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 9 hours 24 min ago (view)
BTW, if you haven't read my Roster Rules section lately, it has been updated for 2021
One of the most significant changes is that minor league affiliates no longer have individual reserve lists.
It used to be that the AAA reserve list limit was 38 players, AA was 37, and each single-A affiliate and short-season affiliate was 35 for the entire year including the off-season.
Now, there are two reserve lists, one called the "Domestic Reserve List," and the other called the "International Reserve List."
Arizona Phil 15 hours 44 min ago (view)
I know I posted the Kelley and Polanco releases during Minor League Camp and the Kellogg, Katz, and Krzeminski signings about a week or two ago, but I probably did not post the Snelten release.
videographer 16 hours 57 min ago (view)
Per Baseball America: players signed and released over the last two weeks.
crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
turned into a combined no-hitter.
crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
MRI for marisnick on monday...no d/l yet, but it seems likely
also heyward has a hand issue and that's why he was removed in the 9th for a pinch hitter. no word on if that's going to be a thing going forward or just a "sleep it off" thing.
crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)
sad thing is you can't even count on heyward slotting over to CF. his D is getting subpar, average on a good day, and he can barely handle RF as steady as he used to at this point.
2y/44m left on that deal...
crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)
may 9th and hendricks puts in 5 innings (88 pitches) to bring the team lead in SP innings pitched to 34.2ip
if arrieta didn't get injured (missing his last game) and pitched a hell of a game he wouldn't have hit 40ip+ unless he threw a complete game.
might not have a single starter going 200ip this year even if they stay healthy.
Arizona Phil 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
Dominating three innings for Shelby Miller in his rehab start for AAA Iowa today.
Arizona Phil 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
Jake Marisnick has had several DL/IL stints due to hamstring injuries over the years, so this is nothing new.
I would think Cameron Maybin will probably get the call-up if Marisnick goes on the IL, although adding Maybin to the 40 would require a corresponding 40-man roster deletion (60-day IL or DFA).
crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
j.marisnick right hamstring strain...may or may not hit the DL.
crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)
PIT has 3 runs on on a walk and a slew of hits with an exit velocity comparable to the arm speed of a 5 year old throwing a dry sponge.
also, marisnick is injured and done. he's walking off the field before being checked on.
crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)
crazy quiet at the park today in the 1st.
hendricks loading the f'n bases with 0 outs isn't helping.
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 13 hours ago (view)
Shelby Miller on a rehab assignment. Hope he stays there
crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
javy got a back ouchie and sitting today (sunday)
crunch 2 days 9 hours ago (view)
both him and his sister (who's since left twitter) have some interesting opinions on what civility and real americans are and are not.
it may run in the family, but they're grown ass adults responsible for what things they put out in the world for public consumption.
Hagsag 2 days 9 hours ago (view)
Piece of gabage.