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

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, plus eight players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors and six players are on the 15-DAY IL

Last updated 5-25-2024

* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge 
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 4
* Cody Bellinger
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

OPTIONED: 8
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
* Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B

15-DAY IL: 6
Yency Almonte, P
Albert Alzolay, P
Colten Brewer, P
Daniel Palencia, P
Keegan Thompson, P
* Jordan Wicks, P

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


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Martarano & Marcano Lead Emeralds to Victory at Riverview

Joey Martarano and Ricardo Marcano doubled, singled, walked, and scored two runs a piece, leading the Eugene Emeralds to a 4-1 victory over the Mesa Cubs in Extended Spring Training intrasquad action this morning on Field #1 at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park.  

The game was called after eight innings of play. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game: 


EUGENE LINEUP:
1. Robert Garcia, CF: 0-3 (F-8, F-9 SF, K, K, RBI)
2. Varonex Cuevas, DH-3B: 0-3 (K, F-7, BB, 3-U)
3. Kevonte Mitchell, LF: 0-4 (P-3, K, F-9, K)
4. Eloy Jimenez, DH #2: 1-3 (F-7, 1B, 3-1)
5. Joey Martarano, 1B: 2-2 (2B, BB, 1B, 2 R)
6. Tyler Alamo, C: 1-2 (1B, 6-4-3 DP, BB, RBI)
7. Frandy de la Rosa, 2B: 0-2 (K, K, BB)
8. Ho-Young Son, SS: 0-3 (5-3, F-7, 5-4-3 DP)
9. Adonis Paula, 3B-DH; 0-3 (P-6, F-7,  L-7)
10. Ricardo Marcano, RF: 2-2 (1B, BB, 2B, 2 R)

MESA CUBS LINEUP
X. Shawon Dunston Jr, DH #1: 1-4 (1B+E1, P-6, 3-U, L-8)
NOTE: Dunston batted third in the bottom of the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 6th innings
1. Roberto Caro, CF-DH: 1-2 (K, BB, 1B, PO)
2. Carlos Sepulveda, 2B: 2-3 (1B, P-6, 1B, R)
3. Jose Paniagua, LF: 1-2 (6-3, 2B, BB)
4. Yohan Matos, C: 0-3 (5-3, 4-3, K)
5. Carlos Jimenez, 3B: 0-3 (F-8, P-4, F-7)
6. Roney Alcala, 1B: 0-3 (6-3, E-5, 6-3)
7a. Jenner Emeterio, RF: 0-2 (1-3, L-7)
7b. Danny Gutierrez, RF: 0-1 (F-8)
8. Andruw Monasterio, SS: 0-3 (F-9, F-8, K)
9. Calvin Graves, DH-CF: 0-3 (F-9, 4-3, P-3)

EUGENE PITCHERS:
1. Andin Diaz: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 PO, 5/5 GO/FO, 62 pitches (39 strikes)
2. Pedro Araujo: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/4 GO/FO, 23 pitches (17 strikes)
3. Corbin Hoffner: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO, 29 pitches (14 strikes)
4. John Michael Knighton: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/FO, 12 pitches (8 strikes)

MESA CUBS PITCHERS:  
1. Jesus Camargo: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/8 GO/FO, 74 pitches (43 strikes)
2. Daniel Bard: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 14 pitches (4 strikes)
3. Greyfer Eregua: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 3/1 GO/FO, 25 pitches (10 strikes)
4. Mark Malave: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1/0 GO/FO,  21 pitches (12 strikes)

EUGENE ERRORS: 2 
1. P Andin Diaz: E-1 (errant throw on bunt single allowed batter to advance to 2nd & runner to score from 1st) 
2. 3B Adonis Paula: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)

MESA CUBS ERRORS: 1
P Jesus Camargo: E-1 (errant throw on pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)

WEATHER: Mostly sunny with temperatures in the 90's 

ATTENDANCE: 10 

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2015 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training - Final Stats

NOTE: Does NOT include intrasquad & sim games

There is no Official Scorer at Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, so all stats are unofficial

2015 CUBS CACTUS LEAGUE EXST RECORD: 18-19-8

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POSITION PLAYERS
 

* bats left 
# bats both

"SLASH-LINE" below POSITION PLAYERS names = AVG/OBP/SLG 

NOTE: POSITION PLAYERS ARE SORTED BY PLATE APPEARANCES (PA)


