Cubs MLB Roster

Cubs Organizational Depth Chart
40-Man Roster Info

59 players are at MLB Spring Training 

40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full) 
19 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

Last updated 2-6-2024
 
* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 22
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: 4  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 9
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

NRI INFIELDERS: 3 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 7
Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 1 
* Owen Caissie  
 



Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Cubs Use Their Cabezas to Beat Kazmir

Yaniel Cabezas singled twice, doubled, scored two runs, and threw out two opposing base-stealers, and four Cubs pitchers combined to throw a four-hitter, as a split squad of EXST Cubs edged the EXST Angels 2-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action at Fitch Park Field #2 in Mesa this morning.

The game was extended an extra inning to allow Cubs and Angels pitchers to get their scheduled work.

Cubs pitchers Austin Reed and Luis Liria combined to throw six no-run, no hit innings to get things started, retiring 18 of the first 19 men they faced. When Reed is good (that is, when he throws strikes), he is VERY good, and Liria should probably be at Peoria.

It seems to help the younger pitchers when experienced catchers like Chad Noble (played four years of Big Ten baseball at Northwestern) and Yaniel Cabezas (catcher for Cuban Junior National Team) are behind the plate.

Meanwhile, the Cubs were facing MLB LHP Scott Kazmir (15-day DL – back) for the second time in a week, in what was probably his final Extended Spring Training rehab outing. Kazmir threw 5.1 IP (75 pitches), allowing one run (earned) on three hits, a walk, and two HBP, with two strikeouts and a 7/6 GO/FO.

The Cubs scored their only run off Kazmir in the bottom of the second. Yaniel Cabezas led-off with a single, Jose Valdez was hit by a pitch, and Dustin Harrington singled sharply to CF to load the bases with no outs. Pin-Chieh Chen then grounded into a 4-6 FC that scored Cabezas from 3rd.

The Cubs scored what proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the 6th (after Kazmir had left the game). Cabezas doubled to RF with one out, moved-up to 3rd base on a ground out, and scored on a Dustin Harrington RBI single.

While one squad of EXST Cubs played the Angels at Fitch Park, the other squad traveled to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort to play the EXST Rockies. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide a report on the EXST Cubs road game, since the two games were played simultaneously ten miles apart. (To get enough innings for all of the pitchers at Extended Spring Training, the Cubs are scheduling EXST split squad road game/home game dates several times this Spring).

Here is today’s abridged box score for the game at Fitch Park (Cubs players only):

LINEUP:
1. Kyung-Min Na, CF: 0-5 (1-U, 6-3, 6-3, 3-U, E-4)
2. Wes Darvill, SS: 1-4 (E-1, BB, 4-3, L-7, 1B)
3a. Chad Noble, C: 0-3 (F-9, F-9, K)
3b. Reggie Golden, PH: 0-0 (HBP)
3c. SLOT WAS SKIPPED 5th TIME THROUGH ORDER
4a. Jesus Morelli, RF: 1-4 (L-8, 1B, K, 6-4 FC)
4b. SLOT WAS SKIPPED 5th TIME THROUGH ORDER
5. Yaniel Cabezas, DH-C: 3-5 (1B, L-9, 2B, 1B, 6-4-3 DP, 2 R)
6. Jose Valdez, LF: 0-3 (HBP, F-9, 4-3, K)
7. Dustin Harrington, 3B: 2-3 (1B, HBP, 1B, F-9, RBI)
8. Pin-Chieh Chen, 2B: 0-4 (4-6 FC, 6-4 FC, 4-3, K, RBI, CS)
9. Dustin Geiger, 1B: 0-4 (P-5, 6-3, 3-1, 6-3)

PITCHERS:
1. Austin Reed: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 35 pitches (22 strikes), 5/2 GO/FO
2. Luis Liria: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 37 pitches (23 strikes), 0/5 GO/FO
3. Amaury Paulino: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 29 pitches (17 strikes), 2/1 GO/FO
4. Willengton Cruz: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 32 pitches (19 strikes), 2/0 GO/FO

ERRORS: NONE

CATCHERS DEFENSE
Yaniel Cabezas: 2-2 CS

OUTFIELD DEFENSE:
RF Jesus Morelli threw out runner 9-5 trying to advance from 1st to 3rd on single to RF

ATTENDANCE: 6

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 80’s

 

Comments

was wellemeyer that big a draw the other day? speaking of whom, your estimate of the chances that he [or jackson] supplants russell as soon as next monday...

[ ]

In reply to by Mike Wellman

Submitted by Mike Wellman on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 2:23pm. was wellemeyer that big a draw the other day? speaking of whom, your estimate of the chances that he [or jackson] supplants russell as soon as next monday... ===================================== MIKE W: I don't think Wellemeyer is stretched-out enough yet to be a starter, although he could probably work out of the bullpen today (the Cubs being in town and all) if the Cubs wanted him to do that.

[ ]

In reply to by Mike Wellman

Submitted by Mike Wellman on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 2:33pm. or davis? ======================================== MIKEV W: Doug Davis will probably be making his final EXST start on Saturday and will try and throw five innings or 75 pitches (whichever comes first). Then I would expect him to go to Iowa for two or three starts to see how his stuff plays in the PCL. Just remember that Davis really sucked with Milwaukee last year, although he wasn't 100% physically, either.

