Chicago Cubs minor league players

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Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Chicago Cubs system:

Players[edit]

Corey Black[edit]

Corey Black
Chicago Cubs – No. 82
Pitcher
Born: (1991-08-04) August 4, 1991 (age 23)
San Diego, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Corey William Black (born August 4, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization.

Black attended San Diego State University before transferring to Faulkner University. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fourth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] He made his professional debut for the Gulf Coast Yankees. He also pitched for the Staten Island Yankees and Charleston RiverDogs that season. Overall, he started 12 games, going 2–2 with a 3.08 earned run average (ERA) and 50 strikeouts in 52 23 innings.

Black started 2013 with the Tampa Yankees.[2] On July 26 he was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Alfonso Soriano.[3][4] He was assigned to the Daytona Cubs. In 24 starts, he went 7–8 with a 3.93 ERA and 116 strikeouts over 107 23 innings. He started the 2014 season with the Tennessee Smokies.


Paul Blackburn[edit]

Paul Blackburn
Chicago Cubs
Pitcher
Born: (1993-12-04) December 4, 1993 (age 21)
Oakley, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Paul Blackburn (born December 4, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization.

Blackburn was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Heritage High School in Brentwood, California.[5] He made his professional debut that season with the Arizona League Cubs. He played 2013 with the Boise Hawks and 2014 with the Kane County Cougars.[6][7][8]


Víctor Caratini[edit]

Víctor Caratini
Chicago Cubs
Catcher
Born: (1993-08-17) August 17, 1993 (age 21)
Coamo, Puerto Rico
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Víctor Manuel Caratini (born August 17, 1993) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher in the Chicago Cubs organization.

Caratini was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft out of Miami Dade College.[9] He made his professional debut that season with the Danville Braves. After primarily playing third base his first season, Caratini played mostly as a catcher in 2014. He started the season with the Rome Braves. On July 31, he was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell.[10][11][12] The Cubs sent him to the Kane County Cougars, where he finished the season.[13][14]


Jae-Hoon Ha[edit]

Jae-Hoon Ha
Chicago Cubs
Infielder
Born: (1990-10-29) October 29, 1990 (age 24)
Jinju, South Korea
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jae-Hoon Ha (born October 29, 1990) is a South Korean professional baseball right fielder in minor league baseball organization of the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He was named to appear in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.[15]


Billy McKinney[edit]

Billy McKinney
Chicago Cubs
Outfielder
Born: (1994-08-23) August 23, 1994 (age 20)
Plano, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left

William L. McKinney (born August 23, 1994) is an American professional baseball player for the Chicago Cubs organization.

McKinney attended Plano West Senior High School. He led the school's baseball team to the state's Class 5A semifinals.[16] McKinney was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the first round, with the 24th overall selection, of the 2013 MLB Draft.[17] He signed with the Athletics, receiving a $1.8 million signing bonus.[18]

McKinney began the 2014 season with the Stockton Ports of the Class A-Advanced California League. He batted .241 for the Ports.[19] On July 4, 2014, the Athletics traded McKinney to the Chicago Cubs with Addison Russell and Dan Straily, in exchange for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.[20] He was assigned to the Daytona Cubs of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.[19] McKinney began the 2015 season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League,[21] and was promoted to the Tennessee Smokies of the Class AA Southern League in May.[22]

Trey McNutt[edit]

Trey McNutt
Chicago Cubs
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-02) August 2, 1989 (age 25)
Birmingham, Alabama
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Kenneth Trey McNutt (born August 2, 1989) is a pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization. He was added to the team's 40-man roster on November 20, 2012. He was outrighted off the roster on October 9, 2013.

Prior to the 2011 season, McNutt was rated as the 48th-best prospect in baseball by Baseball America.[23]


Bijan Rademacher[edit]

Bijan Rademacher
Chicago Cubs
Outfielder
Born: (1991-06-05) June 5, 1991 (age 23)
Anaheim Hills, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Bijan D. Rademacher (born June 15, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Chicago Cubs organization.

