3 way too early reactions from the Cubs Spring Training opener

Chicago Cubs put on a show in game one of Cactus League play.

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2. Caleb Kilian proves he can still be a factor

Former Cubs top pitching prospect Caleb Kilian entered the game in the 2nd inning and was firing on all cylinders. He recorded two scoreless frames without allowing a hit or a walk, punching out two White Sox in the process. He is a solid weapon the Cubs tend to turn to when they need a spot start, but he proved he can still be much more than that if he can stay consistent.

Kilian has had a lot of ups and downs between the majors and Triple-A since being acquired from the San Francisco Giants in the Kris Bryant trade during the 2021 sell-off. For him to turn the corner now into a potential permanent big leaguer adds to an already incredible amount of depth that the Cubs have at their disposal. I don't envy the Cubs' front office when deciding who should be optioned and who should start the year on the team's 26-man Opening Day roster.