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Cubs Prospect Profile: Scott Effross Out to Earn ‘Every Day’ Nickname

Scott Effross isn’t particularly big (6-foot-1, 200 pounds), he doesn’t have a blazing fastball (92-94 mph), and you won’t find him at the top of any prospect lists. But you will find him atop the pitcher’s mound more often than not. And if he keeps up the same consistency that led one college scout to nickname him “Every Day Effross,” you’re going to be hearing a lot more about him in the future.

Selected by the Cubs in the 15th round of the 2015 draft, Effross pitched a combined 21 innings between Mesa and Eugene in his first professional campaign. He opened the 2016 season at South Bend and closed it at Myrtle Beach, logging 64 total innings. He bumped that total up to 79.1 innings in a full season with the Pelicans this past season, displaying the same steady growth that has been his trademark since college.

Despite some hiccups along the way, mainly early in each season and/or when adjusting to a new league, Effross has maintained remarkably similar numbers. His walks were up a little bit in 2017, but his strikeouts have trended up ever so slightly since that first season as well. What’s really impressive, …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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