Cubs announce postseason player pool, includes Marquez


The Cubs announced their 40-man postseason player pool on Thursday, which includes top pitching prospect Brailyn Marquez.

The group consists of players eligible for the Cubs during their postseason run. Those currently on the 28-man active roster are included, in addition to a combination of 12 players currently on the injured list or those who trained at the South Bend alternate site.

Marquez, 21, has been training at the Cubs' alternate site in South Bend this season. He's the No. 64 prospect in baseball, per MLB Pipeline, pitching as high as advanced-A Myrtle Beach last season. In 22 starts, he posted a 3.13 ERA, striking out 128 in 103 2/3 innings.

With Rowan Wick on the injured list (left oblique strain), Marquez offers the Cubs a potential big bullpen arm for October. The lefty's fastball velocity touches 100 mph.

Each team must submit a 28-man active roster each postseason round. Those not on the active roster will train at Wrigley Field, as the South Bend site shut down for the season.

Here is a list of the Cubs' 40 players.


RHP Jason Adam, RHP Adbert Alzolay, LHP Andrew Chafin, RHP Yu Darvish, RHP Kyle Hendricks, RHP Jeremy Jeffress, RHP Craig Kimbrel, LHP Jon Lester, RHP Alec Mills, LHP José Quintana, LHP Kyle Ryan, RHP Ryan Tepera, RHP Duane Underwood Jr., RHP Dan Winkler, LHP Rex Brothers, LHP Brailyn Marquez, LHP Josh Osich, RHP Colin Rea, LHP Justin Steele, RHP Tyler Chatwood, RHP Rowan Wick

  • Brothers, Marquez, Osich, Rea, Steele, Chatwood (IL) and Wick (IL) are not currently on the active roster.


SS Javier Báez, 3B/2B David Bote, 3B Kris Bryant, 2B/SS Nico Hoerner, 2B Jason Kipnis, 1B/DH José Martínez, 1B Anthony Rizzo, INF Ildemaro Vargas, 3B/1B Patrick Wisdom

  • Vargas (IL) and Wisdom are not currently on the active roster.


CF Albert Almora, Jr, OF Billy Hamilton, OF Ian Happ, RF Jason Heyward, OF Cameron Maybin, LF Kyle Schwarber

  • Almora is not currently on the active roster.


Victor Caratini, Willson Contreras, P.J. Higgins, Josh Phegley

  • Higgins and Phegley are not currently on the active roster.
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