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40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus two players are on the 60-DAY IL 

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Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
Hector Neris 
* Drew Smyly
Jameson Taillon 
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

* Cody Bellinger 
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Luke Little, P 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Seiya Suzuki, OF

* Justin Steele, P   

60-DAY IL: 2 
Caleb Kilian, P 
Julian Merryweather, P

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Hull and Kipp Dominate at Riverview

Haydn McGeary laced a single and an RBI double, both Nazier Mule and Anderson Suriel doubled and scored, and Nick Hull and Grant Kipp combined to hurl six innings of five-hit shutout ball with no walks and seven strikeouts, as the Cubs "Blue Squad" and the Cubs "Red Squad" played to a 2-2 tie in AZ Instructional League game action Friday morning on Field # 1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.   

The game was called after 6-1/2 innings of play.   

Carlos Sepulveda (on AAA Iowa 7-day IL) served as a DH for both squads and batted twice, going 1-2 with a single. 

Here is the box score from the game:
1a. Ismael Mena, DH #1: 0-2 (K, K) 
1b. Nazier Mule, PH: 1-1 (2B, R)
2. Christopher Paciolla, SS: 1-3 (1B, 5-3, 5-3)
3. Rafael Morel, 3B: 1-3 (F-9, K, 1B, RBI)
4a. Carlos Sepulveda, DH #2: 1-1 (1B) 
4b. Yoanis Aleksandrov, C: 0-2 (K, K) 
5. Pedro Ramirez, CF: 0-3 (3-6 FC, 3-U, 4-3) 
6. Jefferson Rojas, 2B: 0-3 (P-6, K, P-6)
7. Anderson Suriel,1B: 1-3 (4-3, 2B, K, R)
8. Josefrailin Alcantara, RF: 0-2 (4-3, 6-3)
9. Brayan Altuve, LF: 0-2 (K, K) 
10a. David Avitia, C-DH: 1-1 (1B) 
10b. Erbin Jaque, PH: 1-1 (1B) 

1. Reggie Preciado, 3B: 0-3 (K, 4-3, 4-3 DP)
2. Cristian Hernandez, SS: 0-2 (5-3, BB, K, R, SB) 
3. Andy Garriola, RF: 0-3 (K, 6-3, K) 
4. Ethan Hearn, DH #1: 0-2 (K, BB, F-7)
5. Alexis Hernandez, 2B: 1-2 (1B, K, CS) 
6. Raino Coran, LF:  0-1 (5-3, BB, R) 
7. Haydn McGeary, 1B: 2-2 (1B, 2B, RBI) 
8. Ke'Shun Collier, CF: 0-1 (K, BB, SB) 
9a. Carlos Sepulveda, DH #2: 0-1 (3-U) 
9b. Adan Sanchez, PH-C: 0-0 (BB)  
10a. Miguel Pabon, C: 0-1 (L-7) 
10b. Malcom Quintero, C-DH: 0-0 (BB)  

1. Grant Kipp: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 3/1 GO/AO, 40 pitches (30 strikes) 
2. Kevin Valdez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GO/AO, 44 pitches (19 strikes) 
3. Max Bain: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 23 pitches (11 strikes) 

1. Nick Hull: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 4/2 GO/AO, 37 pitches (29 strikes) 
2. Michael Arias: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 27 pitches (16 strikes)
3. Brandon Birdsell: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (21 strikes) 



1. David Avitia: 1-1 CS, 1 PB 
2. Yoanis Aleksandrov: 0-2 CS, 1 PB 

RF Andy Garriola - batter (Erbin Jaque) thrown out 9-6 attempting to stretch a single into a double 


WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 


"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen" 


nick hull doesn't seem to be quite ready for corporate middle management.

how does grant kipp look?  cruddy college numbers, but vastly better summer wood bat league numbers.  odd combo.

CRUNCH: Both Nick Hull and Grant Kipp are polished college seniors and should be more than ready for South Bend in 2023. Whether their stuff will be good enough to get AA hitters out once they get there is another matter entirely (TBD). 

Both Hull and Kipp throw a high percentage of strikes (both over 75%). Hull FB 90-93, SL 82-85, and CV 78. Kipp FB  88-92, CH 80-81, SL 81-82,  CV 77-79.

Hull was an outstanding closer at GCU before his senior year when he became a SP so he could end up in the pen, and Kipp was captain of his baseball team at Yale (unusual for a pitcher) and pitched very well in the Cape Cod League prior to the Cubs signing him as a post-draft NDFA in July. 

Like Grant Kipp, 2022 10th round pick Brody McCullough got the Cubs attention with a fine Cape Cod League performance in 2022 (he was named Cape Cod League Pitcher of the Week the Saturday before the draft), and while McCullough has the higher velo FB (92-95) and hotter SL (83-85), Kipp has much better command of his repertoire and is just a better pitcher than McCullough right now. Same goes for Hull. 

Recent comments

  • Raisin101 (view)

    Hi Arizona Phil!

    Exciting to see Naz Mule in box scores a few times. What's his stuff like now after the TJS?

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Mastrobuoni can't come back, yet

    Wisdom does have an option left. He can hide in Iowa if Jed DFA's someone else

    Does Brennan Davis get shown the door? I know it's too early for that, but these injuries are crunching the roster of a 12-7 team playoff demands and BDavis isn't going to help anytime soon.

    Someone has to go to add Peralta. And Canario isn't going to get to play everyday regardless of RHers or LHers. Neither is Tauchman. Also don't see PCA getting a chance over Peralta.

    If Jed does those moves:

    4 OF: Belli, Peralta, Canny, Tauch

    2 C: Gomes and Amaya

    2 DH: Cooper and Mervis

    5 INF: Busch, Nico, Dansby, Morel, Madrigal

    Little short on OF depth but two injuries will do that  

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    I have had the pleasure of watching some of the young A's pitchers lately (first Joe Boyle the last day of Minor League Spring Training in March, and more recently Luis Morales last week and Steven Echavarria yesterday at Extended Spring Training), and it reminds me of the Miami Marlins a couple of years ago. A really nice collection of young pitchers. It will be interesting to see what the A's will get for two years of ex-Cub Paul Blackburn at the Trade Deadline (there should be a robust market for Blackburn). 

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Good deal

    MB needs some talent infusion!

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Childersb3: Very possible. Suriel, too. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    DJL: if a pitcher is recalled to be the 27th man for a doubleheader and then is optioned back to the minors the next day, the 15-day "clock" does NOT reset. The one day call-up for the doubleheader is treated like it never happened with respect to a pitcher having to spend at least 15 days on optional assignment before he can be recalled. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Probably the only reason David Peralta is still in the organization (he is at AAA Iowa) is to be available in case anything bad were to happen to Ian Happ (which it just did). So if Happ needs to go on the IL, the Cubs can select Peralta to play LF, DFA Wisdom (and hope he and what remains of his $2.725M salary gets claimed off waivers), and recall Mervis to platoon at DH with Cooper (with Canario / Tauchman sharing RF), at least until Suzuki and Happ are back...


  • crunch (view)

    i'd just like to take a moment to express to the world i'm still pissed willson contreras is not a cub when the pricetag was 5/87m (17.5m/yr).

    it would be nice to have a legacy-type player to stick around, especially one with his leadership and the respect he gets from his peers.  cubs fans deserved more than 1 season of contreras + morel...that was gold.

  • crunch (view)

    happ, right hamstring tightness, day-to-day (hopefully 0 days).

    he will be reevaluated tomorrow.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    I guess I'm not looking for that type of AB 

    Just a difference of opinion