Chicago Cubs News: Which players will be arbitration eligible

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Chicago Cubs News: Most of these pitchers are relievers, but some can start games as well.

Kyle Ryan

After an excellent year for the Cubs in 2019, his 2020 was not so pretty. The velocity dropped, and he got walloped, did not miss bats, and increased his ERA from 3.54 in 2019 to 5.17 in 2020. It might be best to look at other lefty options from now on, either via free agency or on the farm. Projected at $1.35 million.

Colin Rea

He pitched in nine games and put together very mixed results. Sometimes he legit looked good while he struggled at other times. He got more outs on contact, but the command was overall good with just two walks in 14 innings. He is not necessarily expensive, projected at $1.3 million. Whether or not he will be tendered a contract is up in the air.

Ryan Tepera

No question the stuff looked good, and the results overall were good. 31 strikeouts and a 3.34 FIP in 20 2/3 innings were great to see. The biggest issue was walks. He is projected at $1.3 million and would seem like a worthy investment in 2021.

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Dan Winkler

Winkler had a very odd season. He walked 11 hitters in 18 1/3 innings and posted a 5.32 FIP. His ERA was overall very good at 2.95. Inconsistent, but he got outs. He is projected at $1.05 million for 2021 and could be tendered a contract.

There you have it. A lot can happen this winter, and every penny will need to be spent wisely going into 2021.