2021 Chicago Cubs Instructional League Roster

If you like tooled-up prospects, the Cubs instructional league roster is for you. Their group is led by a glut of high-end shortstops, starting with Reginald Preciado, whom the team acquired from the Padres in the Yu Darvish deal. Preciado was exceptional in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League, where he slashed .333/.383/.511 with 16 extra-base hits and seven stolen bases.

The shortstop group also includes slick-fielding 2020 first-rounder Ed Howard, impressive 2021 second-rounder James Triantos and high-profile 2019 International signee Kevin Made. Howard and Made each spent time at Low-A Myrtle Beach this year, and Triantos was eye-opening in the ACL. Triantos ranked sixth on the ACL’s Top 10 list. 

The crown jewel of the infield group, however, might be Cristian Hernandez, the 17-year-old phenom whose outstanding tool set has already landed him on BA’s Top 100 Prospect list. He’s got the potential five average or better tools, including potential plusses for his power, speed and throwing arm. 

High-upside outfielders Owen Caissie and Kevin Alcantara, landed in trades from the Padres and Yankees, respectively, are also among the Cubs’ instructional league crew. Caissie and Alcantara ranked No. 3 and No. 4 on the ACL Top 10


Player Position DOB
Yovanny Cabrera RHP 3/22/01
Burl Carraway LHP 5/27/99
Dakota Chalmers RHP 10/8/96
Chris Clarke RHP 5/13/98
Luis Devers RHP 4/24/00
Angel Gonzalez RHP 8/26/02
Drew Gray LHP 5/9/03
Dominic Hambley RHP 4/24/03
Porter Hodge LHP 2/21/01
Bailey Horn LHP 1/15/98
Luke Little LHP 08/30/00
Michael McAvene RHP 8/24/97
Koen Moreno RHP 08/01/01
Eduarniel Nunez RHP 6/7/99
Nick Padilla RHP 12/24/96
Daniel Palencia RHP 2/5/00
Eury Ramos RHP 10/10/97
Sheldon Reed RHP 07/30/97
Benjamin Rodriguez RHP 7/27/99
Erian Rodriguez RHP 11/23/01
Luis Rodriguez LHP 9/10/99
Frankie Scalzo RHP 11/25/99
Tyler Schlaffer RHP 5/24/01
Didier Vargas LHP 3/13/99
Dauris Valdez RHP 10/22/95
Chase Watkins LHP 10/4/99
Pablo Aliendo C 5/29/01
Moises Ballesteros C 11/08/03
Miguel Fabrizio C 9/26/00
Casey Opitz C 7/30/98
Malcom Quintero C 7/29/00
Ronnier Quintero C 11/13/02
Bryce Ball 1B 7/8/98
Cristian Hernandez SS 12/13/03
Ed Howard IV SS 1/28/02
Kevin Made SS 9/10/02
Matt Mervis 1B 4/16/98
Rafael Morel SS 11/22/01
BJ Murray IF 1/5/00
Christian Olivo SS 10/29/03
Miguel Pabon SS 08/30/00
Reggie Preciado SS 5/16/03
Pedro Ramirez SS 4/1/04
Yeison Santana SS 12/7/00
Liam Spence SS 4/9/98
James Triantos SS 1/29/03
Luis Verdugo SS 10/12/00
Kevin Alcantara OF 7/12/02
Owen Caissie OF 7/8/02
Parker Chavers OF 7/25/98
Christian Franklin OF 11/30/99
Peter Matt OF 5/22/98
Ismael Mena OF 11/30/02
Ezequiel Pagan OF 08/07/00
Felix Stevens OF 7/30/99

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