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62 players are at MLB Spring Training 

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

Last updated 2-27-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 21
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* 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: 5  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
Haydn McGeary
* Bryce Windham

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

NRI INFIELDERS: 4 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
* Dominic Smith
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 8
Kevin Alcantara
* Cody Bellinger 
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 2 
* Owen Caissie  
* David Peralta
 



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Cubs vs. Mets: Series Thread (Games 47-49)

The Cubs return to Wrigley to begin a nine-game homestand sandwiched between a pair of days off. The 25-23 Mets will be their first visiting team. With Atlanta pulling away from the NL East early, the Mets look to be jockeying with the Marlins and Phillies to see who else can stay in contention for a playoff spot. See below for the matchups.


Game 47, Tuesday, May 23, 6:40 pm central
NYM: RHP Kodai Senga (4-2, 3.77 ERA)
CHC: LHP Drew Smyly (4-1, 2.86 ERA)


Game 48, Wednesday, May 24, 6:40 pm central
NYM: RHP Tyler Megill (5-2, 3.88 ERA)
CHC: RHP Marcus Stroman (3-4, 3.05 ERA)


Game 49, Thursday, May 25, 6:40 pm central
NYM: RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-2, 8.68 ERA)
CHC: RHP Jameson Taillon (0-3, 8.10 ERA)

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let's keep doing power-hitting suzuki.  i mean, i'm only expecting 25+ homers in a full season, but it was feeling like 10-15 was more realistic for a while.

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In reply to by JoePepitone

sometime last year i got suspicion by writing here using capitals at the beginning of sentences for multiple posts and people wondering if i had been hacked.  in reality i was busy writing proposals and reports at work and the bad habit of proper syntax and grammar spilled over into my internet posts.

masterboner playing 3rd and hitting 2nd...hitting 2nd...wtf...we got nico "neifi perez" hoerner leading off still...

the hottest cubs hitters...suzuki 5th, morel 7th (DH), mervis 8th

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In reply to by crunch

Jed/Ross/the Computer love them some left/right lineup balance

But that's crazy. Mastrobuoni and Tauchman get more ABs for this game than Morel?

How do you justify that?

I like having Dansby in the 3-spot. I've been clamoring for that. But I wanted Happ and his OBP in the 2-spot in front of Swanson. Not Mastrobuoni. 

And they really hate Morel's defense. They won't give him a chance at 3B. His CF isn't good enough for them. 

I guess teach him how to pitch while he DH's. Find some usefulness for that arm of his.

I am going to play the role of party pooper.  Once the league adjusts to Mr. Morel's all or nothing approach, he might end up at Iowa before the season is over.  Remember Morel's debut last year?  He was on base 22 straight games to start his career.  After that, stagnation and regression.  He is fun to watch at the plate right now, but I would not want him in the box with the game on the line. 

As for DH, he can field at 3B, but his throws to 1B are an adventure.  His OF defense is poor with tracking the ball and decision making.  Morel is best at 2B and at the bottom of the order.  Think of him as a carnival ride:  Great fun for a short time that gets old the more you ride.  Morel is the kind of player Cubs fans loved decades ago when there wasn't much to celebrate except individual players and their personalities.   I will root for Morel and enjoy the HRs until it's wanes and another "can't miss" prospect arrives.  So is the life of a Cubs fan.

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In reply to by crunch

Anyone who reads my comments will know I'm not a Madrigal fan. From watching this game a long time and the business that surrounds this game, the next step for Madrigal's Cubs tenure will be a DFA. If any of the 29 other teams had interest in Madrigal a trade would have happened by know. I can't imagine the value anyone would see in a .575 OPS, 62WRc player who can only play 2B - and barely a 45 rating there.

it's another team, but speaking of possibly getting DFA'd/cut...how the hell is Miggy (DET) still getting ABs or even a roster spot.

legend, yes.  but he's not only ineffective, he's legit dead weight that hasn't shown at any time during the first 1/3rd of the season he has anything left to contribute on the field, or rather the plate since he's dead weight that can't even contribute anything with his glove.

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In reply to by crunch

Although I suspect MLB would not want to do this, using run differential as the primary tie-breaker for qualifying for the post-season might make a team think twice about using a position player a pitcher in a blow-out. 

