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Chicago Cubs
Stadium: Wrigley Field | Manager: Rick Renteria

Depth Chart

 
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C. Coghlan
C. Denorfia
D. Fowler
A. Alcantara
R. Sweeney
J. Soler
C. Denorfia
R. Sweeney
T. La Stella
M. Olt
A. Alcantara
K. Bryant
S. Castro
J. Baez
A. Alcantara
Rotation
1. J. Lester
2. J. Arrieta
3. J. Hammel
4. T. Wood
5. K. Hendricks
J. Baez
T. La Stella
A. Alcantara
A. Rizzo
M. Olt

DL
None
M. Montero
D. Ross
W. Castillo
  Bullpen
H. Rondon (CL)
J. Motte
P. Strop
N. Ramirez
J. Grimm
B. Parker
J. Turner
P. Coke
F. Doubront
E. Jackson
Last Updated: 03/17/2015
 
player is injured   news about this player  
 
Last Five Games
9/28 vs. MIL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
A. AlcantaraCF
C. Valaika2B
J. BakerC
J. TurnerP
 
9/27 vs. MIL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
W. CastilloC
A. Alcantara2B
R. KalishCF
T. WadaP
 
9/26 vs. MIL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
A. Alcantara2B
M. SzczurCF
R. LopezC
E. JokischP
 
9/24 vs. STL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
W. CastilloC
J. LakeCF
L. Watkins2B
J. ArrietaP
 
9/23 vs. STL
A. AlcantaraCF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
W. CastilloC
C. Valaika2B
M. SzczurLF
K. HendricksP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
E. Bonifacio2B.259324
J. LakeCF.211925
A. Rizzo1B.2863278
S. CastroSS.2921465
L. Valbuena3B.2491651
N. SchierholtzRF.195737
C. CoghlanLF.283941
J. BakerC.192015
 
Notes
  • 130 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
J. Baez2B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
J. SolerRF
W. CastilloC
A. AlcantaraCF
C. Valaika1B
4 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
J. Baez2B
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
A. AlcantaraCF
J. RuggianoRF
W. CastilloC
3 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
R. SweeneyCF
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
N. SchierholtzRF
J. BakerC
D. Barney2B
2 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
J. RuggianoCF
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
N. SchierholtzRF
J. BakerC
D. Barney2B
2 Game(s)
E. BonifacioCF
J. LakeLF
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
M. Olt3B
W. CastilloC
N. SchierholtzRF
D. Barney2B

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miguel Montero, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
136.2434013720
 
Starlin Castro, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
134.2925814654
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 133
News
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is back in the starting lineup Wednesday after missing five days of action due to right groin tightness. He feels "100 percent" after the time off, MLB.com reports.

Castro is aiming to play 162 games this season, though he hasn't informed manager Joe Maddon of his goal.

"Not yet, but I think they know," Castro said. "They know I want to play that, I want to be there every day. It doesn’t matter if today is a bad game, tomorrow’s a bad game, I don’t care. I’m here, trying to grow up every day and try to be a better player."

Castro is 6 for 26 with two doubles, one triple and two walks this spring.

Tommy La Stella, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
93.251221312
 
Felix Doubront, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4579.25.54051
 
News
Felix Doubront was granted his release by the Cubs on Saturday, according to MLB.com. Doubront, 27, was traded from Boston to Chicago before the trade deadline last season. He posted a 3.98 ERA in four starts 20 1/3 innings for the Cubs in 2014. He owns a whopping 11.57 ERA in seven innings of work this spring.
Jacob Turner, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
611113.06.13071
 
Injuries
elbow - Expected to be placed on 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-April (Updated - 3/10/15)
Welington Castillo, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.2372813460
 
Position Breakdown
C - 106
Jake Arrieta, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
105156.22.5341167
 
News
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta tossed five strike outs over four scoreless innings of work Saturday. Arrieta also added a three-run home run and an RBI double to help his own cause, something he simply called a good work day, reports MLB.com.

"i like it," Arrieta said. "I think it allows us to put a little speed behind me. I feel I can handle the bat well. Depending on the situation, I feel I can put a bunt down efficiently."