ELOY JIMENEZ  (RF-LF) - Age 18 - 2013 IFA (Dominican Republic) 
323/363/548 
102 PA (28 GAMES) 
30-93 - 8 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 19 RBI, 13 R, 6 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP, 2 SF,  2 GIDP, 3 SB (0 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: NONE 

FRANDY de la ROSA (2B) - Age 19 - 2012 IFA (Dominican Republic) 
270/309/449 
97 PA (27 GAMES) 
24-89 - 8 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 14 R, 6 BB, 15 K, 2 SH, 0 SB (2 CS) 
ERRORS: 5 

KEVONTE MITCHELL (CF) - Age 19 - 2014 13th round draft pick (Kennett HS - Kennett, MO) 
241/326/301 
95 PA (27 GAMES) 
20-83 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 13 R, 10 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 14 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 2 

ADONIS PAULA (3B-1B) - Age 20 - 2011 IFA (Dominican Republic)
292/381/431
84 PA (26 GAMES)
21-72 - 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 7 R, 10 BB, 19 K, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS), 2 PO
ERRORS: 3 (one E-3 & two E-5) 

CARLOS SEPULVEDA (2B-SS-3B) - Age 18 - 2014 IFA (Mexico) 
232/316/275
79 PA (23 GAMES)
16-69 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 10 R, 9 BB, 10 K, 1 SF, 4 GIDP, 4 SB (2 CS) 
ERRORS: 3 (one E-4, one E-5, and one E-6)

* KEVIN ENCARNACION (RF-CF) - Age 23 - 2010 IFA (Venezuela)
258/329/403
70 PA (21 GAMES)
16-62 - 0 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 7 BB, 10 K, 1 SF, 5 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS)
ERRORS: NONE
NOTE: Formerly a switch-hitter, now bats only LH

* RICARDO MARCANO (LF-RF) - Age 20 - 2011 IFA (Venezuela)
288/309/515
68 PA (22 GAMES)
19-66 - 4 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (2 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 1  
OUTFIELD ASSIST: 1

HO-YOUNG SON (SS) - Age 20 - 2014 IFA (South Korea)
345/456/455
68 PA (23 GAMES)
19-55 - 4 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 9 R, 7 BB, 6 K, 5 HBP, 3 GIDP, 6 SB (3 CS), 4 PO
ERRORS: 4

TYLER ALAMO (C-1B) - Age 20 - 2013 24th round draft pick (Cypress HS - Cypress, CA)
316/394/474
66 PA (24 GAMES)
18-57 - 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 9 R, 5 BB, 1 K, 3 HBP, 5 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS)
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 4-17 CS (24%), 6 PB, 2 E 

JOSE PANIAGUA (1B-LF-RF) - Age 20- 2012 IFA (Dominican Republic)
278/286/426
56 PA (21 GAMES)
15-54 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 0 BB, 16 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 1 PO
ERRORS: 2 (both E-3)

ROBERTO CARO (CF-RF-LF) - Age 21 - 2011 IFA (Dominican Republic)
300/345/480
55 PA (19 GAMES)
15-50 - 3 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 4 BB, 9 K, 1 SF, 5 SB (3 CS) 
NO ERRORS 

ALBERTO MINEO (C-1B) - Age 20 - 2010 IFA (Italy)
250/315/354
54 PA (17 GAMES)
12-48 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 16 K, 2 GIDP 
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 0-6 CS (0%), 2 E
OTHER ERRORS: 1 (E-3)

VARONEX CUEVAS (2B-3B-SS- 1B-LF) - Age 22 - 2011 IFA (Dominican Republic)
204/235/327
51 PA (18 GAMES)
10-49 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 2 BB, 14 K, 0 SB (2 CS) 
ERRORS: 2 (both E-5)

JHONNY PEREDA (C) - Age 19 - 2013 IFA (Venezuela)
303/489/394
47 PA (18 GAMES)
10-33 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 11 BB, 2 K, 2 HBP
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 5-12 CS (42%), 1 PO, 1 PB, 1 E

ROBERT GARCIA (CF-LF-RF) - Age 21 - 2013 IFA (Doninican Republic)
214/250/333
44 PA (12 GAMES)
9-42 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 7 R, 0 BB, 12 K, 2 HBP, 1 SB
NO ERRORS

CARLOS JIMENEZ (2B-SS-3B-LF) - Age 21 - 2014 IFA (Dominican Republic)
200/272/350
44 PA (19 GAMES)
8-40 - 4 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 3 BB, 9 K, 1 HBP, 1 SB (2 CS)
ERRORS: 4 (two E-4 & two E-5)
NOTE: Formerly a switch-hitter, now bats only RH

JENNER EMETERIO (RF-LF) - Age 22 - 2012 IFA (Dominican Republic)
371/463/514
41 PA (17 GAMES)
13-35 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 7 R, 6 BB, 12 K, 1 GIDP, 1 SB, (0 CS)
NO ERRORS

RONEY ALCALA (1B) - Age 21 - 2011 IFA (Venezuela)
211/225/289
40 PA (15 GAMES) 
8-38 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 SF, 2 GIDP
NO ERRORS
NOTE: Formerly a switch-hitter, now bats only RH

DANNY GUTIERREZ (2B-3B-LF-CF-RF) - Age 24 - 2012 IFA (Venezuela)
314/359/371
39 PA (18 GAMES)
11-35 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HBP, 3 SB (1 CS) 
ERRORS: 3 (two E-7 & one E-5)
OUTFIELD ASSIST: 1

BRYANT FLETE (2B-SS) - Age 22 - 2012 IFA (Venezuela)
357/486/500
35 PA (13 GAMES)
10-28 - 4 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 7 R, 7 BB, 5 K, 1 SB (1 CS) 
ERRORS: 1 (E-6)

JOEY MARTARANO (1B) - Age 20 - 2014 22nd round draft pick (Boise State)
276/344/276
32 PA (8 GAMES)
8-29 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB, 12 K, 2 HBP, 1 GIDP 
ERRORS: 1 

TIM SAUNDERS (2B-SS-3B) - Age 25 - 2012 32nd round draft pick (Marietta College)
154/313/231
32 PA (11 GAMES)
4-26 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 5 R, 4 BB, 6 K, 2 HBP, 3 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
NO ERRORS

TYLER PEARSON (C-1B) - Age 23 - 2014  25th round draft pick (Texas State)
250/333/438
30 PA (14 GAMES)
6-24 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 3 R, 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 1 SH, 1 SF, 2 GIDP  
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 1-7 CS (14%), 1 PB
OTHER ERRORS: 1 (E-3)

YOHAN MATOS (C) - Age 18 - 2013 IFA (Dominican Republic)
160/276/400
29 PA (12 GAMES)
4-25 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 4 BB, 11 K
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 1-11 CS (9%)

JORDAN HANKINS (C-1B) - Age 23 - 2013 11th round draft pick (Austin Peay U.)
462/481/654
27 PA (9 GAMES)
12-26 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 1-4 CS (25%), 2 PB, 1 E
NOTE: Formerly a third-baseman, converted to catcher post-2014

ANDRUW MONASTERIO (SS) - Age 18 - 2014 IFA (Venezuela)
167/200/208
25 PA (11 GAMES)
4-24 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 1 SB (1 CS)
NOTE: Formerly a switch-hitter, now bats only RH

CHRIS DENORFIA (LF) - Age 34 - signed as MLB Article XX-B FA post-2014
400/500/550
24 PA (6 GAMES)
8-20 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 4 BB, 6 K
NO ERRORS
NOTE: Injury rehab ((hamstring)

ANDREW ELY (2B-3B) - Age 22 - 2014 32nd round draft pick (U. of Washington)
313/476/375
21 PA (6 GAMES)
5-16 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS)
ERRORS: 1 (E-5)

* SHAWON DUNSTON JR (DH) - Age 22 - 2011 11th round draft pick (Valley Christian HS - San Jose, CA)
250/250/300
20 PA (5 GAMES)
5-20 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 5 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 3 SB (0 CS)
NOTE: Injury rehab (right shoulder)

WLADIMIR GALINDO
 (3B-1B) - Age 18 - 2013 IFA (Venezuela)
176/263/235
19 PA (9 GAMES)
3-17 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K 
ERRORS: 3 ( E-5)

MIGUEL RICO (C-1B) - Age 21 - 2012 IFA (Venezuela)
250/400/500
15 PA (7 GAMES)
3-12 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS)
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 0-1 CS (0%)
NOTE: Formerly a third-baseman, converted to catcher post-2014

ERIC GONZALEZ (C-1B) - Age 18 - 2014 IFA (Dominican Republic)
000/071/000
14 PA (8 GAMES)
0-13, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K 
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 1-3 CS (33%)

JAVY BAEZ (SS-2B) - Age 22 - 2011 1st round draft pick (Arlington Country Day School - Jacksonville, FL)
250/308/333
13 PA (2 GAMES)
3-12 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP
NO ERRORS
NOTE: Injury rehab

ERICK CASTILLO (C) - Age 22 - 2010 IFA (Venezuela)
545/583/636
12 PA (5 GAMES)
6-11 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 PO
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 0-2 CS (0%)

TOMMY LaSTELLA - Age 26 - acquired in trade with Atlanta Braves post-2014
778/700/1556
10 PA (3 GAMES)
7-9 - 4 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, 1 SF
NO ERRORS
NOTE: Injury rehab (rib cage)

CALVIN GRAVES - Age 24 - 2014 27th round draft pick (Franklin Pierce U,)
167/444/167
9 PA (3 GAMES)
1-6 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 SB (1 CS)
NO ERRORS

RAFAEL NAREA (SS) - Age 17 - 2014 IFA (Venezuela);
000/000/000
8 PA (5 GAMES)
0-8 (, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K 
ERRORS: 1

TAYLOR TEAGARDEN (C) - Age 31 - minor league 6YFA post-2014
750/750/1250
8 PA (2 GAMES) 
6-11 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 0 BB, 1 K
CATCHERS DEFENSE: 0-1 CS (0%), 1 E
NOTE: Injury rehab (right shoulder)

ROBERTO VAHLIS (C) - Age 21 - Signed as second-contract minor league FA in 2013  
600/600/600
5 PA (5 GAMES)
3-5 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
NOTE: Was originally signed by Toronto Blue Jays in 2011 as IFA (Venezuela)

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PITCHERS

* throws left

NOTE: PITCHERS ARE SORTED BY INNINGS PITCHED (IP)

ALEXANDER SANTANA - Age 21 - 2010 IFA (Dominican Republic)
4.91 ERA - 1.18 WHIP - .229 OppBA
22.0 IP, 19 H, 14 R (12 ER), 7 BB, 26 K, 4 HBP, 0 HR, 1 WP, 2 GIDP, 23/15 GO/FO, 65% strikes, 14.3 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
11 GAMES 

JOSE PAULINO - Age 20 - 2011 IFA (Dominican Republic)
1.66 ERA - 0.97 WHIP - .171 OppBA
21.2 IP, 13 H, 5 R (4 ER), 8 BB, 17 K, 2 HBP, 0 HR, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 1 GIDP, 35/11 GO/FO, 62% strikes, 15.6 PITCHES-PER-INNING
ERRORS: 2
7 GAMES (5 GS)

AUSTYN WILLIS - Age 18 - 2014 18th round draft pick (Barstow HS - Barstow, CA)
2.70 ERA - 1.00 WHIP - .216 OppBA
20.0 IP, 16 H, 6 R (6 ER), 4 BB, 19 K, 0 HR, 1 WP, 1 PO, 1 GIDP, 24/15 GO/FO, 65% strikes, 12.9 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
7 GAMES (5 GS)

OSCAR de la CRUZ - Age 20 - 2012 IFA (Dominican Republic)
4.12 ERA - 1.42 WHIP - .272 OppBA
19.2 IP, 22 H, 10 R (9 ER), 6 BB, 15 K, 2 HBP, 3 HR, 1 BALK, 19/25 GO/FO, 65% strikes, 16.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
7 GAMES (4 GS) 

JUSTIN STEELE - Age 19 - 2014 5th round draft pick (George County HS - Lucedale, MS)
5.09 ERA - 1.25 WHIP - .234 OppBA
17.2 IP, 15 H, 15 R (10 ER), 7 BB, 15 K, 0 HR, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 23/12 GO/FO, 66% strikes, 14.8 PITCHES-PER-INNING
ERRORS: 1
6 GAMES (6 GS)

