2019 Cubs Spring Training Uniform Numbers

UPDATED 2-14-2018:

2019 CUBS SPRING TRAINING UNIFORM NUMBERS
 

NOTE 1: These are preliminary and are subject to change 
NOTE 2: Several Spring Training Instructors are wearing duplicate numbers 
NOTE 3: Numbers 4, 39, 45, 49, 93, 94, 96, 97, 98, and 99 are not assigned at this time (Cubs do not issue #69) 

1 Terrmel Sledge, ASSISTANT HITTING COACH 
2 Mark Zagunis, OF  
3 Daniel Descalso, INF 

5 Albert Almora Jr, OF 
6 Carl Edwards Jr, P 
7 Victor Caratini, C-1B 
8 Ian Happ, OF-INF
9 Javy Baez, INF 
10 RETIRED 
11 Yu Darvish, P 
12 Kyle Schwarber, OF 
13 David Bote, INF  
14 RETIRED 
15 Brandon Morrow, P 
16 Junichi Tazawa, P (NON-ROSTER)  
17 Kris Bryant, INF 
18 Ben Zobrist, INF-OF 
19 Mark Loretta, BENCH COACH  
20 Brandon Kintzler, P
21 Tyler Chatwood, P 
22 Jason Heyward, OF 
23 RETIRED
24 Alec Mills, P 
25 Will Venable, 1st BASE/OUTFIELD COACH 
26 RETIRED 
27 Addison Russell, INF (RESTRICTED LIST)
28 Kyle Hendricks, P 
29 Brad Brach, P 
30 George Kontos, P (NON-ROSTER) 
31 RETIRED 
32 Brian Duensing, P 
33 Tony Barnette, P  
34 Jon Lester, P 
35 Cole Hamels, P   
36 Dillon Maples, P 
37 Jim Adduci, 1B-OF (NON-ROSTER) 
38 Mike Montgomery, P 
39  
40 Willson Contreras, C 
41 Steve Cishek, P 
42 RETIRED 
43 Anthony Iapoce, HITTING COACH  
44 Anthony Rizzo, 1B 
45 
46 Pedro Strop, P 
47 Randy Rosario, P 
48 Mike Zagurski, P (NON-ROSTER) 
49 
50 Rowan Wick, P  
51 Duane Underwood Jr, P  
52 Jen-Ho Tseng, P  
53 Taylor Davis, C-1B  
54 Charcer Burks, OF (NON-ROSTER)  
55 Brian Butterfield, 3rd BASE/INFIELD COACH 
56 Kyle Ryan, P 
57 James Norwood, P  
58 Mike Borzello, CATCHING/STRATEGY COACH 
59 Kendall Graveman, P  
60 Francisco Arcia, C (NON-ROSTER) 
61 Allen Webster, P (NON-ROSTER) 
62 Jose Quintana, P 
63 Juan Cabreja, PRE-GAME FIELD COORDINATOR 
64 Carlos Ramirez, P (NON-ROSTER)  
65 Franklin Font, ASSISTANT BULLPEN COACH 
66 Ryan Court, INF-OF (NON-ROSTER)
67 Rob Scahill, P (NON-ROSTER)
67 Doug Dascenzo, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Outfield Coordinator) 
68 Tommy Hottovy, PITCHING COACH  
69 
70 Joe Maddon, MANAGER 
71 Oscar de la Cruz, P (RESTRICTED LIST) 
72 Craig Brooks, P (NON-ROSTER)
73 Adbert Alzolay, P 
74 Justin Steele, P  
75 Jacob Hannemann, OF (NON-ROSTER)
76 Chris Denorfia, QUALITY CONTROL COACH  
77 Evan Marzilli, OF (NON-ROSTER)
78 Matt Carasiti, P (NON-ROSTER)
79 Christian Bergman, P (NON-ROSTER)  
80 Colin Rea, P (NON-ROSTER) 
81 Philip Evans, INF (NON-ROSTER) 
82 Ian Clarkin, P (NON-ROSTER)
83 Johnny Field, OF (NON-ROSTER) 
84 Ian Rice, C-1B (NON-ROSTER) 
85 Trent Giambrone, INF-OF (NON-ROSTER) 
86 P. J. Higgins, C-INF (NON-ROSTER)
87 Alberto Baldonado, P (NON-ROSTER)
88 Mike Mason, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Assistant Minor League Pitching Coordinator)
89 Dakota Mekkes, P (NON-ROSTER)  
89 Mark Johnson, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AA Tennessee Manager) 
90 Duncan Robinson, P (NON-ROSTER) 
90 Rod Nichols, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AAA Iowa pitching coach) 
91 Zack Short, INF (NON-ROSTER)
91 Marty Pevey, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AAA Iowa manager) 
92 Cristhian Adames, INF (NON-ROSTER)
92 Brendan Sagara, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Pitching Coordinator)  
93   
94 Jeremy Farrell, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (Minor League Field Coordinator)  
95 Chad Noble, BULLPEN CATCHER 
96 
97  
98 Terry Clark, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AA Tennessee pitching coach) 
99 Desi Wilson, SPRING TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AAA Iowa hitting coach)
00 Lester Strode, BULLPEN COACH 