Rademacher was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 13th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Orange Coast College.[24][25] He signed with the Cubs and made his professional debut that season with the Arizona League Cubs. He also played for the Boise Hawks and Peoria Chiefs that year. Rademacher started 2013 with the Kane County Cougars and was promoted to the Daytona Cubs during the season. He returned to Daytona in 2014.[26] After the season he played in the Arizona Fall League.[27]


Jake Stinnett[edit]

Jake Stinnett
Chicago Cubs
Pitcher
Born: (1992-04-25) April 25, 1992 (age 23)
Vista, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jake Douglas Stinnett (born April 25, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization.

Stinnett played college baseball at the University of Maryland from 2011 to 2014. After his junior season he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 29th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[28] Stinnett did not sign with the Pirates and returned to Maryland for his senior season.[29] On March 31, 2014, he threw a no-hitter against UMass.[30] For his career, Stinnett went 14–11 with a 2.78 earned run average (ERA) with 197 strikeouts.

After his senior season, Stinnett was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the second round of the 2014 MLB Draft.[31] He signed with the Cubs and made his professional debut with the Arizona League Cubs. He was later promoted to the Boise Hawks where he ended the year.


Gleyber Torres[edit]

Gleyber Torres
Chicago Cubs
Shortstop
Born: (1996-12-13) December 13, 1996 (age 18)
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Gleyber David Castro Torres (born December 13, 1996) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop in the Chicago Cubs organization.

Torres signed with the Chicago Cubs as an international free agent in 2013.[32] He made his professional debut in 2014 with the Arizona League Cubs. He was later promoted to the Boise Hawks. In 50 games he hit .297/.386/.440 with two home runs.


Duane Underwood, Jr.[edit]

Duane Underwood, Jr.
Chicago Cubs
Pitcher
Born: (1994-07-20) July 20, 1994 (age 20)
Marietta, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Duane Lee Underwood, Jr. (born July 20, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization.

Underwood was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the second round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Alan C. Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia.[33][34] He signed with the Cubs and made his professional debut that season with the Arizona League Cubs. He spent 2013 with the Boise Hawks and 2014 with the Kane County Cougars.[35]


Christian Villanueva[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Villanueva and the second or maternal family name is Iván.
Christian Villanueva
Chicago Cubs – No. 61
Third baseman
Born: (1991-06-19) June 19, 1991 (age 23)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Christian Villanueva Iván (born June 19, 1991) is a minor league baseball third baseman in the Chicago Cubs organization.

Baseball America rated Villanueva the 100th best prospect in baseball prior to the 2012 season.[36]


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Double-A[edit]

Tennessee Smokies roster
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Pitchers

  • 27 Frank Batista
  •  1 Corey Black
  • 15 Zach Cates
  • 19 Hunter Cervenka
  • 32 Fernando Crúz
  • 11 C. J. Edwards *
  • 20 P. J. Francescon
  • 17 Michael Jensen
  • 34 Felix Peña
  • 28 Stephen Perakslis
  • 37 Ivan Pineyro
  • 23 Andrés Santíago
  • 35 Rob Zastryzny

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Class A-Advanced[edit]

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Infielders

  • 24 Jeimer Candelario
  •  5 Wes Darvill
  •  4 Andrew Ely Injury icon 2.svg
  •  7 Daniel Lockhart
  •  1 Carlos Penalver
  • 27 Jacob Rogers

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  • 25 Mariano Duncan (hitting)
  • 12 Chris Gutierrez (asst. hitting)
  • 16 David Rosario (pitching)


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Class A[edit]

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  • 36 Francisco Carrillo
  • 29 Trevor Clifton
  • 26 James Farris
  • 30 Zach Hedges
  • 16 Tyler Ihrig Injury icon 2.svg
  • 28 Erick Leal
  • 34 Ryan McNiel
  • 32 Jordan Minch
  • 15 James Norwood
  • 38 Jeremy Null
  • 27 Jasvir Rakkar
  • 37 Jake Stinnett
  •  6 Tommy Thorpe
  • 35 Ryan Williams

Catchers

  • 13 Gioskar Amaya
  •  9 Cael Brockmeyer
  •  8 Justin Marra

Infielders

  •  5 David Bote
  • 19 Jesse Hodges
  •  7 Gleyber Torres
  • 24 Jason Vosler
  •  2 Chesny Young