CORBIN HOFFNER - Age 21 - 2012 14th round draft pick (St. Petersburg College)
4.86 ERA - 1.56 WHIP - .262 OppBA
16.2 IP, 17 H, 12 R (9 ER), 9 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 1 WP, 2 GIDP, 17/20 GO/FO, 58% strikes, 16.1 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
NO ERRORS
13 GAMES

JOHN MICHAEL KNIGHTON - Age 21 - 2014 17th round draft pick (Central Alabama CC)
2.93 ERA - 0.91 WHIP - .228 OppBA
15.1 IP, 13 H, 8 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 17/16 GO/FO, 67% strikes, 13.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
11 GAMES

DILLON MAPLES - Age 23 - 2011 14th round draft pick (Pinecrest HS - Southern Pines, NC)
3.77 ERA - 2.30 WHIP - .288 OppBA
14.1 IP, 15 H, 6 R (6 ER), 18 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 0 HR, 5 WP, 1 PO, 1 GIDP, 20/7 GO/FO, 51% strikes, 20.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING
ERRORS: 2
12 GAMES

CARSON SANDS - Age 20 - 2014 4th round draft pick (North Florida Christian HS - Tallahassee, FL)
1.93 ERA - 1.71 WHIP - .250 OppBA
14.0 IP, 13 H, 3 R (3 ER), 11 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 0 HR, 2 WP, 1 PO, 1 BALK, 1 GIDP, 17/12 GO/FO, 57% strikes, 18.1 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
5 GAMES (4 GS)

GREYFER EREGUA - Age 21 - 2012 IFA (Venezuela)
4.61 ERA - 1.39 WHIP - .291 OppBA
13.2 IP, 16 H, 8 R (7 ER), 3 BB, 8 K, 2 HR, 1 PO, 1 GIDP, 12/19 GO/FO, 64% strikes, 15.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
9 GAMES

DANIEL LEWIS - Age 24 - 2014 NDFA (Pensacola College)
3.75 ERA - 1.42 WHIP - .150 OppBA
12.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R (5 ER), 11 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 3 WP, 2 GIDP, 17/11 GO/FO, 55% strikes, 16.1 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
8 GAMES

JESUS CAMARGO - Age 19 - post-2014 second-contract minor league FA 
5.91 ERA - 1.88 WHIP - .219 OppBA
10.2 IP, 7 H, 9 R (7 ER), 13 BB, 8 K, 2 HR, 3 WP, 2/15 GO/FO, 48% strikes, 16.9 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
4 GAMES (3 GS)
NOTE: Was originally signed as IFA (Mexico) by Mexico City Red Devils (Mexican League) in 2014

PEDRO ARAUJO - Age 21 - 2011 IFA (Dominican Republic)
0.87 ERA - 1.16 WHIP - .210 OppBA
10.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 10/12 GO/FO, 65% strikes, 16.9 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
7 GAMES

BRAD MARKEY - Age 23 - 2014 19th round draft pick (Virginia Tech)
1.80 ERA - 0.70 WHIP - .171 OppBA 
10.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 12/11 GO/FO, 66% strikes, 12.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
6 GAMES

YOMAR MOREL - Age 21 - 2010 IFA (Dominican Republic)
8.10 ERA - 1.40 WHIP - .302 OppBA
10.0 IP, 13 H, 9 R (9 ER), 1 BB, 7 K, 3 HBP, 0 HR, 3 WP, 10/13 GO/FO, 63% strikes, 15.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING 
NO ERRORS
8 GAMES

JORDAN BRINK - Age 22 - 2014 11th round draft pick (Fresno State)
3.00 ERA - 1.00 WHIP - .133 OppBA
9.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 5 BB, 10 K, 0 HR, 5 WP, 8/8 GO/FO, 56% strikes, 15.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
6 GAMES

ANDIN DIAZ - Age 22 - 2012 IFA (Dominican Republic)
4.15 ERA - 1.50 WHIP - .250 OppBA
8.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R (4 ER), 5 BB, 8 K, 2 HBP, 0 HR, 2 WP, 10/6 GO/FO, 59% strikes, 19.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
ERRORS: 1
6 GAMES

