South Bend Cubs announce 2023 roster

South Bend Cubs announce 2023 roster

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs’ minor league affiliates are gearing up for the 2023 season, and the South Bend Cubs have announced their roster for the upcoming campaign on Tuesday.

Featuring a mix of top prospects and up-and-coming talent, South Bend is poised to make some noise in the High-A ranks this season.

The team’s outfield will be anchored by Kevin Alcántara, who is currently ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the Cubs’ system. Alcántara, a 20-year-old outfielder from the Dominican Republic, has shown impressive power potential and is known for his ability to hit for both average and power. He will be a key player to watch for the South Bend Cubs this season.

The team’s pitching staff also looks promising, with a mix of young arms and experienced veterans. Pitchers like Kohl Franklin, Richard Gallardo, and Adam Laskey are all highly regarded prospects in the Cubs’ system, while Luke Little and Frankie Scalzo Jr. bring some experience to the table. The team will also rely on talented catchers like David Avitia and Casey Opitz to help guide the pitching staff.

Infielders Josue Huma, Kevin Made, and Scott McKeon will also play key roles for the South Bend Cubs this season.

Made, a highly touted prospect who was signed by the Cubs for a $1.5 million bonus in 2019, has impressed with his defensive skills at shortstop and could develop into an impact player for the Cubs in the future.

Outfielders DJ Artis, Bradlee Beesley, and Jacob Wetzel round out the roster, bringing speed and athleticism to the team’s lineup.

Yohendrick Pinago, a 20-year-old outfielder from Venezuela, also figures to play a key role for the South Bend Cubs this season.

Overall, the South Bend Cubs have a promising roster heading into the 2023 season. With a mix of top prospects and talented players at every position, the team is poised to make some noise in the High-A ranks this year.

It will be exciting to see how this young team develops over the course of the season and beyond, and Cubs fans have plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future of their beloved franchise.

2023 South Bend Cubs roster

Catchers – Moises Ballesteros, Miguel Fabrizio, Malcom Quintero

Infield – Reivaj Garcia, Cristian Hernandez, Rafael Morel, Miguel Pabon, Reginald Preciado, Pedro Ramirez, Felix Stevens

Outfield – Parker Chevers, Jefferson Encarnacion, Christian Franklin, Andy Garriola

Pitchers – Jake Aldrich, Michael Arias, Yovanny Cabrera, Angel Gonzalez, Saul Gonzalez, Angel Hernandez, Cade Horton, Nick Hull, Grant Kipp, Brody McCullough, Koen Moreno, Branden Noriega, Johzan Oquendo, Erian Rodriguez, Jose Romero, Marino Santy, Kevin Waldez

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