Your 2019 DSL Cubs!

The Dominican Summer League (DSL) begins play tomorrow (Saturday 6/1).

Here are the provisional 2019 DSL Opening Day rosters for the two Cubs DSL teams (rosters subject to change). 


LATIN AMERICAN FIELD COORDINATOR
Dave Keller 

LATIN AMERICAN MENTAL SKILLS COORDINATOR
Raymond Fuentes 

LATIN AMERICAN TRAINING COORDINATOR
Jose Alvarez

* bats or throws left 
# bats both

DSL CUBS #1: 30+2

SS-FR

PITCHERS: 13+2
Moises Diaz
Francisco Fermin 
* Jesus Gomez 
Jose Gomez
Edmar Gonzalez
Darling Grullon
Andy Hernandez
Joel Jimenez
* Johan Lopez 
Luis Marte
Hector Matos (RESTRICTED LIST)
* Anderson Parra
Marco Prieto 
Alberto Sojo
* Saul Vazquez (RESTRICTED LIST - 72-game PED suspension 7-20-2018)

CATCHERS: 4
Efren Aular
Miguel Fabrizio 
Brayan Mancilla
Juan Vasquez 

INFIELDERS: 6
Augusto Acevedo
Jeinser Brete 
* Edwin Castillo
Nestor Heredia
Juan Mora
Rafael Morel

OUTFIELDERS: 7
# Josue Fernandez
* Orlando Guzman
* Kevin Miranda
* Cristian More
* Brailin Pena 
* Yohendrick Pinango 
Jonathan Rodriguez

MANAGER
Leo Perez 

COACHES
Jose Cueto (Pitching Coach)
D'Angelo Jimenez (Hitting Coach)
Antonio Valerio (Assistant Coach)
Jose Zapata (Assistant Pitching Coach)

ATHLETIC TRAINERS
Brennan Connelly 
German Suncin

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Manny Estrada 

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DSL CUBS #2: 29+6

SS-FR

PITCHERS: 13+5
Kelvin Abreu (RESTRICTED LIST)
Jonathan Alvarez 
Keiber Arredondo
Donato Auguste
Yovanny Cabrera (INACTIVE/RESERVED
Keiber Carreno
* Alejandro Carrillo
Enmanuel de la Cruz (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
Luis Devers
Kelvin Feliz
Francisco Gracia
* Ferrol Heredia 
Gabriel Jaramillo
Gregori Montano (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
Yander Montero 
Carlos Paula 
Luis Valenzuela (INACTIVE/RESERVED
Edward Vasquez

CATCHERS: 3+1
Pablo Aliendo
Miller Chacon  
Edgar Gamargo (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
Malcom Quintero 

INFIELDERS: 6+1
# Flemin Bautista 
# Santiago Blanco (INACTIVE - 60-day Injured List) 
Christhian Espinal
Lizardo Ruiz
# Ronny Simon
# Esmarly Tatis 
* Orlando Zapata

OUTFIELDERS: 7
# Ezequiel Alvarez
Samuel Duarte 
Rafael Herrera
* Kelvin Hidalgo
* Jose Lopez 
Felix Stevens
* Marco Valenzuela 

MANAGER
Carlos Ramirez 

COACHES
Luis Hernandez (Pitching Coach) 
Jovanny Rosario (Assistant Coach)
Enrique Wilson (Hitting Coach) 

ATHLETIC TRAINER
Arnoldo Goite 

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH/ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER
Amaury Gonzalez 

ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Tomas Sanchez  

Comments

RHRP Francisco Gracia has been returned to the Cubs from Mexico City (Mexican League) and has been assigned to DSL Cubs #2. Gracia had been loaned to los Diablos Rojos on May 1st. 

The Cubs have signed minor league second-contract FA LHP Jorge Ramirez (ex-TEX) and RHP Marcos Encarnacion (ex-CIN) and they have been assigned to the DSL (Ramirez to DSL Cubs #1 and Encarnacion to DSL Cubs #2). Ramirez is 21 and Encarnacion is 23. 

