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40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus one player is on the 60-DAY IL 

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, ten players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, three players are on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-12-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

OPTIONED: 10 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Alexander Canario, OF 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Patrick Wisdom, INF 

15-DAY IL: 3
Julian Merryweather, P
* Justin Steele, P  
Jameson Taillon, P 

60-DAY IL: 1 
Caleb Kilian, P 


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Nwogu and Devers Lead South Bend Cubs to Victory at Fitch Park

Jordan Nwogu belted a solo HR and an RBI single (and stole a base) and SP Luis Devers fired four innings of two hit shutout ball with five strikeouts and 6/0 GO/AO, as the South Bend Cubs (Hi-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) took a 3-0 lead and then held-on to edge the Lansing Lugnuts (Oakland Athletics Hi-A affiliate) 3-2 on Field # 3, and Jack Winkler drilled an RBI single and a double, stole a base, and scored two runs, Jacob Wilson (2023 MLB #6 overall draft pick, A's 1st round pick, and A's #1 prospect) singled twice and scored two runs, Jeremy Eierman ripped an RBI triple and scored a run, Denzel Clarke (A's # 4 prospect) laced an RBI double, and 6'7 SP Joe Boyle (A's #10 prospect) hurled five innings of 98 MPH gas and one-hit shutout ball with six strikeouts, leading the Midland RockHounds (A's AA affiliate) to a 6-4 victory over the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) on Field # 4, in Cactus League Minor League Spring Training game action Wednesday afternoon at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ. 

David Peralta served as an Extra Hitter for Tennessee and got four AB in the game on Field # 1 (he batted once in each of the first four innings), going 0-4 (E-6, F-8, 4-6-3 DP, and 4-3) with a stolen base.

Walker Powell was left behind in Mesa when the Iowa Cubs left town on Tuesday, and he got the start for AA Tennessee for what was supposed to be his final Spring Training tune-up. But he was hit very hard and threw only two innings and 34 pitches before being relieved, so I am not so sure that he will be leaving Arizona just yet...

Here are the abridged box scores from the games (Cubs players only):  


FIELD #4 

TENNESSEE SMOKIES LINEUP:
X. David Peralta, EH: 0-4 (E-6, F-8, 4-6-3 DP, 4-3, SB) 
NOTE: Peralta batted second in the top of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings
1a. Ezequiel Pagan, LF: 1-2 (K, 2B) 
1b. Yohendrick Pinango, LF: 1-2 (L-7, 1B, RBI) 
2a. Matt Shaw, 3B: 0-2 (K, 4-3) 
2b. Luis Verdugo, 3B: 1-2 (P-3, 1B, RBI) 
3a. James Triantos, 2B: 0-2 (5-3, K) 
3b. Scott McKeon, 2B: 0-2 (F-9, K) 
4. Haydn McGeary, 1B: 0-2 (K, 4-3, BB) 
5. Christian Franklin, RF: 0-2 (F-9, BB, 2-3, R, SB) 
6a. Bradlee Beesley, CF: 1-1 (BB, 1B, RBI) 
6b. Cole Roederer, CF: 0-1 (F-9) 
7. Pablo Aliendo, C: 1-2 (BB, 1B, K, R, SB) 
8. Josh Rivera, DH: 1-2 (K, BB, 2B, R)
9. Hayden Cantrelle, SS: 1-2 (K, 2B, BB, R, RBI) 
  
TENNESSEE SMOKIES PITCHERS
1. Walker Powell: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 2/3 GO/AO, 34 pitches (24 strikes) 
2. Blake Weiman: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (17 strikes) 
3. Porter Hodge: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 BALK, 0/2 GO/AO, 37 pitches (22 strikes)
4. Eduarniel Nunez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1/1 GO/AO, 21 pitches (14 strikes) 
5. Jake Reindl: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (16 strikes)

TENNESSEE SMOKIES ERRORS: 1 
2B Scott McKeon: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)  

TENNESSEE SMOKIES CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Pablo Aliendo: 0-2 CS, 2 PB
 




FIELD # 3

SOUTH BEND CUBS LINEUP:
1. Rafael Morel, CF: 0-2 (K, HBP, K, HBP)
2. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 0-4 (K, K, 6-3, 6-3) 
3. Parker Chavers, LF: 1-4 (F-8, 1B, K, 3-U)
4a. Jonathon Long, 1B: 1-2 (2B, 4-3, R) 
4b. Brian Kalmer, 1B: 1-2 (1B, 6-3)  
5a. Pedro Ramirez, 3B: 0-1 (4-3, BB) 
5b. Liam Spence, 3B: 0-2 (K, F-8) 
6a. Ed Howard, 2B: 0-2 (6-3, F-8 DP, RBI)
6b. Fabian Pertuz, 2B: 0-0 (BB, R) 
7. Casey Opitz, C: 1-2 (BB, K, 1B) 
8. Ethan Hearn, DH #1: 0-1: (BB, P-6, 2-3 SH)  
9. Jordan Nwogu, RF: 2-3 (5-3, HR, 1B, R, 2 RBI, SB)
10a. Dilan Granadillo, DH #2: 0-1 (K) 
10b. Frank Hernandez, PH: 1-1 (1B) 
NOTE: Slot was skipped third time thru the batting order 

