Chicago Cubs: 10 pitchers to target at the trade deadline: #3 – Hunter Greene
Hunter Greene was the number two overall pick in the 2017 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He has a four-pitch mix of a fastball, cutter, slider and changeup but primarily his fastball is ridiculous. He touched 104 MPH in his Triple-A debut. As a starting pitcher. At 21 years old.
I am fully aware the cost it would take to get him. However, the Cubs do have quite a few pending free agents they would be able to package for a top prospect to a team looking to contend this year. Greene fits the mold as a pitcher with very high upside and somebody I personally would be all-in on.
MLB Pipeline’s #54 overall prospect and #2 in the Reds organization, Greene’s arrival to the big leagues right now is expected in 2022. Exactly when the Cubs would need him. He is, without a doubt, a player that may not be available at the deadline, but if Hoyer comes calling offering up certain stars and a prospect or two in a package, any team would be listening no matter how high the potential is.
The reality is the Chicago Cubs just have so much available via trade this year that there are many ways to make several moves such as these work, while saving salary in the process.