Chicago Cubs: Top 30 Prospects- No. 20 to No. 11

Mar 9, 2015; Mesa, AZ, USA; A general view of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning during a spring training baseball game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 9, 2015; Mesa, AZ, USA; A general view of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning during a spring training baseball game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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#15 Bryan Hudson (LHP)

2015 Stats (Arizona Cubs)

0-0, 2.70 ERA, 5 G, 6 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 K

Hudson was just drafted in the 3rd round of the 2015 draft. Touted as the best high school pitching prospect in Illinois since Mike Foltynewicz in 2010, Hudson was signed for $1.1 million.

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He joins Carson Sands and Justin Steele to the Cubs talented pool of southpaws in their farm system. Hudson is just 18 years old and pitched briefly for the Cubs’ Arizona team.

Hudson looked good in his 6 2/3 innings of work. He has one of the best curveballs in the 2015 high school draft class that is described as a plus pitch. He also has a bender that will add more power as he tries to fill in his tall slender frame.

He has good command of his curveball but tended to rely on it too much during high school. Hudson’s fastball sits at 86-90 mph and tops out at 92.

It’s way to early to tell whether he will better suit as a start or reliever but he has plenty of time to work that out. His ranking in the middle of the Cubs Top 30 while pitching 6 innings of pro ball tells you the type of ceiling he has, but he still has a long way to go to make it to the big leagues.