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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
 
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PITCHERS: 21
Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
* 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: 3 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
Chase Strumpf 

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

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 1 
* Owen Caissie  
 



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Ex-Cub Factor

The phrase "ex-Cub factor" has been thrown around quite a bit. It was originally coined by writer and Cub fan Ron Berler, who wrote an article in 1981 stating that since the Yankees of that season had five ex-Cubs on their roster, they were doomed to lose the World Series if they got there. He was right -- they lost to the Dodgers in six games.

Recent comments

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Here are the pitchers reports from Monday's Reds - Cubs game at Sloan Park: 

    KYLE HENDRICKS
    FB: 86-88
    CH: 81 
    CV: 72-74 
    COMMENT:  Threw two innings (29 pitches - 20 strikes - five foul balls - two swing & miss, one on a CV and the other on a CH)... allowed one run on one hit (a legit triple), a walk, and an HBP, one strikeout swinging on an 81 MPH CH, and 1/4 GO/AO... this is vintage Hendricks circa 2024, meaning a fly ball pitcher who keeps hitters off balance (most of the time) with a nice mix of pitches, all of which he can throw for strikes.. . it was fun watching him warm up in the pen with about a dozen of the young pitchers standing behind him watching each pitch with great interest...  

    ADBERT ALZOLAY
    FB: 95-96
    CT: 89-91 
    SL: 86-87 
    COMMENT: A nine-pitch (seven strikes / two balls - two swing & miss) 1-2-3 inning (a 4-3 GO, a K-swinging on a SL, and an F-7)... 

    JULIAN MERRYWEATHER
    FB: 96-97
    SL: 85 
    COMMENT: A seven-pitch (six strikes - no swing & miss) "pitch to contact" 1-2-3 inning (F-7, 4-3, F-7)...  

    CARL EDWARDS JR
    FB: 89-92 
    CV: 77 
    COMMENT: A six-pitch (four strikes - no swing & miss) 1-2-3 inning (P-3, L-9, L-8)... despite the 1-2-3 inning, Reds hitters squared up his FB pretty good...   

    JOSE CUAS
    FB: 92-94 
    SL: 83 
    COMMENT: 1-2-3 inning (L-6, K-looking, and a K-swinging)... threw 12 pitches (eight strikes - two swinging - three foul balls)... Cuas was really "on" today... some of the swings against him were really ugly / funny...  

    MARK LEITER JR
    FB: 88-90 
    SPLIT: 82-84
    SL: 77-79 
    CV: 72 
    COMMENT: Threw one inning (23 pitches - 12 strikes - four foul balls - two swing & miss) and allowed two runs on two hits (a single and a double, both by LH-hitters) one walk (also a LH-hitter), and a WP, and he struck out one (a RH-hitter swinging on a SL-sweep)... he is either working on his other pitches or he just doesn't want to throw the splitter (he threw only two, and both were out of the strike zone and did not induce a swing)... FB was hit very hard, even the two outs were hammered... no evidence whatsoever of the Leiter "reverse splits" that got him a "pseudo-lefty" pen job this time last year, so maybe the Cubs will need an actual lefty (or two) in the pen this year... 

    SAM McWILLIAMS
    FB: 95-97 
    SL/CT: 87-90 
    CH: 85 
    COMMENT: Threw one inning (20 pitches - 12 strikes - three foul balls) and allowed two runs on three hits (two doubles and a single) and one four-pitch walk, and struck out one (swinging on a CT)... FB has good velo but he got no swing & miss with it and secondaries got whacked... 

    BLAKE WEIMAN
    FB: 90-91 
    CH: 86 
    SL: 78-79 
    COMMENT: Threw a scoreless inning (10 pitches - six strikes - one swing & miss)... surrendered a lead-off single and then a 6-4-3 DP erased the runner, final out was a K-swinging on a SL-sweeper on a 2-2 pitch...  

  • Cubster (view)

    Bellinger deal is official. Presser set for Wednesday.

  • crunch (view)

    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.

  • Cubster (view)

    The last 2 innings were fun. 

  • crunch (view)

    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.

  • crunch (view)

    b.davis takes a fastball to the head, stays in the game.

  • crunch (view)

    ....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.

  • crunch (view)

    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.

  • crunch (view)

    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.