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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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Rojas Brings the Thunder and Palencia Brings the Heat to Salt River Fields

Jefferson Rojas slugged a solo HR in the top of the 1st, singled, stole two bases, and scored a run in the 5th, singled in the 7th, and blasted a two-run HR in the 8th, Christopher Paciolla singled, reached base on an HBP, and drilled a two-run double in the 8th, and Jairo Diaz singled twice, walked, and scored two runs, as the Cubs outlasted the Diamondbacks Red Squad 11-8 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Monday morning on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, east of Scottsdale, AZ.

The game was pre-planned as an eight inning contest and was called with one out in the bottom of the 8th inning.  

RHP Zach Davies (on Diamondbacks MLB 15-day IL - oblique strain) started the game for the D'backs Red and worked four innings of one hit / one run ball (the first Jefferson Rojas HR). Riquelmin Cabral laced a two-run double, Ruben Santana smacked a two-run triple, and Caleb Roberts belted a solo HR, singled and scored, and reached base on an HBP to aid the D'back cause.   

RHRP Daniel Palencia made his first EXST appearance since being placed on the AA Tennessee Development List last week, hurling one shutout inning (issued a walk, then got a pop out to the catcher, then an infield single, and finally two strikeouts - both swinging - to finish the inning), working at a fast pace, and mixing a 99-100 MPH FB and a power-SL.     

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 
1. Brayan Altuve, CF-LF: 1-5 (K, 5-3, 4-3, 1B, F-9, R, RBI)
2. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 4-5 (HR, F-8, 1B, 1B, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 SB) 
3a. Geuri Lubo, 3B: 0-2 (K, L-4) 
3b. Alexis Hernandez, 3B: 0-1 (K, 1-3 SH, BB, R) 
4a. Wally Soto, C-DH: 1-2 (K, BB, 1B, RBI)
4b. Frank Hernandez, PH-DH: 1-2 (K, 1B, R) 
5. Christopher Paciolla, 2B: 2-4 (E-6, K, 1B, HBP, 2B, 2 RBI) 
6. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-2 (3-6-3 DP, BB, F-9, BB, R)
7a. Raino Coran, RF: 1-2 (K, 1B, R) 
7b. Christian Olivo, RF: 0-2 (F-9, K) 
8. Jairo Diaz, DH-C: 2-3 (K, 1B, 1B, BB, 2 R) 
9a. Ke'Shun Collier, LF: 1-2 (4-3, 1B, R, 2 RBI)
9b. Ismael Mena, CF: 0-2 (4-6-3 DP, K) 

1. Starlyn Pichardo: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 3/3 GO/AO, 68 pitches (42 strikes) 
2. Eligio Paredes: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 3/1 GO/AO, 56 pitches (27 strikes)
3. Daniel Palencia: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 23 pitches (14 strikes) 
4. Wilme Mora: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GO/AO, 27 pitches (12 strikes)   

LF Ke'Shun Collier: E-7 (fielding miscue after single to LF allowed runner to score from 1st base) 
CF Ismael Mena: E-8 (bobble after single to CF allowed runner to score from 2nd base)  

Wally Soto: 0-2 CS, 1 PO 

1. CF Brayan Altuve - runner thrown out 8-4-2 while attempting to score from 1st base after double  
2. LF Ke'Shun Collier - batter thrown out 7-6-5 attempting to advance to 3rd base after 1B+E7 (see ERROR listed above)  

WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures 100+



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


AZPhil, this Starlyn Pichardo guy seems to find his fair share of work and was the only 18 YO pitcher on the ACL squad last year. What’s he showing that seems to be getting him more opps than others his age in the org? 

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In reply to by KingKongvsGodzilla

KKvG: Although none of his pitches are exceptional, Starlyn Pichardo has a SP repertoire (FB 88-91, SL 82-85, CV 70-72, and a mid-80's CH). He is the most stretched-out of any of the EXST SP (he threw 68 pitches yesterday), but I doubt that he will go to Myrtle Beach until he throws more strikes. 

The thing about Luis Rujano and Dominic Hambley (the two EXST SP who were recently promoted to Myrtle Beach) is that they threw 61% strikes (Hambley) and 62% strikes (Rujano) in Cactus League EXST games.

Even with his being stretched out and with a starter's repertoire, Pichardo is still throwing exactly 50% strikes. While he will continue to get starts in EXST games and next month in the ACL, but he will need to throw a much higher percentage of strikes before he will move up. 

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