SAM WILSON - Age 23 - 2013 8th round draft pick (Lamar CC)
2.16 ERA - 1.32 WHIP - .261 OppBA
8.1 IP, 9 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 0 HR, 2 WP, 2 PO, 6/6 GO/FO, 65% strikes, 18.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
6 GAMES

MARK MALAVE - Age 20 - 2011 IFA (Venezuela)
11.25 ERA - 2.50 WHIP - .395 OppBA
8.0 IP, 15 H, 11 R (10 ER), 5 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 7/10 GO/FO, 61% strikes, 22.1 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
5 GAMES (2 GS)
NOTE: ex-C being converted to RHP

PIERCE JOHNSON - Age 24 - 2012 Supplemental 1st round draft pick (Missouri State)
4.70 ERA - 1.30 WHIP - .233 OppBA
7.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 9 K, 1 HBP, 0 HR, 2 WP, 8/6 GO/FO, 67% strikes, 15.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
3 GAMES (3 GS)
NOTE: Injury rehab (lat strain)

DALLAS BEELER - Age 25 - 2010 41st round draft pick (Oral Roberts U.)
7.36 ERA - 1.91 WHIP - .364 OppBA
7.1 IP, 12 H, 6 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 1 PO, 7/9 GO/FO, 63% strikes, 17.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
2 GAMES (2 GS);
NOTE: Injury rehab

ADBERT ALZOLAY - Age 20 - 2012 IFA (Venezuela)
3.86 ERA - 1.57 WHIP - .208 OppBA
7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 6 BB, 9 K, 0 HR, 1 WP, 2/8 GO/FO, 56% strikes, 20.1 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
3 GAMES (2 GS)

DANIEL BARD - Age 29 - 2015 minor league FA 
19.89 ERA - 2.37 WHIP - .308 OppBA
6.1 IP, 8 H, 14 R (14 ER), 7 BB, 6 K, 6 HBP, 0 HR, 10 WP, 7/5 GO/FO, 47% strikes, 23.2 PITCHES-PER-INNING
ERRORS: 2
7 GAMES

AUSTIN REED - Age 23 - 2010 12th round draft pick (Rancho Cucamonga HS - Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
7/11 ERA - 1.58 WHIP - .321 OppBA
6.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 8 K, 2 HBP, 0 HR, 2 WP, 7/4 GO/FO, 63% strikes, 19.4 PITCHES-PER-INNING
ERRORS: 1
6 GAMES (2 GS)
NOTE: injury rehab (2014 TJS)

HECTOR PEREZ - Age 21 - 2011 IFA (Dominican Republic)
18.56 ERA - 2.81 WHIP - .464 OppBA
5.1 IP, 13 H, 11 R (11 ER), 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 1 BALK, 6/5 GO/FO, 68% strikes, 16.9 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
4 GAMES

JAE-HOON HA - Age 24 - 2008 IFA (South Korea)
1.80 ERA - 1.40 WHIP - .133 OppBA
5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 RV (1 ER), 5 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 0 HR, 2 WP, 4/7 GO/FO, 52% strikes, 14.6 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
5 GAMES
NOTE: ex-OF being converted to RHP

SCOTT FRAZIER - Age 23 - 2013 8th round draft pick (Pepperdine)
15.43 ERA - 2.57 WHIP - .235 OppBA
4.2 IP, 4 H, 8 R (8 ER), 8 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 4 WP, 4/6 GO/FO, 46% strikes, 22.7 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
5 GAMES 

DANIEL SCHLERETH - Age 29 - 2015 minor league FA
6.75 ERA - 2.00 WHIP - .312 OppBA
4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 2 WP, 4/3 GO/FO, 53% strikes, 18.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
4 GAMES

ERLING MORENO - Age 18 - 2013 IFA (Colombia)
2.45 ERA - 0.82 WHIP - .214 OppBA
3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 6/2 GO/FO, 67% strikes, 14.2 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Injury rehab (2014 TJS)

BEN WELLS - Age 22 - 2010 7th round draft pick (Bryant HS;- Bryant, AR)
10.13 ERA - 1.09 WHIP - .083 OppBA 
3.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 1 WP, 7/3 GO/FO, 64% strikes, 14.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
2 GAMES

