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Last updated 11-17-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

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


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Reds Toss No-Hitter and Cristian's brother Goes Deep in Mesa

Marino Santy, Yoendris Gonzalez, and Eligio Paredes combined to hurl a no-hitter and Alexis Hernandez belted a solo HR over the LF fence and onto Field # 2 to account for game's lone run, as the Cubs "Red Squad" blanked the Cubs "Blue Squad" 1-0 in AZ Instructional League intrasquad game action Wednesday morning on Field # 1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

The game was pre-planned as a six-inning affair. 

As things stand right now, the Cubs will be playing only intrasquad games at instructs. Of course the DSL guys are used to that, since DSL Cubs Blue plays DSL Cubs Red in the DSL and have for many years. The Cubs also had two AZL teams in 2018-19, where the AZL Cubs Blue would play the AZL Cubs Red as part of their schedule. 

Here is the box score from the game: 
1. Ke'Shun Collier, CF: 0-2 (K, BB, 5-3, SB, CS) 
2. Alexis Hernandez, 2B: 1-2 (BB, K, HR, R, RBI) 
3. Cristian Hernandez, SS: 0-3 (5-2 FC, K, K, SB) 
4. Moises Ballesteros, 1B: 0-2 (BB, F-9, F-9) 
5. Andy Garriola, LF: 1-3 (P-2, 6-3, 1B) 
6. Raino Coran, RF: 0-2 (E-3, K, BB) 
7. Reggie Preciado, 3B: 0-2 (K, BB, K)
8a. Miguel Pabon, C: 1-1 (1B) 
8b. Adan Sanchez, C: 0-1 (F-8)
9. Christian Olivo, DH: 0-2 (6-4-3 DP, F-9) 

1a. Erbin Jaque, LF: 0-2 (K, K) 
1b. Yoanis Aleksandrov, C: 0-1 (K) 
2. Ismael Mena, CF: 0-1 (HBP, P-1, CS) 
3. Christopher Paciolla, SS: 0-2 (K, P-1) 
4. Jefferson Rojas, 2B: 0-2 (6-3, K) 
5. Rafael Morel, 3B: 0-2 (6-3, F-9)
6. Josefrailin Alcantara, RF: 0-2 (1-3, P-5)
7. Parker Chavers, DH-LF: 0-2 (K, 4-3) 
8. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-1 (BB, F-9, SB) 
9a. Malcom Quintero, C: 0-0 (BB) 
9b. David Avitia, C-DH: 0-1 (K) 

1. Marino Santy: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 3/0 GO/AO, 18 pitches (12 strikes) 
2. Yoendris Gonzalez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 34 pitches (18 strikes) 
3. Eligio Paredes: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 22 pitches (13 strikes) 

1. Kenyi Perez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 37 pitches (18 strikes) 
2. Carlos Garcia: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 22 pitches (12 strikes)  
3. Wilbur Rodriguez: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1/3 GO/AO, 38 pitches (21 strikes) 


1. P Kenyi Perez: E-1 (errant pickoff attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd) 
2. 1B Anderson Suriel: E-3 (errant toss attempting 3-1 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely)

Miguel Pabon: 1-2 CS 

1. Malcom Quintero: 0-1 CS 
2. David Avitia: 1-2 CS 

WEATHER: Overcast with occasional drizzle with temperatures in the 80's



"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 


The Cubs have signed 23-year old NDFA catcher David Avitia (Grand Canyon University) to a 2023 minor league contract and he has been assigned to the Cubs AZ Instructional League team. It was reported after the 2021 draft that David had signed with the Cubs as a NDFA, but the contract was never filed and he returned to GCU as a grad assistant. 

David's brother Daniel was selected by the Cubs in the 19th round of the 2021 draft out of Alhambra HS in Phoenix but he did not sign, instead opting to join his brother at GCU. 

In addtion to David Avitia, the Cubs have also added RHP Joel Sierra and OF Cristian More to their instructs roster.

Good to see Carlos Enrique García getting 2.0 innings in. He missed the whole season due to suspension (PEDs). He had promise before his suspension.

And South Bend just won the rubber game of their playoff series! Woohoo!