Encarnacion was a July 2nd signing by the Reds back in 2013 as a 17-year old and he had a couple of very good seasons in the DSL (2014-15) before having career side-tracked by injury.  

The Cubs have signed second-contract FA RHRP Willians Vasquez to a minor league contract and he has been assigned to DSL Cubs #2. 

Now 22, W. Vasquez was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an 18-year old J-2 IFA out of Venezuela in 2015, and he spent three seasons in the DSL prior to being released by the Braves this past February. 

The Cubs have signed second-contract FA RHSP Aneudis Beard to a minor league contract and he has been assigned to DSL Cubs #2. 

Now 21, the 6'1 195 Beard was signed by the Texas Rangers as an 19-year old J-2 IFA out of the Dominican Republic in 2017, and he spent two seasons in the DSL prior to being released by the Rangers last month. 

The Cubs have released DSL Cubs #2 OF Kelvin Hidalgo (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic). 

Iowa Cubs released OF Jacob Hannemann.

INF Santiago Blanco (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic) has retired. He was at EXST in Mesa in the Rehab Throwing Program April-May after undergoing major shoulder surgery in 2018 but he was clearly unable to do anything but play simple soft-toss catch. 

The Cubs have released DSL Cubs #2 RHRPs Keiber Arredondo and Kleiber Carreno (both IFA signed post-2016 DSL season out of Venezuela). 

Today is the last day of the DSL regular season. Neither DSL Cubs #1 nor DSL Cubs #2 qualified for the DSL playoffs. 

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  • crunch 10 hours 16 min ago (view)

    * all figures stated are in a range of +/- 10m

    yeah, that was me not typing info correctly.  my bad.

     

  • Arizona Phil 12 hours 52 min ago (view)

    Bryant got $19.5M 

     

  • crunch 15 hours 3 min ago (view)

    bryant 9.5m, contreras 6.65m, baez 11.65m, z.davies 8.63m

    looks like happ is going to arbitration.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    RHP Edward Vasquez (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic) has retired.

    E. Vasquez was one of the top SP on DSL Cubs Red in 2019 and was expected to be a SP on one of the Cubs AZL teams in 2020 if the minor league season hadn't been canceled.

    He would have been first-time Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2021. 

     

  • K Dub 1 day 15 hours ago (view)

    Thanks Phil!

     

  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    danny hultzen retires and joins the cubs as a "pitching development assistant"

    shame the comeback story didn't last longer...but hey, at least he got to taste the bigs after his body failed him for so many years.

     

  • crunch 1 day 19 hours ago (view)

    theo joining the commish's front office operation as a "consultant reguarding on field matters"...basically weighing in on the possible impact of rules changes.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    https://www.thecubreporter.com/comment/266505#comm...

     

  • K Dub 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    Yeah, to my calculation that suspension should be over by now unless he got caught again...

     

  • Wrigley Rat 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    (Not Phil) - Last I saw, he was on the restricted list.

     

  • K Dub 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    PHIL: Did the Cubs release Saul Vazquez?

     

  • Sonicwind75 5 days 20 hours ago (view)

    The 2021 guaranteed amount is $7 + $3 million mutual option buyout. 10>8.  Most media reports summarizes it as a $10 million deal. 

     

  • CubbyBlue 5 days 21 hours ago (view)

    Thanks Eric. After I put it up I thought.. damn I'm old. I wonder if people even remember back that far. I still think about that day. Uggh. Sorry. 

     

  • Charlie 5 days 21 hours ago (view)

    I'm always confused by this. They also could have tendered him and then boosted his value by trading him with a million or two in cash considerations. Obviously, that's a million or two more expensive than simply non-tendering--but couldn't you at least get an interesting prospect in return from one of these teams? They obviosuly thought it was worth their return to toss in a few million in the Darvish trade.

     

  • tim815 5 days 23 hours ago (view)

    The 2021 amount is 7.

    The buyout is 3.

    8>7

     

  • crunch 6 days 12 hours ago (view)

    chase strumpf is quickly emerging as a "trendy" organizational hot prospect, even among non-cubs fans.  amaya is having a decent winter league showing so far...taking a lot of walks, too.