And for bottom feeders / non-contenders, using run differential as the primary tie-breaker for determining draft slots (with the team with the better run differential getting the better draft slot if one or more teams are tied).

I'm not saying using position players as pitchers in a blow-out still wouldn't happen, but a manager would have to at least consider other options. 

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In reply to by Arizona Phil

they gotta leave the fans with some whimsy...well, they've established they don't...

 

but c'mon...mark grace doing a mike fetters impersonation and giving up david ross's first MLB homer...let the fans have something quirky.  we got 162 games to sit through.  can't be out here just remembering the wins.

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  • crunch (view)

    matt chapman to the giants...3/54m (20m/18m/16m) with opt-outs every year.

    cubs are pretty much "stuck" with morel, madrigal, and masterboney at 3rd as things stand.

    wisdom is technically an option, but he's not much of a 3rd baseman.

  • crunch (view)

    now that the bellinger contract is done and we're waiting on the dude to show up in games...

    it can be argued that bellinger at 30m a year for 1-2 seasons (or 80m over 3 years) isn't good value.  ...and it probably won't be a good deal.  free agent signings at this level of pay have an extremely high ceiling to realize a return on investment based on numbers and stats, alone.

    what it does give, is a specific need for weaknesses of this specific club.  he provides coverage for 2 of the 3 main position weaknesses and he's a lefty bat with pop.

    every slot on the team is pretty much solidified except CF, 1st, and 3rd.  bellinger covers CF and 1st adequately and i doubt many people think he couldn't cover either over the next 3 seasons.

    the cubs have PCA and busch/mervis at CF and 1st respectively.  the team no longer needs guys at both positions to rise to the occasion.

    plus there's the whole DH thing.

    this is a gamble, but it's not a thoughtless gamble throwing money at a bat for the sake of having a bat.  he's capable of filling numerous roles the team could use for a short period of time in the prime of his career...even if it could end up he's overpaid for what the club gets from him.
     

  • crunch (view)

    as far as i can tell this isn't injury/rest related, and they've been throwing for weeks.

    we're at the point in spring games where throwing 20-40 pitches for multi-inning guys is the norm, and that's not much different than airing out a few dozen on the mound in a non-game training situation.

    i wonder if these specific guys are getting additional instruction without working things out vs live batters and they don't want to do that and tax the arms doing both at once.  no idea...not heard anything about these guys or what they're doing in ARZ recently.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Eight days into the Cactus League schedule, six Cubs pitchers who are officially at MLB Spring Training have yet to throw in a Cactus League game: 

    Yency Almonte 
    Michael Arias 
    Shota Imanaga 
    Ethan Roberts (NRI - TJS rehab)
    Jameson Taillon 
    Keegan Thompson 

    Meanwhile, 13 pitchers assigned to Cubs Minor League Camp have pitched in MLB Cactus League games, including Blake Weiman twice and Hunter Bigge three times!  
     

  • crunch (view)

    player of the game: the sun

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Here are the pitcher reports from Friday's White Sox - Cubs game at Sloan Park: 

    JUSTIN STEELE
    FB: 90-92 
    CT: 88-89  
    SL: 81-84 
    CH: 78-81  
    CV: 75-76 
    COMMENT: Threw two no run / no hit innings to start the game (a L-1 comeback that almost took Steele's head off on the first pitch of the game, then a BB on a 3-2 pitch, a 5-4 FC that should have been an inning-ending DP but wasn't as the result of a Matt Shaw grip / bobble at 3B -- lucky to get one out on the play, and an F-9 to end the inning)... then a K-looking, an F-9, and a 6-3 GO in an easy 1-2-3 10-pitch second inning... allowed two runs on two hits in the third inning (a three-pitch K-swinging on a SL, then an infield topper that Steele couldn't pick up and was scored a hit but should have been an E-1 -- and should have been the second out but wasn't, then a hard-hit double, an F-8 SF to plate the first run and advance the other runner from second to third, then a WP on a bouncing 55-foot SL that scored the second run, and finally an F-7 FO to end the inning and the outing)... Steele threw 47 pitches over the course of his three innings of work (32 strikes - four swing & miss, two on SL and two on CT - plus an incredible 11 foul balls!)... threw a lot more different types of pitches than his usual FB / SL combo... a very nice "clean" outing, except for the E-1 topper that was inexplicably scored as a hit...    