Arrieta feels comfortable with the bat in his hand, partially why manager Joe Maddon is considering batting the pitcher eighth in the order.

"It is the pitcher, and it seems like a break in the lineup, but we feel we can do some damage there and help us out," Arrieta said.

Jason Hammel, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1011176.13.4744158
 
Kris Bryant
No Stats Available
News
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has never started a rookie on Opening Day. Kris Bryant wants to be change that trend this season.

"I look at it as why not me?" Bryant said Friday, per MLB.com. "I think I'm the type of guy who can go out there and do it. I've made it a point of mine to show them that I can."

Epstein said Friday that no decision has been made regarding Bryant.

"It's for baseball reasons, and it hasn't been about anything else besides baseball reasons," Epstein said. "We spend a lot of time thinking about which players to draft, how to get them off to a good start in their professional careers, how to help them advance in the Minor Leagues, and how to help them make that final leap to the big leagues and when and how to do it to put them in a position to succeed."

Bryant is in the midst of a scorching hot spring, with nine homers in 32 at-bats. On Thursday, the 23-year-old prospect also showed some versatility by starting in left field against the Jered Weaver and the Angels.

"Yesterday was good for me to go out there and face a pitcher like Jered Weaver who has incredible stuff,” Bryant said. "He's a different type of pitcher and it was really good for me to go out there and struggle a little bit, see what he’s going to throw me and learn from it. I took it as a learning experience."

Bryant has three multi-home run games this spring. He is hitting .406/.472/1.313 in 12 Cactus League games.

New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters that Bryant's agent, Scott Boras, should not be involved in Chicago's roster decisions, even when it comes to Bryant, per the Chicago Tribune.

"Look, I don't think the Cubs decision on what’s going to happen to Kris Bryant is really any of Mr. Boras' business," Manfred said. "I think the Cubs -- I know the Cubs -- will make decisions that are best for the long term competitiveness of the club. And focusing on whether a particular player has played, or is with a club on a day, or days, I don’t think is a fair evaluation of what the club is up to.

"The club is in the best position, and the Cubs are in the best position, to decide what's going to make them the most competitive over the longest period of time."

Jason Motte, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1025.04.68017
 
Hector Rondon, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4463.12.422963
 
Jorge Soler, #68
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
24.292115201
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 24
News
With the No. 2 spot still undecided in the Cubs' lineup, manager Joe Maddon said outfielder Jorge Soler could be the man for the job, according to MLB.com.

“He’s a really interesting baseball player,” Maddon said. “I’d heard good things, but his impression on me has been really strong.”

Outfielder Chris Coghlan has been the frontrunner for the role but Maddon likes Soler's plate discipline.

“With [Soler], it goes beyond his power. This guy looks over a baseball now. This guy has great decision-making ability at the plate," Maddon said. That bleeds into either you’re driving in the second leadoff hitter plus one, or he’s setting up somebody after him because the guy is going to take his walks."

Soler is hitting .333 this spring with three home runs, eight doubles and 20 RBI.

Blake Parker, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1121.05.14024
 
News
The Cubs announced Thursday they cut 12 players from major-league camp, including top catcher prospect Kyle Schwarber,who was reassigned to minor-league camp.

The other players reassigned to minor-league camp were pitchers Daniel Bard, Anthony Carter, Jorge De Leon, Gonzalez Germen and Francisley Bueno, infielder Chris Valaika, outfielders Albert Almora, Mike Baxter and Adron Chambers.

Pitcher Blake Parker and pitcher Joseph Ortiz were optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

Chris Coghlan, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
125.283509417
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 103, DH - 1
News
With the No. 2 spot still undecided in the Cubs' lineup, manager Joe Maddon said outfielder Jorge Soler could be the man for the job, according to MLB.com.

“He’s a really interesting baseball player,” Maddon said. “I’d heard good things, but his impression on me has been really strong.”

Outfielder Chris Coghlan has been the frontrunner for the role but Maddon likes Soler's plate discipline.

“With [Soler], it goes beyond his power. This guy looks over a baseball now. This guy has great decision-making ability at the plate," Maddon said. That bleeds into either you’re driving in the second leadoff hitter plus one, or he’s setting up somebody after him because the guy is going to take his walks."

