Chicago Cubs: Cubs draft superhuman hurler throwing 105 mph

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Chicago Cubs: Time to break the 105 mph pitching barrier

Last week Epstein’s new super-human class arrived with the Cubs fourth-round draft pick of a Texas junior college player named Luke Little. Doesn’t that already sound like a superhero alter-ego name? I am not making this stuff up fans!

Considering that Little is 6 foot 8 inches tall, we could already start calling him, Luke’ Giant’ Little. Remember former Cleveland Indians pitcher and current Cardinal, Andrew Miller? He was the guy that looked like Goliath coming to the mound against the Cubs in the 2016 World Series Championship.  Well, Miller is only 6 feet 7 inches!

Yes, Little is bigger. Okay, I got to stop.

So Little gets drafted by the Cubs, and the next thing you know, there’s a video that surfaces in the media when they start doing some research on him.  The video is a Twitter clip posted by Rob Friedman @PitchingNinja of Little in a pitching session last month.

Little starts off by throwing a comfortable 99 mph and then 100 mph a couple of times. This is just the beginning of the clip Cubs fans. On the seventh pitch, Little hits 103 mph as analysts sitting around him take notice. Little’s eighth pitch clocks in at the former Cubs flamethrower, Aroldis Chapman’s record of 105 mph. You can tell that the analysts are not quite sure what just happened as they look over to each other as if to confirm what they just saw; that Little threw a 105 mph heater.