Cubs Organizational Depth Chart (Spring Training)

LAST UPDATED: 2-14-2019

* bats left
# bats both

NRI = Minor league player invited to MLB Spring Training

NOTE-1: Minor league players often start Spring Training one or sometimes even two levels above where they will be on Opening Day

NOTE-2: Players who were selected by the Cubs in the AAA Phase of the 2018 Rule 5 Draft (Rafelin Lorenzo, Luis Lugo, and Alexander Vargas) must be assigned to AAA Iowa for at least the first 15 days of Minor League Camp (Spring Training), but after that the players can be assigned to any of the Cubs minor league affiliates without restriction.

NOTE-3: The Eugene/Mesa squad is formed during Minor League Camp (usually when the four full-season squads begin playing Cactus League Spring Training games), and it becomes the Extended Spring Training group after the Cubs full-season affiliates leave Arizona at the end of Spring Training and begin league play.

Chicago Cubs Organizational Depth Chart (Spring Training)
Pos. CUBS IOWA TENNESSEE MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH BEND
C Willson Contreras
# Victor Caratini
Taylor Davis
NRI:
* Francisco Arcia
Ian Rice
P. J. Higgins
Jhonny Pereda
Erick Castillo
Tyler Alamo
Rafelin Lorenzo
Miguel Amaya
* Michael Cruz
Will Remillard
Tyler Payne
Alexander Guerra
Eric Gonzalez
Cam Balego
Marcus Mastrobuoni
* Jonathan Soto
Gustavo Polanco
Caleb Knight
Benny Kaleiwahea
Henderson Perez
Raymond Pena
Orian Nunez (ex-INF)
Richard Nunez
Daniel Diaz
1B * Anthony Rizzo
NRI:
* Jim Adduci
Ryan Court
Yasiel Balaguert
* Jared Young
Austin Filiere
* Austin Upshaw
* Tyler Durna
* Chris Pieters
Grant Fennell
Rafael Mejia
Kevin Zamudio
Franklin Tineo
2B # Ben Zobrist
* Daniel Descalso
NRI:
Trent Giambrone
Chesny Young
Gioskar Amaya
* Christian Donahue
# Yeiler Peguero
* Andy Weber
* Carlos Sepulveda
Clayton Daniel
Luis Diaz
# Reivaj Garcia
Herson Perez
3B Kris Bryant
David Bote
NRI:
Philip Evans
Jesse Hodges
* Vimael Machin
Wladimir Galindo
Jhonny Bethencourt
* Luke Reynolds
Delvin Zinn
Jake Slaughter
# Yonathan Perlaza
# Fidel Mejia
Henrry Pedra
SS Javier Baez
NRI:
# Cristhian Adames
Zack Short
* Aramis Ademan
# Robel Garcia
Nico Hoerner
Rafael Narea
Luis Vazquez
Levi Jordan
Christopher Morel
Luis Verdugo
# Josue Huma
Miguel Pabon
LF * Kyle Schwarber
# Ian Happ
NRI:
Charcer Burks
* Zach Borenstein
# Roberto Caro
Kevonte Mitchell
# Zach Davis
Nelson Velazquez
Chris Carrier
* D. J. Artis
Carlos Pacheco
Dalton Hurd
Kevin Moreno
CF Albert Almora Jr
NRI:
* Jacob Hannemann
* Evan Marzilli
Wynton Bernard
Connor Myers
* D. J. Wilson
Chris Singleton
Jimmy Herron
Fernando Kelli
* Cole Roederer
Brennen Davis
* Edmond Americaan
* Ezequiel Pagan
RF * Jason Heyward
Mark Zagunis
NRI:
Johnny Field
Eddy Julio Martinez
Jose Cardona
# Brandon Hughes
* Luis Ayala
* Jonathan Sierra
# Jose Gutierrez
Jamie Galazin
* Kwangmin Kwon
Yovanny Cuevas
Jose Alonso Gaitan
REHAB -------------------- NONE NONE NONE NONE
 
