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40-Man Roster Info

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 


Minor League Rosters
Rule 5 Draft 
Minor League Free-Agents

Your 2024 Iowa Cubs!

2024 IOWA CUBS OPENING DAY ROSTER 

subject to change prior to 3/29

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Last updated 3-26-2024

31 players (must cut roster down to 30 players by AAA Opening Day on 3/29 - see NOTE below)

PITCHERS: 17+2 
Hunter Bigge
Colten Brewer 
Ben Brown
Chris Clarke
* Edwin Escobar 
Ben Leeper (INACTIVE - 60-day IL) 
* Richard Lovelady 
* Riley Martin 
Sam McWilliams
Daniel Palencia 
* Thomas Pannone 
Walker Powell
Ethan Roberts (INACTIVE - will be placed on 7-day IL on AAA Opening Day)
Cam Sanders
Keegan Thompson
Riley Thompson 
* Blake Weiman 
Hayden Wesneski
* Brad Wieck (see NOTE
NOTE: Brad Wieck will likely be placed on 7-day IL or Development List on AAA Opening Day)

CATCHERS: 2
Joe Hudson 
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 6
David Bote
* Matt Mervis
# B. J. Murray
Chase Strumpf 
Jake Slaughter
Luis Vazquez

OUTFIELDERS: 4+2
* Owen Caissie
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis (INACTIVE - will be placed on 7-day IL on AAA Opening Day)
* Darius Hill
* David Peralta (INACTIVE - will be placed on 7-day IL on AAA Opening Day)

MANAGER
Marty Pevey

COACHES
Andrew Betcher
Tony Cougoule
Taylor Fortney
Eric Patterson 
Rick Strickland

Comments

Because Jorge Alfaro somewhat surprisingly opted out on Monday (he had a contractual opt-out, but it was thought he would wait until his second opt-out on May 1st to elect free-agency), the Iowa Cubs left Arizona with just two catchers, so another catcher could be added to the I-Cubs roster prior to AAA Opening Day (catchers Pablo Aliendo and Caleb Knight were moved-down from AAA Iowa to AA Tennessee at Minor League Camp today).  

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In reply to by Arizona Phil

As I mentioned here last Monday when I posted the Iowa Cubs Opening Day roster (see above), the Cubs would be looking for a catcher to replace Jorge Alfaro as the primary catcher at AAA after Alfaro somewhat surprisingly opted out. And so the Cubs have signed veteran catcher Curt Casali to a 2024 Minor League contract and he will be the # 1 catcher at Iowa and will be available to get called up in case anything happens to Gomes or Amaya.

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In reply to by Arizona Phil

In case you are wondering if Casali can be called up more than once in 2024 and still return back to AAA each time, an Article XIX-A player (that is, player has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time) can choose to sign a 45-day waiver each time he is called up whereby the player promises not to elect free-agency if he is sent back to the minors (optioned or outrighted) within 45 days of the call-up. However, the player would have to be placed on Outright Assignment waivers (and so he could get claimed off waivers) each time he is outrighted back to the minors (if the player is out of minor league options, which Casali is). Obviously a player does not have to agree to sign the waiver, but I suspect the Cubs asked Casali if he would be willing to do it (and he probanly said he would) before he was signed.

 

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    michael busch is not impressed.  3rd straight game with a homer.

  • crunch (view)

    holy f...that slider/sweeper ex-cub tyson miller has.

    the horizontal movement is insane.

  • crunch (view)

    morel with 2 high-quality snags at 3rd base in the 6th going to his right, a weakness of his (though not as weak as his throw accuracy).  both plays saving runs.

  • crunch (view)

    imanaga walks back to back batters to the first hitters up in the 6th.  he had 15 innings without a walk coming into the inning.

    he gave up his first run earlier in the game, but still hasn't given up an earned run.

  • crunch (view)

    mervis with another homer tonight...

    porter hodge made his AAA debut and got the win throwing a scoreless inning in relief...while walking 3 and K'ing 1.

  • crunch (view)

    morel in the lineup saturday and playing 3rd.  hand is obviously bothering him, but he's playing.

    tauchman gets the DH, because he's left handed or whatever...

    mlb.tv free game of the day, btw...

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    TIM: Yes. I would think so. It's not like anybody is blocking him there. 

    So if PCA, Caissie, K. Alcantara, Canario, and C. Franklin are the Cubs top five outfield prospects (and all five are definitely in the Cubs Top 30), then Alfonsin Rosario is # 6 (ahead of B. Davis, Roederer, Pagan, and Pinango) and is in my Cubs Top 30 (if not in the Cubs Top 30 at BA, milb.com, et al).

  • tim815 (view)

    Rosario as next to Myrtle Beach as a hitter?

     

    Thanks, always.

  • TarzanJoeWallis (view)

    I guess my point is that based on past performance, majors, minors and spring training would more likely than not cement the 4A reputation with a call up, particularly as a part time occasional player.

    If he tears up triple A other teams may have different thoughts even without the MLB experience. He lacks prospect pedigree primarily because of the system he’s in. Probably not the centerpiece of a trade but certainly a decent component.

  • Charlie (view)

    Agreed. Mervis lacks prospect pedigree, and he will likely carry the trade value of a suspected quad-A guy until he shows success at the MLB level.

    I also think the Cubs will show interest in a regular DH if it turns out they already have a guy who can fill that role well.