Once again, an unproven prospect stymied the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Moving forward, which Cubs prospect will take that role for the club?
We have already seen several top pitching prospects make their Major League Baseball debut this season. Strictly speaking for the Chicago Cubs, there has not been much of a reason for the North Siders to jump into the fray. The team currently sits in first-place and sports a collective 3.89 ERA heading into the weekend.
As the game’s next generation takes center stage carried by the idea to “Let the kids play,” there is a dynamic shift into the new age of baseball that should be noted and embraced.
While the Cubs are by no means in dire need of making that call to their top pitching prospects, fans can’t help but wonder what the future holds for this starting rotation. After all, this current club is largely comprised of former position player prospects, so it’s only natural to wonder what the next generation of pitching talent might represent.
It is time to dive into who could be called upon sooner rather than later.