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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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Let's Play Two (Before Lunch)!

The I-Cubs have added some wrinkles to the traditional doubleheader format this year. Call it schedule change brought about by the rising tide of global warming. This IS the Pacific Coast League, remember, and Des Moines IS the city where a game was once played in front of an official attendance of zero due to floodwaters surrounding the ballpark.

Opening Day featured a twinbill in anticipation of inclement weather, not in consequence of it.

Yesterday was getaway day completing a homestand, and when Sunday’s scheduled matinee vs. the El Paso Chihuahuas was rained out, it was only postponed until Monday morning at 9:30 AM. You could almost consider the Plan B an extended rain delay of 20 hours. The makeup began with a preannounced curfew for the double dip of 3:45 PM in accommodation of both teams’ travel itineraries. It was over in plenty of time to shower and grab a sandwich before hitting the road.

After falling behind 3-0 in the top of the 1st of Game One while still yawning and stretching, the I-Cubs rallied to win, 6-5. Dillon Maples saved it with a nearly immaculate 7th inning, fanning the side on 10 pitches. He is, as DP used to say, “en fuego” of late, fanning 11 while walking only one in five June appearances of one inning per. The slider is on the upslide, i.e., a real down-and-out pitch.

Also, Caratini is hitting well since arriving and played 3B in yesterday’s “daycap” after catching (and homering) in the opener.


Watched Maples on MILB TV, he threw 10 sliders, 9 for strikes, and none were even touched. Looks ready for Chicago to me.

Nico agreed to a contract at full slot value, That sucks,  Only got $12,600 left over from 10th rd Luke Reynolds,  I would assumed drafting a SS (not a position of need right now) at 24 they'd have worked some under slot, not sure where the money is going come from to sign 3 high school kids and the rest of the top 10, plus anybody later, why they didn't abuse some senior signing bonus like they did in the past like with Ryan Williams and his $1,000.

Thanks Mike. Nice to hear on Maples. I hope he can sustain this to the Big club. Also, nice to see the doubles and "warning track power" Caratini keep it going.

Recent comments

  • 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.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    One more thing about Edwin Escobar. Even though he had accrued less than one year of MLB Service Time prior to signing with Nippon Ham in 2017 (he ended up eventually with Yokohama), he will have Article XIX-A rights by virtue of the seven seasons he spent in Japan. So he will be essentially locked on the 40-man roster (or at least he can't be outrighted without his consent), and he will be a FA whenever his contract expires.