Instructs Roster Features 37 Cubs Prospects

Thirty-seven prospects from the Cubs farm system are scheduled to be on hand for the organization's annual Instructional League camp in Arizona beginning later this month.

"You have a chance to do a lot of things with a lot of different coaches," Cubs Farm Director Oneri Fleita said of the Instructional League camp last fall. "You try to create as much one-on-one or small group sessions as possible. You just try to take that into the game. You try to meet with each player individually and give them an idea of what we thought their strengths were, and what their positives and negatives were over the course of the season. Then, you want to hear feedback."

As for head-to-head play in the Instructional League, that is scheduled to begin Friday, Sept. 21 and end Saturday, Oct. 13 with the Cubs' contingent of prospects slated to face prospects from the Angels, Athletics, Brewers, Giants, and White Sox organizations, respectively.

The following is the list of prospects that are scheduled to be present in the Instructional League as announced by the Cubs:

Pitchers
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2007 Club
Ryan Acosta RHP R/R 6'2 175 11/04/88 Boise/Mesa
Michael Bunton LHP L/L 6'3 205 10/23/85 Boise/Mesa
Jose Ceda RHP R/R 6'5 250 01/28/87 Peoria
Rafael Cova RHP R/R 6'2 175 03/05/82 Did Not Play
Marcus Hatley RHP R/R 6'5 205 03/26/88 Boise/Mesa
Yuri Higgins RHP R/R 5'8 180 02/26/85 Boise/Mesa
Chris Huseby RHP R/R 6'7 255 01/11/88 Boise
Casey Lambert LHP L/L 5'11 175 12/11/85 Peoria/Boise
Jordan Latham RHP R/R 6'1 180 09/25/86 Boise
Matt Maradeo RHP R/R 6'5 185 06/30/83 Peoria
Mark Pawelek LHP L/L 6'3 195 08/18/86 Peoria/Boise
Herman Ramos RHP R/R 6'3 170 07/01/85 Did Not Play
James Russell LHP L/L 6'4 205 01/08/86 Peoria/Mesa
Chris Siegfried LHP L/L 6'5 195 12/12/85 Peoria/Boise
Donald Veal LHP L/L 6'4 230 09/18/84 Tennessee
Steve Vento RHP R/R 6'3 220 03/28/86 Boise/Mesa


Catchers
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2007 Club
Wellington Castillo C R/R 6'0 195 04/24/87 Peoria
Steve Clevenger C L/R 6'0 190 04/05/86 Daytona/Boise
Josh Donaldson C R/R 6'1 200 12/08/85 Boise/Mesa
Carlos Perez C R/R 6'1 220 11/18/87 Mesa
Mark Reed C L/R 5'11 180 04/13/86 Daytona


Infielders
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2007 Club
Darwin Barney SS R/R 5'10 175 11/08/85 Peoria/Mesa
Kyler Burke 1B L/L 6'3 210 04/20/88 Fort Wayne/
Boise
Marwin Gonzalez 2B S/R 6'1 185 03/14/89 Mesa
Gian Guzman SS R/R 6'2 180 05/26/89 Mesa
Bryan Jost 1B L/L 6'4 205 03/25/86 Did Not Play
Jovan Rosa 3B R/R 6'2 180 10/26/87 Boise/Mesa
Drew Rundle 1B L/L 6'4 180 11/05/87 Boise
Marquez Smith 3B R/R 5'9 200 03/20/85 Peoria/Boise
Tony Thomas 2B R/R 5'10 180 07/10/86 Boise/Mesa
Josh Vitters 3B R/R 6'2 190 08/27/89 Boise/Mesa


Outfielders
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2007 Club
Cliff Andersen OF L/L 6'2 200 07/24/87 Boise/Mesa
Tyler Colvin OF L/L 6'3 190 09/05/85 Tennessee/Daytona
Brandon Guyer OF R/R 6'1 215 01/28/86 Boise/Mesa
Leon Johnson OF L/L 6'1 185 06/11/85 Peoria/Mesa
Ty Wright OF R/R 6'0 200 02/26/85 Peoria/Boise
Jonathan Wyatt OF L/R 5'10 185 09/06/84 Boise



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