I think Alozay comes up this year in the pen. I can see him as a BP arm first to acclimate to the majors. His stuff is good enough to be in high leverage situations. But I do see him in AAA as a starter until then.Big year for Cubs pitchers in the minor. Got some guys who can take the next steps.
Alex Lange- Does he start to become a front line starter or does he look like the bullpen is his future. Nasty hammer on him
Adbert Alzolay- Does he continue to get stronger? Cubs love the guy. Another is he going to stay a starter or wind up in bullpen.
Brendan Little- People like him as a closer. Another one who needs to show is he a starter or a bullpen guy.
Justin Steele- Hard throwing left with good sink. Coming back from injury but was showing real good mid rotation stuff.
Oscar De La Cruz- Has fallen due to injuries but this guy could be something. Two plus pitches, command, getting better. Big year out of him is what I am thinking.
I didnt mention Brailyn Marquez. He is only 20 and has a ways to go. He will probably hit a 100 on his fastball as he gets bigger. Good bit of work to do outside of that.
It came up early on the MLB atbat AP.
Roederer is really interesting and I like him. Hell I even was hyping him up a month after the draft pretty hard. But the guy i'm really interested this year is Brennen Davis. If he can hit for average he has massive tools. He could easily be a 30/30 guy in the future playing CF.Cole Roederer is getting some nice hype
Mekkes is the guy I'm watching now. He was the closer at MSU so pitching on a big stage when the games matter is part of his DNA. It is really just a matter of time right now with him.Eddy Martinez is hitting .333/.400/.333 through 3 games. If he could hop back on the legit prospect path would be a big deal. Still has the defensive tools that made him interesting just hasn't hit. Keegan Thompson also looks pretty legit. Dewees is also hitting .429/.500/1.143 since coming back to the cubs. Those are my 3 biggest takeaways in the super early season.