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The Cubs 40 Man Roster, Per  The Team Site

For options info, here is a link to AZ Phil's secion of The Cub Reporter
 
http://www.thecubreporter.com/cubs-40-man-roster
 
 
Pitchers
 
Adbert Alzolay
Tony Barnette (10 Day IL)
Brad Brach
Xavier Cedeno (10 Day IL)
Tyler Chatwood
Steve Cishek
Tim Collins
Yu Darvish
Oscar De La Cruz (suspended)
Carl Edwards, Jr.
Kendall Graveman (60 Day IL)
Cole Hamels
Kyle Hendricks
Brandon Kintzler
Jon Lester (10 Day IL)
Dillon Maples
Alec Mills
Mike Montgomery (10 Day IL)
Brandon Morrow (10 Day IL)
James Norwood
Jose Quintana
Randy Rosario
Kyle Ryan
Justin Steele
Pedro Strop
Jen-Ho Tseng (Designated For Assignment)
Duane Underwood
Allen Webster
Rowan Wick

 
 
 
Catchers
 
Victor Caratini
Willson Contreras
Taylor Davis

 
Infielders
 
Javier Baez
David Bote
Kris Bryant
Daniel Descalso
Anthony Rizzo
Addison Russell (suspended)
Ben Zobrist
 
Outfield
Albert Almora, JR
Ian Happ
Jason Heyward
Kyle Schwarber
Mark Zagunis
  1. Donnie Dewees
  2. Title 2
  3. Title 3
  4. Title 4
  5. Title 5
Top-21 Hitting Prospects
The Details
Hitters are evaluated on their likelihood to reach 3000 at-bats at the major league level. Age, advancement, position played, power, speed, and anything else can play into the decision-making.
1.  Nico Hoerner SS
2. Miguel Amaya C
3.   Jared Young IF
4.  Aramis Ademan SS
5.  Cole Roederer OF
6.   Trent Giambrone IF
7.   Zack Short SS
8.  Brennen Davis OF
9.   Nelson Velazquez  OF
10.   Reivaj Garcia 2B
11.   PJ Higgins C
12.   Christopher Morel IF
 
13.  Jimmy Herron OF
14.  Andy Weber IF
15.   Jhonny Pereda C
16.   Luis Verdugo SS
17.   Mark Zagunis OF
18.  Taylor Davis C
19.   DJ Artis OF
20.   Vimael Machin IF
21.  Eddy Martinez OF
22.  Luke Reynolds 3B-1B
23.  Fernando Kelli OF
24. Fabian Pertuz IF



Starting Pitchers

25 Pitchers Most Likely To Reach 1000 IP

August 14, 2017

1. Adbert Alzolay
2. Cory Abbott
3. Brailyn Marquez
4. Justin Steele
5. Richard Gallardo
6. Keegan Thompson
7. Paul Richan
8. Oscar De La Cruz
9. Tyson Miller
10. Alex Lange
11. Trevor Clifton
12. Matt Swarmer
13. Jose Albertos
14. Brendon Little
15. Riley Thompson
16. Yovanny Cruz
17. Tom Hatch
18. Derek Casey
19. Cam Sanders
20. Faustino Carrera
21. Erling Moreno
22. Brian Hudson
23. Benjamin Rodriguez
24. Jeremiah Estrada
25. Didier Vargas
26. Luis Rodriguez



Relief Pitchers

Five Other P Most Likely To Reach 300 IP

August 14, 2017

1. Alec Mills
2. Dakota Mekkes
3. Duane Underwood
4. James Norwood
5. Rowan Wick
6. Wyatt Short
7. Bailey Clark
8. Riley McCauley

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Bullpen Ratings

General Rankings

Current Cubs Rankings


1.0 General Closer
2.0 General Set-Up Man
3.0 Leverage Reliever
4.0 Above-Average Reliever
5.0 Specialist
6.0 Innings Eater
7.0 Triple-A Shuttle Rider
8.0 Raw Prospect