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

Last updated 10-2-2023
* bats or throws left
# bats both

Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Brad Boxberger
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Tyler Duffey 
Jeremiah Estrada
Shane Greene
Kyle Hendricks
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Marcus Stroman
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

# Jeimer Candelario
Nico Hoerner
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Patrick Wisdom
* Jared Young

Kevin Alcantara
* Cody Bellinger
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

60-DAY IL: 6
Nick Burdi, P
Michael Fulmer, P 
Codi Heuer, P
* Brandon Hughes, P
Nick Madrigal, INF
Ethan Roberts, P


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Seiya Suzuki Thrashes a Brandon Hughes Offering at Sloan Park

Seiya Suzuki blasted a solo HR (off Brandon Hughes) over the LF bullpen and onto the berm, Ismael Mena drilled an RBI triple (also off Brandon Hughes), Yidel Diaz belted a two-run double, and SP Jackson Ferris hurled three innings of no run / no hit ball with four strikeouts (three swinging), in an Extended Spring Training intrasquad game played at Sloan Park Wednesday morning. 

The game ended in a 3-3 tie.  

Suzuki played RF for the entire game (although no balls were hit to him) and batted four times, popping out to short right-center (P-4) in his first PA, drawing a walk his second time up, unleashing the Seiya Samurai Swat in his third AB, and grounding out 5-3 in his final PA. 

Seiya didn't get a chance to play in the stadium during 2023 Spring Training and his previous EXST games were on a backfield, but today he made the most of his opportunity to swing the bat at Sloan Park.

LHRP Brandon Hughes threw 1.1 IP (22 pitches - 19 strikes - 86% strikes!), striking out four (all four swinging), but also allowing the Suzuki dinger, a single to Frank Hernandez, and the Mena RBI triple.   
Here is the box score from the game: 

X. Seiya Suzuki, RF: 1-3 (P-4, BB, HR, 5-3, R, RBI)
NOTE: Suzuki batted 2nd in the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th innings 
1. Christian Olivo, 2B: 0-3 (K, K, K)  
2. Frank Hernandez, DH #1: 1-3 (F-8, 1B, F-9, R) 
3. Ismael Mena, DH #2: 1-3 (K, 3B, F-8, R, RBI) 
4. Brayan Altuve, LF: 0-2 (F-8, K) 
5. Wally Soto, 3B: 0-1 (F-9, F-9 SF, RBI)
6. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 1-2 (F-8, 1B, SB) 
7. Dilan Granadillo, C: 0-2 (K, F-7) 
8. Ke'Shun Collier, CF: 0-2 (K, K) 
9. Yoanis Aleksandrov, 1B: 1-2 (K, 2B, PO) 

1. Cristian More, CF: 1-1 (1B, BB) 
2. Anderson Suriel, LF: 0-1 (L-6 DP, BB, CS) 
3. Yeison Santana, SS: 0-0 (BB, BB, PO)
4. Jefferson Rojas, 3B: 1-1 (1B, BB, R) 
5. Adan Sanchez, 1B: 0-1 (BB, F-8, R) 
6. Jairo Diaz, DH-C: 0-2 (F-7, F-8) 
7. Raino Coran, RF: 0-0 (BB, HBP, R)
8. Yidel Diaz, C-DH: 1-1 (2B, BB, 2 RBI) 
9. Ronnier Quintero, DH #2: 0-2 (5-3, 4-3 DP)
10. Carlos Ramos, 2B: 0-2 (P-4, K)  

1. Luis Rujano: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 5 BB, 0 K, 1 PO, 1/3 GO/AO, 47 pitches (19 strikes)
2. Gleiber Morales: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1/2 GO/AO, 40 pitches (16 strikes) 

1. Jackson Ferris: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 0/4 GO/AO, 33 pitches (21 strikes) 
2. Brandon Hughes: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 22 pitches (19 strikes) 
3. Freilyn Silverio: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1/4 GO/AO, 33 pitches (18 strikes)

LF Brayan Altuve: E-7 (dropped pop fly in foul territory) 


Dilan Granadillo: 1-1 CS, 1 PO, 1 PB 

Jairo Diaz: 0-1 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 60's 



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


Prior to the game in the stadium, Manuel Espinoza and Zac Leigh threw "live" BP on Field #5. Ed Howard ad Ezequiel Pagan were two of the five hitters who batted against them. 

