3 Chicago Cubs players who will shatter expectations in 2023
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2. Justin Steele
After a breakout year in 2022 with a 3.18 ERA in 119 innings, left-handed starter Justin Steele is looking to take another big step in the Cubs' starting rotation. Although they have a lot of starting pitching depth, the Cubs are in need of ace-level production, and they could potentially get it out of Steele. Even though his struggles were mighty in the first half, Steele began to turn heads down the stretch, with an impressive 0.96 ERA in August over 5 starts. If he can stay healthy, I expect he will put up some respectable numbers in a full season of work.