Comments

PECOTA predictions out...recently updated...etc

cubs 3rd in NL with 82-80 record, behind MIL(1) and STL(2)

that's nice.  whatever.

the "disabled list" is now officially known as the "injured list"

we're waiting on a responce from the over-stimulated "get off my lawn" angry people contingency to complain about PC society or snowflakes or socialism or something...

Since it also includes players who are ill (cancer, blood clot, ebola, etc), a more accurate term would be "Patient List," since the diagnosis must be confirmed (in writing) by a physician (usually the team physician), such that a player who is inactive by virtue of a certified injury or illness must (by definition) be somebody's patient in order to be on the list. 

Or the term "Slacker List" could be another possibility, in that it is both descriptive and inclusive and might help motivate certain players to suck it up and get their ass back on the field and play baseball. 

Well stated Phil.

Actually, upon further review I would say "Medical Leave List" ("Medical Leave" or "Med-Leave" for short) would be the best term (because it would include both injuries & illnesses), which would be similar (in kind) to the "Paternity Leave List" (used when a player leaves his club to be present for the birth of his child) and "Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List" (used when a player leaves his club due to a death in the family or a family medical emergency).  

I suggest the Convalescence Club. 

"In addressing a number of topics with reporters at the conclusion of the Owners Meetings in Orlando, Fla., Manfred expressed appreciation for the "responsive proposal" MLB received last week to the league's proposal about a pitch clock and a three-batter minimum for relief pitchers within a single inning."

https://www.mlb.com/news/rob-manfred-on-potential-...

so like...death to the specialist reliever?  you can't just spring that on a team.

i assume other stuff is stuck to that proposal, like 3 batters or ?? pitches...stuff like that.  still, while i could use a bit less of maddon using 10 pitchers between innings 6-9, i don't think i'd like what that would do to the game even if it speeds it up a few minutes.

It will be interesting to see if the Cubs put in a claim on INF Jack Reinheimer if he is placed on waivers by the Orioles (he was a DFA a couple of days ago).

Reinheimer was the only one of the Cubs' four post-2018 waiver claims who they were unable to sneak back through waivers after being awarded a claim.

They did it successfully with Johnny Field and Jerry Vasto, and eventually with Ian Clarkin (after an unsuccessful attempt the first time). 

AZ Phil, any idea why the Cubs’ website lists Craig Brooks as an IF? I’m asssuming it’s a typo, and not a conversion, but thought I‘d ask anyway. He was actually a 3B/P in college and looks like he could hit a little. 

BRADSBEARD: Definitely a typo. If Craig Brooks was converting from RHP to INF, he would have been doing it at Instructs (which he wasn't), plus there is no way he would have gotten an NRI to MLB ST as an infielder without first proving he can hit at AA and AAA. A pitcher doesn't convert to position player unless he is a proven professional hitter. Also, Brooks is a legit MLB bullpen prospect. 

That was my assumption as well, though the two-way thing is getting tried by a few teams so I wondered if there might something crazy going on. 

Sign Travis Wood.

Welcome to the Joe Ricketts/Sinclair Cubs.

the sharing of bias and false news has become all too common on social media and more alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories without checking facts first.

unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control exactly what people think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fHfgU8oMSo

...that stuff aside, the rumors are this new channel will cost cable/satellite providers $4-6 to add it to their programming packages.  also, this new channel will supposedly not be available over-the-air locally, so that's an end of an era.

on a more positive spin, they're supposedly going to show a lot of spring training home-park games and len/jd are going to be retained to call games.