Starting Pitchers
  CUBS
1 Jon Lester (L)
2 Kyle Hendricks (R)
3 Jose Quintana (L)
4 Cole Hamels (L)
5 Yu Darvish (R)
6 Mike Montgomery (L)
7 Tyler Chatwood (R)
8 Alec Mills (R)
9 Jen-Ho Tseng (R)
10 Duane Underwood Jr (R)
11 Adbert Alzolay (R)
12 Justin Steele (L)
NRI Christian Bergman (R), Colin Rea (R), Ian Clarkin (L), and Duncan Robinson (R)
IOWA Trevor Clifton (R), Tom Hatch (R), Michael Rucker (R), Matt Swarmer (R), Keegan Thompson (R), Erick Leal (R), and Ryan Williams (R)
TENN Alex Lange (R), Tyson Miller (R), Bryan Hudson (L), Cory Abbott (R), Erich Uelmen (R), Erling Moreno (R), Brendon Little (L), and Ryan Lawlor (L)
MBCH Brailyn Marquez (L), Paul Richan (R), Jose Albertos (R), Javier Assad (R), Faustino Carrera (L), Riley Thompson (R), and Zach Mort (R)
SBND Yovanny Cruz (R), Jeremiah Estrada (R), Derek Casey (R), Eury Ramos (R), Eduarniel Nunez (R), Peyton Remy (R), Jesus Tejada (R), Didier Vargas (L), Kohl Franklin (R), Yunior Perez (R), Chris Allen (L), Emilio Ferrebus (R), Riger Fernandez (L), Chi-Feng Lee (R), Blake Whitney (R), Jack Patterson (L), Alfredo Colorado (R), Jose Miguel Gonzalez (R), and Andres Bonalde (L)
 
Relief Pitchers
  CUBS
1 Pedro Strop (R)
2 Steve Cishek (R)
3 Brad Brach (R)
4 Xavier Cedeno (L)
5 Carl Edwards Jr (R)
6 Brandon Kintzler (R)
7 Brian Duensing (L)
8 Tony Barnette (R)
9 James Norwood (R)
10 Randy Rosario (L)
11 Dillon Maples (R)
12 Rowan Wick (R)
13 Kyle Ryan (L)
14 Brandon Morrow (R) - November 2018 elbow surgery
NRI Junichi Tazawa (R), George Kontos (R), Rob Scahill (R), Mike Zagurski (L), Allen Webster (R), Matt Carasiti (R), Carlos Ramirez (R), Alberto Baldonado (L), Dakota Mekkes (R), and Craig Brooks (R)
IOWA Jerry Vasto (L), Brad Markey (R), Rob Zastryzny (L), Jake Stinnett (R), Conor Lillis-White (L), Zach Hedges (R), Jordan Minch (L), Scott Effross (R), Luis Lugo (L), Alexander Vargas (R), Danny Hultzen (L), Corey Black (R), and Jose Rosario (R)
TENN Wyatt Short (L), Mario Meza (R), James Buckelew (L), Bailey Clark (R), Manuel Rondon (L), Tyler Peyton (R), Casey Bloomquist (R), Ryan Kellogg (L), Garrett Kelly (R), Dalton Geekie (R), Luke Hagerty (L), and Tommy Nance (R)
MBCH Brian Glowicki (R), Manuel Rodriguez (R), Brendan King (R), Eugenio Palma (L), Jeffrey Passantino (R), Enrique de los Rios (R), Jesus Camargo (R), Luis Aquino (R), Jake Steffens (R), Sean Barry (R), Stephen Ridings (R), Casey Ryan (R), and Chad Hockin (R)
SBND Ethan Roberts (R), Riley McCauley (R), Cam Sanders (R), Maikel Aguiar (R), Mitch Stophel (R), Ivan Medina (R), Fauris Guerrero (R), Nathan Sweeney (R), Danis Correa (R), Luis Silva (L), Elias Herrera (R), Fernando Calderon (R), Jonathan Bruzual (L), Carlos Ocampo (R), Brady Miller (R), Niels Stone (R), Raidel Orta (R), Carlos Vega (R), Ruben Reyes (L - ex-OF), Robert Robbins (R), Omar Ventura (R), Jake Reindl (R), Josh Sawyer (L), Ben Hecht (R), Pablo Ochoa (L), and M. T. Minacci (R)
 
