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

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

Last updated 6-15-2024

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PITCHERS: 13
Javier Assad
Colten Brewer
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Tyson Miller
Hector Neris
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 6
David Bote
* Michael Busch
Nico Hoerner
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 5
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

OPTIONED: 11
Kevin Alcantara, OF
Michael Arias, P
Alexander Canario, OF
Jose Cuas, P
Brennen Davis, OF
Porter Hodge, P 
Nick Madrigal, INF 
* Miles Mastrobuoni, INF
* Matt Mervis, 1B
Daniel Palencia, P 
Luis Vazquez, INF

15-DAY IL: 3
Yency Almonte, P
Ben Brown, P 
* Jordan Wicks, P 

60-DAY IL: 3
Adbert Alzolay, P 
Caleb Kilian, P
Julian Merryweather, P


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Rockies Edge Cubs at Talking Stick

Skyler Messinger laced a double and an RBI single and scored a run, Bryant Betancourt and Jesus Bugarin each drilled a two-run single, and Andy Perez singled, walked, stole two bases, and scored two runs, helping the Rockies edge the Cubs 5-4 in Arizona Instructional League game action Tuesday morning on Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, east of Scottsdale, AZ.   

Geuri Lubo belted a solo HR and Zyhir Hope reached base four times (two singles, an E-4, and an HBP), stole a base, and scored two runs for the Cubs.   

The game was pre-planned as a seven-inning contest. 

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):  

AZIL CUBS LINEUP:
1. Zyhir Hope, RF: 2-3 (1B, E-4, 1B, HBP, 2 R, SB, CS)
2. Ed Howard, SS: 0-3 (5-3, HBP, F-8, P-4)
3. Alexis Hernandez, 3B: 2-3 (1B, K, 1B, BB, SB)
4. Brian Kalmer, 1B: 1-4 (6-4 FC, L-8, 1B, P-3, RBI)
5. Adan Sanchez, DH: 1-4 (L-4, 1B, P-6, 6-3, RBI, SB)
6. Geuri Lubo, 2B: 1-4 (K, K, 6-4 FC, HR, R, RBI)
7. Jose Escobar, LF: 1-3 (3-1, 1B, 4-3, BB, R, CS)
8. Carter Trice, C: 1-2 (1B, BB, BB, F-7)
9a. Christian Olivo, CF: 0-2 (K, F-7) 
9b. Leonel Espinoza, CF: 0-1 (HBP, 5-3)

AZIL CUBS PITCHERS: 
1. Yenrri Rojas: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 3/1 GO/AO, 45 pitches (27 strikes)
2. Branden Noriega: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 38 pitches (26 strikes)
3. Luis Martinez-Gomez: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 32 pitches (18 strikes) 

AZIL CUBS ERRORS: 1 
C Carter Trice:  E-2 (overthrow on SB attempt at 2nd base allowed runner to advance to 3rd) 

AZIL CATCHERS DEFENSE: 
Carter Trice: 0-4 CS, 1 PB, 1 E (see above)

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 

ATTENDANCE: 14 

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

Comments

Last night Perlaza became 1st I-Cub ever to record 40 doubles & 20 HRs in a season. So there’s him, too. 

Carter Trice taking some lumps but I’m weirdly optimistic about that conversion. 20 YO 3 year starter in college when drafted, gets the ball in the air with power and took walks, started at 6 diff spots (mostly 2B/OF) 

Recent comments

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Totally agree.......

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    My gut feeling is that this was supposed to be the season that the rebuild was to be finished this year, especially given the idea that the Brewers had taken a significant slide backward in talent.

    Unfortunately, the players who were thought to be the cornerstones - Bellinger, Suzuki, Happ, Hoerner, and to a lesser extent, Morel - have all underperformed to greater or lesser extent, with Bellinger being the only one who is even close to this point. Given the parity in the division and league to this point, had two or three of those guys performed even up to their career expectations we might be looking at the season from a very different perspective. Without significant improvement in these guys it feels like we’re back in rebuild, but in a much better position in terms of prospects to begin the rebuild than we were in 2021.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    I suspect if you asked Hoyer / Hawkins about the Candelario trade, and they were candid in their reply, in hindsight, from the Cubs front office POV, the problem with the Candelario trade was that they traded prospect capital for a short-term rental, instead of going bigger with more and even better prospects to solve the 3B problem long-term. At least I would hope that is the lesson that was learned. 

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Agreed. The main question for me is: would the core of the team in its current iteration be considered something that just needs to be added to, and then we're contenders; or are we still in the middle of a rebuild, just prayerfully toward the end phase? Because if we're still in a rebuild, selling last year and seeing what we had in our current prospects would have been the way to go; but if the front office felt we had a contendable core that just needed some tweaking, then going all in and acquiring significant bullpen help and a few bats for the lineup would have been the way to go. It seems that riding the fence is where the front office is right now: either bite the bullet and continue the rebuild, or bite the bullet and switch to contender status. Where is our mindset? The off-season this year and last year showed, to me at least, that the front office believes we're still in a rebuild; a lot of their moves felt almost obligatory, to try and convince the fan base that they're not still in a rebuild............

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Agree both with your assessment and with the strategy assuming you are on point. The prospect capital they have will be much more wisely spent on off season big league upgrades rather than mid season rentals. That said, let’s not get too crazy with concept. Ideally, package some of the underperforming veterans and some of the redundant prospects for potential big league upgrades.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    It is interesting that when the Cubs traded Jake Slaughter for Tyson Miller last month, they were trading a slow-developing 27 year old infield prospect (Slaughter) for a slow developing out of options 28 year old RHRP prospect (Miller) who still had prospect status (as defined by Baseball America) when he was acquired by the Cubs. 

    T. Miller is under club control through 2029, and he lost his prospect status with Baseball America just a few days ago when he reached 50 career MLB innings pitched. 

    So the Slaughter / T. Miller trade was actually a "prospect for prospect" deal when it was made.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Phil: Completely agree, upgrading the roster and targeting positions of need is paramount (or if some sort of best player available can be had at a price where it would be considered a win), this is the best way to go, irrespective of buying or selling; this is where that internal scouting that was discussed about the other day will be crucial, no to mention pivitol.......

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    Agree with you on this. I thought at the time they would have been better off selling as well. But this isn’t the old Cubs fan base of “lovable losers”. After two years of obvious tanking combined with lack of honesty to call it what it was the fan base would have screamed bloody murder had they not made some kind of move and, as bringing in rentals go, the Candelario deal was a decent one.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    I suspect the Cubs mindset right now would be to use their prospect capital to trade for long-term controllable assets that are better roster fits going forward, specifically targeting a catcher and a third-baseman. 

    This would not be a trade deadline or a contender buy / non-contender sell thing. It would just be upgrading the 26-man roster for 2024 and several years going forward, whether the Cubs were on pace to win 90 games or lose 90 games, doesn't matter. 

    The Cubs have prospect capital (both Top 100 and system depth) that is matched only by the Orioles, and they really need to start spending it while the top prospects are still top prospects (that is, before some of them become "suspects"), and while the system is still deep enough to withstand a bit of a hit. 

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    They didn’t. Herz wasn’t even a top 10 prospect in our system at the time of the trade. He came into yesterdays start with an ERA over 6. Let’s pump the brakes on that trade being a disaster