The Chicago Cubs at the moment introduced 25 non-roster invitees for his or her 2021 Spring Coaching.
These are the blokes who’ll be a part of these on the 40-man roster in taking part in huge league Spring Coaching on the outset:
⇒ Righties Joe Biagini, James Bourque, Juan Gámez, Jake Jewell, Trevor Megill, Shelby Miller, Tommy Nance, and Michael Rucker.
⇒ Lefties Rex Brothers, Brendon Little, Adam Morgan, DJ Snelten, and Jerry Vasto.
⇒ Infielders Abiatal Avelino, Matt Duffy, Trent Giambrone, Alfonso Rivas, and Patrick Knowledge.
⇒ Outfielders Michael Hermosillo, Nick Martini, Ian Miller, and Rafael Ortega.
⇒ Catchers Taylor Gushue, P.J. Higgins, and José Lobatón.
Principally, that’s everybody we’ve seen reported as minor league signings, in addition to a really restricted variety of inside guys. Any of the pitchers there has a legit shot at successful a bullpen job, as a result of that’s how the Cubs are establishing that group. Enjoyable to see former first spherical choose Brendon Little included – Bryan was not too long ago speaking up the work Little did through the shut down. The expertise has all the time been there, and the event was all the time anticipated to take a bit longer. That’d be a loopy story if he confirmed as much as Spring Coaching and simply gained himself a job.
In the meantime, every of the non-catcher positional guys is combating for maybe the ultimate bench spot. Rivas is extra of a prospect, having barely performed above Excessive-A, however the bat is taken into account fairly superior. The three catchers are depth behind the 2 presumed guys making the roster (Willson Contreras and Austin Romine).
There might be different additions prematurely of the official begin of Spring Coaching subsequent week, and certainly, we count on the Cubs to at the least add yet one more beginning pitcher.
Groups are restricted to 75 contributors in huge league Spring Coaching this yr due to the pandemic, although the Cubs are nonetheless 10 names shy of that determine once you add these 25 to the 40-man roster. Doesn’t appear like the limitation goes to be a difficulty, even when the Cubs add some extra from right here.