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Last but not least for the Cubs could be the most exciting of the five Cubs picks- a high school kid and East Carolina commit who just started pitching and supposedly has very little wear and tear on his arm. That would be Koen Moreno, the 18-year-old 6’2″ right-handed pitcher from Panther Creek High School in North Carolina.
Moreno doesn’t wow with velocity or pure stuff, but there tons of good vibes and feels around this guy- he’s got a bit of a whip action and a nice frame for pitching, alright throws in the lows 90s and has topped out at 94, and features a deadly changeup as his best pitch. He’s also super athletic and supposedly is going to sign with the Cubs despite limited slot money in the fifth round.
From all accounts, Moreno is the kind of guy who gets better all the time, has a nose for the game and could end up being a diamond in the rough at the end of this 2020 draft.