Cubs Announce Opening Minor League Rosters for 2018

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Cubs Announce Opening Minor League Rosters for 2018

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They’re here! The Cubs minor league seasons (full season leagues – AAA, AA, High-A, Low-A) kick off later this week on Thursday, which means it’s time for the unveiling of initial rosters.

The rosters are below, with the caveat that the Iowa Cubs have a written release discussing the roster, but not a sheet showing the full roster yet. The online version, which I tweeted, appears to be correct based on the release, with the exception of (1) not every player in that group will be active by the time the first game is played on Thursday, and (2) outfielder Wynton Bernard is also on the roster.

So much good young pitching to follow. And how about Aramis Ademan getting pushing all the way to High-A at just 19? Clearly, the Cubs are digging him as much as the pundits who rank him as the organization’s best position prospect.

Note that Adbert Alzolay, one of the Cubs’ top few pitching prospects, is said to be a couple weeks behind schedule at Spring Training (he is throwing in games there, in case you were worried), which is why he hasn’t been assigned yet.

Luke is also unveiling his 2018 Cubs prospect rankings this week, and the first installment dropped this morning if you haven’t checked it out yet.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.