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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
 
* bats or throws left
# bats both

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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Two Cubs Squads Get Bounced at Fitch Park

Nathan Nankil drove-in five runs with a two-run double and a three-run HR, Pedro Pineda clubbed an RBI double, walked, and scored two runs, Nick Schwartz drilled an RBI single, walked twice (one of the walks forced-in a run), and scored two runs. Robert Puason hammered an RBI double, and SP Jackson Finley hurled four innings of one-hit shutout ball, as the Stockton Ports (Oakland Athletics Lo-A affiliate) trounced the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Chicago Cubs Lo-A affiliate) 10-2 on Field # 1, and Reynaldo de la Paz (two-run single) and Luis Marinez (RBI double) stroked consecutive run scoring hits to highlight a three-run 8th, as the ACL Athletics (no hit for the first five innings) rallied to defeat the ACL Cubs 7-2 on Field # 2, in Cactus League Minor League Spring Training game action Friday afternoon at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ.

Jacob Wetzel smacked a solo HR for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in a losing cause.

Five of the pitchers who threw for the Cubs in the two games (Gray, Watkins, Cabrera, A. Hernandez and J. Romero) were temporarily moved-down from the South Bend Cubs group so that they could get their scheduled work. 

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

FIELD #1

MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS LINEUP:
1. Cristian Hernandez, 2B: 1-3 (K, F-8, BB, 1B, R)
2a. Christian Olivo, CF: 0-3 (F-9, 5-3, 6-4-3 DP) 
2b. Jefferson Encarnacion, RF: 1-1 (1B) 
3. Christopher Paciolla, 3B: 0-4 (K, P-6, F-9, F-8)
4. Andy Garriola, LF: 1-3 (2B, P-3, K, BB) 
5. Jacob Wetzel, RF-CF: 1-4 (F-9, HR, F-8, 3-6 DP, R, RBI)
6. Drew Bowser, DH-1B: 0-3 (K, BB, K, K)
7. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 0-3 (K, K, K)
8a. David Avitia, C: 0-2 (K, K)
8b. Carter Trice, C: 0-1 (L-8) 
9. Reggie Preciado, 1B-DH: 1-3 (6-3, 2B, L-6) 

MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS PITCHERS
1. Drew Gray: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 5 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 46 pitches (19 strikes) 
2. Chase Watkins: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 6/0 GO/AO, 30 pitches (22 strikes)   
3. Juan Bello: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 3/2 GO/AO, 46 pitches (27 strikes) 
4. Yovanny Cabrera: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 12 pitches (8 strikes)  

MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS ERRORS: 3 
1. SS Alexis Hernandez: E-6 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. 2B Cristian Hernandez: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 
3. 1B Drew Bowser: E-3 (missed catch on attempted 5-3 GO allowed batter to reach base safely) 

 




FIELD # 2 

ACL CUBS LINEUP:
1. Leonel Espinoza, RF: 1-4 (E-3, 1B, E-6, F-8) 
2. Yahil Melendez, SS: 0-4 (4-6 FC, 4-3 DP, K, 4-3) 
3. Angel Cepeda, 2B: 1-4 (E-4, K, 1B, F-8) 
4. Alfonsin Rosario, CF: 1-4 (K, E-1, 5-3, 1B, R)
5a. Albert Gutierrez, 1B: 0-2 (4-3, BB, K) 
5b. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-1 (4-3) 
6. Frank Hernandez, DH #1: 2-4 (3B, F-8, 6-3, 1B, R) 
7. Geuri Lubo, LF: 1-3 (F-9 SF, E-5, 1B, 4-6-3 DP, RBI)
8. Jose Escobar, 3B: 0-4 (6-3, 5-U DP, 4-6 FC, K) 
9. Adan Sanchez, C-DH: 0-3 (6-3, 6-3, K) 
10a. Yidel Diaz, DH-C: 1-2 (1B, 4-3) 
10b. Jairo Diaz, C: 1-1 (1B) 

