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Last updated 11-17-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

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


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Altuve Triples Up Rockies Twice at Riverview

Brayan Altuve smacked two triples, scored a run, and drove one in, Frank Hernandez drilled two singles, scored two runs, and knocked-in another, Wally Soto ripped an RBI single, walked twice, and scored a run, and Ed Howard singled, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, as the Cubs rallied late to edge the Rockies 5-4 in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Tuesday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

Francisco Garcia doubled and scored, singled, and walked twice, Dayan Jorge roped an RBI double, and Felix Tena contributed an RBI single for the Rockies (the Rocks had only five hits in the game). 

The game was pre-planned as an eight inning contest.   

Prior to the game, LHP Stephen Gonsalves, LHP Scott Kobos, and RHP Mathew Peters threw "live" BP on Field #5. Among the hitters were rehabbers Alexander Canario (who took Kobos deep over the LF fence), D. J. Artis, and Jose Escobar. As is the case with Jairo Diaz, Escobar is listed as a left-handed hitter at, but he is actually a switch-hitter.   

In EXST Cubs roster news, RHRP Daniel Palencia has completed his work in the Mesa Pitch Lab (he also pitched in three Cactus League Extended Spring Training games over the past eight days), and he has been assigned to AAA Iowa. (Keep in mind that Palencia is Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2023). 

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

1a. Alexis Hernandez, 2B: 1-2 (K, 1B, 2 SB) 
1b. Geuri Lubo, 2B: 0-2 (F-9, L-4)
2. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 0-4 (5-3, K, K, 1-3)
3. Ed Howard, DH: 1-3 (K, BB, K, 1B, R, SB)
4a. Anderson Suriel, LF: 0-2 (L-5, F-7) 
4b. Frank Hernandez, LF; 2-2 (1B, 1B, 2 R, RBI)
5a. Christopher Paciolla, 3B: 1-2 (1B, K)
5b. Christian Olivo, 3B: 0-1 (E-5, BB, SB)
6a. Jairo Diaz, C: 0-2 (K, L-6)
6b. Adan Sanchez, C: 0-0 (F-8 SF, HBP, RBI)
7. Wally Soto, 1B: 1-2 (K, BB, BB, 1B, R, RBI)
8. Brayan Altuve, RF-CF: 2-3 (3B, 3B, L-6, R, RBI)
9a. Ke'Shun Colier, CF: 0-1 (4-3, RBI)
9b. Ismael Mena, RF: 0-2 (6-3, F-9) 

1. Mason McGwire: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 4 K, 4 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 61 pitches (31 strikes) 
2. Wilme Mora: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 2/1 GO/AO, 45 pitches (20 strikes) 
3. Zac Leigh: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 20 pitches (11 strikes) 
4. Wilber Rodriguez: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 29 pitches (14 strikes) 
5. Kenyi Perez: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 12 pitches (6 strikes) 

2B Geuri Lubo: E-4 (missed catch on SB allowed runner to advance from 2nd to 3rd)

1. Jairo Diaz: 2 PB 
2. Adan Sanchez: 0-1 CS, 1 PB 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the upper 90's 



"Just5 because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"


Thanks Phil!

I heard extended spring training is ending soon, is that true, and if so, do ACL and DSL games start soon?

Also, wondering if you think Suriel will be promoted to Myrtle Beach soon, and where you see Howard being placed after his rehab is over? (he seems to be playing really well, prayerfully it's onwards and upwards with him from this point forward!)

Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    thomas hatch is going to fight ham in japan.  he was on PIT's 40-man.

  • crunch (view)

    morel played somewhere besides 3rd and SS...he got 8 innings in CF, 2 putouts and an assist.

  • crunch (view)

    ryan flaherty new cubs bench coach.

  • crunch (view)

    bellinger wins comeback player of the year.  the AL winner was liam hendricks and his 5ip before he got tommy john...setting himself up for a 2025 shot at the award.

  • Bill (view)

    I hope that Perlaza goes on to have a successful career.  On most Cubs teams prior to the current administration, he would have been one of their more highly ranked prospects.  As far as the others are concerned, one or more may well go on to be much better than expected, but unfortunately there is no way to tell which one at the present time.  You can't keep everyone.

  • crunch (view)

    s.gray signs with the cards...3/75m

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Another one of the nine Cubs post-2023 Rule 9 minor league 6YFA has signed, as RHP Carlos Guzman (acquired from the Tigers for Zack McKinstry at the end of Spring Training) signed a 2024 minor league contract with the Mets. 


    So RHRP Yovanny Cruz (SD), C-INF P. J. Higgins (CIN), and now Carlos Guzman (NYM) have already signed 2024 minor league contracts with new MLB organizations, and OF Yonathan Perlaza is headed for Korea (Hanhwa Eagles).

  • crunch (view)

    ...and back to 3rd for another game.  at this point i'm gonna hang back and when/if he actually plays 1st then i'll find it notable.  i am glad he's playing a good amount of 3rd, though...give the club one more good look at him there.  shrug

  • crunch (view)

    morel played SS last night (no errors)...hit a homer and a double.  he's got 2 of both in 19PA.

  • crunch (view)

    e.escobar was throwing 95-97mph on his fastball in 2023.