2020 Cubs Spring Training Uniform Numbers
The Cubs have optioned RHP Dillon Maples to AAA Iowa.
So the Cubs MLB Active List roster now stands at 30, with ten players on Optional Assignment.
The status of the eight remaining Cubs MLB Spring Training minor league NRI (LHP Rex Brothers, C-INF P. J. Higgins, 2B Jason Kipnis, OF Ian Miller, RHP Brandon Morrow, INF-OF Hernan Perez, C Josh Phegley, and RHP Michael Rucker) is unclear, although MLB and the MLBPA have agreed that the deadline for a club to decide whether to release a post-2019 MLB Article XX-B free-agent signed to a 2020 minor league contract (Kipnis and Morrow), add the player to the MLB 40-man roster by Opening Day, or retain the player on a minor league contract where the player receives a $100K retention bonus and an automatic 6/1 player opt-out, will be postponed until five days prior to MLB Opening Day (once it has been rescheduled).
The Cubs have optioned RHP James Norwood to AAA Iowa, and LHRP Danny Hultzen, RHRP Dakota Mekkes, LHRP Wyatt Short, and RHRP Ben Taylor have been assigned to Minor League Camp.
Cubs MLB Spring Training roster now stands at 39 (21 pitchers, four catchers, eight infielders, and six outfielders).
The Cubs have optioned RHP Adbert Alzolay, RHP Colin Rea, and INF Zack Short to AAA Iowa and C Miguel Amaya to AA Tennessee, sent INF Carlos Asuaje, OF Noel Cuevas, INF-OF Trent Giambrone, and 1B Corban Joseph to Minor League Camp, and added NRI RHP Michael Rucker to MLB Spring Training roster.
Cubs MLB Spring Training roster now stands at 44 (26 pitchers, four catchers, eight infielders, and six outfielders)
The Cubs have optioned RHP Tyson Miller and INF-OF Robel Garcia to AAA Iowa and RHP Manuel Rodriguez and LHP Justin Steele to AA Tennessee, sent non-roster RHP Jason Adam, RHP Oscar de la Cruz, LHP Tyler Olson, LHP C. D. Pelham, RHP Caleb Simpson, RHP Brock Stewart and C Jhonny Pereda to Minor League Camp, and re-claimed RHP Michael Rucker (selected by Baltimore Orioles in Major Phase of 2019 Rule 5 Draft) and assigned him outright to AAA Iowa.
Cubs MLB Spring Training roster now stands at 51.
2020 CUBS SPRING TRAINING UNIFORM NUMBERS
NOTE 1: These are preliminary and are subject to change
NOTE 2: Numbers 6, 18, 35, 37, 47, 49, 53, 69, 70, 80, 90, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97, and 98 are not assigned at this time (Cubs do not issue #69)
NOTE 3: Some of the Spring Training guest instructors are wearing duplicate numbers
1 Terrmel Sledge, ASSISTANT HITTING COACH
2 Nico Hoerner, INF
3 David Ross, MANAGER
4 Josh Phegley, C (NON-ROSTER)
5 Albert Almora Jr, OF
7 Victor Caratini, C-1B
8 Ian Happ, OF-INF
9 Javy Baez, INF
9 Randy Hundley, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
11 Yu Darvish, P
12 Kyle Schwarber, OF
13 David Bote, INF
15 Brandon Morrow, P (NON-ROSTER)
16 Robel Garcia, INF
17 Kris Bryant, INF
19 Andy Green, BENCH COACH/INFIELD INSTRUCTOR
20 Colin Rea, P
20 Kevin Youkilis, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
21 Steven Souza Jr, OF
22 Jason Heyward, OF
23 Ryne Sandberg, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
24 Jeremy Jeffress, P
25 Will Venable, 3rd BASE COACH/OUTFIELD INSTRUCTOR
26 Billy Williams, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
27 Jason Kipnis, INF (NON-ROSTER)
28 Kyle Hendricks, P
29 Trevor Megill, P
30 Alec Mills, P
30 Ted Lilly, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
32 Tyler Chatwood, P
33 Daniel Descalso, INF
34 Jon Lester, P
34 Kerry Wood, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
36 Dillon Maples, P
38 Brad Wieck, P
39 Danny Hultzen, P (NON-ROSTER)
40 Willson Contreras, C
40 Rick Sutcliffe, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
41 Hernan Perez, INF-OF (NON-ROSTER)
43 Dan Winkler, P
44 Anthony Rizzo, 1B
45 Jharel Cotton, P
46 Craig Kimbrel, P
46 Ryan Dempster, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
48 Rex Brothers, P (NON-ROSTER)
50 Rowan Wick, P
51 Duane Underwood Jr, P
52 Ryan Tepera, P
54 Chris Young, BULLPEN COACH
55 Mike Napoli, QUALITY ASSURANCE COACH
56 Kyle Ryan, P
57 James Norwood, P
58 Mike Borzello, ASSISTANT PITCHING COACH
59 Tyler Olson, P (NON-ROSTER)
60 Jason Adam, P (NON-ROSTER)
61 Carlos Asuaje, INF (NON-ROSTER)
62 Jose Quintana, P
63 Juan Cabreja, PRE-GAME FIELD COORDINATOR
64 C. D. Pelham, P (NON-ROSTER)
65 Casey Sadler, P
66 Noel Cuevas, OF (NON-ROSTER)
67 Ben Taylor, P (NON-ROSTER)
68 Tommy Hottovy, PITCHING COACH
71 Oscar de la Cruz, P (NON-ROSTER)
72 Tyson Miller, P
73 Adbert Alzolay, P
74 Justin Steele, P
75 Miguel Amaya, C
76 Zack Short, INF
77 Manuel Rodriguez, P
78 Wyatt Short, P (NON-ROSTER)
79 Ian Miller, OF (NON-ROSTER)
81 Craig Driver, 1st BASE COACH/CATCHING INSTRUCTOR
82 Jhonny Pereda, C (NON-ROSTER)
83 Franklin Font, ASSISTANT BULLPEN COACH
84 Caleb Simpson, P (NON-ROSTER)
85 Trent Giambrone, INF-OF (NON-ROSTER)
86 P. J. Higgins, C-INF (NON-ROSTER)
87 Brock Stewart, P (NON-ROSTER)
88 Corban Joseph, INF (NON-ROSTER)
89 Dakota Mekkes, P (NON-ROSTER)
91 Kyle Evans, DATA & DEVELOPMENT COACH
95 Chad Noble, BULLPEN CATCHER
99 Anthony Iapoce, HITTING COACH
Charlie 2 hours 27 min ago (view)
What's that, crunch? Kris Bryant for Robinson Canoe? Bold call!