ACL CUBS PITCHERS
1. Luis Martinez-Gomez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GO/AO, 46 pitches (24 strikes) 
2. Francis Reynoso: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GO/AO, 25 pitches (19 strikes) 
3. Angel Hernandez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 BALK, 2/0 GO/AO, 13 pitches (9 strikes) 
4. Jose Romero: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 2 WP, 1 HBP, 1/0 GO/AO, 24 pitches (12 strikes) 
5. Grayson Moore: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 2/0 GO/AO, 22 pitches (14 strikes) 
6. Shane Marshall: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 25 pitches (12 strikes) 

ACL CUBS ERRORS: 5 
1. 2B Angel Cepeda: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. SS Yahil Melendez: E-6 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 
3. 2B Angel Cepeda: E-4 (missed catch on attempted 5-4 FC allowed runner to reach 2nd base safely) 
4. C Yidel Diaz: E-2 (catcher's interference allowed batter to reach base safely) 
5. SS Yahil Melendez: E-6 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80's 

ATTENDANCE: 16 

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Comments

21-year old 6'5 RHP (ex-1B) Francis Reynoso continues to impress with his high velo FB / hard SL combo. He just arrived from the Cubs Dominican Academy a couple of weeks ago and is presently assigned to the Mesa (ACL Cubs) group at Minor League Camp, but given his stuff and his ability to command it, he could end up at South Bend by the end of the season (he also is Rule 5 Draft-eligible post-2024).    

As I have mentioned here previously, Reynoso was a first-baseman in the Cardinals organization 2021-22, and he struck out 83 times in just 213 PA between the DSL and the FCL before getting released in December 2022. Then the Cubs signed him last June and converted him to a RHP at their Dominican Academy, just like they did in 2021 with ex-SS Michael Arias after he was released by the Blue Jays. 

Yes, play your talent!!

Also, Cubs release Max Bain, Liam Spence, Ke'Shun Collier, Juan Mora, Cristian More and Joel Machado.

lineup from 10 years ago...opening day...year 3 of theo intentionally crippling the team for draft pick gambles.

emilio bonifacio
junior lake
starlin castro
rizzo
mike olt
welington castillo
nate schierholtz
darwin barney
(pitcher) samardzija

out of the 8 hitters 4 of them had no business being starters at this point in their careers.  nate had no business being a starter the year before, but earned his 2014 starting slot...which he regressed badly.

morel playing 3rd.  cooper DH.  nico leading off (lefty starter).

too early to speculate...nonetheless...looks like our 8m manager might be playing a better fielding 3rd baseman for the more ground-ball inclined pitchers (like steele).

So, I see where neither Carl Edwards or Dominic Smith have been picked up by other teams as I and others on here speculated they would. Both are now showing as past players on Baseball Reference and both feature a Last Game date in their profiles. I realize this isn’t a death knell for a career but it does feel ominous.

That got me to thinking about the reasoning behind turning down a minor league assignment at the end of spring training. Rosters are pretty well set by that time so the chances of being picked up would be pretty low. These guys are both relatively young (31 and 28) and both showed some signs of life in ST. By accepting a minor league assignment they might have been able to showcase themselves and demonstrate value sufficient for a team in need to trade for them.

So, what’s the psychology between turning down the minor league assignment? Are some veterans just too proud to accept it? Are they assuming that a big league team will come calling even though they’re out of the game and unable to demonstrate performance in the mlb-milb system? Are they kind of shrugging their shoulders and calling it a career? Maybe any or all of the above?

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In reply to by TarzanJoeWallis

dom not having a job surprises me, but he's gotta be looking a team committed to giving him significant playing time or a team with sketchy lineup that he may be able to slide into after a little time in the minors.

as far as edwards goes, the league has been disrepecting his results his entire career.  yes, there's injury concerns, but there's a lot worse guys in his pay range getting steady work.

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  • 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.