So with this new " Cubs Network" people in Iowa that are use to watching them on WGN/CSN are SOL.  That blows.

Brach is #29

GEORGE A: Thank you. I didn't see him today. 

sounds like russell is finally taking on some kind of accountability...take of it what you will...

https://www.mlb.com/news/addison-russell-apologize...

maddon on the closer role...

"I think primarily the focus will be who's rested, who hasn't pitched a couple days in a row," Maddon said. "And work it that way until Brandon becomes available. And when he becomes available, it's still not going to be an everyday kind of thing. So, I will work off numbers, but I think with this particular group, a lot of it will have to do with who's most rested."

m.montgomery has a stellar attitude about being locked out of the SP competition and being a swing man...

"I'm going to really try to have fun with it, with the role," Montgomery said. "And embrace whatever it is that comes my way. It's challenging. There's different aspects you've got to really take care of, but I'm going to have fun with it."

PHIL: What’s your impressions of Yovanny Cruz? I’ve read his breaking ball is devastating. Also, is Luke Reynolds out your way? Do you think he has the goods to be a successful MLB player?

Brailyn Marquez and Yovanny Cruz were the two best Cubs pitching prospects at Extended Spring Training last year. Cruz throws a mid-90's two-seamer and a hard-slider and probably projects as a reliever at the higher levels, unless he can find a reliable off-speed pitch. 

Although he was drafted just last June, Luke Reynolds turns 24 next month so he will need to hit the ground running and keep moving forward. Time is not on his side. He is a polished college bat with plus BP power, he drives the ball to the opposite-field if he is pitched outside, and he takes a lot pitches and draws a lot of walks. The Cubs played Reynolds at both 1B and 3B at Instructs last month, and he looked comfortable at both spots and handled both positions well. I would think he will probably eventually morph into a "four-corner player" (1B-3B-LF-RF), if he doesn't run out of time.  

With Russell's press conference and the Cubs deal with Sinclair both coming near the end of a very slow offseason, I'm having a very hard time getting excited for spring training. Curious what other's think about these issues going forward? I really would like none of my money going to Sinclari. Russell's continued non-admission of specific acts is par for the course but still undercuts his statements about being accountable. Do you all find this issues obstacles to enjoying baseball, too?

add the leaked joe ricketts racist-and-xenophobic-beyond-all-hell emails to the mix and you got a hell of an off-season.  it's bigger news than the 100 nickle and dime contracts they added, anyway.

many (most) people will overlook this, but a chunk of the ricketts family not only talks the talk of their socially immoral beliefs (imo), they put money and labor behind pushing it...and it didn't just start this offseason.

it most likely won't show up in their bottom line because there's probably not enough people taking revenue-hurting steps to make a difference, but i don't plan on buying any cubs gear or purchasing game tickets when i'm in chicago any time soon no matter how successful they are.

i'm not some sufferer on the cross, though...i'm still buying MLB.tv streaming for the season and i will watch.

it's complicated.

I only spend baseball money on MLB.tv and tickets when the Cubs come to town (away games). So, like you, there's very little way for me to cut back on spending without just changing team loyalty. I'm still irked.

Baseball is such a silly thing to care about, though. And they keep presenting ethical roadblocks to that whimsy.

"Montgomery has been limited to long toss early in camp due to shoulder stiffness. Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy said the southpaw could resume throwing bullpens in two or three days."

also, j.tazawa isn't expected until monday because of visa issues...

Charlie, Crunch; yep...gotta wonder how much Theo chafes working for these folks...

I've never really thought about Theo's politics. But I assume it's not the politics of Joe Ricketts.

That I am sure is an under statement.

And yet, no credit given to Tom Ricketts placing the interests of fans (or his $1B baseball operation) ahead of politics, by hiring a progressive like Theo in the first place...

I think the best response is to cast aside a lifetime of diehard fandom (no doubt cultivated during the highly profitable Wrigley regime - unless you’re a Zell guy), and stop buying their xenophobic $20 Javy Baez t-shirts.

lol

I saw in Bleacher Report that Miguel Amaya is in camp. Picture of him with the Red Baron.

m.moosetacos returns to the brewers for 1/10m

Interesting, this appears to the year of mechanical fixes in the staff, Quintana's toe point and new confidence in his changeup, Hamel's fixes, Chatwood's double pump, wondering if other fixes are in store from the new pitching regime. 

let's hope it goes better than the 5th or 6th time someone has "fixed" jason heyward's swing.

