3 Cubs pitchers who put up eye-catching numbers this Spring Training

These three Cubs hurlers had convincing performances this Spring Training as the pitching staff looks to take a step forward in 2024

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2. Jordan Wicks

Jordan Wicks, the Cubs' 2021 first-round pick, is heading into a very big season, where he has already been named a member of the starting rotation. After his first taste of the big leagues last year, where he pitched fairly well for his inexperience (4.41 ERA), Wicks is ready to contribute at a higher level and he just turned in a convincing Spring Training that leaves a good feeling for his future. Over his 21.1 innings pitched, Wicks struck out 16 batters and kept his ERA at a stellar 2.53.

With Jameson Taillon's injury and Shota Imanaga's inexperience, Wicks will be relied on heavily to turn in quality starts and keep the team in ball games. If he can live up to the hype of his first-round draft pick status, the 24-year-old Wicks could be a major component of the Cubs' rotation for years to come. But there will certainly be a learning curve at some point, where Wicks will have to make the proper adjustments to succeed in the long run.