Outfielders

  • 33 Jeffrey Baez
  • 22 Yasiel Balaguert Injury icon 2.svg
  • 24 Charcer Burks
  • 11 Rashad Crawford
  • 25 Trey Martin

Manager

  • 31 Jimmy Gonzalez

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Short A[edit]

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Pitchers

  • 30 Trevor Graham
  • 44 Corbin Hoffner
  • 41 Daniel Lewis
  • 38 Dillon Maples
  • 12 Brad Markey
  • 45 Yomar Morel
  • 15 James Norwood
  • 24 Sam Wilson

Catchers

  • 13 Mark Malave

Infielders

  • 28 Bryan Flete

Outfielders

Manager

  • 14 Gary Van Tol

Coaches


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Rookie[edit]

Arizona League Cubs roster
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Pitchers

  • 75 Adbert Alzolay
  • 74 Pedro Araujo
  • -- Jordan Brink
  • -- Jesus Camargo
  • 62 Jesus Castillo
  • 79 Andin Diaz
  • -- Greyfer Eregua
  • 80 Tanner Griggs
  • 58 Luis Hernandez
  • -- Michael Knighton
  • 82 Jose Paulino
  • 65 Hector Perez
  • 34 Carson Sands
  • 63 Alex Santana
  • 39 Justin Steele
  • -- Austyn Willis

Catchers

  • 17 Tyler Pearson

Infielders

  • 16
  • -- Varonex Cuevas
  • 18 Joe Martarano
  •  7 Adonis Paula
  •  2 Ho-young Son

Outfielders

  • -- Calvin Graves
  • -- Jae-Hoon Ha
  • 28 Eloy Jimenez
  • 64 Ricardo Marcano
  • 15 Kevonte Mitchell
  • -- Ariel Ovando

Manager

  • -- Camrleo Martinez

Coaches


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Foreign Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Cubs roster
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Pitchers

  • 67 Assael Aquino
  • 83 Oscar De La Cruz
  • 45 Luiz Escanio
  • 43 Junior Marte
  • 52 Jose Morel
  • 66 Erling Moreno
  • 22 Chris Pieters
  • -- Moises Ramirez
  • 85 Santiago Rodriguez
  • -- Andri Rondon
  • 80 Aneuris Rosario
  • 55 Pedro Silverio
  • 54 Deibi Torres
  • 84 Dilson Vasquez

Catchers

  • -- Erick Gonzalez
  • 75 Yohan Matos
  • 12 Richard Nunez

Infielders

  • 18 Frandy Delarosa
  • 41 Carlos Jimenez
  • 17 Jose Paniagua
  • 61 Miguel Ruiz
  • 39 Franklin Tineo

Outfielders

  • 71 Roberto Caro
  •  1 Jenner Emeterio
  •  9 Robert Garcia
  • 79 Luis Ubiera

Manager

  • -- Juan Cabreja

Coaches

  • -- Claudio Almonte (hitting)


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  • 35 Jesus Arias
  • -- Andres Arteaga
  • 46 Harrison Bermudez
  • -- Andres Bonalde
  • -- Alfredo Coloardo
  • -- Luis Contreras
  • -- Riger Fernandez
  • 11 Emilio Ferrebus
  • -- Yapson Gomez
  • -- Jose Leidenz
  • -- Gabriel Lima
  • -- Ivan Medina
  • -- Bryan Molina
  • 52 Alex Pacheco
  • 73 Eugenio Palma
  • 68 Moises Ramirez
  • -- Juan Rengifo
  • 70 Carlos A. Rodriguez
  • -- Freddy Tineo
  • 40 Mauro Vides

Catchers

  • -- Daniel Diaz
  • 27 Gustavo Polanco
  • 76 Roberto Vahlis

Infielders

  • 38 Jhonny Bethencourt
  •  2 Francisco Garay
  •  3 Rafael Narea
  • 12 Henrry Pedra

Outfielders

  • 28 Luis Ayala
  • -- Moises Colasante
  •  7 Jose Gonzalez
  • -- Luis Hidalgo
  • 19 Fidel Matos
  • 74 Jose Rojas

Manager

  • -- Pedro Gonzalez

Coaches

  • -- Franklin Blanco (hitting)
  • -- Armando Gabino (pitching)
  • -- Eduardo Villacias (pitching)


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