The Chicago Cubs finalized their 40-man roster prior to the Friday deadline in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in December. The Cubs added the following players:
Pitcher John Gaub – 2.83 ERA at Double A Tennessee (28 2/3 innings in 26 games) and 1.72 ERA at Triple A Iowa (31 1/3 innings in 26 games). At the Iowa, Gaub struck out 40 and walked just 16.
James Adduci – .300 batting average, 4 HR’s, 51 RBI’s and 35 stolen bases in 131 games at Double A Tennessee. He had the 3rd most hits of any player in the Southern League.
Pitcher Blake Parker – started season at Double A Tennessee (12 1/3 innings) and 3.00 ERA at Triple A Iowa (58 K’s in 51 innings in 45 games).
Pitcher Rafael Dolis – 25 starts with a 3.79 ERA at Class A Daytona.
Catcher Wellington Castillo – .232 batting average, 11 HR’s and 39 RBI’s in 95 games at Double A Tennessee.
We’ll keep you posted if any of these players stand out in Spring Training, but most likely all 5 will continue their development in the Cubs minor league system during the 2010 schedule.