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In reply to by crunch

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It sounds from Phil’s reports that Jackson Ferris is making quite an impression.

Phil, do you think he gets an assignment to a full season team soon?

mervis grand slam...3rd of the iowa season.  heating up.  reminder that subscription gives you televised/radio minor league games with your subscription this season.  they don't televise the stuff phil provides, though...very thankful we have that, we're a lucky fan base.

Recent comments

  • Arizona Phil 10/03/2023 - 10:18 pm (view)

    It used to be that teams did not want to trade within their own division for PR reasons, but I don't see that with Ben Cherington in Pittsburgh or with Hoyer / Hawkins in Chicago, so the Cubs might target Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes and closer David Bednar.

    Hayes is a Gold Glove defender, a decent enough hitter (105 OPS+ in 2023), and he's under control at a VERY reasonable price ($8.75M AAV) through 2029 (with a club option for 2030). 

    Bednar is first-time salary arbitration-eligible post-2023 and under control through 2026. 

    One thing about the Cubs is that they can afford to overpay (which is what they would have to do to get both Hayes and Bednar) with a package consisting of a decent young MLB position player to replace Hayes in the lineup (like Christopher Morel, who could play LF in Pittsburgh) and prospects like outfielders Alexander Canario, Owen Caissie, or Kevin Alcantara (Pirates pick one, leaving the other two for the Cubs), a power-hitting 1B-DH like Matt Mervis or Haydn McGeary (Pirates pick one, leaving the other one for the Cubs), SS Luis Vazquez (who is MLB-ready but will never play SS in Chicago), 3B B. J. Murray (who could replace Hayes at the hot corner in Pittsburgh by 2025 if not sometime in 2024, and he obviously would be blocked in Chicago if the Cubs get Hayes), and an MLB-ready SP like Hayden Wesneski. 

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:02 pm (view)

    boog and glanville calling the PHI@MIL game on ESPN2.

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:59 pm (view)

    bellinger is my #1 want, but i fear he's the #1 want of many teams and will get crazy money + years, with the years being the big sting.  they need to replace bellinger's production if they don't get him no matter what position(s) played.

  • George Altman 10/03/2023 - 10:40 pm (view)

    I hope their top priorities are Bellinger, 2 RPs better than Fulmer/Boxberger (ideally 1 LH), and a 3B (Chapman my 1st Choice). That will put them right up to $237-257M AAV limit, but I don't see a playoff berth doing anything less.

    If they really want Alonso, Morel would be a good opening piece of that offer. 

    Unfortunately, Stroman will opt in ($23.7M) and Smyly ($11.5M) will be back. Steele, Taillon, Assad, Wicks will be rotation pieces. Would love a SP2 FA but don't see how they keep an effective offense and improve their bullpen while adding that.

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:03 pm (view)

    i cannot imagine getting a legit 3rd, whether signing or via trade, isn't the highest priority for the team.  it's almost obvious they don't see morel there.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:19 pm (view)

    I’m just hoping they have an actual 3B next year so we don’t need to worry about the M boys, Bote, and P Whiffy eating all the 3B at bats next year.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:13 pm (view)

    Willson was a OF/3B when we signed him too.

    On a less successful but still got to the show note, PJ Higgins was another college IF converted to C

  • crunch 10/03/2023 - 10:03 pm (view)

    truth...and personally, i'd give him ABs (especially at 3rd) over the 2 singles-hitting-ceiling guys that got the shot.  i'm sure he can cover the ob% and defense while surpassing the power of anything masterboney and madrigal brought to the team.

    i don't view bote as a solution at 3rd, but i find it hard to believe he couldn't outperform either of the main options they had there for a huge chunk of this season.

  • KingKongvsGodzilla 10/03/2023 - 10:47 pm (view)

    Color me impressed by this assignment for Trice right out of the draft as a convert. Seems worth following after the success of Caratini

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 10/03/2023 - 10:33 pm (view)

    Bote always has great spring trainings.