CUBS SHORT-SEASON AFFILIATES
EUGENE/MESA (EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING)
SP TBA
RP TBA
C TBA
1B TBA
2B TBA
3B TBA
SS TBA
LF TBA
CF TBA
RF TBA
 
DSL CUBS #1
SP Jorge Remon (R), Luis Ramos (R), Benjamin Rodriguez (R), Andy Hernandez (R), Luis Rodriguez (L), and Carlos Paula (R)
RP Julio Guante (R), Edmar Gonzalez (R), Ferrol Heredia (L), Moises Diaz (R), Gabriel Jaramillo (R), Wilfre Delgado (R), Alejandro Castillo (L), and Alberto Sojo (R)
C Malcom Quintero
Brayan Mancilla
Efren Aular
1B * Ervis Marchan
2B * Rochest Cruz
# Flemin Bautista
Augusto Acevedo
Juan Mora
3B Oswaldo Pina
SS Fabian Pertuz
# Santiago Blanco
LF * Jonathan Rodriguez
# Josue Fernandez
CF * Ricardo Verenzuela
# Ezequiel Alvarado
Samuel Duarte
RF # Albert Hinirio
* Marco Valenzuela
DSL CUBS #2
SP Luis Devers (R), Johan Lopez (L), Miseal Garcia (L), Kelvin Feliz (R), and Willy Cabrera (R)
RP Francisco Gracia (R), Donato Auguste (R), Jose Gomez (R), Anderson Parra (L), Keiber Arredondo (R), Kleiber Carreno (R), Edward Vasquez (R), Jesus Gomez (L), Francisco Fermin (R), Luis Marte (R), and Manuel Espinoza (R)
C Miguel Fabrizio
Miller Chacon
Juan Vasquez
Pablo Aliendo
1B Christhian Espinal
Jeinser Brete
2B Widimer Joaquin
* Orlando Zapata
# Ronny Simon
3B Nestor Heredia
Ignacio Otano
SS # Pedro Martinez
Lizardo Ruiz
LF Kelvin Hidalgo
CF * Brailin Pena
* Kevin Miranda
RF Carlos Morfa
Rafael Herrera
 
INACTIVE LISTS
CUBS RHP Kendall Graveman (July 2018 TJS) is on the 60-DAY INJURED LIST (2/13), and RHP Oscar de la Cruz (80-game suspension for violation of MLB-MLBPA JDPTP - 7-6-2018) and INF Addison Russell (40-game suspension for violation of MLB-MLBPA JDV policy - 9-21-2018) are on the RESTRICTED LIST
IOWA NONE
TENN NONE
MBCH NONE
SBND NONE
EUGN NONE
AZLC1 RHP Braxton Light (50-game Prohibited Substance suspension - 8-22-2018) and OF Abraham Rodriguez are on the RESTRICTED LIST
AZLC2 NONE
DSL1 RHP Richard Gallardo, RHP Darling Grullon, RHP Miguel Heredia, LHP Joel Machado, RHP Yander Montero, INF Edwin Castillo, INF-OF Rafael Morel, OF Orlando Guzman, OF Jose Lopez, and OF Yohendrick Pinango have been SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE (2019 contract), and RHP Hector Matos and LHP Saul Vazquez (72-game PED suspension - 7-20-2018) are on the RESTRICTED LIST
DSL2 NONE

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  • Even if the Cubs exercise the six 2020 club options (Barnette, Brach, Graveman, Morrow, Quintana, and Rizzo) and the two players with potential post-2019 player opt-outs (Heyward and Darvish) don't choose to leave, the Cubs will still have $53M+ coming off the books after this season (Cedeno, Cishek, Duensing, Hamels, Kintzler, Strop, and Zobrist are FA post-2019). 