Bob Nightengale‏ @BNightengale

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts on why the Cubs didn't spend more money this offseason on the free-agent market: "Pretty easy. We don’t have any more.''

---

hahahaha...no.

that said, it's a strong team...can't complain too much, though they're playing very loose and fast with the patchwork pen "fixes."

Even if the Cubs exercise the six 2020 club options (Barnette, Brach, Graveman, Morrow, Quintana, and Rizzo) and the two players with potential post-2019 player opt-outs (Heyward and Darvish) don't choose to leave, the Cubs will still have $53M+ coming off the books after this season (Cedeno, Cishek, Duensing, Hamels, Kintzler, Strop, and Zobrist are FA post-2019). 

The Cubs are paying their seven abitration-eligible guys (Baez, Bryant, Edwards, Hendricks, Montgomery, Russell, and Schwarber) about $37M (collectively) in 2019 with Contreras and Almora and possibly Happ and/or K. Ryan (both are a potential "Super Two") eligible for salary arbitration post-2019, so even if there is a collective 50% increase (about $20M) in aggregate arbitration salaries in 2020, the Cubs still would have about $35M (or $40M if Morrow does not return in 2020) in payroll below where they are now going into 2020.     

The Cubs are presently about $20M over the 2019 Competitive Balance Tax ("luxury tax") threshold ($206M), so with $40M+ in 2019 salaries likely subtracted from the payroll post-2019, the Cubs could add as much as $20M in 2020 payroll next off-season (and that's beyond the projected estimated post-2019 salary arbitration bumps) and still come in under the 2020 CBT threshold ($208M). 

Again, that is presuming that the Cubs exercise all of the club options for 2020 (probably with the exception of Morrow) and don't make any "salary dump" trades, Heyward and Darvish do not opt-out, and all of the post-2019 arbitration-eligible guys are tendered 2020 contracts.  

So what would the Cubs MLB 40-man roster potentially look like after the World Series? 

33 players 

* bats or throws left-handed 
# bats both

PITCHERS: 20 
Adbert Alzolay 
Brad Brach 
Tyler Chatwood 
Yu Darvish 
Oscar de la Cruz 
Carl Edwards Jr 
Kendall Graveman 
Kyle Hendricks 
* Jon Lester 
Dillon Maples 
Alec Mills 
* Mike Montgomery 
James Norwood 
* Jose Quintana
* Randy Rosario
* Kyle Ryan 
* Justin Steele 
Jen-Ho Tseng 
Duane Underwood Jr 
Rowan Wick  

CATCHERS: 3 
# Victor Caratini 
Willson Contreras 
Taylor Davis 

INFIELDERS: 6 
Javier Baez 
David Bote 
Kris Bryant 
* Daniel Descalso 
* Anthony Rizzo 
Addison Russell 

OUTFIELDERS: 5 
Albert Almora
# Ian Happ 
* Jason Heyward 
* Kyle Schwarber 
Mark Zagunis 

Mills, Rosario, K. Ryan, Underwood, and Zagunis will be out of minor league options post-2019 making them good candidates for a trade or a non-tender if they do not establish themselves in MLB in 2019, and #3 catcher T. Davis is another candidate for a trade or a non-tender, which would bring the potential post-2019 roster down to 27.  

Even if the Cubs leave three or maybe four slots open for free-agent signings (probably a couple or three relievers and maybe a 2B), the Cubs should be able to add as many as nine or possibly ten minor leaguers eligible for selection in the Rule 5 Draft (or eligible to be a minor league free-agent) to the 40: 

MOST-LIKELY TO BE ADDED TO THE 40 OVER THE NEXT NINE MONTHS (alphabetical):  
Miguel Amaya, C 
Trent Giambrone, INF-OF 
Dakota Mekkes, RHRP 
Duncan Robinson, RHSP 
Zack Short, SS 

PROBABLY "ON THE BUBBLE" (alphabetical): 
Jose Albertos, RHSP 
Craig Brooks, RHRP 
Bailey Clark, RHRP 
Ian Clarkin, LHP - SWING (minor league 6YFA post-2019)
Trevor Clifton, RHSP (minor league 6YFA post-2019)
Tom Hatch, RHP - SWING
P. J. Higgins, C-INF 
Erick Leal, RHP - SWING (minor league 6YFA post-2019)
Tyson Miller, RHSP 
Erling Moreno, RHSP 
Jhonny Pereda, C (minor league 6YFA opost-2019)
Michael Rucker, RHP - SWING 
Matt Swarmer, RHP - SWING 

Tom is a Ted Cruz look alike.