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In reply to by Wrigley Rat

W-RAT: Carlos Garcia is listed as 6'4 190, but he's more like 6'5 240. He looks like Chandler Jones. He has a three pitch mix of a heavy high spin FB that gets weak contact, a hard SL that breaks sharply to the back foot of a RH hitter, and a CH, and he could be a candidate for a fast run up the pipeline stateside in 2023. Too bad he missed the 2022 season with the PED suspension, but hopefully the year off will be time well spent. 

The other Cuban pitcher who pitched today (Yoendris Gonzalez) got a half-dozen swings & misses with his 4S FB. 

AZPhil -  Sounds like CarGar has a stronger repertoire than most of our international pitchers at the moment. Good to hear!

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    i know it's still very early, but i'd like to go into the xmas-to-newyears part of the off-season with something more than...*checks list*...patrick wisdom avoids arbitration with a 1-year deal

    also, steven brault retired and was spotted at the winter meetings with a demo reel and making contacts trying to break into broadcasting (not a joke).  unless he's more optimistic than talented (we already know he can sing) he should make it one day because he seems to be very serious about it.

  • Cubster (view)

    I blame Jason Schmidt’s 3/44

  • Craig A. (view)

    Was all that stuff with the Blue Jays just to squeeze an extra $10 million/yr out of the Dodgers?  It's more than enough to cover his California income taxes!

  • crunch (view)

    unless he pitches into his late-30 that is gonna sting.  a 70m DH...ow.

    it's great to take care of 2 roster spots in 1 player, and i'm sure the team will cut into the pay with the amount of merch/etc he can sell just by being attached to the team....but yeah, i'm not mad the cubs didn't go that extreme.

  • WebAdmin (view)

    Shohei Ohtani to join Dodgers according to ESPN. 10 years for $700 m
  • Cubster (view)

    I'm getting the feeling that Todd Walker might be a Shaw comp. A valuable hit first player but limited albeit not awful on defense. Hopefully, he has more upside. Not a bad floor if Steve Garvey is his ceiling.

  • Wrigley Rat (view)

    AZ Phil - If that's the level of return, I would want NO part of that trade to Cleveland for Clase and Bieber. I have some faith that the Cubs have a strong plan for which prospects they will keep (even if they dangle them in trade talks) and which they will move, because they have plenty of solid prospects they can trade but they shouldn't be trading any of the ones they hope will be future core players. Some guys are redundant, so I hope they choose the right players to keep and the right players to move. It's always important for a team to know its own minor league players better than scouts from other teams (obviously), but I don't think that's always been the case for the Cubs and many other clubs. 

    Cubster - I watched an interview with Carter Hawkins a couple days ago where he said that although Morel hasn't gotten into any Dominican games at 1B, the Cubs did send coaches down with Morel to work on first base skills during practice. So he is developing those skills, whether the Cubs end up using him there or not will probably be dependent on a lot of factors including how those coaches think he looks at the position while training. 

  • tim815 (view)

    He could still play SS at Double-A, but Vazquez, Hoerner, and Swanson are much better defensively, arm strength or not. I'd be good leaving Shaw at SS with McGeary and Ballesteros around, but by the first of June (?), 1B might make sense in DM.

  • crunch (view)

    i have no reason to see a problem, it just seems like it's his most obvious reason to give pause on him at 1st.

    the cubs situation dictates 2nd/SS isn't an option.  his arm dictates 3rd isn't an option.  1st or CF seems to be his best path and he's only played CF in summer ball back in highschool/college...and of course PCA is a better + closer to the bigs CF.

    it's a lot safer to say he's made for 1st than it is he's made for 3rd.  even as a SS his arm is weak, and it's not like his glove is so great he needs to stay in the middle-IF.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    CRUNCH: Steve Garvey (one of Shaw's comps as a hitter) was a 5'10 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Jeff Bagwell (another Shaw comp) was a 6'0 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Carlos Santana (who played 1B for Counsell in Milwaukee last season and is an above-average defensive first-baseman) is 5'11. It's not like Shaw is 5'7 or 5'8. I don't really see the problem.