2/18 Bunting brackets

The first round of the Cubs bunting tournament got underway Monday at Fitch Park. Here are the matchups. The bracket is top to bottom, so if David DeJesus and Darwin Barney win, they’ll face each other in second round:

First Round – Position players
David DeJesus vs. Jorge Soler
Darwin Barney vs. Junior Lake
Starlin Castro vs. Matt Szczur
Alfonso Soriano vs. Rafael Lopez
Scott Hairston vs. Christian Villanueva
Nate Schierholtz vs. Logan Watkins
Ian Stewart vs. Javier Baez
Anthony Rizzo vs. Johermyn Chavez
Dioner Navarro vs. Michael Brenly
Darnell McDonald vs. Josh Vitters
Brent Lillibridge vs. Brad Nelson
Welington Castillo vs. Brett Jackson

Players who advanced:
Brian Bogusevic
Edwin Maysonett
Luis Valbuena
Andy Lane, bullpen catcher

Second round:
Bogusevic vs. Maysonett
Valbuena vs. Lane

First Round pitchers
Casey Coleman vs. Barret Loux
Shawn Camp vs. Robert Whitenack
Edwin Jackson vs. Trey McNutt
Carlos Marmol vs. Nick Struck
Matt Garza vs. Zach Putnam
Scott Baker vs. Dayan Diaz
Scott Feldman vs. Chris Rusin
Hisanori Takahashi vs. Brooks Raley
Kyuji Fujikawa vs. Blake Parker
Carlos Villanueva vs. Jaye Chapman
Cory Wade vs. Alberto Cabrera
Jeff Samardzija vs. Rafael Dolis

Pitchers who advanced:

Travis Wood
Drew Carpenter
James Russell
Nate Halm, video guy

Second round:
Wood vs. Carpenter
Russell vs. Halm

— Carrie Muskat


Where is Cleavinger in the bunting tourney??

He lost in first round. Sorry

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