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:
LATIN AMERICAN MENTAL SKILLS COORDINATOR:
LATIN AMERICAN TRAINING COORDINATOR:
* bats or throws left
# bats both
DSL CUBS #1: 30+2
* Jesus Gomez
* Johan Lopez
Hector Matos (RESTRICTED LIST)
* Anderson Parra
* Saul Vazquez (RESTRICTED LIST - 72-game PED suspension 7-20-2018)
* Edwin Castillo
# Josue Fernandez
* Orlando Guzman
* Kevin Miranda
* Cristian More
* Brailin Pena
* Yohendrick Pinango
Jose Cueto (Pitching Coach)
D'Angelo Jimenez (Hitting Coach)
Antonio Valerio (Assistant Coach)
Jose Zapata (Assistant Pitching Coach)
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH:
DSL CUBS #2: 29+6
Kelvin Abreu (RESTRICTED LIST)
Yovanny Cabrera (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
* Alejandro Carrillo
Enmanuel de la Cruz (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
* Ferrol Heredia
Gregori Montano (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
Luis Valenzuela (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
Edgar Gamargo (INACTIVE/RESERVED)
# Flemin Bautista
# Santiago Blanco (INACTIVE - 60-day Injured List)
# Ronny Simon
# Esmarly Tatis
* Orlando Zapata
# Ezequiel Alvarez
* Kelvin Hidalgo
* Jose Lopez
* Marco Valenzuela
Luis Hernandez (Pitching Coach)
Jovanny Rosario (Assistant Coach)
Enrique Wilson (Hitting Coach)
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH/ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER:
ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH:
JustSayin' 4 hours 45 min ago (view)
South Bend won seven post-season games. No team they played won any against them. So the Midwest League Cubs run the table and win the Championship! A couple recurring offensive stars, solid defense and lots of strong pitching did the trick.
crunch 7 hours 36 min ago (view)
home or away for WAS...they can throw scherzer, strasburg, or corbin at anyone down the stretch and still have an ace for the 1-game wildcard.
that should play well into their advantage in the last couple weeks as well as the WC playoff. if the cubs can't luck their way back into 1st it's going to be a hell of a Wild Card if WAS is in no matter who's on top of the WC standings.
Charlie 8 hours 10 min ago (view)
Might as well catch the Cards while they're at it ;)
Last time I can remember the division and the Wild Card race this tight was 2015. Funny how similar and yet how different that situation was!
crunch 9 hours 9 min ago (view)
the funny thing is, like early-career randy johnson, batters are extremely uneasy in the box when facing him. part of that helps lead to weak contact and Ks...it also leads to walks and HBPs, though...
Craig A. 9 hours 54 min ago (view)
Cubs better aim for the first wild card. There’ a very slim chance we beat Washington at home.
Craig A. 9 hours 56 min ago (view)
So we keep Maples for intimidation?
crunch 10 hours 30 min ago (view)
maples showcasing how he can fall apart from batter to batter...from a sick 3-pitch K to a 2-2 HBP to a 3-1 HBP.
it's all wild, not retalitory...umps in a bad place since warnings were given based on early HBP's by PIT and maples is tossed. even PIT doesn't think it was intentional and their dugout is calm.
crunch 11 hours 19 min ago (view)
236 homers...franchise record previously set in 2004.
hoerner puts the team over the top.
crunch 12 hours 17 min ago (view)
maddon (whether he's here next season or not) seems to be in no hurry to get him work. it's actually a bit impressive how we've not heard even a shred of shade about his lack of use from descalso.
...but he did see what the organization did to pretty much end tony barnette's career...so there's that. i think lastella ruined throwing roster movement and player use tantrums for everyone.
Dolorous Jon Lester 20 hours 2 min ago (view)
I can’t imagine they go into next season like that. He’s been insanely bad.
crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
Eric S 1 day 5 hours ago (view)
He gets infrequent pinch hitting appearances - and seemingly K’s in each one.
I guess Descalso is the back up plan to start at second next season should Hoerner get injured while cliff diving or hit by falling space debris in the off season
Hagsag 1 day 7 hours ago (view)
Roller coaster crunch.lol
crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
i keep forgetting descalso is back with the cubs. he's practically been shelved on the pine.
crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
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JustSayin' 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
Our Midwest League Cubs played very entertaining and exciting games the last two nights in South Bend. Now 6-0 in the post-season, one victory in Clinton, Iowa seals the deal! If you want to see an imperfect team playing as a unit and getting the most out of what they have, try to find replays of any South Bend Cubs 2019 playoff game so far. Some Sports Center quality highlights mixed in with stuff you might see at a high school game but about as much heart as you will see on any baseball field. What the game should be all about.