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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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Amaral Shows Off His Game at Talking Stick

Daniel Amaral (son of long-time MLB INF-OF Rich Amaral) reached base five times (a single in the 1st, an RBI double in the 3rd, a two-run double in the 5th, a two-run single in the 6th, and a walk in the 7th), collected five RBI, stole two bases, and scored a run, Cuba Bess tripled, walked three times, and scored a run, Francisco Ortiz belted a double, reached base on an HBP, and scored two runs, Juan Castillo ripped an RBI double and scored a run and collected another RBI with a sacrifice fly, SP Manuel Olivares hurled three innings of shutout ball, and the Rockies took advantage of twelve walks, three HBP, two WP, two PB, and a throwing error on a pick-off attempt en route to 13-2 thrashing of the Cubs in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Thursday evening on Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, in the Salt River Maricopa-Pima Indian Community east of Scottsdale, AZ.    

Jefferson Rojas roped a double off the left-centerfield fence leading off the top of the 4th and scored on an Adan Sanchez oppo-field triple sliced into the RF corner, and then Anderson Suriel lofted a sac fly to plate A. Sanchez, accounting for the two Cub runs.   

Cubs SP Carlos Garcia allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits (a single, two doubles, and a triple), walked one, hit a batter, and committed a costly two-base throwing error on a pick-off attempt, but he also struck out eight (seven swinging) over the course of his four innings of work (70 pitches).     

Frank Hernandez made his pro game debut as a catcher in relief of Dom Nunez and had a rough time of it, allowing two passed balls and (accidentally) hitting pitcher Joel Machado in the midsection with his throw on a SB attempt. (Frank Hernandez and Lizardo Ruiz are in the Catcher Conversion Program at EXST).   

In EXST Cubs roster news, OF Ismael Mena has been moved up to Myrtle Beach (not unexpected, but it is perplexing that it took this long), and OF Jefferson Encarnacion (selected by the Cubs from the Phillies in the AAA Phase of the December 2022 Rule 5 Draft) has been sent back to Mesa. And in fact Encarnacion got the start in RF in Thursday night's game, and while he went hitless in two PA, he did record an outfield assist. 

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

1a. Ed Howard, DH #1: 0-3 (F-8, 6-3, K) 
1b. Frank Hernandez, C: 0-1 (K)
2. Cristian More, CF: 0-3 (1-3, P-5, F-7) 
3. Dom Nunez, C-DH: 0-3 (P-4, P-5, K) 
4. Jefferson Rojas, SS:  1-3 (5-3, 2B, 3-1, R)
5. Adan Sanchez, DH #2: 1-3 (6-3, 3B, P-4, R, RBI)
6a. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 1-1 (2B, F-7 SF, RBI)
6b. Wally Soto, 1B: 0-1 (K) 
7a. Christopher Paciolla, 3B: 0-2 (6-3, 5-3)
7b. Christian Olivo, 3B: 0-1 (5-3)
8a. Jefferson Encarnacion, RF: 0-2 (K, F-9)
8b. Ke'Shun Collier, RF: 0-1 (K) 
9a. Geuri Lubo, 2B: 1-1 (1B, CS) 
9b. Alexis Hernandez, PH-2B: 0-2 (K, 3-1)
10a. Brayan Altuve, LF: 0-1 (K, HBP)
10b. Dilan Granadillo, PH: 0-1 (K) 

1. Carlos Garcia: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 2/1 GO/AO, 70 pitches (42 strikes)
2. Dominic Hambley: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 29 pitches (9 strikes)  
3. Tomy Sanchez: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 5 pitches (3 strikes) 
4. Joel Machado: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 21 pitches (13 strikes) 
5. Wilme Mora: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 4 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 0/3 GO/AO, 34 pitches (11 strikes) 
6. Luis A. Reyes: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 24 pitches (10 strikes) 

P Carlos Garcia: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 3rd and another runner to score from 3rd)

1. Dom Nunez: 1-3 CS 
2. Frank Hernandez: 0-1 CS, 2 PB 

RF Jefferson Encarnacion - runner thrown out 9-5 attempting to advance from 2nd to 3rd after F-9 

WEATHER: Clear with temperatures in the 90's 



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


Thanks Phil! 

Do you see Suriel getting promoted to Myrtle Beach at the start of ACL play, with Stevens being moved up to South Bend? 

Phil, now that EXST is just about completed, who are the players who impressed you the most and what do you foresee about team assignments next week. Also who has not impressed?

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.