DYLAN CEASE - Age 19 - 2014 6th round draft pick (Milton HS - Milton, GA)
8.10 ERA - 4.20 WHIP - .375 OppBA
3.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R (3 ER), 8 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 0 HR, 1 WP, 5/1 GO/FO, 54% strikes, 34.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING
4 GAMES (2 GS)
NOTE: Injury rehab (2014 TJS)

FELIPE PAULINO 
- Age 31 - 2015 minor league FA
0.00 ERA - 2.67 WHIP - .182 OppBA
3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K, 0 HR, 1/2 GO/FO, 63% strikes, 17.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
ERRORS: 1
2 GAMES (2 GS)

JACOB TURNER
 - Age 24 - acquired from Miami Marlins August 2014
0.00 ERA - 0.33 WHIP - .100 OppBA
3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR, 0/2 GO/FO, 78% strikes, 12.3 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
1 GAME (1 GS)
NOTE: injury rehab (right flexor)

DAVID GARNER - Age 22 - 2013 7th round draft pick (Michigan State
0.00 ERA - 1.50 WHIP - .125 OppBA 
2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 2/1 GO/FO, 56% strikes, 18.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
2 GAMES

ENRIQUE de los RIOS - Age 20 - 2013 IFA (Venezuela)
7.71 ERA - 2.14 WHIP - .400 OppBA
2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 3/2 GO/FO, 67% strikes, 18.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
2 GAMES

MICHAEL WAGNER - Age 23 - 2013 15th round draft pick (U. of San Diego)
0.00 ERA - 2.00 WHIP - .143c OppBA
2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 1 WP, 1/2 GO/FO, 52% strikes, 14.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
1 GAME

JUSTIN GRIMM - Age 26 - Acquired from Texas Rangers August 2013
0.00 ERAC - 0.00 WHIP - .000 OppBA
1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, 75% strikes, 12.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
1 GAME
NOTE: Injury rehab (forearm)

ANTHONY CARTER
 - Age 29 - post-2014 minor league 6YFA
13.50 ERA - 1.50 WHIP - .333 OppBA
0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR, 1/1 GO/FO, 73% strikes, 22.5 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
1 GAME (1 GS)

TREY MASEK - Age 23 - 2013 5th round draft pick (Texas Tech)
9.00 ERA - 0.00 WHIP - .000 OppBA
0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 0 HR, 1/1 GO/FO, 43% strikes, 21.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
1 GAME
NOTE: Injury rehab (2014 shoulder surgery)

JESUS CASTILLO - Age 19 - Acquired from Arizona Diamondbacks February 2013
27.00 ERA - 108.00 WHIP - .667 OppBA
0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 1 WP, 41% strikes, 66.0 PITCHES-PER-INNING
NO ERRORS
1 GAME

 

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Thank you so much for all of your great EXST work this year! You've been doing amazing work for years, but it's much easier to appreciate the past couple of years now that the Cubs have an actual farm system.

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  • crunch (view)

    proposed lineup going forward for the immediate future:

    1- tauchman

    2- bellinger

    3- no one

    4- no one

    5- no one

    6- no one

    7- no one

    8- no one

    9- everyone else

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    As things stand now, most likely to get added to the 40 post-2024 (if not sooner):  

    POSITION PLAYERS 
    1. Owen Caissie, OF (Rule 5 Draft eligible - lock) 
    2. B. J. Murray, 3B (Rule 5 Draft eligible - very likely) 
    3. Pablo Aliendo, C (likely because he is a minor league 6YFA post-2024)

    PITCHERS: 
    Some combination of RHRP Zac Leigh (just got promoted to AAA), LHRP Riley Martin (at AAA), RHRP Frankie Scalzo Jr (closer at AA), and RHSP Matt Thompson (in AA starting rotation - acquired from White Sox for Bailey Horn) -- all four are Rule 5 Draft-eligible post-2024, and then just because they are free-agents post-2024 RHRP Ethan Roberts (back from TJS and now pitching out of the AAA Iowa pen - can be a post-2024 second contract minor league FA) and RHRP Cam Sanders (struggled at AAA but now throwing "lights out" at AA - post-2024 6YFA). 

