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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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Luis Stars with Bat and Zapata Leads with Arm at Salt River Fields

Jansel Luis hammered two RBI doubles and scored two runs, Ricardo Caldera tripled, walked and scored two runs, and SP Deyer Zapata fired four innings of one-hit shutout ball, helping the Diamondbacks Black squad defeat the Cubs 6-4 in a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game played Monday morning on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (located in the Salt River Maricopa-Pima Indian Community, east of Scottsdale, AZ).  

Ed Howard reached base four times (singled in the 1st, walked in the 3rd, singled again in the 5th, and laced an oppo-field RBI double into the RF corner in the 7th), Ismael Mena singled, doubled, and scored two runs, Adan Sanchez drilled two singles (including a line-drive two-run single in the 5th that put the Cubs up 2-1) and threw out two baserunners attempting to steal, and SP Eligio Paredes hurled three innings of one hit / one run ball (run was unearned) for the Cubs.  

In 13 Cactus League EXST games (33 PA), Ed Howard is now hitting 404/515/704 (1.219 OPS - 300 ISO).

RHP Daniel Palencia stepped out of the pitch lab long enough to accompany the team to Salt River Fields and throw a quick 1-2-3 inning (P-6, L-8, and a K-looking) that took about three minutes and featured four 100 MPH FB. 

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

1. Ismael Mena, CF: 2-5 (F-8, 2B, E-4, 1B, F-9, 2 R) 
2a. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 0-2 (K, K, BB, R)
2b. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 0-2 (5-3, F-8)
3. Ed Howard, 3B-DH: 3-3 (1B, BB, 1B, 2B, RBI)
NOTE: Slot was skipped fifth time thru batting order 
4a. Adan Sanchez, C: 2-3 (1B, F-9, 1B, 2 RBI)
4b. Wally Soto, PH-C: 0-1 (F-8, BB) 
5. Christopher Paciolla, DH-3B: 0-4 (6-3, L-7, BB, P-6, K) 
6a. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-1 (K, BB, SB) 
6b. Lizardo Ruiz, 1B: 0-3 (K, E-6, 6-3 DP, R)
7. Geuri Lubo, 2B: 1-4 (P-6, P-4 DP, K, 1B) 
8a. Brayan Altuve, RF: 0-2 (P-4, 4-3)
8b. Ke'Shun Collier, RF: 1-2 (K, 1B, RBI, SB) 
9. Christian Olivo, LF: 0-4 (2-3, L-8, F-9, K) 
1. Eligio Paredes: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 0/5 GO/AO, 43 pitches (26 strikes)
2. Daniel Palencia: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 8 pitches (7 strikes) 
3. Gabriel Agrazal: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1/3 GO/AO, 29 pitches (20 strikes) 
4. Luis A. Reyes: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 0/3 GO/AO, 39 pitches (24 strikes) 

1. 1B Anderson Suriel: E-3 (missed catch on attempted 4-3 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely) 
2. 2B Geuri Lubo: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely) 

Adan Sanchez: 2-2 CS 

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's 



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


PHIL: How does Sanchez look behind the plate receiving? Any thoughts (or overheard comments) on his likelihood of staying at catcher?



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.