Let’s cut right to the chase, the Cubs are not known for developing relief pitchers. Or any pitchers, for that matter. They’ve only called up a few arms — notably Kyle Hendricks, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm, and Neil Ramirez — of any consequence over the last five years and those came from Texas via the Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster trades. In other words, the Cubs haven’t produced much of anything from start to finish in their system.
Things are about to change.
Dillon Maples broke out in 2017, rocketing from class A to the majors in one season and he is set to compete for a spot in the Cubs bullpen in spring training. Pedro Araujo is another reliever who showed out last year while at Myrtle Beach. He has been doing excellent in the Arizona Fall League and should be at AA Tennessee to begin 2018. After missing most of 2017, Jake Stinnett was reborn as a reliever and is also turning heads out of the bullpen in the AFL.
Here’s a look
At AAA Iowa
David Garner has had one of the quietest rides up through the system, advancing to AAA without much fanfare. A setup man who throws in the mid …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider