The Chicago Cubs spent most of their offseason shoring up their weak spots on their roster.
While they lost their star catcher, Willson Contreras, they made moves to add several other star players.
However, they still have a bullpen that isn’t overly improved from their 2022 roster.
Even with the addition of Jameson Taillon, the Cubs are lacking a dominant pitching squad.
While they could find some pitchers though the trade market, the team’s farm system might be a better option.
One farm system pitcher that might get a major league call-up is Jordan Wicks.
Beyond that group, would not be a huge surprise if Pete Crow-Armstrong, Riley Martin, Jordan Wicks, Zac Leigh or even Owen Caissie proved ready for MLB 1 year prior to needing bump to 40-man. As we saw with Mash last year, tough to get call in that situation. But not impossible.
— Cubs Prospects – Bryan Smith (@cubprospects) January 1, 2023
The 23-year-old starting pitcher has plenty to be excited about.
His pitch arsenal has six different pitches, with his change-up being his strongest pitch.
However, he also has a solid slider that, with some work, can leave batters in the dust.
Despite him being in the Double-A farm system, he’s seen as a possible 2023 call-up.
This means he’s impressing someone in Chicago to get a nudge like this so fast.
However, he isn’t the only pitcher in the Cubs farm system they could call on.
DJ Herz is another prospect which might see the Friendly Confines.
This left-handed pitcher has some deceptive pitches in his arsenal, which includes a fastball, curveball, and changeup.
With him able to hit in the 90s with his fastball, he has some heat on his pitches.
These two pitchers might make the Cubs feel confident in their position currently.
While fans might want another big-name pitcher, the team might rely on their farm system star pitchers.