For whatever reason, hearing that pitchers and catchers are reporting to Spring Training, in addition to getting me irrationally excited, also makes me think of “Wonder Twin powers: activate!”

Pitchers and catchers: report!

See? Yeah, I’m cool.

Nevertheless, today is indeed the day that pitchers and catchers are due to report to Chicago Cubs Spring Training in Mesa, Arizona. The first full workout is tomorrow.

Of course, over the past few days, we’ve noted a number of players – including pitchers and catchers – who’ve already reported to camp, but here’s the complete list of pitchers and catchers who are due to report today:


  • Justin Berg
  • Alberto Cabrera
  • Esmailin Caridad
  • Chris Carpenter
  • Andrew Cashner
  • Casey Coleman
  • Ryan Dempster
  • Thomas Diamond
  • Rafael Dolis
  • Matt Garza
  • John Gaub
  • John Grabow
  • Angel Guzman
  • Jay Jackson
  • Braden Looper
  • Scott Maine
  • Carlos Marmol
  • Sean Marshall
  • Marcos Mateo
  • Trey McNutt
  • Scott Rice
  • James Russell
  • Jeff Samardzija
  • Carlos Silva
  • Kyle Smit
  • Jeff Stevens
  • Todd Wellemeyer
  • Randy Wells
  • Kerry Wood
  • Carlos Zambrano


  • Welington Castillo
  • Steve Clevenger
  • Koyie Hill
  • Max Ramirez
  • Chris Robinson
  • Geovany Soto
  • Bric

    “Form of… a bucket of water!” (seriously, that was this dude’s super power, the ability to turn into water).

  • Dave

    Hopefully Looper, Wellemeyer and Silva will be cut by the end of the week. I can hope, cant I?

  • philoe beddoe

    yes the boy..think his name was zan..could only turn into water forms(with his little face on it) and girl(Jan?) could be animals..usually some type of mountain lion or bird(to carry bucket)….

    used to frustrate the hell out of me as a kid because I thought they could turn into anything….would always think to myself..”Why is this wussy always water?”..apparently their powers were limited…

    • Melvin

      No, no, no. He would be water, she would be the bucket.

      • Ace


      • Bric

        If they wanted to bring this character back he would no doubt be the arch enemy of a Venezuelan pitcher turned superhero. Let’s call him Pyscho-pitcher-man .

        Zan: “You Must Drink ME or die!!!!”
        BIg Z as psycho-pitcher- man:…”No way, dude! My slider will kil jew ferst!”