Monday, January 30, 2012

Cubs Release Spring Training Invites

The Cubs have invited 21 non-roster players to ML Spring Training. February 18th is when pitcher and catchers report to Mesa but the first full workout is Friday February 24th. Lets check out those players-

9 pitchers-
Marco Carrillo
Manny Corpas
Jay Jackson
Rodrigo Lopez
Trey McNutt
Blake Parker
Dae-Eun Rhee
Trever Miller
Chris Rusin

3 catchers-
Michael Brenly
Jason Jaramillo
Blake Lalli

5 infielders-
Alfredo Amezaga
Edgar Gonzalez
Jonathan Mota
Bobby Scales
Matt Tolbert

4 outfielders-
Jim Adduci
Jae-Hoon Ha
Brett Jackson
Joe Mather

No one really surprising on this list but the list is somewhat impressive compared to most years. I think the infielders have the best chance to break camp with the Cubs along with some relief pitching. I think Brett Jackson has a 50/50 chance to break the camp with the Cubs and the rest have worse odds than that. Out of the 21 players I think (besides Jackson) Matt Tolbert, Alfredo Amezaga, Manny Corpas, and Jason Jaramillo have the best chance to break camp with the Cubs.

Some guys to watch is Jae-Hoon Ha, Blake Parker, Dae-Eun Rhee, and Trey McNutt. All could really surprise in Spring Training and give you a taste of the future.

Seeing this release gets me giddy because it means baseball is right around the corner!

Until Next Time..

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