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Last updated 11-17-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman


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Cubs Score Four in 1st & Make It Stand at Riverview

Jemile Weeks (RBI double), Miguel Amaya (RBI single), Kwangmin Kwon (RBI triple), and Jose Gutierrez (RBI single) stroked run-scoring hits to highlight a four-run 1st inning and Aramis Ademan singled, walked twice, and scored two runs, leading the Cubs to a 6-2 victory over the Angels in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Wednesday morning on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.  

Jemile Weeks played LF in the game, the fourth different position he has played during the course of his EXST rehab assignment (he has also played 2B-SS-CF). 

In EXST Cubs roster news, 1B-3B-LF Kevin Cornelius (March 2017 broken hand) has completed his EXST rehab assignment, has been reinstated from the AA Tennessee 7-day DL, and has rejoined the Smokies.

Kevin Cornelius 2017 Cactus League EXST game stats:
7 GAMES (25 PA)
3 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 7 RUNS, 0 SB (2 CS), 3 BB, 1 HBP, 9 K
ASS scouting report: Plus-power, slow runner, below-average defensively no matter where he plays, and he strikes out a LOT 
NOTE: Cornelius was selected from the New York Yankees AA Trenton affiliate in the AAA Phase of the December 2016 Rule 5 Draft.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):


1. Aramis Ademan, SS: 1-2 (BB, 1B, 6-3, BB, 2 R)
2. Jemile Weeks, LF: 1-3 (2B, 1-3 SH, P-4, K, R, RBI)
3. Miguel Amaya, C-DH: 1-4 (1B, 6-3, 6-3, 5-3, R, RBI)
4. Rafael Mejia, 1B: 0-4 (K, P-4, P-2, 5-3)
5. Kwangmin Kwon, RF: 2-3 (3B, HBP, 2B, E-1, 2 R, RBI)
6a. Jose Gutierrez, CF: 1-3 (1B, F-9, L-7, RBI)
6b. Fernando Kelli, CF: 0-1 (4-6-3 DP)
7. Yonathan Perlaza, 2B; 1-2 (1B, K, BB, PO)
8. Christopher Morel, 3B-DH: 0-2 (BB, 5-3, 5-3, RBI)
9. Rafael Narea, DH-3B: 0-2 (BB, P-4, 5-3)
10. Franklin Tineo, DH-C: 0-3 (6-4-3 DP, K, K)

1. Tyler Peyton: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 2 GIDP, 2/2 GO/AO, 19 pitches (10 strikes)
2. Conor Mullee: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 35 pitches (24 strikes)
3. Eury Ramos: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 31 pitches (18 strikes)
4. Jed Carter: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 0/2 GO/AO, 21 pitches (11 strikes)
5. Yapson Gomez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 19 pitches (12 strikes)
6. John Michael Knighton: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 19 pitches (15 strikes)


Miguel Amaya: 0-1 CS

WEATHER: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 70's



is eddie butler being called up or what? supposedly they're going with him over m.montgomery.

John Arguello at Cubs Den with a cool sequence of pics of Kwangmin Kwon dropping the hammer on his first-inning triple at Riverview Park this morning.  


Hatch got rocked again tonight. Hopefully, he's just in an adjustment phase.

"ASS scouting report" -- from the Not Taking Ourselves Too Seriously department.

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger wins comeback player of the year.  the AL winner was liam hendricks and his 5ip before he got tommy john...setting himself up for a 2025 shot at the award.

  • Bill (view)

    I hope that Perlaza goes on to have a successful career.  On most Cubs teams prior to the current administration, he would have been one of their more highly ranked prospects.  As far as the others are concerned, one or more may well go on to be much better than expected, but unfortunately there is no way to tell which one at the present time.  You can't keep everyone.

  • crunch (view)

    s.gray signs with the cards...3/75m

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Another one of the nine Cubs post-2023 Rule 9 minor league 6YFA has signed, as RHP Carlos Guzman (acquired from the Tigers for Zack McKinstry at the end of Spring Training) signed a 2024 minor league contract with the Mets. 


    So RHRP Yovanny Cruz (SD), C-INF P. J. Higgins (CIN), and now Carlos Guzman (NYM) have already signed 2024 minor league contracts with new MLB organizations, and OF Yonathan Perlaza is headed for Korea (Hanhwa Eagles).

  • crunch (view)

    ...and back to 3rd for another game.  at this point i'm gonna hang back and when/if he actually plays 1st then i'll find it notable.  i am glad he's playing a good amount of 3rd, though...give the club one more good look at him there.  shrug

  • crunch (view)

    morel played SS last night (no errors)...hit a homer and a double.  he's got 2 of both in 19PA.

  • crunch (view)

    e.escobar was throwing 95-97mph on his fastball in 2023.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    One more thing about Edwin Escobar. Even though he had accrued less than one year of MLB Service Time prior to signing with Nippon Ham in 2017 (he ended up eventually with Yokohama), he will have Article XIX-A rights by virtue of the seven seasons he spent in Japan. So he will be essentially locked on the 40-man roster (or at least he can't be outrighted without his consent), and he will be a FA whenever his contract expires. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Also, Pirates were supposedly in on Escobar, too, so if the Cubs sign him to a minor league contract there is a very good chance that the Pirates will select him in the Rule 5 Draft. So even though it means he would take up a slot on the 40, it better be a major league contract if the Cubs don't want to lose him right after signing him! 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Ronald Acuna's cousin.