Chicago Cubs: Another successful Theo reclamation project?
Allen Webster was the overall 69th ranked prospect in baseball in 2013 by Baseball Prospectus. His change-up and slider are supposed to be great pitches. However, Webster is no longer considered a prospect. He was drafted in 2008 and now he is 28 years old.
When the Cubs signed him this offseason, they were hoping that he could use those great pitches and the talent that made him such a highly ranked prospect to work his way back to the Major Leagues. Well, he swiftly worked his way through the Cubs minor league system. Now Webster may be a reclamation project that really turns into something.
If the front office believes that is the case, they are going to want to call him up this September. Hopefully Webster can establish himself at the Major League and then give the Cubs something to think about during the upcoming winter.
Having too many good players than your 40-man roster can hold is a good problem to have. However, this roster crunch could block some pitchers that in other years would get called up in September.
The Cubs have a lot of arms that could either be useful during the last month of the season or have interesting potential for the future. Unfortunately, the Cubs aren’t going to be able to bring them all up this September.