Chicago Cubs: Trevor Megill continues to embrace his opportunity

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One of the coolest things existing within the organization is the pitch lab, which allows pitchers to analyze everything from spin rate to release and much more. Hottovoy helped Megill begin to utilize the lab to gain a better understanding and usefulness on his pitches. In a piece from Sahadev Sharma of ‘The Athletic’, he goes into detail about Megill and his newfound pitch.

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The Cubs have found success with other arms who have flown relatively under the radar in the likes of Kyle Ryan and Rowan Wick. Putting in the work for Megill means he understands the importance of the pitch lab and, ultimately, how he will find success.

Megill has added a knuckle-curve to his repertoire and is beginning to become more comfortable with that pitch.

We have already seen it during his spring outings and honing it will be the most prominent importance for Megill as we get ever closer to Opening Day.

While his slider is still top-notch and best only to that of his fastball, Megill has managed to record three strikeouts early on in his couple of outings, with two of those strikeouts coming on the curve. Continuing to improve that pitch will help Megill to progress to his goal of being on the opening day roster.