Fukudome RF, Castro SS, Baker 2B, Ramirez 3B, Pena 1B, Byrd CF, Colvin LF, Hill C, Dempster P vs. CY CF, Johnson 2B, Upton RF, Drew SS, Montero C, Mora 3B, Branyan 1B, Parra LF, Enright P

http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/sports/cubs/ct-spt-0429-cubs-diamo… The Cubs have yet to make a decision on the fifth starter. Casey Coleman is available in the bullpen tonight but is tentatively scheduled to pitch Sunday, so Quade said he's hesitant to use him. There's also a chance Coleman could start Monday in Los Angeles, in which case the Cubs would have to call up a minor leaguer for Sunday or go with another reliever that isn't stretched out yet. Jeff Samardzija is not an option, Quade said, though Justin Berg and Marcos Mateo are longshots. Triple-A Iowa pitcher Jay Jackson would be on his normal five-day schedule if he was called up to pitch Sunday. since I'm going to the game Monday, I place my vote for Jay Jackson's first major league start.

[ ]

In reply to by big_lowitzki

Where the fuck was Quade in the first inning? Having tea? He waits until, oh, I don't know, after the game is over to make a pitching move. Back in the old days, when managers actually watched the games they were managing, when a starter loads the bases with zero outs, and then gives up a grand slam, the bullpen gets to work. And when the starter then walks two more, he yanks the motherfucker. Instead, Quade watches while Dempster walks another guy, then watches while he gives up another hit, then watches while he gives up another hit, gives up another 3 runs after the grand slam, and takes him out with 2 more guys on base. We've seen this every start Dempster has made. Quade leaves him out there too long. And we've seen it with other pitchers. How about having Jeff Stevens throw 90 pitches in relief? Quade doesn't know what the fuck he's doing.

this game is mad ass dildos. now the replacement (berg) is hurt...took a comebacker off the hip. coleman might have to pitch tonight...imo...at least dumpster can go monday. berg is staying in...damn.

Quade is completely overmatched by the requirements to be a big league manager. It's a shame, I like him, but he sucks. He's not prepared, has no plan, very slow to react to what's actually happening in the game, and he's just not a big league manager. Ricketts needs to fire him if Hendry won't, and fire Hendry while he's at it. This team is a laughingstock.

░░░░░░░▒▒▒▒▒░░░░░░░░░▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░░░░ ░░░░░░░▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░░░░░▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░░░░ ░░░░░░░▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░░░░ ░░░▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░░░░ ░░░▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒██▒▒▒▒▒██▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░▐▌░ ░░░▒▒▒▒▒▒██▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒██▒▒▒▒▒░░░▐▌░ ░░░░▒▒▒██▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒██▒▒▒░░████ ░░░░▒██▒▒▒████▒▒▒████▒▒▒██▒░░░██░ ░░░░▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░██░ ░░░░▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒████░ ░██▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒█████████▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░░░ ██░▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░░░ ██░▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░░░ ██░▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░░░ ██░▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░░░ ░░░░░░░░░░░░██░░░██░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ ░░░░░░░░██████░░░██████░░░░░░░░░░

We need to name this moment. The first point of the year were the game causes us to realize, "yes this is a bad team." Our opening day starter shelled and Jeff Baker is batting third. I suggest the Neifi Point.

o.guillen (wsox) suspended 2 days and fined for his on-field + twitter incident. he's not appealing it (wisely) and starting the suspension immediately.

twitter surfing... 1- wtf was paul sulivan doing up at 3-4am watching the royal wedding and actually sharing with the world he was doing so? 2- "Cubs create bleachers promo for Mon, Tue & Wed home games at Wrigley that includes t-shirts, $3 beer & hot dogs" $3 beers? the bleachers about to get a lot more interesting...and younger on whole...

Recent comments

  • Cubster (view)

    BR Article on Boras at the start of the offseason. MLBTR projections looking a bit off so far.

    Also, MLBTR still doesn't have anything up on this as of 6:20 cst.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10110295-scott-boras-is-the-biggest…

     

    This is Cody Bellinger, Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery, Matt Chapman and J.D. Martinez, for the record. And for reference, these are the contracts that MLBTR projected at the outset:

    • Cody Bellinger: 12 years, $264 million
    • Blake Snell: 7 years, $200 million
    • Jordan Montgomery: 6 years, $150 million
    • Matt Chapman: 6 years, $150 million
    • J.D. Martinez: 2 years, $40 million

     


     


     

  • Cubster (view)

    the LA Times article is full of sour grapes phrases using words like Pedestrian, wild fluctuations, extremely poor seasons and market dwindled.  Sure, the story fits but it is a very glass-half-full take.

    https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2024-02-24/cody-bellinger-agrees-d…

  • Cubster (view)

    The contract would pay Bellinger $30 million in both 2024 and 2025, while paying a salary of $20 million in 2026 if he were to not opt out of the deal, according to Passan.

    Yahoo article.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/report-cubs-cody-bellinger-agree-075803557.htm…

  • Cubster (view)

    Woo! 

    It's on ESPN now.

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39596106/cody-bellinger-cubs-agree-…

  • George Altman (view)

    Cody Bellinger  - 3/$80 with opt outs each year. Now, LFG!!

    Per Jeff Passan

  • crunch (view)

    ump's zone almost all game was really small.

    nice to see b.davis do something decent.  him, stumpf, and bote hit homers.  bote generally owns spring before settling into his role as a highly paid minor leaguer.

  • crunch (view)

    smyly didn't look great in the 1st, but the ump was squeezing the zone a bit too tight.  some of those called balls should have been strikes.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Phil, is CJ healthy enough to have a shot at the opening day roster?

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Agreed crunch. I feel like the team could have taken themselves from “has a chance at the division” to “definite division favorite.”