    Arizona Phil 24 sec ago view
  • And yet, no credit given to Tom Ricketts placing the interests of fans (or his $1B baseball operation) ahead of politics, by hiring a progressive like Theo in the first place...

    I think the best response is to cast aside a lifetime of diehard fandom (no doubt cultivated during the highly profitable Wrigley regime - unless you’re a Zell guy), and stop buying their xenophobic $20 Javy Baez t-shirts.

    lol

    FreeSwinging 49 min 17 sec ago view
  • Tom is a Ted Cruz look alike.

    Hagsag 53 min 37 sec ago view
  • Bob Nightengale‏ @BNightengale

    Cubs owner Tom Ricketts on why the Cubs didn't spend more money this offseason on the free-agent market: "Pretty easy. We don’t have any more.''

    ---

    hahahaha...no.

    that said, it's a strong team...can't complain too much, though they're playing very loose and fast with the patchwork pen "fixes."

    crunch 1 hour 23 min ago view
  • let's hope it goes better than the 5th or 6th time someone has "fixed" jason heyward's swing.

    crunch 1 hour 26 min ago view
  • Interesting, this appears to the year of mechanical fixes in the staff, Quintana's toe point and new confidence in his changeup, Hamel's fixes, Chatwood's double pump, wondering if other fixes are in store from the new pitching regime. 

    Bob N. 1 hour 50 min ago view
  • That I am sure is an under statement.

    Hagsag 4 hours 41 min ago view
  • I've never really thought about Theo's politics. But I assume it's not the politics of Joe Ricketts.

    Charlie 4 hours 51 min ago view
  • I only spend baseball money on MLB.tv and tickets when the Cubs come to town (away games). So, like you, there's very little way for me to cut back on spending without just changing team loyalty. I'm still irked.

    Baseball is such a silly thing to care about, though. And they keep presenting ethical roadblocks to that whimsy.

    Charlie 4 hours 52 min ago view
  • m.moosetacos returns to the brewers for 1/10m

    crunch 22 hours 38 min ago view
  • I saw in Bleacher Report that Miguel Amaya is in camp. Picture of him with the Red Baron.

    Hagsag 1 day 41 min ago view
  • Charlie, Crunch; yep...gotta wonder how much Theo chafes working for these folks...

    Mike Wellman 1 day 4 hours ago view
  • "Montgomery has been limited to long toss early in camp due to shoulder stiffness. Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy said the southpaw could resume throwing bullpens in two or three days."

    also, j.tazawa isn't expected until monday because of visa issues...

    crunch 1 day 17 hours ago view
  • add the leaked joe ricketts racist-and-xenophobic-beyond-all-hell emails to the mix and you got a hell of an off-season.  it's bigger news than the 100 nickle and dime contracts they added, anyway.

    many (most) people will overlook this, but a chunk of the ricketts family not only talks the talk of their socially immoral beliefs (imo), they put money and labor behind pushing it...and it didn't just start this offseason.

    crunch 1 day 22 hours ago view
  • With Russell's press conference and the Cubs deal with Sinclair both coming near the end of a very slow offseason, I'm having a very hard time getting excited for spring training. Curious what other's think about these issues going forward? I really would like none of my money going to Sinclari. Russell's continued non-admission of specific acts is par for the course but still undercuts his statements about being accountable. Do you all find this issues obstacles to enjoying baseball, too?

    Charlie 1 day 23 hours ago view
  • Brailyn Marquez and Yovanny Cruz were the two best Cubs pitching prospects at Extended Spring Training last year. Cruz throws a mid-90's two-seamer and a hard-slider and probably projects as a reliever at the higher levels, unless he can find a reliable off-speed pitch. 

    Arizona Phil 2 days 7 hours ago view