Chicago Cubs: Trevor Megill continues to embrace his opportunity

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Once an up-and-coming power arm with the San Diego Padres, the 2019 first-round Rule 5 selection of the Chicago Cubs, Trevor Megill, is learning to take things one day at a time.

When the Chicago Cubs chose to select former Padres reliever Trevor Megill in the first round of last year’s Rule 5 draft, they’d hoped to have found a big arm who could help the trajectory of the bullpen this season. So far, through the first couple weeks of spring training, there is a lot to be positive about surrounding Megill.

After being drafted and spending the entirety of his career with San Diego before Chicago snatched him up, Megill seemed to be on a healthy path towards the majors. In 2019 alone, Megill moved through the ranks from Class-A Advanced to Triple-A.

One area of weakness with the Cubs in 2019 was the inconsistency of the bullpen. The numbers show in comparison to the rest of the league that the group was one of the better pens across baseball. However, a 3.98 ERA from your relief core won’t cut it. The addition of Megill will hopefully inject that fire once again, and for Megill, well, he is just embracing the moment.