The Cubs selected 27 pitchers in last year’s draft, but they were only able to sign 16 of them. Some turned down the Cubs’ offer in order to attend college as freshmen. Five others were draft-eligible college players who returned to school for at least one more season. All were betting on themselves with a goal of improving their future draft position.
Several of those leftover pitchers should be interesting follows throughout the spring, in particular: Trey Cobb (Oklahoma State); Parker Dunshee (Wake Forest); Austin Jones (Wisconsin-Whitewater); Rian Bassett (Clark College); Montana Parsons (Baylor).
Here’s what I said about these five last summer.
Round 12: Trey Cobb (RHP) – Oklahoma State
At 6’1″ and 180, Cobb will be a reliever, but he has starter stuff. This year he appeared in 58.2 innings with a 2.61 ERA while strkiking out 53 and walking only 19. His FB is more of a sinker and he has a plus slider with a changeup that needs a lot of work.
Round 14: Parker Dunshee (RHP) – Wake Forest
The 6’2″, 210 lb righty started 15 games and threw 101.1 innings, striking out 102 with an ERA of 3.20. He is known for his competitiveness on the mound. I think …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider