Cubs MLB Roster
Cubs Organizational Depth Chart
40-Man Roster Info
37 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (three slots are open)
Last updated 11-17-2023
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Bailey Horn
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
* Jordan Wicks
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
* Mike Tauchman
Cubs vs. Atlanta: Series Thread (Games 64-66)
The Cubs look to end a 10-game landslide or possibly showcase Frank Schwindel as a bullpen trade commodity. See below for matchups (to be updated).
Game 64, Friday, June 17, 1:20 pm central
CHC: RHP Keegan Thompson (6-2, 3.67 ERA)
ATL: RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 5.67 ERA)
Game 65, Saturday, June 18, 1:20 pm central
CHC: LHP Justin Steele (1-5, 4.33 ERA)
ATL: RHP Kyle Wright (7-3, 2.57 ERA)
Game 66, Sunday, June 19, 1:20 pm central
CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-5, 4.95 ERA)
ATL: RHP Ian Anderson (5-3. 4.81 ERA)
AZ Phil, do you think Shaw can be a consistent .290-.300/25-30HR/90-100RBI hitter?
Those HR totals are probably unrealistic but I'll keep them there for now.
i know it's still very early, but i'd like to go into the xmas-to-newyears part of the off-season with something more than...*checks list*...patrick wisdom avoids arbitration with a 1-year deal
also, steven brault retired and was spotted at the winter meetings with a demo reel and making contacts trying to break into broadcasting (not a joke). unless he's more optimistic than talented (we already know he can sing) he should make it one day because he seems to be very serious about it.
I blame Jason Schmidt’s 3/44
Craig A. (view)
Was all that stuff with the Blue Jays just to squeeze an extra $10 million/yr out of the Dodgers? It's more than enough to cover his California income taxes!
unless he pitches into his late-30 that is gonna sting. a 70m DH...ow.
it's great to take care of 2 roster spots in 1 player, and i'm sure the team will cut into the pay with the amount of merch/etc he can sell just by being attached to the team....but yeah, i'm not mad the cubs didn't go that extreme.
WebAdmin (view)Shohei Ohtani to join Dodgers according to ESPN. 10 years for $700 m
I'm getting the feeling that Todd Walker might be a Shaw comp. A valuable hit first player but limited albeit not awful on defense. Hopefully, he has more upside. Not a bad floor if Steve Garvey is his ceiling.
Wrigley Rat (view)
AZ Phil - If that's the level of return, I would want NO part of that trade to Cleveland for Clase and Bieber. I have some faith that the Cubs have a strong plan for which prospects they will keep (even if they dangle them in trade talks) and which they will move, because they have plenty of solid prospects they can trade but they shouldn't be trading any of the ones they hope will be future core players. Some guys are redundant, so I hope they choose the right players to keep and the right players to move. It's always important for a team to know its own minor league players better than scouts from other teams (obviously), but I don't think that's always been the case for the Cubs and many other clubs.
Cubster - I watched an interview with Carter Hawkins a couple days ago where he said that although Morel hasn't gotten into any Dominican games at 1B, the Cubs did send coaches down with Morel to work on first base skills during practice. So he is developing those skills, whether the Cubs end up using him there or not will probably be dependent on a lot of factors including how those coaches think he looks at the position while training.
He could still play SS at Double-A, but Vazquez, Hoerner, and Swanson are much better defensively, arm strength or not. I'd be good leaving Shaw at SS with McGeary and Ballesteros around, but by the first of June (?), 1B might make sense in DM.
i have no reason to see a problem, it just seems like it's his most obvious reason to give pause on him at 1st.
the cubs situation dictates 2nd/SS isn't an option. his arm dictates 3rd isn't an option. 1st or CF seems to be his best path and he's only played CF in summer ball back in highschool/college...and of course PCA is a better + closer to the bigs CF.
it's a lot safer to say he's made for 1st than it is he's made for 3rd. even as a SS his arm is weak, and it's not like his glove is so great he needs to stay in the middle-IF.