George Altman 4 hours 51 min ago (view)
Phil, you used to put out a Top 10 or 20 Prospect list around the end of the AFL. Sometimes you would update mid year if trades or draft warranted. This is not false praise...your lists were more impactful than BA, MLB, BP to me, let alone the Cubs fan board lists. Today, the only thing I give any credence to are your evaluations and Fan Graphs Top 40. If the evaluator has only watched video then, hell, I can watch video.
crunch 8 hours 28 min ago (view)
there is no way the 2-3 guys that created most of those cubs reports have seen much more than youtube video footage as far as "live" scouting.
they seem very dedicated and eager, but there are some questionable things in their scouting reports.
Wrigley Rat 9 hours 14 min ago (view)
I'd REALLY enjoy reading Phil's list with scouting reports!!! I'd definitely trust his ratings more than most!
Here is what the ProspectsLive.com website says about seeing the players: "Our evaluation team has spent countless hours filling these boards with highly in-depth scouting reports from live looks and film study."
Either way, in my opinion, it's good to read other people's evaluations, even when they vary from our own. It gets us thinking about how confident we are in our valuations and how much we're willing to modify them based on other people's reports!
Hagsag 10 hours 53 min ago (view)
Phil, I am sure you could put together a more realistic list.
Arizona Phil 11 hours 4 min ago (view)
No offense intended, but did anybody at this site actually see these guys play?
Chase Strumpf has only "40" power?!! Andy Weber even has more power than Strumpf? Seriously? Strumpf actually has plus-power. In fact, HR power is his #1 attribute. His power tool is probably at least "60" (maybe "65").
Both Ronnier Quintero and Aramis Ademan are "45" run? Really? Ademan has average speed ("50"), and Quintero is Miguel Montero 2.0. His run tool is probably "30" (on a good day). Quintero's plus raw tools are arm and power.
Hagsag 16 hours 2 min ago (view)
Thanks for the info.
Wrigley Rat 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
I just discovered this site: https://www.prospectslive.com/lists/2020/11/16/chi... (Sorry if you all know about it already!). 52 Cubs prospects listed with scouting reports! Really enjoying this one! :)
crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
we all knew trades were coming...getting rid of 1-2 of the core, but at this point i wonder how much (if any) of that free'd up loot is going back into the team.
Charlie 1 day 5 hours ago (view)
He clearly did not want to be remembered for selling off the core and then walking away from the team a year later. Can't blame him.
crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
every other contender is full of rumor news for who they'll sign...and the hot cubs rumor is kris bryant won't be traded before the wednesday arb offer deadline. wee.
Arizona Phil 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
jdrnym: The MLB contracts that are tendered on 12/2 via Central Tender Letter are are non-guaranteed contacts.
And a player signed to a non-guaranteed contract who is released prior to MLB Opening Day receives 30 days salary (paid at the minor league rate for players with split contracts) if the player is released more than 15 days prior to Opening Day, or 45 days salary (paid at the MLB rate for players signed to split contracts) if the player is released 15 or fewer days prior to Opening Day as termination pay.
jdrnym 1 day 11 hours ago (view)
If a player signs one of those deals that allows a split salary or incentives to be included, does that get treated like an arbitration salary in that it's only partially guaranteed until Opening Day?
bradsbeard 4 days 22 hours ago (view)
Great info. Thanks!
Arizona Phil 4 days 22 hours ago (view)
BRADSBEARD: What happens on 12/2 is each club submits what's called a "Central Tender Letter" to the MLB LRD listing which unsigned players on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) are being tendered a contract and which unsigned players are not being tendered a contract.
The CTL is sufficient as far as providing proof of contract tender.
For players being tendered contracts, the CTL must list the club's MLB salary offer, a minor league split salary offer (if the club so chooses), and performance bonuses (if any) the club is offering to the player.
crunch 5 days 6 hours ago (view)
theo walked away from a big payday for an executive in his last season as a cub without having another job scoped out...and according to him he's not even looking one.
something tells me this isn't going to be a fun off-season for cubs fans.
the state of the cubs household aside, i wouldn't exactly be shocked to see theo with the mets, though he's supposedly not on their radar at the moment.