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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
* 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: 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 Bash A's in AZL Action at Fitch Park

Alex Bautista reached base four times (a triple, two singles, and a walk) and scored four runs, Waldimir Galindo reached base five times (three singles, an HBP, and an E-2 catcher's interference), stole a base, scored three runs, and drove-in another, Joey Martarano collected four RBI (two RBI GO, a sacrifice fly, and a ringing RBI double into the LF corner), and Andruw Monasterio knocked-in three runs with two run-scoring singles, drew a walk, stole a base, and scored a run, as the AZL Cubs belted out 15 hits, drew six walks, and received one HBP, and scored three runs in the 5th, four in the 6th, and three more in the 8th, en route to a 12-8 thrashing of the AZL Athletics in Arizona League action Wednesday might on Field #4 at the Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ. . 

The defensive Play of the Game was an outstanding stop of a bounder behind 2nd base by 18-year old AZL Cubs SS Andruw Monasteio, who then did a "360" leap and fired a strike to second-baseman Carlos Sepulveda to retire the A's baserunner on a force-out.   

Shawon Dunston Jr (on Myrtle Beach 7-day DL) continued his rehab, playing LF for six innings and going 1-2 at the plate, with two walks, a single, and a run scored. He also committed a fielding error in left field. 

RHP Craig Brooks (Cubs 2015 7th round draft pick - Catawba College) made his pro debut in the game, and it didn't go too well. The 22-year old came on in relief to start the bottom of the 6th with the Cubs leading 9-2, and allowed four runs (all four runs earned) on three hits (two singles and a double) and a walk (plus one strikeout) in just 1/3 of an inning. He struggled with his control (21 pitches - only 10 strikes), and generally looked uncomfortable (very hyper) on the mound.

Brooks, who led NCAA Division 2 in strikeouts and K/9 in 2015, displayed a 90-92 MPH fastball that he could not throw for strikes, a sweeping slider that is probably more cutter than breaking ball, and a change-up.  

Here is the abridged box score from Wednesday night's game (Cubs players only) 

AZL CUBS LINEUP
1. Robert Garcia, CF: 2-5 (K, 1B, BB, K, 1B, 3-1)
2. Carlos Sepulveda, 2B: 1-6 (4-3, K, 1B, K, 4-3, K)
3a. Shawon Dunston Jr, LF: 1-2 (BB, BB, L-7, 1B, R)
3b. Donnie Cimino, PH-LF: 0-2 (F-9, 1-3)
4. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 3-4 (5-3, HBP, 1B, E2-CI, 1B, 1B, 3 R, RBI, SB)
5. Jose Paniagua, 1B: 1-5 (F-9, K, K, 1B, BB, 5-3, 2 R, 2 RBI)
6. Alex Bautista, RF: 3-4 (3B, F-7, BB, 1B, 1B, 4 R, RBI)
7. Joey Martarano, DH: 1-4 (6-3, F-8, 2B, 5-3, F-8 SF, R, 4 RBI)
8. Jhonny Pereda, C: 1-5 (4-3, 2B, K, E-6, FC)
9. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 2-4 (BB, 6-3, 1B, F-8, 1B, R, 3 RBI, SB)

AZL CUBS PITCHERS
1. Enrique de los Rios: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 4/5 GO/FO, 72 pitches (47 strikes)
2. Craig Brooks: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 21 pitches (10 strikes)
3. John Michael Knighton: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GO/FO, 38 pitches (24 strikes)
4. Mark Malave: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GO/FO, 25 pitches (18 strikes)

AZL CUBS ERRORS: 3 
1. LF Shawon Dunston Jr : F-7 (fielding error allowed runner score from 1st on a double)
2. CF Robert Garcia: E-8 (fielding error allowed batter to advance an extra base on a single)
3. RF Alex Bautista: E-9 (throwing error on sacrifice fly allowed runner on 1st base to advance to 2nd) 
 
AZL CUBS BASERUNING GAFFES
1. Robert Garcia - thrown out 2-1 attempting to score from 3rd on pitch that bounded away from catcher
2. Jhonny Pereda - thrown out 7-5 attempting to advance from 1st to 3rd on single to LF)  

 

Comments

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Recent comments

  • Charlie (view)

    He's totally dependent in that splitter. But I won't worry about it until mid March.

  • crunch (view)

    smyly going tomorrow.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Would you take Wisdom over Cooper if both were healthy? Power over steadiness?

  • Eric S (view)

    That throw was very concerning. Maybe he still was second guessing not throwing to second base and instead thought throwing towards the first base side dugout was the best option. 

  • crunch (view)

    forget the error on the shaw throw (from 2nd)...the velocity on the throw (made on the move) was as terrible as it was wide, even for a 2nd baseman.

  • crunch (view)

    wicks again but not jameson taillon or imanaga yet?

    i hate to tin foil...NONETHELESS...

    is wicks being thrown to the wolves to determine whether he's trutsted enough to snag that 5 slot or the cubs -might- need to add another starter?  getting some vibes over here...

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Childersb3: Because Edwards, Peralta, and Cooper are post-2023 Article XX-B MLB free agents who signed 2024 minor league contracts, they have automatic opt outs on Opening Day if not added to the 40 by that time. So they are essentially injury insurance and likely won't make the Cubs Opening Day 26-man roster unless there is an injury. 

    So Peralta probably has a chance to make the team only if something bad happens to Busch, Happ, Bellinger, and/or Tauchman during Spring Training, Cooper has a chance probably only if something bad happens to Morel and/or Wisdom, and Edwards has a chance to make the team if something bad happens to Neris, Alzolay, and/or Merryweather. 

    Meanwhile they can play in MLB Cactus League Spring Training games and show what they have to offer to the other MLB clubs (or even to NPB and KBO clubs) in case it turns out the Cubs don't need them and they opt-out at the end of Spring Training. 

  • azbobbop (view)

    It’s nice having a farm system where the rosters aren’t loaded with minor league filler.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Phil and I are together on the lack of faith in Leiter.

    He better get that splitter going asap.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    If Canario and PCA don't make the OD roster, look at the Iowa roster here:

    C Windham/Veteran

    1B Mervis/Bote

    2B Strumpf/Cantrelle

    SS Vazquez/Cantrelle

    3B Murray/Slaughter

    LF Davis/DHill

    CF PCA/Roederer

    RF Canario/Caissie

    DH Caissie

    I thought their lineup last year was loaded

    This is ridiculous

    Rotation: Brown, Wicks, Kilian, RThompson, maybe Wesneski and Horton soon

    Not bad at all