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22 players are MLB Spring Training NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI) 

Last updated 2-27-2024
 
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PITCHERS: 21
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Shota Imanaga
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

NRI PITCHERS: 11 
Colten Brewer 
Chris Clarke 
Carl Edwards Jr 
* Edwin Escobar 
* Richard Lovelady 
Sam McWilliams 
* Thomas Pannone 
Ethan Roberts 
Cam Sanders 
Riley Thompson 
* Brad Wieck 

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

NRI CATCHERS: 5  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
Haydn McGeary
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 9
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

NRI INFIELDERS: 4 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
* Dominic Smith
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 8
Kevin Alcantara
* Cody Bellinger 
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 2 
* Owen Caissie  
* David Peralta
 



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Hope Leads the Way at Instructs

Zyhir Hope doubled, walked twice, and scored two runs, and five pitchers combined to hurl a two-hitter (both hits by Geuri Lubo) with nine strikeouts, as the Cubs "Red Squad" defeated the Cubs "Blue Squad" 5-1 in Arizona Instructional League intrasquad game action Tuesday morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.   

The game was pre-planned as a seven inning affair, and the DH was not used (each team played with an eight-man batting order). 

The game provided three of the four Cubs pitchers assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League a chance to get some work before reporting to their AFL squad tomorrow, as Nick Hull, Adam Laskey, and Jose Romero were among the six hurlers who pitched for the Blue Squad. (The fourth Cubs pitcher assigned to the AFL -- RHP Chris Kachmar -- is still active with the Tennessee Smokies in the Southern League playoffs). The AFL begins play next week. 

The game also saw the pro game debut of two more Cubs pitchers. RHP Will Frisch (Cubs 2022 6th round pick - Oregon State) and RHP Ty Johnson (Cubs 2023 15th round pick - Ball State) each worked a shutout inning for the Red Squad. The 6'6 Johnson was especially impressive, mixing a 94-97 MPH FB, an 81-83 MPH SL/SWEEPER, and a 75-78 MPH CV, while striking out two and getting six swing & miss among his twelve pitches. Frisch underwent TJS in March 2022 prior to being drafted by the Cubs, so he missed two full seasons and is clearly still a bit rusty. 

LHP (ex-OF) Daniel Brown (Cubs 2022 16th round draft pick - Campbell U.) got another inning of work after struggling to throw strikes in his pro game debut last Friday when he threw just one strike, and while there was some improvement (20 pitches - seven strikes), he did walk two of the four men he faced and uncorked three wild pitches. It is probably noteworthy that he threw only his FB today (no CH) and dialed his FB velo down to 89-92 (it was 92-95 last week).          

Speaking of converted outfielders, Raino Coran (2021 IFA - Curacao) pitched in the game and walked three of the four men he faced (19 pitches - four strikes), uncorked a WP, and made an awful throw to 1st base attempting to pick-off a baserunner as the ball sailed five feet over the first-baseman's head (although to be fair, the 1B was 5'6 Wally Soto). As a pitcher Coran features a 91-94 MPH FB and a 78-81 slurvy breaking ball, neither of which he can throw for strikes at this time.    

Here is the box score from the game:  

AZIL CUBS BLUE SQUAD LINEUP:
1. Leonel Espinoza, RF: 0-3 (BB, 5-3, K, P-5, SB, PO)
2. Ed Howard, SS: 0-3 (K, 5-3, BB, K, R, SB)
3. Carter Trice, C: 0-2 (5-3, F-8, BB)
4. Wally Soto, 1B: 0-1 (BB, BB, K) 
5. Geuri Lubo, 3B: 2-3 (1B, 4-6-3 DP, 1B, RBI, SB) 
6. Jose Escobar, CF: 0-3 (K, K, K) 
7. Alfonsin Rosario, LF: 0-1 (BB, HBP, K, CS) 
8. Yahil Melendez, 2B: 0-2 (BB, K, 4-3, PO) 

AZIL CUBS RED SQUAD LINEUP:
1. Zyhir Hope, CF: 1-2 (BB, 2B, BB, 4-3 DP, 2 R) 
2. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 1-3 (E-5, BB, K, 1B, R, 3 SB)
3. Josh Rivera, 2B: 0-3 (5-3, K, BB, K, RBI) 
4. Drew Bowser, 1B: 0-2 (BB, BB, 5-3, K, SB)
5. Adan Sanchez, C: 1-3 (K, BB, 1B, L-8, R, SB)
6. Reggie Preciado, 3B: 1-3 (5-3, K, 1B, R, SB)
7. Jefferson Encarnacion, RF: 1-3 (F-8, K, 1B, R, RBI) 
8. Christian Olivo, LF: 0-2 (BB, F-9, F-9) 

