The 2013 Cubs By The Numbers

David Banks

The Cubs have begun to assemble in Mesa for spring training; the first spring game is February 23. Here's your complete numerical guide to the 2013 Cubs spring roster.

There are 63 players in camp this spring, which includes 23 non-roster invitations. If that seems like a lot, remember that probably two-thirds of those non-roster guys (plus some players who are rostered like Jorge Soler) have zero chance at the 25-man roster this year. With the World Baseball Classic this year and many players away from their teams, games are starting earlier and therefore teams need more bodies to play, especially with the odd number of teams in the Cactus League and more split-squad games.

You can really see the makeover this winter of the Cubs by Theo and Jed. Of the 63 players, 25 of them weren't in the organization at all in 2012, including seven rostered players. Some of the non-roster guys will likely wind up sticking around at Triple-A Iowa to be backups in case of injury. It'll be one of the more interesting springs in recent years.

A couple of number notes: you'll see that two people are listed with No. 40; that's because Rick Sutcliffe, in camp to be an instructor, gets to wear his old Cubs number even though James Russell will wear it for the 2013 team. The lowest number not issued this year (unless Tony Campana doesn't return on a NRI to reclaim No. 1) is 62. Players whose names are boldfaced/underlined have links to their SB Nation player pages. You'll also note that the minor-league coaches serving as spring-training instructors are all from either Iowa or Tennessee; in the past, some Daytona staff has assisted, but this year, presumably those guys will be exclusively in the minor-league camp.

And while we're on the topic of Cubs uniform numbers, here's my annual shameless plug. If you don't yet have your copy of "Cubs By The Numbers", the book co-authored by me, BCBer kaseyi and Matt Silverman, you can order yours at this link.

Here is the complete numerical spring training roster for the 2013 Cubs, players, coaches and spring-training instructors. Non-roster players in italics.

     2 Ian Stewart
     3 David Bell, third base coach
     4 Dioner Navarro
     5 Josh Vitters
     6 Alberto Gonzalez
     7 Brett Jackson
     8 Jamie Quirk, bench coach
     9 David DeJesus
    1O Ron Santo (retired)
    11 Kyuji Fujikawa
    12 Alfonso Soriano
    13 Starlin Castro
    14 Ernie Banks (retired)
    15 Darwin Barney
    16 Darnell McDonald
    17 Dave Sappelt
    18 Chris Rusin
    19 Nate Schierholtz
    2O Brent Lillibridge
    21 Scott Hairston
    22 Matt Garza
    23 Ryne Sandberg (retired)
    24 Luis Valbuena
    25 Chris Bosio, pitching coach
    26 Billy Williams (retired)
    27 Casey Coleman
    28 Michael Bowden
    29 Jeff Samardzija
    3O Travis Wood
    31 Fergie Jenkins/Greg Maddux (retired)
    32 Scott Baker
    33 Dale Sveum, manager
    34 Kerry Wood, instructor
    35 Lester Strode, bullpen coach
    36 Edwin Jackson
    37 Jaye Chapman
    38 James Rowson, hitting coach
    39 Dave McKay, first base coach
    4O James Russell
    4O Rick Sutcliffe, instructor
    41 Arodys Vizcaino
    42 Jackie Robinson (retired by MLB)
    43 Brooks Raley
    44 Anthony Rizzo
    45 Rob Deer, assistant hitting coach
    46 Scott Feldman
    47 Hisanori Takahashi
    48 Rafael Dolis
    49 Carlos Marmol
    5O Blake Parker
    51 Steve Clevenger
    52 Lendy Castillo
    53 Welington Castillo
    54 Shawn Camp
    55 Alberto Cabrera
    56 Hector Rondon
    57 Carlos Villanueva
    58 Mike Borzello, special assistant
    59 Cory Wade
    6O Jensen Lewis
    61 Christian Villanueva
    63 Zach Putnam
    64 Franklin Font, special assistant
    65 Edwin Maysonet
    66 Brian Bogusevic
    67 Robert Whitenack
    68 Jorge Soler
    7O Javier Baez
    71 Trey McNutt
    72 Matt Szczur
    73 Junior Lake
    74 Logan Watkins
    75 Brad Nelson
    76 Drew Carpenter
    77 Dayan Diaz
    78 Michael Brenly
    79 J.C. Boscan
    8O Johermyn Chavez
    81 Nick Struck
    82 Rafael Lopez
    85 Barret Loux
    86 Mike Mason, instructor (pitching coach, Iowa)
    87 Lee Tinsley, instructor (minor league OF/baserunning coordinator)
    89 Carmelo Martinez, instructor (short season hitting coordinator)
    9O Jeff Fassero, instructor (pitching coach, Tennessee)
    91 Marty Pevey, instructor (manager, Iowa)
    92 Jose Flores, instructor (minor league infield coordinator)
    93 Brian Harper, instructor (hitting coach, Iowa)
    94 Buddy Bailey, instructor (manager, Tennessee)
    95 Andy Lane, bullpen catcher
    96 Desi Wilson, instructor (hitting coach, Tennessee)
    97 Tim Cossins, instructor (minor league field coordinator)
    98 Derek Johnson, instructor (minor league pitching coordinator)
    99 Anthony Iapoce, instructor (minor league hitting coordinator)

Italics indicates non-roster invitee

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