Chicago Cubs: 3 under-the-radar prospects to consider targeting

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Chicago Cubs: Peter Solomon has been a top pitcher in Triple-A

The Astros are certainly looking to go all-in this year, and are perfect trade partners with the Cubs. Houston has certainly paid the price of competing, however, as due to their depleted farm, it’ll likely take a package of prospects for Houston to pull off a deal, and Peter Solomon would be a good return for the Cubs.

After undergoing Tommy John surgery and not pitching in 2020, Solomon has been one of the top PCL pitchers in 2021 as well as making a couple of major league appearances. Solomon has been a very effective strikeout pitcher both this year and throughout most of his minor league career, and this is likely something he can sustain at the major league level due to his appealing pitch arsenal.

Solomon has a plus fastball that sits mid-90’s along with a solid 55-grade curveball and slider, according to MLB Pipeline. Solomon also has an average 50-grade changeup and is working on adding a cutter as a fifth pitch.

While likely not being a factor until 2022, Peter Solomon could develop into a future middle rotation starter, which would be a welcome addition for Chicago. Solomon also would be one of the better strikeout artists in the Cubs’ currently contact-oriented rotation, which would be a welcome change.