Chicago Cubs: Nate Savino, Potomac Falls High School
High school starting pitcher Nate Savino could fit that mold and be available for the Cubs late in the first round. He currently has a commitment to the University of Virginia. However, if the money is right, that could become an option for the team.
Savino is a good-sized left-handed pitcher standing at 6’3″, 195 pounds. As his development continues, he could quickly turn into a reliable starter with a ton of velocity. His fastball sits in the mid-’90s, and Savino has been able to get it up to 96 mph. For an 18-year-old with room to grow, that is impressive.
In his delivery, Savino can hide the ball well, and his arm angle through his delivery. It gives him a nice amount of added ‘oomph’ with his velocity and movement. Outside of his fastball, Savino also possesses a slide which has drawn praise. His command with both pitches is secure, and his slider is something which has also been seen as a pitch Savino can actively develop. Epstein and the club could and should take a chance if he is still available at their turn.