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37 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (three slots are open)

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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Angels Take the Labor Day Contest at Sloan Park

Dario Laverde drilled an RBI double and a single, John Wimmer doubled, singled, and scored a run, Capri Ortiz singled twice and stole three bases, and SP Yendy Gomez hurled three innings of no run / no hit ball, leading the Angels to a 6-3 victory over the Cubs in Arizona Instructional League "Bridge Camp" Labor Day game action Monday afternoon at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ. 

Zyhir Hope belted an RBI triple and scored a run, Christian Olivo singled, stole two bases, scored a run, and collected an RBI on a 6-3 GO, Reggie Preciado (batting right-handed versus s RHP) smoked a triple off the CF Batter's Eye and reached base on a HBP, and SP Mason McGwire struck out seven (all seven swinging) in three innings of work for the Cubs. 

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

1. Zyhir Hope, LF: 1-4 (K, K, 3B, K, RBI, R)
2. Christian Olivo, CF: 1-4: (F-9, 1B, 6-3, L-7, R, RBI, 2 SB)
3a. Carter Trice, C-DH: 0-2 (K, K)
3b. Jairo Diaz, PH-DH: 0-2 (3-U, P-5)
4a. Alfonsin Rosario, RF: 1-2 (6-3, 1B, RBI)
4b. Jefferson Encarnacion, RF: 0-1 (HBP, F-7)
5. Adan Sanchez, DH-C: 0-4 (6-3, P-4, 5-4 FC, 5-3)
6a. Jose Escobar, 3B: 0-2 (F-8, 6-3)
6b. Reggie Preciado, 3B: 1-1 (3B, HBP)
7a. Geuri Lubo, 2B: 0-2 (F-9, F-8)
7b. Christopher Paciolla, 2B: 0-2 (P-5, K)
8a. Yahil Melendez, SS: 0-1 (BB, 4-3)
8b. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 0-1 (K)
9. Frank Hernandez,1B: 0-3 (6-4-3 DP, E-5, K, R)

1. Mason McGwire: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 7 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 57 pitches (35 strikes)
2. Juan Bello: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 0/4 GO/AO, 23 pitches (17 strikes)
3. Luis A. Reyes: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3/2 GO/AO, 47 pitches (25 strikes)
4. Gabriel Agrazal: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 3/2 GO/AO, 21 pitches (16 strikes) 

1. SS Yahil Melendez: E-6  (errant throw to 1st base on RBI infield single allowed another runner to score)
2. SS Alexis Hernandez: E-6 (errant throw to 2nd base on attempted 6-4 FC allowed runner to advance to 3rd and batter to reach 2nd base) minutes 
3. 1B Frank Hernandez: E-3: (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 

1. Carter Trice: 0-2 CS
2. Adan Sanchez: 0-1 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures 100+



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


for those on ohtani watch...

"Naz Balelo, the agent for superstar Shohei Ohtani, told reporters on Monday that his client absolutely intends to continue being a two-way player.

Balelo noted that Ohtani will require some kind of surgery after the season concludes, but that this injury is completely different from the one that caused him to undergo Tommy John surgery — and that the portion of his UCL that was repaired last time is still in good shape."

lot of errors in these early games.

i know they create and maintain fields better than they used to, but how "fast" does the infield play out there?  sometimes bad D can be chalked up to a field that's compacted/hard and less well maintained grass.

AZ Phil,

How excited should we be about Mr. Hope?

Where do you think he places in the Cubs OF ranks?

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In reply to by Childersb3

he's got such a clean swing and it should play well through the low minors.  it's quite impressive the power and drive he gets from his form rather than in spite of it.

playing in a lesser-competitive highschool district probably hurt his draft slot (11th round) more than his skills.  it'll be interesting to see how he handles stuff with good movement.

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In reply to by Childersb3

Childersb3: Zyhir Hope has plus power, makes hard contact with elevation so he hits home runs, he has plus speed that plays in the field and on the bases, he can steal bases, takes two or three bases at a time, and while he doesn't take great routes he has the speed needed to run down fly balls in CF.

