Cubs: You can’t ever have too many swing-and-miss arms
The final guy is a reliever in Myrtle Beach, right-hander Bailey Reid. Reid is an undrafted free agent from this past year’s class and has already been a solid addition to the organization. In six games, Reid is carrying a 3.12 ERA and has notched a couple of saves.
What is the most significant sign of a future dominant reliever is the strikeouts. Over just 8 2/3 innings, Reid already has 15 strikeouts. Over the past three appearances, Reid has ten strikeouts. In an appearance last Wednesday, Reid struck out four in 1 1/3 innings.
Reid was a sought-after free agent following the draft, and the Cubs seemingly fit the mold the best, as there was a connection between the two parties. He was vastly underrated as a prospect, and a surprise as more teams did not push harder for his services. Reid’s fastball sits in the mid-90s, and his breaking stuff has been deemed a strength to his game. Reid will be one of the top guys to keep an eye on this season.