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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  
 



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Altuve Triples Up Rockies Twice at Riverview

Brayan Altuve smacked two triples, scored a run, and drove one in, Frank Hernandez drilled two singles, scored two runs, and knocked-in another, Wally Soto ripped an RBI single, walked twice, and scored a run, and Ed Howard singled, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, as the Cubs rallied late to edge the Rockies 5-4 in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Tuesday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Francisco Garcia doubled and scored, singled, and walked twice, Dayan Jorge roped an RBI double, and Felix Tena contributed an RBI single for the Rockies (the Rocks had only five hits in the game). 

The game was pre-planned as an eight inning contest.   

Prior to the game, LHP Stephen Gonsalves, LHP Scott Kobos, and RHP Mathew Peters threw "live" BP on Field #5. Among the hitters were rehabbers Alexander Canario (who took Kobos deep over the LF fence), D. J. Artis, and Jose Escobar. As is the case with Jairo Diaz, Escobar is listed as a left-handed hitter at milb.com, but he is actually a switch-hitter.   

In EXST Cubs roster news, RHRP Daniel Palencia has completed his work in the Mesa Pitch Lab (he also pitched in three Cactus League Extended Spring Training games over the past eight days), and he has been assigned to AAA Iowa. (Keep in mind that Palencia is Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2023). 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):  

EXST CUBS LINEUP:
1a. Alexis Hernandez, 2B: 1-2 (K, 1B, 2 SB) 
1b. Geuri Lubo, 2B: 0-2 (F-9, L-4)
2. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 0-4 (5-3, K, K, 1-3)
3. Ed Howard, DH: 1-3 (K, BB, K, 1B, R, SB)
4a. Anderson Suriel, LF: 0-2 (L-5, F-7) 
4b. Frank Hernandez, LF; 2-2 (1B, 1B, 2 R, RBI)
5a. Christopher Paciolla, 3B: 1-2 (1B, K)
5b. Christian Olivo, 3B: 0-1 (E-5, BB, SB)
6a. Jairo Diaz, C: 0-2 (K, L-6)
6b. Adan Sanchez, C: 0-0 (F-8 SF, HBP, RBI)
7. Wally Soto, 1B: 1-2 (K, BB, BB, 1B, R, RBI)
8. Brayan Altuve, RF-CF: 2-3 (3B, 3B, L-6, R, RBI)
9a. Ke'Shun Colier, CF: 0-1 (4-3, RBI)
9b. Ismael Mena, RF: 0-2 (6-3, F-9) 

EXST CUBS PITCHERS
1. Mason McGwire: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, 4 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 61 pitches (31 strikes) 
2. Wilme Mora: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 2/1 GO/AO, 45 pitches (20 strikes) 
3. Zac Leigh: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 20 pitches (11 strikes) 
4. Wilber Rodriguez: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 29 pitches (14 strikes) 
5. Kenyi Perez: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 12 pitches (6 strikes) 

EXST CUBS ERRORS: 1 
2B Geuri Lubo: E-4 (missed catch on SB allowed runner to advance from 2nd to 3rd)

EXST CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
1. Jairo Diaz: 2 PB 
2. Adan Sanchez: 0-1 CS, 1 PB 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the upper 90's 

ATTENDANCE: 10 

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Comments

Thanks Phil!

I heard extended spring training is ending soon, is that true, and if so, do ACL and DSL games start soon?

Also, wondering if you think Suriel will be promoted to Myrtle Beach soon, and where you see Howard being placed after his rehab is over? (he seems to be playing really well, prayerfully it's onwards and upwards with him from this point forward!)

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.”