4 Chicago Cubs prospects turning heads in spring training
As much fun as it has been to watch this newly put-together Chicago Cubs team play baseball games again, it must be remembered how vital this showcase is for the prospects in the organization as well. At the time of writing, several are exceeding expectations that deserve mention, and it truly is an exciting time to be a fan, as the next great Chicago Cubs team is just around the corner.
Though some are further out from the MLB than others, the Cubs currently have several players that at least have an average chance or higher to make it to the major leagues. It's hard to do so, but we will narrow this list to just four prospects with a high ceiling that are currently turning heads in spring training that you will hear about more as the season progresses, starting with Caleb Kilian.
4 Chicago Cubs prospects turning heads in spring training - Caleb Kilian
Kilian looked fantastic in his outing against the Diamondbacks. After struggling with his command last season, Kilian looked sharp, firing two shutout innings, allowing no runs, no hits, and no walks, while firing two punchouts. After those struggles, Kilian spent most of the 2022 campaign in Iowa trying to fine-tune his mechanics and be the dominant rotation piece that Jed Hoyer thought he could be.
His early accuracy is a welcome sight for a Chicago Cubs team that needs as much dominant pitching as possible. With Hayden Wesneski and Justin Steele getting the lion's share of the attention regarding the future of the starting rotation, let's remember the upside that Kilian can bring to the table, too. The Cubs are loaded with pitching prospect depth; several could be eyeing a breakout campaign. Keep Kilian circled on your list of who to watch this year.