4 Chicago Cubs prospects turning heads in spring training
4 Chicago Cubs prospects turning heads in spring training - Jeremiah Estrada
Jeremiah Estrada is one of the key names to watch this season regarding the bullpen. Last season, Estrada jumped from High-A to the MLB, recording a collective 1.30 ERA in 48.1 IP in the minors along the way. In a small sample of 5.2 frames at the big league level, he notched a 3.18 ERA before the season concluded. In spring training, he's off to an excellent start with a 0.00 in his two appearances across two innings, adding three strikeouts.
There's an overall sense that Estrada will be a vital piece to the Cubs bullpen before long, perhaps even being given a run as a closer if he picks up where he left off last year but at the major league level. He would be the first homegrown closer in the Cubs organization in quite a while, and at still just 24 years old, the ceiling is very high for Estrada moving forward.