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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  • JustSayin' 4 hours 24 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 15 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 7 hours 49 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 8 hours 48 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 32 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 34 min ago (view)

    So we keep Maples for intimidation?

     

  • crunch 10 hours 8 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 10 hours 58 min ago (view)

    236 homers...franchise record previously set in 2004.

    hoerner puts the team over the top.

     

  • crunch 11 hours 56 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 19 hours 41 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)

    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

     

  • 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 7 hours ago (view)

    i keep forgetting descalso is back with the cubs.  he's practically been shelved on the pine.

     

  • crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjoNZGPQHy_VERs2O...

    South Bend Cubs (YouTube)

     

  • JustSayin' 1 day 7 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.