Chicago Cubs: Several pitchers working their way up in the minors

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Plenty more besides them

This list didn’t include that of Jen-Ho Tseng, Alec Mills or Dillon Maples–who all could be with the Cubs this season. Two of the three saw time with the Cubs, with Mills spending time with the Royals in 2016. But the fact of the matter is the Cubs have shifted their ideology from position players to pitching. And while many are just a call away from Wrigley, most are still a few years out.

The Cubs chose to pick up hitters in the recent years, and now those have all come to fruition as they are all on the roster. Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ have all made that jump.

Next: Cubs' homegrown pitchers will determine window

Now the Cubs shift their attention to pitching, with a new pitching coach in Jim Hickey to guide them. Can the Cubs do the same with the pitchers as they did position players? Only time will tell. But they’re off to a good start.