2015 Cubs Minor League Camp Rosters
Dylan Cease, James Farris, Scott Frazier, Michael Heesch, Barret Loux, Brad Markey, James Pugliese, Starling Peralta, Alex Santana, Jen-Ho Tseng, Michael Wagner, and Ben Wells threw "live" BP today, as Cubs minor leaguers had their first "full squad" workout of 2015 at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ.
2015 CUBS MINOR LEAGUE CAMP - SPRING TRAINING ROSTERS (last updated 3-14-2015):
NOTE: ROSTERS AT MINOR LEAGUE CAMP ARE FLUID. Minor League players are often initially assigned to a squad one or even two levels above where they will ultimately be assigned once the regular season starts. Minor League Camp roster assignments are based on several factors, including the player's position as it relates to the specific needs of the organization, and the player's age, amount of professional experience, and previous season's performance (including any time spent at a post-season Instructional League). As players are sent to Minor League Camp from the Major League squad during the course of Spring Training, there are corresponding roster moves made at Minor League Camp as players are either moved down a level or released. Occasionally a player or a pitcher will be moved up a level during the course of Minor League Camp, but such an occurrence is rare.
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Jeffry Antigua
P. J. Francescon
* Austin Kirk
* Jeff Lorick
Trey McNutt (INACTIVE - 2014 shoulder surgery)
* Wes Darvill
* Dan Vogelbach
* Kevin Brown
* Rubi Silva
* Gerardo Concepcion
* Tyler Ihrig
Juan Carlos Paniagua
* Rob Zastryzny
# Victor Caratini
* Jordan Hankins (ex-INF)
# Jeimer Candelario
* Danny Lockhart
Tim Saunders (reinstated from VOLUNTARY RETIRED LIST)
* Pin-Chieh Chen
* Jake Hannemann
* Billy McKinney
* Bijan Rademacher
MYRTLE BEACH: 31
* Michael Heesch
* Jordan Minch
* Tommy Thorpe
Gioskar Amaya (ex-INF)
* Justin Marra
Will Remillard (LIMITED ACTIVITY - back?)
# Varonex Cuevas
* Jacob Rogers
* Jason Vosler
* Shawon Dunston Jr
* Kevin Encarnacion
* Charlie White
SOUTH BEND: 65+1
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY - post-2013 shoulder surgery)
Oscar de la Cruz
* Andin Diaz
John Michael Knighton
Mark Malave (ex-C)
Trey Masek (LIMITED ACTIVITY - 2014 shoulder surgery)
Erling Moreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY - 2014 ??? surgery)
* Ariel Ovando (ex-OF)
* Jose Paulino
* Anthony Prieto
* Carson Sands
* Justin Steele
* Sam Wilson
# Eric Castillo
* Alberto Mineo
# Roney Alcala
* Danny Canela (LIMITED ACTIVITY - ???)
# Frandy de la Rosa
* Andrew Ely
* Bryant Flete
Joey Martarano (INACTIVE - attending college)
* Carlos Sepulveda
* Rashad Crawford
* Ricardo Marcano
MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT FIELD STAFF:
FIELD COORDINATOR & CATCHING COORDINATOR: Tim Cossins
PITCHING COORDINATOR: Derek Johnson
ASSISTANT PIICHING COORDINATOR: Mike Mason
HITTING COORDINATOR: Anthony Iapoce
ASSISTANT HITTING COORDINATOR: Tom Beyers
INFIELD COORDINATOR: Jose Flores
OUTFIELD & BASERUNNING COORDINATOR: Doug Dascenzo
LATIN AMERICAN FIELD COORDINATOR: Dave Keller
MENTAL SKILLS PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Josh Lifrak
MENTAL SKILLS COORDINATOR: Darnell McDonald
LATIN AMERICAN MENTAL SKILLS COORDINATOR: Raymond Fuentes
IOWA: Marty Pevey (Manager) , Mike Cather (Pitching Coach), Brian Harper (Hitting Coach), and Leo Perez (Assistant Coach)
TENNESSEE: Buddy Bailey (Manager), Storm Davis (Pitching Coach), Desi Wilson (Hitting Coach), and Guillermo Martinez (Assistant Coach)
MYRTLE BEACH: Mark Johnson (Manager), David Rosario (Pitching Coach), Mariano Duncan (Hitting Coach), and Chris Gutierrez (Assistant Coach)
SOUTH BEND: Jimmy Gonzalez (Manager), Brian Lawrence (Pitching Coach), Jesus Feliciano (Hitting Coach), and Osmin Melendez (Assistant Coach)
EUGENE: Gary Van Tol (Manager), Anderson Tavares (Pitching Coach), Ricardo Medina (Hitting Coach), and Terrmel Sledge (Assistant Coach)
AZL CUBS: Carmelo Martinez (Manager), Ron Villone (Pitching Coach), Oscar Bernard (Hitting Coach), and Ty Wright (Assistant Coach)
MESA REHAB: Rick Tronerud (Pitching Coach) and Nate Maldonado (Assistant Coach)
DSL CUBS: Juan Cabreja (Manager), Armando Gabino (Pitching Coach), Claudio Almonte (Hitting Coach), and Carlos Ramirez (Assistant Coach)
VSL CUBS: Pedro Gonzalez (Manager), Eduardo Villacis (Pitching Coach), Franklin Blanco (Hitting Coach), and Antonio Valerio (Assistant Coach)
MINOR LEAGUE TRAINING COORDINATOR: Nick Frangella
ASSISTANT MINOR LEAGUE TRAINING COORDINATOR: Chuck Baughman
ATHLETIC TRAINERS: Scott Barringer (Iowa), Shane Nelson (Tennessee), Peter Fagan (Myrtle Beach), Jonathan Fierro (South Bend), Mike McNulty (Eugene), Toby Williams (AZL Cubs), Jose Alvarez (DSL Cubs), and Arnoldo Goite (VSL Cubs)
MINOR LEAGUE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COORDINATOR: Doug Jarrow
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHES: Ryan Clausen (Iowa), Mike Megrew (Tennessee), Jason Moriss (Myrtle Beach), Ed Kohl (South Bend), Ryan Nordtvedt (Eugene), Sean Folan (AZL Cubs), Tomas Sanchez (DSL Cubs), and Manny Estrada (VSL Cubs)
EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING: TBA
NOTE: The Extended Spring Training (EXST) group (AKA "Eugene/Mesa") is formed during Minor League Camp. This group will consist of players who are the replacement cadre for the full season affiliates, players deemed not ready for full-season leagues, and injured players.
CUBS LATIN AMERICAN AFFILIATES
NOTE: Latin American Cubs minor leaguers who do not attend Minor League Camp in Arizona have their Spring Training at the Cubs Dominican Academy beginning in March. Players who have Spring Training at the Dominican Academy are eventually assigned to either the Cubs Extended Spring Training squad in Mesa in April and/or to one of the two Cubs Foreign-Rookie affiliates (DSL Cubs or VSL Cubs) when they commence league play in May.
DSL CUBS: 39+1
* Wander Cabrera (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Luis Guillen (INACTIVE - Restricted List)
* Pablo Ochoa (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* Jesus Perez
* Chris Pieters
Eury Ramos (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Jesus Tejada (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Raymond Pena (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
# Humberto Garcia
# Fidel Mejia (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Rafael Mejia (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
# Yeiler Peguero (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Tony Rijo (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
# Miguel Ruiz
# Roberto Caro
Yovanny Cuevas (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Wander Felix (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SRRVICE)
# Robert Garcia
Jose Jules (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SRRVICE)
Samir Lara (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
VSL CUBS: 39
Andres Arteaga (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* Andres Bonalde (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Enrique de los Rios
* Riger Fernandez (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Emilio Ferrebus (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Hector Garcia (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* Yapson Gomez
* Angel Mejias
Bryan Molina (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* Alex Pacheco
* Eugenio Palma
* Carlos Rodriguez
Freddy Tineo (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
# Martin Hodwalker
Gustavo Polanco (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Jhonny Bethencourt (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Francisco Garay (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
# Andruw Monasterio
Rafael Narea (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
* Luis Ayala
Jose Rojas (SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE)
Arizona Phil 2 hours 27 min ago (view)
RHSP Duncan Robinson (June 2019 TJS) has retired.
Arizona Phil 2 hours 48 min ago (view)
Rex Brothers and Tony Wolters reached five years of MLB Service Time this weekend, so Brothers now cannot be sent outright to the minors without his consent (he is out of minor league options) and Wolters (who has a minor league option left) now cannot be optioned or outrighted to the minors without his consent.
Arizona Phil 3 hours 45 min ago (view)
It's not good to play bad teams early because they have the confidence and energy they won't have later in the season after they realize they suck and all is lost.
crunch 11 hours 22 min ago (view)
as of the end of this game (game 9) there's only 1 player on the team hitting more than .250 (j.marisnick).
bryant, baez, contreras, marisnick are the only guys hitting more than .200.
Cubster 12 hours 4 min ago (view)
Two awful days of baseball.
On top of that, Dexter Fowler (Angels) tore his ACL and will undergo season ending reconstruction surgery.
He's a hero in my Cub/heart no matter how the remainder of his career goes, but at 35 yrs, he will have a rough road ahead.
crunch 12 hours 45 min ago (view)
these bats are killing me.
they need more than a waffle maker to feed these bats. julio zueleta needs to be hired for batting coach and the ricketts need to toss some serious loot into the fruit budget for him.
crunch 13 hours 21 min ago (view)
lefty goose goosage reporting in...
crunch 14 hours 51 min ago (view)
crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
career high for zach davies, 7 runs given up...only took 1.2 innings.
Cubster 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
Ex Cub Dexter Fowler, now with Maddon's Angels goes on the DL with a knee sprain.
crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)
AAA exhibition game @south bend rained out.
Cubster 1 day 11 hours ago (view)
Coach Craig Driver tested positive for Coronavirus and was sent back to Chicago. Apparently, no other Cub tested positive. No word about symptoms so it sounds like it was picked up in whatever the regular testing protocol covers including Wed, Thursday and Friday which were negative for the "traveling party".
bradsbeard 1 day 18 hours ago (view)
Sure makes it sound like Schwarber and Lester were among the positives. Hate that for them, especially Jon who has the cancer history and the recent thyroid issue. Hopefully both recover without significant lingering effects.
crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)
j.musgrove throws SD's first no-hitter. it would have been a perfect game if he didn't hit a batter.
not bad for his 2nd start for them.
Cubster 2 days 7 hours ago (view)
Nats Covid update (wrt Former Cub factor): Brad Hand, Yan Gomes, Alex Avila and Jordy Mercer have all been cleared to return after being away due to COVID-19 protocols. Josh Bell, Kyle Schwarber, Jon Lester and Josh Harrison have not been cleared yet,
Still looking forward to seeing Schwarbs play in a Nats uniform.
Jackstraw 2 days 10 hours ago (view)
Right. Three batter minimum. Hopefully the only time I'll need to be reminded this year.