Soler is hitting .333 this spring with three home runs, eight doubles and 20 RBI.

David Ross, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
50.184167150
 
Dexter Fowler, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
116.2766183511
 
Pedro Strop, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2461.02.21271
 
Justin Grimm, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5269.03.78070
 
Kyle Hendricks, #28
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
7280.12.461547
 
Jon Lester, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1611219.22.4648220
 
Injuries
Arm - Out until at least late March (Updated - 3/20/15)
News
Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester threw 54 pitches in a minor-league game Thursday, per MLB.com. Lester gave up one hit and one walk, while striking out three of the 12 batters he faced.

“What I was really watching was him and watching his face and he never seemed like anything bothered him, so I know his arm feels great and that’s all I was worried about,” manager Joe Maddon said. “He felt good and his energy was good (Thursday). … He threw some nice fastballs, nice cutters, yeah, yeah, yeah, but I thought he looked comfortable and that’s the most important thing.”

Thursday was the first time Lester pitched in a game since being scratched last week due to a tired arm. Lester is scheduled to make one more start before the season opener (April 5) against the Cardinals. He is scheduled to throw 75-80 pitches in a minor-league start next week.

“Today was good, today was a normal day,” Lester said. “[I’ll] come back tomorrow and go about work again.”

Anthony Rizzo, #44
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
140.2868932785
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 140
News
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is better known as a power hitter. But Saturday, the club gave him a chance to bat leadoff in a split-squad game.

"I think I'm your prototypical leadoff hitter," Rizzo said. "I'm going to try to see some pitches, get on base. We don't steal much on this team anyway."

Rizzo, who normally bats third in the order, gave the lineup a breath of fresh air, according to manager Joe Maddon.

"It kind of freshens them up a bit," Maddon said. "The big thing is to protect him, and if you don't, he's not going to get pitched to."

Travis Wood, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
813173.25.0376146
 
News
Cubs pitcher Travis Wood surrendered three earned runs on five hits and two walks in five innings while striking out three in Wednesday's spring start against the Mariners.

"I was able to locate pretty decently and keep them off balance," Wood said after the outing, per MLB.com.

Wood was coming off his worst outing of the spring but did a solid job of bouncing back Wednesday, working past an early run to throw three scoreless innings before giving up two more runs in the fifth. He has posted a 4.19 ERA in 19 1/3 innings. Wood is in the mix for a rotation spot.

Arismendy Alcantara, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
70.2053110298
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 25, OF - 48
Edwin Jackson, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
615140.26.330123
 
Chris Denorfia, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
121.230363219
 
Injuries
Hamstring - Out until at least late March (Updated - 3/26/15)
News
Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia, who has not appeared in a spring game since March 17 due to a sore left hamstring, might start playing in minor-league games next week, per MLB.com.

Denorfia will most likely not be ready to play in the regular-season opener.

"Opening Day is probably in jeopardy," manager Joe Maddon said Thursday.

Denorfia ran at about 40 percent Thursday and has been making progress.

"There's no sense in rushing anything," Maddon said. "When you're talking about [hamstring injuries], and guys try to push 'hammies' too quickly, then you end up with a longer healing process."

Neil Ramirez, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3343.21.44353
 
Phil Coke, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5258.03.88141
 
Mike Olt, #30
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
89.1602312330
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 12, 3B - 52, DH - 3
Ryan Sweeney, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
77.251223200
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 56, DH - 2
Javier Baez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
52.169259205
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 25, SS - 30
News
Cubs shortstop Javier Baez was in the middle of a nasty collision Friday at second base while trying to turn a double play. It looked bad enough manager Joe Maddon was a bit nervous Baez may have suffered a serious injury, reports MLB.com.

"I asked him when was the last time a Puerto Rican had played in the NFL, because he just felt it right there," Maddon said of the crash with the Angels' Kole Calhoun on a double play. "[Baez] got smoked. I didn't know what was wrong with him, but he got hammered. I loved it."

Baez remained in the game and turned the double play. It is unknown yet whether Baez will make the final roster for Opening Day.