    JAVIER ASSAD
    FB: 91-94 
    CT: 87-89 
    CH: 86
    SL: 79-80
    CV: 74-76
    COMMENT: Threw two innings (37 pitches - 22 strikes - three swing & miss - three foul balls)... allowed a broken bat infield single to lead-off hitter in the top of the 4th, then a P-3 DP (fantastic over the shoulder catch by Busch while running out into RF foul territory followed by a perfect throw back to 1st base to double the runner off base), and a 3-U GO (our man Busch again!)... second inning began with an HBP (PCA was hit by a pitch in the previous half-inning), then PCA took a bad route (might have briefly lost the ball in the sun) chasing a fly ball in CF that fell for a double on the warning track, putting runners at 2nd & 3rd... then a lazy routine fly ball was lost in the sun by PCA in CF for a gift-double, then after an RBI 6-3 GO for the first out of the inning (should have been the third out!), PCA lost still ANOTHER FLY BALL IN THE SUN in short right-center to further extend the inning, then a walk on a 3-2 pitch, an F-7 FO for what was essentially the fifth out of the inning, then a hard-hit RBI single through the box and into CF (PCA missed the cut-off man with the throw home), and finally a 1-3 come-backer on Assad's 26th pitch of the inning for what should have been the sixth out of the inning... so while he technically threw just two innings and allowed four "earned" runs on five "hits" (including three  "doubles"), Assad got what were essentially nine outs, and should have allowed no runs on two hits (both singles -- one of which was a broken bat infield hit), one walk, and one HBP...        

    JULIAN MERRYWEATHER
    FB: 96-98
    SL: 84-87
    CH: 79
    COMMENT: 1-2-3 inning (K-swinging on a 1-2 SL, F-7, F-8)... 16 pitches (12 strikes - three swinging, two on FB and one on SL - five foul balls)... Matt Mervis lost a pop fly foul ball in the sun prior to the K-swinging...     

    JOSE CUAS
    FB: 91-94
    SL: 81-84 
    COMMENT: Inning started with a gift-triple (Cole Roederer lost can o' corn fly ball in the sun before it bounced off warning track in the RF corner)... Cuas then induced a P-3 for the first out and got a K-swinging for the second out, before hitting a batter with a 2-2 SL to put runners at the corners... then he a got 5-3 GO to end the inning... a cool head 22-pitch "no sweat" masterful extrication act to strand the runner at 3rd after the lead-off "sun triple"... two swing & miss -- one on FB and one on SL -- and five foul balls among his 14 strikes (Cuas gets a LOT of foul balls on "emergency hacks" when he pitches)... 

    COLTEN BREWER
    FB: 93-95
    CH: 89 
    SL: 84-85 
    CV: 79 
    COMMENT: Threw a shutout 8th inning... 10 pitches (seven strikes - one swing & miss on FB)... surrendered two soft-contact singles sandwiched around an F-8, and induced an inning-ending 6-4-3 DP... 

    RILEY THOMPSON
    FB: 95-96
    CH: 89 
    SL: 83-85 
    COMMENT: Tossed a 1-2-3 (3-1 GO, K-swinging on three pitches, F-8) 12-pitch 9th (10 strikes - one swing & miss on SL - four foul balls)... good FB velo in combo with the slider, and he threw strikes... eight of his twelve pitches were SL (he loves those sliders!)... 

  • crunch (view)

    not yet...dunno what his plan is with the team.

    he's not getting any younger.  dude turns 29 in a bit over a week.  they still want him on the roster and 40-man for some reason.

    i like what he throws, but at some point you have to show what's coming out of your arm is MLB-quality.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Has Keegan pitched yet? If not I wonder if they’re even entertaining him as a SP as an option. Genuinely no idea on either of those thoughts

  • crunch (view)

    so...unless keegan thompson comes running into the ring to hit jordan wicks with a steel chair, it's looking like wicks vs himself.

    or they could sign jordan montgomery or something like that.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Wesneski was also pretty unimpressive