Yesterday (Monday) Hope hit a ball off the top of the RF fence (near-HR) and it should have been an inside-the-park homer, but Frank Hernandez was on 1st base and Hope caught up to him at 3rd base and had to stop.  

He also has big time swing & miss issues, and a below-average arm. Toolsy but still raw.

MLB comp is Cedric Mullins. 


Recent comments

  • crunch (view)

    i know it's still very early, but i'd like to go into the xmas-to-newyears part of the off-season with something more than...*checks list*...patrick wisdom avoids arbitration with a 1-year deal

    also, steven brault retired and was spotted at the winter meetings with a demo reel and making contacts trying to break into broadcasting (not a joke).  unless he's more optimistic than talented (we already know he can sing) he should make it one day because he seems to be very serious about it.

  • Cubster (view)

    I blame Jason Schmidt’s 3/44

  • Craig A. (view)

    Was all that stuff with the Blue Jays just to squeeze an extra $10 million/yr out of the Dodgers?  It's more than enough to cover his California income taxes!

  • crunch (view)

    unless he pitches into his late-30 that is gonna sting.  a 70m DH...ow.

    it's great to take care of 2 roster spots in 1 player, and i'm sure the team will cut into the pay with the amount of merch/etc he can sell just by being attached to the team....but yeah, i'm not mad the cubs didn't go that extreme.

  • WebAdmin (view)

    Shohei Ohtani to join Dodgers according to ESPN. 10 years for $700 m
  • Cubster (view)

    I'm getting the feeling that Todd Walker might be a Shaw comp. A valuable hit first player but limited albeit not awful on defense. Hopefully, he has more upside. Not a bad floor if Steve Garvey is his ceiling.

  • Wrigley Rat (view)

    AZ Phil - If that's the level of return, I would want NO part of that trade to Cleveland for Clase and Bieber. I have some faith that the Cubs have a strong plan for which prospects they will keep (even if they dangle them in trade talks) and which they will move, because they have plenty of solid prospects they can trade but they shouldn't be trading any of the ones they hope will be future core players. Some guys are redundant, so I hope they choose the right players to keep and the right players to move. It's always important for a team to know its own minor league players better than scouts from other teams (obviously), but I don't think that's always been the case for the Cubs and many other clubs. 

    Cubster - I watched an interview with Carter Hawkins a couple days ago where he said that although Morel hasn't gotten into any Dominican games at 1B, the Cubs did send coaches down with Morel to work on first base skills during practice. So he is developing those skills, whether the Cubs end up using him there or not will probably be dependent on a lot of factors including how those coaches think he looks at the position while training. 

  • tim815 (view)

    He could still play SS at Double-A, but Vazquez, Hoerner, and Swanson are much better defensively, arm strength or not. I'd be good leaving Shaw at SS with McGeary and Ballesteros around, but by the first of June (?), 1B might make sense in DM.

  • crunch (view)

    i have no reason to see a problem, it just seems like it's his most obvious reason to give pause on him at 1st.

    the cubs situation dictates 2nd/SS isn't an option.  his arm dictates 3rd isn't an option.  1st or CF seems to be his best path and he's only played CF in summer ball back in highschool/college...and of course PCA is a better + closer to the bigs CF.

    it's a lot safer to say he's made for 1st than it is he's made for 3rd.  even as a SS his arm is weak, and it's not like his glove is so great he needs to stay in the middle-IF.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    CRUNCH: Steve Garvey (one of Shaw's comps as a hitter) was a 5'10 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Jeff Bagwell (another Shaw comp) was a 6'0 right-handed throwing first-baseman with a rag arm. Carlos Santana (who played 1B for Counsell in Milwaukee last season and is an above-average defensive first-baseman) is 5'11. It's not like Shaw is 5'7 or 5'8. I don't really see the problem.