    Also, RHSP Kohl Franklin is a minor league 6YFA post-2024 and he will miss the balance of the 2024 season after undergoing right forearm / elbow surgery, so he will likely be offered a substantial $$$ 2025 minor league successor contract to stay with the Cubs and continue his rehab in Mesa. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Again, as I mentioned here a few days ago, the Rockies will be trading catcher Elias Diaz (a 2023 N. L. All-Star who is a FA post-2024), and the Cubs do have a lot of depth in their system, so... 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Although it didn't save the Titanic, sometimes rearranging the deck chairs can give a club a bit of a spark, not to mention a wake-up call to anyone who might be in a rut (especially if it is partly mental, which it usually is). 

    Keep in mind that Busch, Morel, Wisdom, and Madrigal can be optioned (Morel gets a 4th option this year but it won't be there next year), and although none of them "have anything more to prove" at AAA, they all might benefit from a kick-in-the-rear jump-start. 

    Meanwhile, some combination of PCA (can be recalled on 5/30), Brennen Davis, Alexander Canario, and/or Matt Mervis could get called-up, and red-hot switch-hitting 3B B. J. Murray (a Cubs Top 15 prospect who is hitting 341/481/707 - 1.188 OPS with four HR, three doubles, and 11/8 BB/K, and two E-5 over his last twelve games after an ice-cold start) could get selected to the 40 (he is Rule 5 Draft-eligible post-2024 and was already very likely to get added to the 40 post-2024 anyway). 

    I didn't mention Owen Caissie (he is also Rule 5 Draft-eligible post-2024) because he hasn't been playing for the last few days, but he is a lock to get added to the 40 post-2024, and so he could get called up at anytime. 

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    When Joey Wendle signed with the Mets last November he received an automatic Article XX-B "no trade" through June 15th, which is a reason why the Mets had to release him (and be on the hook for his $2M salary minus the pro-rated MLB minimum salary after he signed with another club) if they wanted him off the roster. Then once he was released and signed with the Braves, the automatic "no trade" went away, and so now the Braves can trade him rather than just release him (something the Mets could not do). 

    The reason I had mentioned Wendle as somebody the Cubs should pursue after he was DFA'd by the Mets is because the Cubs seem bent on having an actual back-up shortstop other than Hoerner (first Mastrobuoni, and now Vazquez) as well as a veteran infielder who can be a late-inning defensive replacement for Morel at 3B (Madrigal), which takes up two of the five bench spots. 

    However, Wendle actually checks both boxes (he is a legit SS who can also be a late-inning defensive replacement at 3B), not to mention a LH-hitter (so he can give Hoerner, Swanson, or Morel a blow against a tough RHSP), and he has enough speed to where he can be a PR / ghost runner for one of the catchers in an extra-inning situation. And since he would take the job currently invested in two different players (and cost only the pro-rated MLB minimum salary), carrying both Vazquez and Madrigal would no longer be necessary and so it would open up a roster slot for PCA. 

    So since the Braves just lost Acuna for the year and will apparently be playing Kelenic in LF and Duvall in RF for awhile (they have been platooning with each other in LF), the Cubs could offer the Braves Darius Hill, an MLB-ready AAA high-contact LH-hitting outfielder not on the MLB 40-man roster who will almost certainly never play for the Cubs and who can play all three OF spots. The Cubs have already traded one such AAA player (INF Jake Slaughter) to Seattle to preemptively acquire Tyson Miller after he was DFA'd, without having to wait & hope that they could claim him off waivers, and they can very easily do the same thing with respect to offering Darius Hill for Joey Wendle. 

    Of course that doesn't mean the Braves won't eventually try and acquire an established MLB corner OF sometime prior to the MLB Trade Deadline (Tommy Pham comes immediately to mind), but Darius Hill actually could provide the Braves with some value as an MLB-ready high-contact LH-hitting OF in the meantime.   

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Defensive whiz Nick Madrigal?

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Don’t forget they also can’t throw out baserunners. Their pitch framing and game calling is just SO worth it, we’d probably have a White Sox level of wins without those attributes they bring to the table. (Sarcasm obviously)

  • crunch (view)

    i would blame over-managing, but i don't even care about blame right now.

    cubs are about to be a .500 team and they've been playing like it for so many weeks i'm kinda numb to it.

    can't blame the injuries anymore.  it's just suck.

    there's major upside all over, but there's major collective suck currently.

  • Eric S (view)

    I’d say Adames got all of that one. Wow. 

  • crunch (view)

    nick madrigal kicks puppies, doesn't eat his vegetables, and hates america.