Five Cubs prospects you’ll see at Wrigley Field next season

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Chicago Cubs: Fasttracked to the bigs in 2021?

Another pitcher many Cubs fans were clamoring for this past season was another fireball-throwing southpaw, this one a new draftee. Burl Carraway, the Cubs’ second-round pick this past draft, was rumored to be a possible addition to the pen at some point during the season, and very well may have done just that had it been a regular season with minor league games. It’s extremely rare for someone to be drafted and immediately bust on the scene in the majors, but Carraway has the stuff to do just that.

Another lefty capable of hitting triple digits, Carraway boasts some very similar and striking data point comparisons to a very successful big league pitcher. It just so happens that guy is from Texas, and Carraway was able to pick his brain at a clinic this Cy Young winner comes back to Dallas for every year. The big league lefty is Clayton Kershaw, and with Carraway’s big fastball and hammer curve, the two have some things in common.

Carraway was able to talk to the now-newly minted World Series winner last year at the clinic, and discussed offspeed command and throwing a slider. With his big fastball, devastating curve, and now a new slider in his arsenal, Carraway is a guy who could really help the bullpen pretty quickly in 2021. We haven’t seen him throw for a Cubs affiliate yet, but don’t be surprised to see him make some big jumps this season and ultimately end up in Chicago.