Chicago Cubs: Luis Devers and Kelvin Feliz are two future prospects to watch

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Chicago Cubs: A chance at redemption

This past season was each of Devers’ and Feliz’s second professional season as the pair remained at rookie ball to gain some more reps and innings. Devers was better this past season than in 2018. However, the most significant jump was Feliz and his much-improved production.

Devers finished with a 2.66 ERA, slightly ahead of where he was the year before last. The biggest jumps were in Devers’ FIP and xFIP as the 19-year-old improved in each category significantly. By the end of the year, Devers had posted a 2.98 FIP and 3.03 xFIP, respectively. If it was not enough of a positive thing, Devers also saw an increase in his strikeouts to 23.2 percent as well as a decrease in his walks from eight percent to just over five percent.

Feliz excelled in 2019 and was one of the best overall prospects in the Cubs’ rookie league. His ERA finished at just 2.12 across 59 1/3 innings, and Feliz managed to decrease his FIP and xFIP as well drastically. The strikeouts rose, and the walks dipped, as well as his home runs. While his LOB numbers were scary high at 81.1 percent, so long as he can improve on that, he should be fine.