SOUTH BEND CUBS PITCHERS
1. Luis Devers: 4.0 IP, 2 H. 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 6/0 GO/AO, 65 pitches (39 strikes) 
2. Tyler Santana: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/4 GO/AO, 38 pitches (26 strikes) 
3. Erian Rodriguez: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/2 GO/AO, 48 pitches (30 strikes) 

SOUTH BEND CUBS ERRORS: 1 
1B Brian Kalmer: E-3 (errant toss to pitcher attempting 3-1 putout allowed batter to reach base safely)

SOUTH BEND CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE
Casey Opitz: 1 PO 


WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 70's 

ATTENDANCE: 18 

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Comments

Javier Assad started the Lo-A game (Myrtle Beach versus Stockton) on the Cubs backfields on Wednesday as his final Spring Training tune-up. He was supposed to throw five innings / 75 pitches. However, I was at the minor league road games at Fitch so I didn't see Assad pitch. 

The Reds trading Joe Boyle for Sam Moll at last year's MLB Trade Deadline was like the Phillies trading Ben Brown to the Cubs for David Robertson at the MLB TD in 2022. 

I expect OF Christian Franklin to have a breakout season at AA Tennessee in 2024. In another organization that doesn't have PCA, Caissie, K. Alcantara, and Canario in their system, C. Franklin would be a Top 10 prospect. 

Among the relievers in the system, I expect RHRP Hunter Bigge at AAA Iowa and RHRP Ty Johnson at South Bend to have breakout seasons on 2024, and among the starters I see LHP Drew Gray and RHP Will Sanders at South Bend and RHP Naz Mule at ACL Cubs as the guys who will make the biggest splash. Also, Jaxon Wiggins is throwing bullpen sides, so once he is ready for game action he could be making an impact at Myrtle Beach by June.

18-year old SS Jefferson Rojas almost made the AA Tennessee Opening Day roster, and he is a legit shortstop, so I would expect him to be an MLB Top 100 prospect by mid-season. 

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    michael busch is not impressed.  3rd straight game with a homer.

  • crunch (view)

    holy f...that slider/sweeper ex-cub tyson miller has.

    the horizontal movement is insane.

  • crunch (view)

    morel with 2 high-quality snags at 3rd base in the 6th going to his right, a weakness of his (though not as weak as his throw accuracy).  both plays saving runs.

  • crunch (view)

    imanaga walks back to back batters to the first hitters up in the 6th.  he had 15 innings without a walk coming into the inning.

    he gave up his first run earlier in the game, but still hasn't given up an earned run.

  • crunch (view)

    mervis with another homer tonight...

    porter hodge made his AAA debut and got the win throwing a scoreless inning in relief...while walking 3 and K'ing 1.

  • crunch (view)

    morel in the lineup saturday and playing 3rd.  hand is obviously bothering him, but he's playing.

    tauchman gets the DH, because he's left handed or whatever...

    mlb.tv free game of the day, btw...

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    TIM: Yes. I would think so. It's not like anybody is blocking him there. 

    So if PCA, Caissie, K. Alcantara, Canario, and C. Franklin are the Cubs top five outfield prospects (and all five are definitely in the Cubs Top 30), then Alfonsin Rosario is # 6 (ahead of B. Davis, Roederer, Pagan, and Pinango) and is in my Cubs Top 30 (if not in the Cubs Top 30 at BA, milb.com, et al).

  • tim815 (view)

    Rosario as next to Myrtle Beach as a hitter?

     

    Thanks, always.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I guess my point is that based on past performance, majors, minors and spring training would more likely than not cement the 4A reputation with a call up, particularly as a part time occasional player.

    If he tears up triple A other teams may have different thoughts even without the MLB experience. He lacks prospect pedigree primarily because of the system he’s in. Probably not the centerpiece of a trade but certainly a decent component.

  • Charlie (view)

    Agreed. Mervis lacks prospect pedigree, and he will likely carry the trade value of a suspected quad-A guy until he shows success at the MLB level.

    I also think the Cubs will show interest in a regular DH if it turns out they already have a guy who can fill that role well.