Cubs MLB Roster

Cubs Organizational Depth Chart
40-Man Roster Info

59 players are at MLB Spring Training 

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full) 
19 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

Last updated 2-6-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 22
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
* Shota Imanaga
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

NRI PITCHERS: 11 
Colten Brewer 
Chris Clarke 
Carl Edwards Jr 
* Edwin Escobar 
* Richard Lovelady 
Sam McWilliams 
* Thomas Pannone 
Ethan Roberts 
Cam Sanders 
Riley Thompson 
* Brad Wieck 

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

NRI CATCHERS: 4  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 9
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

NRI INFIELDERS: 3 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 7
Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 1 
* Owen Caissie  
 



Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Cubs 86 15 Minor Leaguers

The Cubs have released 15 minor leaguers: 
Augusto Acevedo, INF 
Jonathan Alvarez, RHRP 
Jorge Arellano, RHRP  
Efren Aular, C  
Miller Chacon, C
Darling Grullon, RHRP  
Ferrol Heredia, LHSP 
Andy Hernandez, RHSP  
Fernando Kelli, OF  
Johan Lopez, LHRP  
Kevin Moreno, OF  
Jorge Ramirez, LHRP 
Marco Valenzuela, OF  
Juan Vasquez, C 
Orlando Zapata, INF 

F. Heredia, Kelli, and J. Vasquez were eligible for selection in the AAA Phase of this month's Rule 5 Draft (they were on the AA Tennessee reserve list) but were not selected.

Chacon, A. Hernandez, J. Lopez, and Valenzuela would have been eligible for selection in the 2021 Rule 5 Draft. 

There was a time when Fernando Kelli was considered to be the fastest player in the Cubs system (he stole 133 bases in 244 minor league games), but he just could not hit enough to advance beyond short-season ball.  

Kevin Moreno's favorite player was Kris Bryant (he even imitated Bryant's set-up at the plate) and his father's favorite team was the Cubs, and Kevin was unusual in that he was a resident of Cuba (not a defector) who did not play amateur ball or in the Federacion Cubana de Beisbol prior to signing with the Cubs (he signed after a private work-out with a Cubs Area Scout near his home in Havana). After signing, he traveled to Colombia and obtained a work visa from the U. S. embassy in Bogata, before eventually moving to Mexico. 

Comments

I always check your Organizational Depth Chart, I don't see Burl Carraway on any of the rosters.

adam morgan (LHP, releiver) signed to a minor league deal.  he's getting over injury so we may not see him until june/july.

not a bad pickup, but probably not a difference-maker.

professional baseball card collector, phil hughes, has officially retired from baseball.  he hasn't pitched since 2018.

boog sciambi new cubs pbp guy...at least len's indie rock credentials will be retained with this hire.

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In reply to by Dolorous Jon Lester

When a player on an MLB 40-man roster is released so that he can sign with an NPB (Japan) or KBO (Korea) team, the MLB club typically receives a $1M release fee from the NPB or KBO team. 

So the Cubs will have to pay Rea 30-days salary (about $115K) as termination pay when he is released, and then the Cubs would very likely get $1M from the NPB team, and then the Cubs can re-allocate Rea's $700K 2021 salary (minus the $115K termination pay) elsewhere, which amounts to about $1.585M available in 2021 MLB payroll after the smoke clears.  

So from just purely a financial/payroll POV, it was good that the Cubs signed Rea instead of non-tendering him on 12/2. 

via baseball america...

"Major League Baseball sent a memo to minor league teams on Monday informing them that the 2021 minor league season at Double-A and the Class A levels will be delayed.

MLB told minor league teams that spring training for Double-A and Class A players will not begin until MLB and Triple-A players have departed from spring training. The delay will allow for more social distancing during a time when the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the world."

Recent comments

  • Cubster (view)

    BR Article on Boras at the start of the offseason. MLBTR projections looking a bit off so far.

    Also, MLBTR still doesn't have anything up on this as of 6:20 cst.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10110295-scott-boras-is-the-biggest…

     

    This is Cody Bellinger, Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery, Matt Chapman and J.D. Martinez, for the record. And for reference, these are the contracts that MLBTR projected at the outset:

    • Cody Bellinger: 12 years, $264 million
    • Blake Snell: 7 years, $200 million
    • Jordan Montgomery: 6 years, $150 million
    • Matt Chapman: 6 years, $150 million
    • J.D. Martinez: 2 years, $40 million

     


     


     

  • Cubster (view)

    the LA Times article is full of sour grapes phrases using words like Pedestrian, wild fluctuations, extremely poor seasons and market dwindled.  Sure, the story fits but it is a very glass-half-full take.

    https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2024-02-24/cody-bellinger-agrees-d…

  • Cubster (view)

    The contract would pay Bellinger $30 million in both 2024 and 2025, while paying a salary of $20 million in 2026 if he were to not opt out of the deal, according to Passan.

    Yahoo article.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/report-cubs-cody-bellinger-agree-075803557.htm…

  • Cubster (view)

    Woo! 

    It's on ESPN now.

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39596106/cody-bellinger-cubs-agree-…

  • George Altman (view)

    Cody Bellinger  - 3/$80 with opt outs each year. Now, LFG!!

    Per Jeff Passan

  • crunch (view)

    ump's zone almost all game was really small.

    nice to see b.davis do something decent.  him, stumpf, and bote hit homers.  bote generally owns spring before settling into his role as a highly paid minor leaguer.

  • crunch (view)

    smyly didn't look great in the 1st, but the ump was squeezing the zone a bit too tight.  some of those called balls should have been strikes.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Phil, is CJ healthy enough to have a shot at the opening day roster?

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Agreed crunch. I feel like the team could have taken themselves from “has a chance at the division” to “definite division favorite.”