AZIL CUBS BLUE SQUAD PITCHERS: 
1. Nick Hull: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GO/AO, 39 pitches (19 strikes) 
2. Raino Coran: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 19 pitches (4 strikes) 
3. Adam Laskey: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 12 pitches (9 strikes) 
4. Daniel Brown: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 3 WP, 1/0 GO/AO, 20 pitches (7 strikes) 
5. Luis A. Reyes: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (11 strikes) 
6. Jose Romero: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (13 strikes) 

AZIL CUBS RED SQUAD PITCHERS: 
1. Will Frisch: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GO/AO, 18 pitches (8 strikes) 
2. Yenrri Rojas: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 PO, 1 GIDP, 3/1 GO/AO, 46 pitches (24 strikes) 
3. Ty Johnson: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 12 pitches (8 strikes) 
4. Scarlyn Lebron: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 23 pitches (10 strikes) 
5. Landon Ginn: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 14 pitches (10 strikes) 

AZIL BLUE SQUAD ERRORS: 2 
1. 3B Geuri Lubo: E-5 (errant throw to 1st base allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. P Raino Coran: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 1st base allowed runner to advance to 2nd)

AZIL RED SQUAD ERRORS: NONE 

AZIL CUBS BLUE SQUAD CATCHERS DEFENSE: 
Carter Trice: 0-6 CS 

AZIL CUBS RED SQUAD CATCHERS DEFENSE: 
Adan Sanchez: 1-4 CS, 1 PB, 1 PO

AZIL CUBS RED SQUAD OUTFIELD ASSIST: 1
LF Christian Olivo - batter (Geuri Lubo) thrown out 7-4 attempting to stretch single into double

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures 100+ 

ATTENDANCE: 9 

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Recent comments

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    Fully agree with all of this too. Preach, crunch!

  • crunch (view)

    any time the wish-dot-com arizona version of ronnie woo woo feels like shutting up would be nice.

  • crunch (view)

    alzolay is f'n filthy...

  • crunch (view)

    i'm not even over here advocating spending like they're the yanks/dodgers.  nor do i think they're criminally cheap.  i feel like they've done good with the payroll in 2024 (so far), but i don't think they'd be financially squeezed if they threw another 20+ million at it...but i don't expect it.

    the whole idea of this team barely scraping by while they've monetized the entire neighborhood based upon the product on the field isn't a narrative i'll entertain.

    since the 1980s, buying a professional sports team is about it's increasing value and the ability to borrow against the asset...no one's trying to make rent or get fed on the operating revenue profits.  even teams with terrible owners that neglect the team benefit from this.

  • Dolorous Jon Lester (view)

    With you crunch. I find the defense of owners among fans baffling.

  • crunch (view)

    hendricks with 2 HBP in the 1st...yow.

  • crunch (view)

    it keeps me up at night and destroys my will to live to imagine the Ricketts family only making 20-30m a year rather than 40-60m a year off the Cubs.

    it is absolutely not fair at all to consider all the real estate and advertising they've put up all over Wrigleyville that also brings money that isn't assigned to the team revenues.

    i'm 110% sure those rooftops they bought would bring in tons of revenue even without the Cubs playing baseball there.  $70-$100 a seat to watch the Chicago skyline from a roof for 3 hours...no brainer, team not needed...it's just a great place to hang out for a few hours and a reasonable price to do it.

    it would be nice if they could get a TV network.  they could take the local games off of free local TV...maybe further monetize it by charging locals $20 a month to watch the games if they don't have cable.  they should get on that.

  • Finwe Noldaran (view)

    Yes, more people need to understand that just because some owners may be making money hand overy fist, doesn't necessarily mean all are.......

  • videographer (view)

    Thank you Bill for your well written response to an on-going, misunderstood debate about salaries and wealth.  Fans and tax payers are responsible for all revenue generated by sports teams.  Scott Boras started this narrative years ago about team value justifies player salaries.  Just once, I would like an owner tell Boras he will sell his team so he can pay the salaries of his players. 

  • Cubster (view)

    Sunday Tribune article interviewed Imanaga about the HR. 

    "Even though (the HR) happened, it was a good learning experience to try to figure out how that could end up being a single in front of LF, " Imanaga said through interpreter Edwin Stanberry. "It was an 0-1 count and I should have thrown the fastball a little higher.  "I would like to work on throwing it higher in the zone or missing lower -- even if it's a lower pitch that would be a little bit better."

    --

    Seems like he has a plan and is  working on both the approach and execution of each pitch.