Cubs Arizona Fall League player profile: Bailey Clark

Another pitching prospect who has been kind of under the radar.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Though the big-league Cubs season has ended, there’s still Cubs-related baseball this year. Eight Cubs prospects will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Tuesday, and Tim will be presenting profiles of all the Cubs players on the Solar Sox before game action begins.

Bailey Clark has been a bit of a hummingbird in the Cubs pipeline. You have to be looking at just the right time, in just the right place, or you’ll miss him. Hopefully, his stint in the Arizona Fall League will be a bit of a conclusion for that trend.

In 2016, the Cubs drafted Clark in the fifth round out of Duke. He made four appearances before being shut down. Two of those starts were in the Arizona Summer League, where few people look for hummingbirds. 2017 saw him continue his education in Durham, North Carolina. He pitched in only 13 games in that season.

Injuries limited Clark’s 2018 to 57 innings over three levels. However, as the season concluded, he was as healthy as he had been. As such, playing for the Solar …Read the Rest

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