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

26 players on MLB RESERVE LIST are ACTIVE, ten players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors, three players are on the 15-DAY IL, and one player is on the 10-DAY IL

Last updated 4-12-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 13
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Kyle Hendricks
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
Keegan Thompson
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 7
* Michael Busch 
Garrett Cooper
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson

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

OPTIONED: 10 
Kevin Alcantara, OF 
Michael Arias, P 
Alexander Canario, OF 
Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF 
Jose Cuas, P 
Brennen Davis, OF 
Porter Hodge, P 
* Matt Mervis, 1B 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, P 

10-DAY IL: 1 
Patrick Wisdom, INF 

15-DAY IL: 3
Julian Merryweather, P
* Justin Steele, P  
Jameson Taillon, P 

60-DAY IL: 1 
Caleb Kilian, P 


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Wicks Stifles Sod Poodles at Riverview

SP Jordan Wicks retired the first ten men he faced, struck out six of them (14 swing & miss), and combined with five relievers on a four-hitter, Pete Crow-Armstrong lined a double into the RF corner, stole 3rd, and scored a run in the 1st inning, reached base on a bunt single in the 3rd, and singled again in the 5th, Miguel Amaya lofted a sacrifice fly to the warning track in RF in the 1st to drive-in PCA, singled in the 3rd, doubled and scored in the 8th, and caught all nine innings and threw out a runner attempting to steal, Chase Strumpf banged a double off the top of the LF fence (near HR) in the 4th and scored on a Luis Verdugo RBI single, ripped a double into the LF corner in the 6th, and walked in the 8th, and Jordan Nwogu singled in the 2nd and roped a two-run single in the 8th, as the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) defeated the Amarillo Sod Poodles (Diamondbacks AA affiliate) 4-1 in Cactus League minor league camp game action Friday afternoon on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

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

TENNESSEE LINEUP:
1a. Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF: 3-3 (2B, 1B, 1B, R, SB, PO) 
1b. Zach Davis, CF: 0-1 (6-4-3 DP) 
2. Miguel Amaya, C: 2-3 (F-9 SF, 1B, F-8, 2B, R, RBI) 
3a. Owen Caissie, LF: 0-3 (F-7, 4-6-3 DP, K) 
3b. D. J. Artis, LF: 0-0 (BB, R) 
4. Chase Strumpf, 2B: 2-3 (K, 2B, 2B, BB, R) 
5. Jordan Nwogu, RF: 2-4 (1B, 5-3, 6-3, 1B, 2 RBI) 
6. B. J. Murray, 3B-DH: 0-2 (BB, 3-1, K) 
7. Luis Verdugo, DH-3B: 1-4 (5-3 DP, 1B, 5-3, K) 
8a. Nelson Maldonado, 1B: 0-2 (6-3, 1-3) 
8b. Bryce Ball, 1B: 0-2 (K, F-8)
9a. Luis Vazquez, SS: 1-2 (L-6, 1B) 
9b. Andy Weber, SS: 0-0 (BB) 

TENNESSEE PITCHERS
1. Jordan Wicks: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 2/2 GO/AO, 53 pitches (34 strikes) 
2. Cayne Ueckert: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 4 pitches (4 strikes) 
3. Dalton Stambaugh: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 4/1 GO/AO, 31 pitches (23 strikes) 
4. Kyle Johnson: 0.1 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 0 K, 1 K, 3 pitches (3 strikes) 
5. Hunter Bigge: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 21 pitches (12 strikes) 
6. Bailey Horn: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 22 pitches (15 strikes) 

TENNESSEE ERRORS: NONE 

TENNESSEE CATCHERS DEFENSE
Miguel Amaya: 1-2 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 20 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 70's 

Arizona 
Scoring 
Service 

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

Comments

azbobbop: Wicks FB velo was 92-93 but he was locating it all over the strike zone and got most of his swing & miss with his CH, SL, and CV. He mixed all of his pitches very well and absolutely carved up the Sod Poodles. It was a bit like watching a big league pitcher at work. Also, he worked VERY fast, sort of like Wade Miley. 

Barring injury (or trade), Wicks will very likely be at AAA Iowa no later than mid-season 2023, and he should be in the Cubs MLB starting rotation by this time next year. 

The three best SP I've seen throw this year at minor league camp (stretched out to 50+ pitches) are Jordan Wicks, Riley Thompson, and Porter Hodge (not in any particular order). 

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In reply to by Childersb3

I have seen Jackson Ferris throw "live" BP several times but not in a game, most recently a couple of days ago. Two innings. 30 pitches (exactly 15 pitches each inning). Eight swing & miss out of 30 pitches (which is outstanding). There was a home plate umpire calling balls & strikes. 17 strikes (includes foul balls and balls in play) and 13 balls (including three or four sliders that bounced away from the catcher). Only one of the 30 pitches was put into play (a 4-3 GO). Also three foul balls. In summary, I would say his stuff was electric, maybe even unhittable, but he had difficulty throwing strikes, which is why he was pitching in a very controlled environment instead of in a game.     

I know Cade Horton has pitched in at least one Lo-A game (two innings about 30 pitches), maybe more, but I have not seen him pitch. 

Same goes for Mason McGwire. 

The most advanced of the 2022 draftees / NDFA are Connor Noland and Grant Kipp. Noland has been in the South Bend starting rotation all spring and Kipp is in the Myrtle Beach starting rotation. I don't know if Noland will end up at South Bend or Myrtle Beach, but he is fully stretched-out as a SP. Same goes for Kipp. I have seen both of them throw in games and both are definitely ready to rumble. Brandon Birdsell is still in the South Bend group, too, but I have not seen him pitch yet. 

hell of a friday night AAA opener for all the "important" iowa hitters except for b.davis who went 0-4.

a.sampson was wild and also gave up hits (4ip 6h 4bb 2k, 4r/3er), but he only gave up 1 homer if anyone is looking a bright side.

Only saw two innings cuz I had to get home for the Iowa 🏀 upset of SoCar (Caitlin Clark throws out first pitch here on 6/3). Only took 3 batters for Sampson to get homered, but in fairness the wind was HOWLING out in the direction Naylor nailed his drive. Morel hit leadoff & played RF & he is exciting! Triple in the 1st, two-run single in the second & just exudes joy at all times. 1st inning double by Mervis was off a lefty. Davis slotted 6th in this lineup which seems fairly stacked.

Also, first impression of robo ump? If you didn’t know they were using it you wouldn’t guess. I caught the umps on their way into the ballpark & asked what they think of it & they basically shrugged & said “ as long as we get full pay, fine by us…”

I stand somewhat corrected: “The biggest changes fans may notice are likely to happen when ABS is not being used in games Friday through Sunday. During those games, umpires will detremine balls and strikes on their own. But each team is allowed three challenges. The challenges must come from the pitcher, catcher or hitter. Win the challenge, and the team retains the ability to challenge. The Principal Park videoboard will then show a replay of the pitch for fans to see, just like tennis does with balls in or out of bounds. Bernabe believes it has the potential to add to the on-field excitement.” 

Recent comments

  • Sonicwind75 (view)

    Have to admit I was initially disappointed the Cubs traded away the upside of Jackson Ferris but Busch is making a believer out of me.  If I still lived in midwest guessing we would have invented some drink special named a Busch Bomb at the local drinking establishment to celebrate his homers.  

  • Cubster (view)

    per Tribune: Suzuki MRI results pending from yesterday so we should get a timetable for return later today.

  • crunch (view)

    suzuki says he injured his oblique running to 1st, not swinging.  okay.  it's gonna be that kind of 2024 cubs year, huh?

    i would say that's good news compared to screwing it up swinging, but i'm not familiar with the recovery time of people screwing up their oblique by running.

    right side is at least different from his left side oblique injury last year.

  • crunch (view)

    5 IN A ROW!

    hack wilson, ryne sandberg, sammy sosa, christopher morel, and michael busch.

  • Cubster (view)

    A bit more Jewish take on one of my favorite Cubs, Kenny Holtzman. His 9-0 season while serving in the National Guard and being available to pitch on weekends was one of my coolest teen recollections. 

    https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/388554

  • Cubster (view)

    Suzuki out with oblique strain. Canario indeed is called up. No word on Morel so that might be a red herring (or a red digit).

    AZ lineup is posted but Counsell is always late to post his lineup.

  • crunch (view)

    You have to C it! (tm)

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Best hitter: IL with oblique strain

    Second best hitter: hasn’t looked the same since jamming his right hand during a swing

    Third best hitter: playing through a sore hammy

    Best pitcher: IL after one start 

    Second best RP: IL after 1.5 weeks

    Noice 

  • crunch (view)

    suzuki 10d IL.

    right oblique strain.  ow.  that's generally more than a 10d thing.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Seiya on IL with an oblique strain