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60 players are at MLB Spring Training
40 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full)
20 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI)
Last updated 2-27-2024
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Bailey Horn
* Shota Imanaga
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
* Jordan Wicks
NRI PITCHERS: 11
Carl Edwards Jr
* Edwin Escobar
* Richard Lovelady
* Thomas Pannone
* Brad Wieck
NRI CATCHERS: 5
* Bryce Windham
* Michael Busch
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
NRI INFIELDERS: 3
* Cody Bellinger
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
# Ian Happ
* Mike Tauchman
NRI OUTFIELDERS: 1
* Owen Caissie
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truth. spring means little...february games in spring means very little...and the last innings of a february spring game means practically nothing for challenging talent evaluation, but it was fun to watch.
The last 2 innings were fun.
double off the wall in his next AB.
shaw almost hit one out in the last inning, too...got a triple.
PCA still looking good with a double today...and another one for a game tieing bloop double in the 9th.
cubs fans gonna have a spring training aneurysm for the minor league kids if this keeps up.
b.davis takes a fastball to the head, stays in the game.
....but wait...there's more!
vazquez makes an ugly (and unsuccessful) tag play and it looks like his wrist took the worst of it.
he's staying in the game, though the batter he clocked in the face is coming out.
shaw snags a soft liner to his left for the 3rd out.
given how every other person on the field is playing in the 7th, matt shaw probably doesn't want to touch the ball. the entire team's defense has reverted to T-Ball level of play. surprised the OF'rs aren't looking for 4-leaf clovers in the grass.
no errors, just bad baseball.
matt shaw playing 3rd in the 7th. out of sheer curiosity, it would be nice to see him field and throw to 1st.
Dolorous Jon Lester (view)
Hard to be certain there… I think he’s in a battle with a few guys. Alzolay, Neris, Merryweather, Leiter, Almonte likely either locks or near locks unless they’re hurt or absolutely awful. Assad will be there unless he’s a SP, same for Smyly. Them being SP opens another spot but I’m assuming Little is battling for the last spot with Palencia, Cuas, wesneski (another SP candidate), Keegan, CJ, Sanders, R Thompson, Wieck, Roberts, Lovelady.
Gotta believe Little makes the OD roster
He was pretty good last year
Went from SB, to TN, to IA to Chicago
He did well enough and has that rare 6-8 LH velo and spin
Horn was going to have to beat our Smyly, Little and Leiter to get MLB time this year
He has options of course, but a move had to be made and Jed didn't want to give up Smyly, Leiter, Almonte or Mervis.
Now that Bellinger is clear to join us, here are the next questions:
Phil, do you think Jed/Counsell take Cooper over Wisdom (consistency over power)?
Or, do they option Canario, deal Mervis, and add Cooper or Peralta?
Or even do both of these moves?
Peralta and Cooper are veteran bench bats with decent.
Cooper is pretty good vs Lefties
Peralta wasn't that good vs Righties last yr (but his career #'s are good)
I'd like to see Canario get his chance (just like Morel is getting and like Velazquez should've)
But he could get max ABs in Iowa.