As things stand right now (12/6, post-2023 Rule 5 Draft)...
Depending on whether Manuel Espinoza can be a minor league 6YFA post-2024 (TBD), 57 or 58 Cubs minor leaguers are eligible for selection in the December 2024 MLB Rule 5 Draft, and 29 or 30 Cubs minor leaguers (24 or 25 post-2024 6YFA and five 2024 second-contract players) are eligible to be declared MLB Rule 9 minor league free-agents at 5 PM Eastern on the 5th day after the final game of the 2024 World Series (or at 5 PM Eastern on October 15th if the World Series is cancelled).
PLAYERS SELECTED BY CUBS IN MAJOR LEAGUE PHASE OF 2023 RULE 5 DRAFT:
CUBS MINOR LEAGUERS SELECTED IN MAJOR LEAGUE PHASE OF 2023 RULE 5 DRAFT:
PLAYERS SELECTED BY CUBS IN AAA PHASE OF 2023 RULE 5 DRAFT (1):
Hayden Cantrelle, INF (selected by AAA Iowa from San Francisco Giants AA Richmond roster)
CUBS MINOR LEAGUERS SELECTED IN AAA PHASE OF 2023 RULE 5 DRAFT (4):
The 2023 MLB Winter Meetings have kicked off with the Chicago Cubs rumored to be involved in some of the offseason's most desired players. Jed Hoyer et al. have already made the managerial splash of the year, bidding David Ross adieu and welcoming former Brewer Craig Counsell on a big ol' contract, by manager standards.
The Cubs did not tender 2024 contracts to RHP Codi Heuer, LHP Brandon Hughes, or RHP Ethan Roberts, so the trio are now free agents, eligible to sign an MLB or minor league contract with any club, including the Cubs.
Patrick Wisdom signed a $2.725M one-year "pre-tender" contract to avoid being non-tendered.
11/6 UPDATE #2:
RHP Yovanny Cruz, LHP Stephen Gonsalves, RHP Carlos Guzman, RHP Ben Hecht, C-INF P. J. Higgins, LHP Brailyn Marquez, RHP Nick Neidert, OF Yonathan Perlaza, and RHP Samuel Reyes were declared MLB Rule 9 minor league free agents at 5 PM (Eastern) on Monday.
At 9 AM (Eastern) on Thursday 11/2 (the day after the final game of the 2023 World Series), 3B-1B Jeimer Candelario, RHP Tyler Duffey, and RHP Shane Greene will be automatically declared Article XX-B MLB free agents and will be removed from the Cubs MLB 40-man roster. They do not have to file. It is automatic. At that same time, RHP Michael Fulmer will be reinstated from the MLB 60-day IL and will be declared an Article XX-B MLB free-agent.
An unsigned player on an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) who has accrued at least three but less than six years of MLB Service Time is automatically eligible for salary arbitration.
2023 Cubs Arizona Instructional League - Final Stats
There is no Official Scorer at AZIL games, so all stats are unofficial
"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"
AZIL CUBS RECORD: 5-10-1 (16 games)
NOTE: Stats from AZIL Cubs intrasquad games are not included
Ruben Santana belted a bases-loaded bases-clearing double and scored a run, Jackson Feltner hammered an RBI triple and scored a run, and Luis Caicuto drilled an RBI single, walked twice, and scored a run, leading the Diamondbacks to a 7-3 victory over the Cubs in Arizona Instructional League game action Wednesday morning on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, east of Scottsdale, AZ.
Darius Perry drilled a game-tying RBI single in the 5th, Bryant Betancourt roped an RBI double in the 8th to break the 1-1 tie, and Skyler Messinger capped the scoring with a solo HR in the 9th, lifting the Rockies to a 3-1 victory over the Cubs in Arizona Instructional League game action Tuesday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
In four AZIL games played against the Cubs, Skyler Messinger has been a virtual one-man wrecking crew, going 6-14 with three singles, a double, a triple, and a HR, and four RBI.