Projected Cubs 2021 Spring Training Roster
There will no doubt be trades, MLB and minor league free-agent signings, waiver claims, perhaps even a Rule 5 Draft pick, some non-tenders on 12/2, and maybe one or more Cubs minor leaguers will get taken in the Rule 5 Draft, but - AS THINGS STAND RIGHT NOW - here is the preliminary projected Cubs Spring Training roster:
35 players presently are on MLB RESERVE LIST (five slots are open)
36 projected NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI)
Last updated 1-8-2021
* bats or throws left
# bats both
MLB PITCHERS: 22
* Brailyn Marquez
* Kyle Ryan
* Justin Steele
Duane Underwood Jr
* Brad Wieck
NRI PITCHERS: 20
* Burl Carraway
* Matt Dermody
* Luis Lugo
* Adam Morgan
* Jack Patterson
* Wyatt Short
* Jerry Vasto
NRI CATCHERS: 3
# Taylor Gushue
P. J. Higgins
* Anthony Rizzo
* Max Schrock
# Ildemaro Vargas
NRI INFIELDERS: 6
* Alfonso Rivas
# Ian Happ
* Jason Heyward
NRI OUTFIELDERS: 7
* Donnie Dewees
Eddy Julio Martinez
* Nick Martini
* Ian Miller
* Rafael Ortega
crunch 16 hours 31 min ago (view)
* all figures stated are in a range of +/- 10m
yeah, that was me not typing info correctly. my bad.
Arizona Phil 19 hours 7 min ago (view)
Bryant got $19.5M
crunch 21 hours 17 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 18 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 21 hours ago (view)
crunch 1 day 23 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 2 days 1 hour 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 2 days 4 hours ago (view)
K Dub 2 days 4 hours ago (view)
Yeah, to my calculation that suspension should be over by now unless he got caught again...
Wrigley Rat 2 days 8 hours ago (view)
(Not Phil) - Last I saw, he was on the restricted list.
K Dub 2 days 10 hours ago (view)
PHIL: Did the Cubs release Saul Vazquez?
Sonicwind75 6 days 3 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 6 days 3 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 6 days 4 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 6 days 5 hours ago (view)
The 2021 amount is 7.
The buyout is 3.
crunch 6 days 18 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.