect packages available and introducing some of the kids. For example, I was hoping real time they would trade Schwarber during the 2016 offseason to an AL team as a DH when the DH was AL only. Fresh off being a WS hero he could have fetched quite a haul. But, alas, he was a member of the vaunted, untouchable “core”.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    What would have surprised me is the Dodgers, who have traditionally been outstanding in evaluating and developing talent, giving away Busch for nothing. They obviously saw something in both of the guys. Perhaps one or both will be future superstars.

    That said, the old cliche is that the level of competition increases ten fold for every level moved up. Ferris and Hope both have a long way to go. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    For now, I’m watching Busch put the team on his shoulders while the presumed offensive star of the team flails and doesn’t seem to have a plan beyond “waiting for the numbers to even out”. 

    I thought it was a good and fair trade at the time - a talented but surplus guy for the Dodgers that filled an immediate need for the Cubs in exchange for potential pieces of the Dodgers future - and I’m awfully glad Busch is a Cub.

  • First.Pitch.120 (view)

    Mostly agree, but I don’t think it was as much “unshakeable faith” as it was a series of unclear choices in the moment that have become obvious with hindsight.  

    The upside outcome for the coming year for any player was always much higher than the return on selling. It was like Texas Hold’em purgatory of having 4 to an A-K led flush…  impossible to get away from. 


     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    He works quickly too so all that happened in probably like 4 minutes 

  • crunch (view)

    as of now, zyhir hope is the dodgers #20 prospect on mlb.com (ferris #7).  he made 0 national "top 100" overall lists.  that may be a different story soon enough.

    if hope is not in the team top-10 by year's end i would be shocked.

    i don't know what happened between draft day and a couple months in arizona, but he got the attention of many organizations outside of the cubs when he showed up.