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  • Even if the Cubs exercise the six 2020 club options (Barnette, Brach, Graveman, Morrow, Quintana, and Rizzo) and the two players with potential post-2019 player opt-outs (Heyward and Darvish) don't choose to leave, the Cubs will still have $53M+ coming off the books after this season (Cedeno, Cishek, Duensing, Hamels, Kintzler, Strop, and Zobrist are FA post-2019). 

    Arizona Phil 1 min 27 sec ago view
  • And yet, no credit given to Tom Ricketts placing the interests of fans (or his $1B baseball operation) ahead of politics, by hiring a progressive like Theo in the first place...

    I think the best response is to cast aside a lifetime of diehard fandom (no doubt cultivated during the highly profitable Wrigley regime - unless you’re a Zell guy), and stop buying their xenophobic $20 Javy Baez t-shirts.

    lol

    FreeSwinging 55 min 55 sec ago view
  • Tom is a Ted Cruz look alike.

    Hagsag 1 hour 15 sec ago view
  • Bob Nightengale‏ @BNightengale

    Cubs owner Tom Ricketts on why the Cubs didn't spend more money this offseason on the free-agent market: "Pretty easy. We don’t have any more.''

    ---

    hahahaha...no.

    that said, it's a strong team...can't complain too much, though they're playing very loose and fast with the patchwork pen "fixes."

    crunch 1 hour 30 min ago view
  • let's hope it goes better than the 5th or 6th time someone has "fixed" jason heyward's swing.

    crunch 1 hour 33 min ago view
  • Interesting, this appears to the year of mechanical fixes in the staff, Quintana's toe point and new confidence in his changeup, Hamel's fixes, Chatwood's double pump, wondering if other fixes are in store from the new pitching regime. 

    Bob N. 1 hour 57 min ago view
  • That I am sure is an under statement.

    Hagsag 4 hours 48 min ago view
  • I've never really thought about Theo's politics. But I assume it's not the politics of Joe Ricketts.

    Charlie 4 hours 57 min ago view
  • I only spend baseball money on MLB.tv and tickets when the Cubs come to town (away games). So, like you, there's very little way for me to cut back on spending without just changing team loyalty. I'm still irked.

    Baseball is such a silly thing to care about, though. And they keep presenting ethical roadblocks to that whimsy.

    Charlie 4 hours 58 min ago view
  • m.moosetacos returns to the brewers for 1/10m

    crunch 22 hours 45 min ago view
  • I saw in Bleacher Report that Miguel Amaya is in camp. Picture of him with the Red Baron.

    Hagsag 1 day 48 min ago view
  • Charlie, Crunch; yep...gotta wonder how much Theo chafes working for these folks...

    Mike Wellman 1 day 4 hours ago view
  • "Montgomery has been limited to long toss early in camp due to shoulder stiffness. Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy said the southpaw could resume throwing bullpens in two or three days."

    also, j.tazawa isn't expected until monday because of visa issues...

    crunch 1 day 17 hours ago view
  • add the leaked joe ricketts racist-and-xenophobic-beyond-all-hell emails to the mix and you got a hell of an off-season.  it's bigger news than the 100 nickle and dime contracts they added, anyway.

    many (most) people will overlook this, but a chunk of the ricketts family not only talks the talk of their socially immoral beliefs (imo), they put money and labor behind pushing it...and it didn't just start this offseason.

    crunch 1 day 22 hours ago view
  • With Russell's press conference and the Cubs deal with Sinclair both coming near the end of a very slow offseason, I'm having a very hard time getting excited for spring training. Curious what other's think about these issues going forward? I really would like none of my money going to Sinclari. Russell's continued non-admission of specific acts is par for the course but still undercuts his statements about being accountable. Do you all find this issues obstacles to enjoying baseball, too?

    Charlie 1 day 23 hours ago view
  • Brailyn Marquez and Yovanny Cruz were the two best Cubs pitching prospects at Extended Spring Training last year. Cruz throws a mid-90's two-seamer and a hard-slider and probably projects as a reliever at the higher levels, unless he can find a reliable off-speed pitch. 

    Arizona Phil 2 days 7 hours ago view